Thinking about buying SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch (Makita)?
- Large cutting capacity (2-3/16″ at 90 and 1-9/16″ at 45)
- Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smooth cutting
- Precision accurate cutting delivers a splinter-free mirror finish
- Variable speed control dial (2,000-5,200 RPM) enables user to match the speed to the application
- Powerful 12.0 AMP motor for optimum performance in a wide variety of materials
Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
Dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Get exact, correct cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish, without the table saw. Makita’s SP6000K 6-1/2-Inch Plunge round Saw delivers smooth, straight cuts. When you add it with an optional guide rail system, constructed with anodized aluminum, the saw and rail system work together to produce correct cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful 12 amp motor and a big cutting capacity with magnesium parts for less weight and electronic speed control to preserve constant speed under load for smooth cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish. The SP6000K is a more movable choice to a table saw and is ideal for use on the jobsite or in the shop. Will include 55 inch guide rail.
I have been using this for three years now and it still works perfectly. It came out of the box in perfect modification and I have never had to change it for square. It just stays perfect. I have used this enough to go through one set of brushes. They cost 8 dollars a pair and are available online or from any local Makita service-center. It is easy to change brushes and only takes two minutes. Dust collection is pretty good, however like other track saws, it may be improved by taping the side hole closed. The blade is exposed a bit on the left side too, however other than a finicky accordion-style contraption, I can not find an easy way to block that opening. Besides, some air must enter the metal guard in order for air to flow through into the hose. So, a part of tape over the right-side hole is a fast easy improvement to dust collection. Between the left-side opening and the slot for the spinning blade, there’s lots of airflow. Considering the many projects I got done faster, easier, with less dust and annoyance; this thing paid for itself the 1st summer, MANY times over. (Six fences, three privacy screens, two staircases, many doors, abundant outdoor furniture a garage-shop remodel and an old barn rehab.) I can not count the number of little jobs where it was more convenient to carry this little tool to the work, instead of taking the work to my table saws. I get nice straight clean cuts. It has lots of power for 3/4 plywood or 6/4 hard timber. Hardwoods cut slower, however just as cleanly. All Track-guided saws are great for straight-lining a board; much easier than using a table saw with a special jig. Homemade guides are better than nothing. Dependability.
This is my 1st time using a track saw and man, this thing is awesome. I went back and forth for nearly a month to debating, reading forums, and watching YouTube video reviews to choose on purchasing the Makita or the Festool TS 55 or maybe TS 75. I went with the Makita. It was priced way less although I ended up purchasing, I believe, a Festool 55″ LR32 guide rail (125 on Amazon) with the Makita, which brings the price to 461 for both, somewhat more than purchasing the combo with the Makita rail. I found I like some of the adjustability of the positive stops that the Makita has for bevel cutting (though I do not have any plans to do bevel cutting now). I also liked how the Makita has a metal base and blade cover whereas the Festool was plastic. Makita also has a deeper plunge 2 3/16″ andthe TS55 1 15/16″. Not most of a difference but at least it was over 2″I bought this unit WITHOUT the track because I am really using it with the Festool LR32 Track with drilling guides. It works perfectly with the Festool track. Also I have a Rigid 12 gallon shop vac hooked up to it and it makes perfectly clean cuts with little dust. This is my 1st time using a product where the dust collection is so good (not that my experience is broad as I have other tools where it is POINTLESS to have their dust collection setup). I really find no reason to purchase the Festool after using the Makita. Perfectly clean cuts, on OSB, excellent dust collection, blades are 50 cheaper, built with metal and plastic oppose to plastic, plastic, and more plastic like the Festool, and you will save about 175, which buys another tool if you needed it.
