Makita 5007MG Magnesium Circular Saw Detailed Review 2019

makita 5007mg circular saw

When the jigsaws are not enough, it is time to get a circular saw! 

More powerful, it allows cutting through thicker materials, while providing clean and precise results. 

But among the many professional models, those of medium sizes and different abilities and prices, the choice is made mainly according to your needs. 

And in this article, we are reviewing the Makita 5007MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw.

The Makita 5007MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw is one of the bestseller circular saws on Amazon.

Little something about the Makita 5007MG Magnesium Circular Saw

Let’s first talk about the brand, Makita. The Japanese brand Makita is known for its quality, efficiency of its power tools and performance of its batteries. For our test, we have selected for you the Makita 5007MG circular saw to put it on the test, which is designed specifically for professional use.

The saw comes with a magnesium frame because the company wants to give the circular saw a lighter weight, we put that into the test, and the saw wasn’t that lightweight as we though. It actually weighs 10.6 lbs. and this is very similar to the other circular saws in the market.

There are the DEWALT circular saws like DEWALT DWE575SB, which its weight is 8.8 lbs. 

However, the positive point for The Makita circular saw is the unbeatable cutting comfort. 

We will put the Makita 5007MG features into the test and see its pros and cons so you can make the right decision.

Details about Makita 5007MG circular saw

BENCHMARK TEST

The Blade

8.9/10

The saw comes with a 7 and ¼-inch carbide tipped blade to provide a sharp and clean cut. The tips are made of tungsten carbine but the body is made of steel. 

You can easily use the saw through the wood in which nails are embedded. Carbide tips get dull after long time of use, so you need to sharpen them or simply buy a new blade. 

In addition, the saw comes with a blade wrench so you can easily remove and replace the blades.

The Motor

9.0/10

The Makita 5007MG comes with a 15.0 AMP – 120V powerful motor that outputs 5800 RPM. That’s why this circular saw is perfect for the construction business; actually, you will notice that there are many contractors use that particular saw for their daily jobs. 

In addition, a great feature is that the housing of the motor is made of chrome to ensure stability and safety for that important part of the machine. The overall performance of the motor is very smooth when you cut into dense wood.

The Makita 5007MG has a power switch that can run on both AC and DC, this gives the saw more flexibility than many other saws

The wattage capacity of the motor is 2300, which is a little bit more than the average wattage capacity of other brands. But this is because the high RPM delivery rate, which is 5800 RPM and that, makes the Makita 5007MG more powerful than many other brands in the markets.

The only drawback that we noticed on the motor is that the end cap of the chrome housing is made of plastic.

Safety

9.1/10

We don’t need to talk a lot about safety in Makita 5007MG because this piece of machine is the most popular one for the both the novice users and the professional carpenters.

If you wear big gloves or similar, it will be OK because there is a good distance between the rear handle and the blade guard. In addition,

The handles are rubberized for better control, the guards are made of magnesium and the base of the saw is made of aluminum to endure the harshest conditions and to ensure the leveling of the cutting surface.

The saw comes with a good electric blade brake that allows you to create your several cuts quickly. The braking system substitutes for the upper guard not the lower one.

This circular saw is not designed for the left-handed persons, so if you are a left-handed person, you will find difficulty controlling the saw.

Extra Features

9/10

  1. The Makita 5007MG comes with a fantastic LED light, it is a very efficient feature because it shows the user the exact path of cutting so you can create straight cuts if you want for better accuracy.
  2. The Saw comes with a dust blower, which is built-in to remove the dust from the cuts you make, which makes the process smooth and comfort.
  3. The cutting capacity is very convenient (2-1/2 inches at 90°), also the saw has an extra bevel capacity which is 56° and positive stops at 22.5° and 45°. This gives you the ability for free movement easily.

Similar products

Before we dive deep, here are three similar products that you can check and nearly have the same technical characteristics of the Makita 5007MG.

pros of Makita 5007MG Circular Saw

  • Powerful motor.
  • LED lights to clearly see the cutting line.
  • Safety measurements are highly taken into consideration.
  • High maneuverability and bevel angle (57o) and detents at 22.5o and 45o
  • High RPM delivery rate (5800 RPM).
  • Works on AC/DC current.
  • Great bevel capacity which is 56°.
  • In-built dust blower for clear and smooth cutting.
  • Large cutting capacity ( 2 and ½ inches at 90 Degrees)
  • Best choice for novice users.

Cons of Makita 5007MG Circular Saw

  • Corded circular saw - I don't like corded circular saws:)
  • The saw may want to kick back when trying to cut in a bevel angle more than 45o
  • The overall safety measurements are good but need to be improved in the future.

Bottom Line

In general, The Makita 5007MG is one of the highly recommended saws in the market nowadays, especially for beginners. 

Despite the cons that we talked about, the saw is for those who are looking for a durable yet affordable and don’t want something with extraordinary features. 

Also the cutting capacity is pretty good when you use the saw at 90o. If you are renewing your old saw or planning to open your shop and want to start with a good circular saw, then this machine is your perfect choice for you.

How to choose a circular saw?

Before you take the decision of buying your circular saw, you need to ask yourself about the features that you want, and some of those features are:

  • Power or voltage and intensity
  • Depth of cut and diameter of the blade
  • Corded or cordless
  • Type and blade profile
  • The bevel capacity
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