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Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw with 55 in. Guide Rail

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Get precise, accurate cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish, without the table saw. Makita's SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw delivers smooth, straight cuts. When you combine it with the 55 in. guide rail system, constructed with anodized aluminum, the saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful 12 amp motor and a large cutting capacity with magnesium components for less weight and electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load for smooth cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish.
Features:
  • Delivers A Splinter-Free Mirror Finish
  • Included 55 in. guide rail system interacts with the saw base to provide smooth, perfect, dead-on straight or bevel cutting
  • Powerful 12.0 Amp motor for optimum performance in a wide variety of materials
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed uder load for smooth cutting
  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/16 in. at 90 degrees and 1-9/16 in. at 45 degrees)
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for operator comfort
Includes:
  • 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw - SP6000J1
  • Hex Blade Wrench - 783203-8
  • 55 in. Guide Rail - 194365-5
  • Stackable Tool Case
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of those chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. Refer to product manual/instructions

Specifications

Length: 13.375 in
Weight: 16.5 lbs
Amperage: 12
Arbor Size: 13/16 in
Bevel Capacity: -1 - 48 degrees
Blade Diameter: 6-1/2 in
Blade Position: Right
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: Yes
Case Type: Hard
Depth Adjustment: Yes
Depth of Cut (45 Degrees): 1-9/16 in
Depth of Cut (90 Degrees): 2-3/16 in
Dust Collection Type: Dust Vacuum
Keyless/keyed Blade Change: Keyed Change
Motor Type: Brushed
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Corded
RPM: 2000 - 5200
Voltage: 120V
Wifi compatibility: No

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (23)
Pros
Easy To Use (22)
Powerful (11)
Value (7)
Ergonomic Design (3)
Cons
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (6)
Small Projects (5)
Large Projects (4)
Jobsite (4)
Great saw and affordable
If you want a track saw and don't want to spend over $1000, this is for you. You can get the whole kit for $750 or less depending on your accessories.
April 27, 2019
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Basically it does what it claims it will
I've had my SJ6000 Makita track saw (and 55" Makita track) for 3 weeks now and used it about a dozen times. It largely does exactly what it advertises that it will. But some comments:
1. The trigger and lock release combo can be a bit touchy. You can't always stand comfortably directly behind the saw at a good height. I worked from the side at times, on the ground (rigid foam sheet underneath) and found it difficult to keep both the trigger release (you push down with your thumb) and the trigger itself in place successfully. The problem is that the trigger has to be fully pulled back to its furthest position whilst holding the thumb release down too, so if you relax just one little bit the saw can slow down (and possibly stop) if you don't overcome the slight relaxation of your trigger finger quickly. It's annoying but not a show stopper.
2. Now the good news: Stopping and then restarting the saw never seemed to affect the accuracy and smoothness of the cut -- something I've rarely seen before. It happened to me multiple times and the cut was still bang on. Good show Makita.
3. It most definitely makes a good bit of noise and creates lots of sawdust and it can toss that sawdust a pretty good distance (ask how I know!). But when using the vacuum attachment as it was designed ... dust was absolutely minimal.
4. The instructions could use some work. There was no info on setting up. There was not a good drawing showing all the "things" on the saw and a legend as to what they are. There's still one 'gizmo' on the lead edge of the saw base (it's a sort of screw) that I still don't know what it's for. ?? One needs to adjust the part that rides in the track (the reason you have it) so it rides snugly but does not bind. It's rather obvious in retrospect, but nothing about it in the manual as a 'Before you start for the first time' instruction. Bad on Makita.
4a. Same for the Makita track. There are no instructions at all. But ... you need to saw off a bit of the (rubber?) edging on the track before using it for the first time. It's smart that they make it a bit proud and then you saw it off to exactly match your saw. I'm betting some don't realize that they need to do this and end up with a lot of 'funny' black mystery specs in their sawdust.
5. The soft start is great but a bit shocking at first because it really is a SLOW start. And if you let go of the trigger and then very quickly re-engage the trigger, the saw once again regains speed quite slowly, even tho the blade was still spinning. Not great but certainly not a big issue.
I chose Makita over the others because of the user and magazine ratings. Makita always seemed to be first choice (why can't all tools be this way??) If mine was lost or stolen, I'd be on the web quickly ordering another.
April 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Awesome tool.
I'm using it right now to straighten 12' boards for a shiplap ceiling that came off my sawmill. I can put 2 cut edges together and there is not a gap over the 12' length of the 1x8's.
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January 25, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Beginner- Casual Do-it-Yourselfer
Don't hesitate - buy it. Great tool, good price, fast shipping.
Great tool. Makita killed it with this one. A Festool at less than 1/2 the price. My only complaint is the all too typical problem of getting a dust fitting on the saw outlet.
June 17, 2018
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Great saw, a lot of power, very accurate
March 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Makes working along much easier
First let me start off by saying I am not a contractor nor a skilled tradesman, but a guy that likes to tinker around in his garage with woodworking. This saw is perfect for the breaking down sheet goods, way easier than taking it through the table saw. However if you plan to just cross cut dimensional lumber or rough lumber I would stick to the miter saw.