I considered the Festool, Makita, and Dewalt systems. The Makita and Dewalt are comparable in price, however the Makita is more well-matched with Festool’s dust extraction and guide rail systems. I have also found Makita tools to be more lasting, calm, and usually nicer than Dewalt. Given the usually equal review between Makita and Festool, I went with this saw at a much reduced cost than the Festool. The saw was shipped loose in the Systainer which was filled in a cardboard box. The rail was shipped in a separate box wrapped in bubble. Everything seemed good, however come on, really? The saw itself is good. The modifications are intuitive and once dialed in, it rides on the track smoothly. The depth stop is simple and correct enough to cut just below the level of the work by adding the 5mm guide rail thickness. I like the little tab that keeps it on the rail, when I am not cutting bevels. Use as a Jointer:Since I don’t have a jointer, I use this saw to produce a straight edge in hardwood after planing. I have done this for stock as thick as 8/4, and it has no trouble powering through. But, cutting plumb was a challenge. Since the guide rail just squishes onto the wood when clamped, and the cutting action is offshoot from the clamp rail, the cut isn’t perfectly plumb. I think this issue must be present in all track saw systems to some extent, however since they were used mainly for thinner sheet products it isn’t discussed much. As useful as track saws are, they don’t compare to a good table saw for ripping or crosscutting narrow stock. Make your Splinter Guard:The sticky rubber strip is crappy.
DEWALT DW384 8-1/4-Inch Brake and Rear Pivot Depth of Cut Adjustment vs SP6000-J1
The DEWALT 8 1/4-Inch Heavy-responsibility SP6000J1 round Saw features a distinctive rear pivoting point for setting a depth of cut while keeping hands behind the machine at all times. This heavy-responsibility round saw has a powerful 15. 0 Amp motor and a heavy-gauge aluminum alloy base for a long tool life and maximum durability on the roughest of job sites. Other features are an electric brake that carefully stops the blade after use, a versatile bevel capacity of 50 degrees, and a heavy-responsibility kit box for securely transporting and storing the machine.
PORTER-CABLE PC15TCSM 15 Amp 7-1/4" Heavy-Duty
The PORTER-CABLE PC15TCSM 7-1/4″ Heavy-responsibility round Saw features a heavy-responsibility 15 amp motor that delivers power and torque through the toughest applications. At only 9. 5 lbs. This light weight saw decreases exhaustion and improves user handling. It offers a 55 degree bevel capacity with stops at 22. 5 and 45 degrees to offer fast and correct bevel modifications. Cast magnesium shoe with optimum line of sight gives correct cutting, with outside mounted depth of cut lever which is easy to reach with gloves. The cast bevel and depth cut levers supply a bigger grabbing surface made of lasting material, and an 8 ft high grade cord reaches past a 4 x 8 sheet of material and reacts well in all weather climates. The PC15TCSM will include (1) PC15TCSM, (1) 18T Carbide Tipped Thin Kerf Blade, (1) Wrench. Plans: Motor: 120 VAC, 25-60HZ/120VDC, Amps: 15, rpm: 5600, Blade Size: 7 1/4″, Voltage: 120, Capacity at 90Degree Cut: 2 3/8″, Speed: 5600, Capacity at 45Degree Cut: 1 13/16″, Arbor: Standard, Blade Diameter: 7-1/4″, Bevel Capacity: 55, Bevel Stops: 22. 5 & 45, Tool Weight: 9 1/2 lbs.
Craftsman C3 19.2 Volt 5 1/2" Cordless Trim (Tool Only – No laser model)
A 19. 2 volt cordless trim saw with. 1-9/16 in. Depth-of-cut, 4500 RPM for faster, cleaner cuts. 45 degree bevel capability. Spindle lock, lock-off switch. Die cast aluminum upper blade guard. 5-1/2 in. Thin kerf blade. •Powerful 19. 2 volt motor – powerful enough to easily cut 2x framing, shelving board, and sheeting •1-9/16 Depth-of-cut – cuts through 2x material with one pass •4500 RPM – for faster, cleaner cuts •45 Deg. Bevel capability – correct angle cuts to 45 degrees •Spindle lock – locks arbor for fast, easy blade changes •Lock-off switch – for safe operation •Die cast aluminum upper blade guard – for durability •5-1/2 in. Thin kerf – for smooth, clean cuts holds 1 new Craftsman 5 1/2 blade, saw, Craftsman operators manual “NO BATTERY OR CHARGER”.
