Makita 5005BA Review

Makita 5005BA is the smoothest saw that is currently available in the market! The forte of this model is the sleek design of the entire product and is very easy to use.

The annular (circular) saw is extremely lightweight and hence it is very easy to handle. The beauty of the product is that it can cut up to 1-3/4″ at 90degrees and 1-3/16″ at 45 degrees. Changing the blade is very easy because of the sturdy swindle lock.

It is featured with a powerful electric brake system, which assures instant stopping with a light pressure applied on it, thus protecting further damage.

This feature is found very useful for the professional contractors because it helps in saving their precious wooden item from getting wasted, if it gets cut in the wrong manner.

Double insulated lock-off button prevents the unanticipated start of the motor. The capacity of the motor is 8amp! Makita 5005BA is provided with a combination blade system, socket wrench, and rip fence.

This is the best product in both the categories – Professional Contractors and Personal use.

The professional contractors/carpenters find Makita 5005BA as the best product because of its light weight and sturdy design. The left side cutting gives the perfect vision and appropriate angle to cut.

Professionals who are working on boat and house contractors find this product highly useful.

Any amateur can easily take care of his personal furniture repairing or remodeling with Makita 5005BA, without much effort and thus save on the professional expenses.


  • Speed – 8,000 revolutions per minute without any load.
  • Diameter of blade – 5-1/2inches
  • Arbor (spindle or axle) – 5/8inches
  • Power – 1,050 Watt – with chord
  • Amps – (115Volts) 8.0
  • Product Dimensions – 9.40inches x 11.20inches x 9.10inches
  • Cutting Capacities
    • @45degrees – 1-3/16inches
    • @90degrees – 1-3/4inches
  • Weight
    • Net – 7.00pounds
    • Shipping – 9.00pounds

What’s So Great About The Makita 5005BA?

This product is one of the best products manufactured by Makita Power Tools and can be termed as a perfection beyond improvement!

  1. Extremely light weight – The movement can be done at ease, with high flexibility as it is only 6.8pounds in weight.
  2. Electric brake system – which gives an instant break to the cutting action!
  3. The left side positioning of the blade gives the comfortable cutting action, with improved visibility of cutting line.
  4. The accidental switching is not possible because of the double insulated lock off button.
  5. Motor provided in Makita 5005BA is very strong – 8.00Amperes.
  6. Very competitively priced.

What’s Not So Great About The Makita 5005BA?

It is very difficult to find any drawbacks in Makita 5005BA but still there are very few that are worth mentioning.

For physically weak personalities Makita 5005BA is slightly heavy to operate. The blades are extremely sharp and hence, should be kept away from the reach of children when not in use!

Is This A Great Purchase?

It is a great purchase because of the features that are packed in this small wonder, doing extremely qualified job. The entire design of the product is such that it will give a very high comfort level while working on it.

The positives of Makita 5005BA are far more than some of its negative attributes, hence this product is considered to be the best in the industry.

Makita 5005BA is truly a value for money product, which is currently available in the market because one box contains a Combination blade, Rip fence, and a socket wrench!