Because I do mostly woodworking, I am super anal when it comes to making sure my cuts are dead on and even though I have used the adjustments I'm never really assured that the cuts are at the exact angles I need.

Would also be nice if Makita offered a shorter track for the saw.
July 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Great Saw, Guide Rails not flat or square!
The saw itself is absolutely wonderful. I've used the Festool tracksaw for years and I really don't see a difference in the end result. The included blade leaves a smooth flat finish with no tearout and no teeth marks. The soft-start mimics the Festool almost exactly. The electric brake stops the saw very quickly. The adjustments to snug the saw to the track are great and leave no play with a smooth slide. All other adjustments feel secure and solid. I haven't used the dust collection so I can't speak to that.

Now for the guide rails/tracks. I ordered an extra 55" guide rail, that one was flat and straight but the ends weren't square and looked like they were cut with a jig saw. The track that came with the saw was straight but the middle would stand off a flat work piece 2 1/2". That's A LOT of bend to that track, although the weight of the saw was enough to push it back down to the work piece with ease. a simple jig, a few clamps and a day later it's pretty flat. The short ends on this piece were also not square and had rough cuts on them.

To fix this I put a general purpose 7 1/4" blade in my 10" SCMS (miter saw) to slow the speed and clamped the track to the saw table. With a slow cut and a little WD40 I now have two square ends to line up the tacks. Mind you my SCMS is calibrated to within .002" so this worked for me. It would have cost me $95 to have the ends machined to a perfect 90 deg. I couldn't justify this cost.

For the difference in price between the Festool and the Makita Guide Rails I'd say it was worth my time to fix the tracks. I can't say that I understand why Makita dropped the ball on QC of the Guide Rails, as the only have one purpose, TO MAKE A STRAIGHT CUT! The profile of the short ends line up perfectly on my two pieces, guess I got lucky. Also the connector bars (to attach the two tracks) are sold individually. You will need two of these if you want a secure attachment. All in all I'm happy with this saw and recommend it to anyone looking not to spend the Festool or DeWalt price tag. Other than the guide rails needing a little tune up I can't see why anyone would need to spend more on a track saw other than bragging rights.
March 3, 2017
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Jobsite
Very well built and thought out. Would have preferred imperial measurements, but I Pac to glue a metric conversion chart on the saw to get by.
November 25, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Awesome, much quieter then expected and very little dust. I was afraid that you would need the clamps but I have not needed them yet as the track sticks to the board. Only thing I would change is to have a detachable power chord.
October 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Great saw!
Fast shippers!! The saw cuts flawlessly. A must for anyone trying to cut long sheets.
October 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer

Questions & Answers

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will the makita track receive a router base adapter ?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2017
does the package come with clamps for the guide ?
carl a on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That unit does not include the guides.
Will this make a straight enough cut to join two boards together without the use of a jointer. I am looking for a great seam
Travis on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say not recommended but possible in theory. I love this saw but use it primarily for sheet goods. The cut is incredibly clean and straight but there are other factors to consider with your application. First your boards need to be wide enough for the guide to sit properly. Secondly lumber is not only crowned but usually cupped as well which will affect the performance of the guide depending on the severity. Your boards would need to be fully dressed clean with a planer to have a chance at getting a good cut. I have a jointer and planer so the track saw is not my option to accomplish this task so I have never tried
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Blade included?
Spencer on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This saw will include: (1) 6-1/2" 48T Carbide-Tipped Saw Blade (B-07353)
Will the Dewalt or Festool clamps work with the Makita rail?
Bob on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Dewalt clamps are compatible.
Do you sell the panel clamps for Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw?
Kevin on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No,please contact the Mfg for this information @ 1-800-462-5482.
Has anyone cut corian with this saw? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I haven't, but at 15A, I would assume it's capable of if with a sharp blade and a little patients. I get a smoother cut with it than my table saw.

Hope that helps, ECC 9:10
Do you have retail outlets?? If so where?
David H on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any retail store fronts at this time.
Once you have made a miter cut, does this affect the splinter guard when you go back and make a 90 degree cut? In other words will the splinter guard still make splinter free flush cuts or will the splinter guard be cut at an angle making it not sit flat against the wood?
Javier on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does not affect the splinter guard after a cut.
can you put 2 tracks togather to extend the length?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2018

Warranty

Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithiumā€Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.