SKIL 5280-01 Single Beam Laser, 15 Amp/7-1/4" vs SP-6000J-1
For the more experienced user who needs a powerful round saw with advanced features, the SKIL 5280 7-1/4 inch round saw is the saw for the job. The 15-Amp motor has the power and performance you have to quickly cut lumber and sheet products for a room addition, deck and more. The single-beam laser guides cuts with increased accuracy, while the integrated dust blower keeps the line of cut sawdust free. The 51 degree bevel, with positive stop at 45 degrees, gives a range of cut alternatives, while blades changes are easier with spindle lock and on-tool wrench.
MM 18V CRDLS Circ (Pack of 2)
Master Mechanic, 18V, 5-1/2″ Cordless round Saw, 3800 RPM, Features: Trigger Switch With Brake, Spindle Lock For Blade Change, 0-50 Degree Bevel, Cast Aluminum Upper Guard, Poly Carbonate Lower Guard & Steel Base, Maximum Cutting Depth 1-9/16″, Ergonomic Design, Over Molded Soft Grip, Uses Any 10Mm Blade, will include: 24 Tooth Tungsten Carbide Blade, 1. 5A Battery, 1 Hour Diagnostic Charger, For substitute Battery Use TV #134-458 & Charger TV #134-457, filled In A Color Box.
Milwaukee 2731-22 M18 Fuel Battery Kit
The M18 FUEL 71/4 inch round Saw (2371) cuts faster and weighs up to 40 less than corded saws, while delivering 2X more runtime than other 18 volt cordless round saws. Using a Powerstate brushless motor the M18 FUEL 71/4 in. Round Saw cuts faster than corded counterparts. Weighing in at only 9 lbs. With battery pack, the saw is up to 40 lighter than competitive corded round saws, without sacrificing cut depth or performance. Redlink plus Intelligence has the most advanced system of cordless power tool electronics, optimized performance and overload protection by using total system communication between tool, battery and charger. Red lithium x C4. 0 Battery Technology gives up to 2X more runtime with superior pack construction and electronics delivering more work per charge and more work over the life of the battery than any competitive lithiumion battery on the market. The M18 FUEL 71/4 in. Round Saw features an LED light to increase accuracy in low light situations and a rafter hook for easy storage inbetween cuts. It includes a magnesium shoe also as upper and lower guards to decrease tool weight while not sacrificing durability.
DEWALT DCS373M2 20V Max Li-Ion Metal Cutting Kit vs SP-6000-J-1
The DEWALT DCS373M2 20V MAX Li-Ion Metal Cutting round Saw Kit (4. 0Ah) features a powerful 460 MWO, 3700 rpm motor which delivers power and speed to make the most calling for cuts with ease. The 5-1/2″ 30T carbide tipped metal cutting blade quickly and cleanly cuts a range of metallic construction materials. A bright LED light with 20 second delay after trigger release gives improved visibility of material and cut line. It has a SIGHT-LINE Window that gives for a clear view of the material and the high strength steel shoe offers durability and resistance against chip build up. The optimized rubber over molded comfort grip delivers best balance and control. Used for cutting different metal materials: Strut, threaded rod, conduit, cold rolled pipe, metal plate, pan decking. Will include: (1) DCS373 Metal Cutting round Saw, (2) DCB204: 20V MAX XR Premium Li-Ion Batteries (4. 0Ah), (1) Fast Charger, (1) 5-1/2″ Carbide-tipped metal cutting blade and Kit Box.
Festool P36561432 TS 55 EQ Cut + CT 36 E 9.5 Gallon HEPA Mobile Dust Extractor T-Loc Systainer
Will include TS 55 EQ Plunge Cut round Saw – 561432, CT 36 E 9. 5 Gallon HEPA Mobile Dust Extractor – 583493, SYS 4 T-Loc Systainer Case, 55-in (1,400mm) Guide Rail, 48-Tooth High-Quality Carbide Blade, bound Stop, Splinter Guard, Plug-it Power Cord, SELFCLEAN Filter Bag, 1-in x 11. 5-in Antistatic Suction Hose.
Factory Reconditioned Ryobi ZRCSB144LZK 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Heavy-Duty Exactline Laser
This is a factory reconditioned product. Reconditioned usually means that the product was returned to the maker, who brings the product back to like new condition. Some merchandise may contain cosmetic blemishes. Will include 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Heavy-responsibility round Saw with Exactline Laser – ZRCSB144LZK.
5477NB 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Hypoid
Makita’s Hypoid Saw is the ideal tool for framers, builders, masons and freelancers. The saw’s high-quality, heat-treated hypoid gears deliver more power and greater surface contact than regular worm drive gears. Oil bath technology and sealed gear housing means less maintenance and more productivity. Ergonomically intended rubberized grip improves control. Cutting Depth at 45 in. 1 3/4, Blade Diameter in. 7 1/4, Speed – No Load RPM 4,500, Cutting Depth at 90 in. 2 3/8, Bevel Capacity deg 50, Depth modification Yes, Amps 15, Cordless No, Dimensions L x W x H in. 17 3/8 long, Arbor Size in. 5/8, Blade Included Yes, Case Included No, Blade place Left, Electric Brake No, Spindle Lock Yes, Volts 115, Wrench Included Yes. 0º – 51. 5º bevel capacity with positive stops at 45º and 51. 5º is ideal for truss and rafter cut-outs big cutting capacity 2 3/8in. At 90º 1 3/4in. At 45º and 1 9/16′ at 50º Lower guard design improves performance when making bevel and narrow cuts Oversized top handle for better fit and added comfort big levers for fast bevel and depth modifications Push-button spindle lock for easy blade changes Aluminum base plate is chemically treated to resists rust and warping for superior cuts strengthened 10ft. Cord withstands jobsite abuse big and easy-to-read markings on depth and bevel scales Externally available brushes for easy substitute and expanded tool life will include 24T thin kerf carbide-tipped blade for fast cutting.
E. Emerson Tool Co. XCSP All-In-One Contractor Plate
All in One freelancer Saw Plate attaches to the T-Tracks on freelancer Clamps (sold individually) and your round saw to guide your saw and produce straight cuts every time. Easily fits many well-liked round saws to offer uniformly correct performance. Technical Details:Measures 11″ x 7-1/4″Opening measures 2-5/16 W x 5-3/4″ LOpening without knockout plate measures 2-5/16″ W x 7-15/16″ LDesigned to attach to T-Track on freelancer Clamps This freelancer saw plate will mount on most hand 7 1/4″ round saw bases. Smaller battery operated saws may also be mounted. Round Saw this will mount on: DeWalt: DW36X Makita: 5477BN, 5377MG Skill: 5585, SHD77(M) Ryobi: CSB123.
Hitachi CV18DBLP4 18-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Oscillating Multi-Tool (Tool Only, No Battery)
Hitachi”s largely anticipated 18V Li-Ion Slide Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool (CV18DBLP4) is filled full of groundbreaking features like soft start for user safety and constant speed control to preserve the speed under load making sure maximum power is provided to the application. This product isn’t sold with batteries or charger (tool body only). The CV18DBLP4 achieves an remarkable oscillation speed of up to 20,000 RPM with the use of a Hitachi brushless motor. The Hitachi brushless motor is greatly economical in transferring energy and improving battery and tool performance. The feature that makes this Multi-Tool distinctive is the Hitachi Auto Variable Speed Mode function. The CV18DBLP4 comes with two modes: Standard Mode and Auto Mode (Auto Variable Speed Mode): Standard Mode: The user may change the vibration frequency between 6,000 to 20,000 RPM by adjusting the variable speed dial from “1” to “5”. Auto Mode: based on the workload, Auto Mode “A” will automatically change the vibration frequency when under load from 15,000 RPM to 20,000 RPM. This has the effect of rising battery run time while decreasing sound and lowering vibration previous to and throughout operation. The CV18DBLP4 also will include many smart features like tool-less blade change which lets a fast and easy accessory substitute, an LED work light and a battery display. The ergonomic soft grip handle and thin body increases user comfort and decreases exhaustion for prolonged use. The Hitachi CV18DBLP4 comes standard with 1 x Bi-Metal plunge cut saw blade and is covered by Hitachi”s Lifetime Li-Ion tool year warranty.
- Makita P-45777 Guide Rail Connector Kit
- Makita 194368-5 Guide Rail, 55-Inch
- Makita 194385-5 Clamper Set
- DEWALT DWS5026 TrackSaw Track Clamps
- Makita 194367-7 Guide Rail, 118-Inch
- Makita 194579-2 Router Guide Rail Adapter
Models to consider:
|PC18CS P507||P503 SPT77WM-RT||DWE575R OJE045300|
|SM20-03 XSH03MB||SH01ZW P48561556||ZRR3205 DCS390L|
|XSH03Z P26561432||R8652 XSC02Z||DCS373P2 Rk3441k|
|5007MG R8653B||DCS575B 5008MGA||SPT77W-01 TSC 55REB Li XL|
|SHD77M-02 SPT77WML-01||SHD77M PD567738||7010429US DL2401 UL|
|BDCCS20B CSW41||DWE575 90RT01RT01||5587-RT P48561593|
|SPT77WML-22 PC15TCS||EK7301X1 SH02R1||DCS391M1 XSS01Z|
|P501G 2414NB||PN574332 DISCCUT1||P26561438 SPT67WM-22|
|XSS02Z EVOSAW380||RK3441K DC390B||R8651B 5680-01-RT|
|C52C DW384||5681-01-RT PN574332||DCS391P1 2414NB|
|SH01ZW SM20-03||PN567696 5587-RT||CS10 DCS391L1|
|TS 75 EQ SPT77W-01||SPT70WM-22 1671B||CSM180B 5402NA|
|XSH01Z DWE575R||R8651B 5007MG||ZRR8651B PD561438|
|XSS01Z W1835||G18DSLP4 DWE575SB||P48561593 EVOSAW230|
|DCS372KA DCS575T1||BDCCS20B PCC660B||XSL02Z OJE045300|
|90RT01RT01 P36561432||SPT67WMB-01 ZRCSB143LZK||PB18VCIR BF HD 77|
|SHD77-72 SH01W||5007MGA DC390K||DCS575T2 EVOSAW380|
|PM561556 XSS02Z||EY4542LR2M DCS575B||SPT77WML-22 P506|
|DCS575T1 R8652||CSM180B SPT67FMD-01||7010463US 7010429US|
|DC390B 5007FA||411 Pro Pack C18DGLP4||DCS391L1 CS10|
|AC-PT007 DWE575||SPT70WM-01 EVOSAW230||DCS575T2 2414NB|
|PC18CS ZRCSB143LZK||DL2401 UL C7BMR||G18DSLP4 SH01ZW|
|DW364K DCS372KA||OJE045300 SPT77WM-RT||SHD77M-02 DISCCUT1|
|5007MGA PCC660B||5007F XSS01Z||DCS390L P507|
|MAG77LT-72 RK7004||W1835 SPT67WM-22||P48561593 TS 75 EQ|
|DCS391M1 XSH03MB||SP6000J C18DLP4||Model XSS02Z ZRP507|
|SHD77M DCS575B||DCS373B PD561438||HS7600 CMS-TS 75|