Makita SP6000J1 Review

The SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw from Makita is a powerful saw designed for domestic use. This circular saw comes with a 55-inch guide rail for precise, accurate and splinter free cutting.

Who Is It For?

As already stated above, the SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch saw is designed for domestic use. Therefore, this circular saw is ideally for domestic woodworkers. The lightweight construction of the saw makes it ideal for domestic use.

Additionally, it can also be used in small woodwork shops as well as by on-site woodworkers. However, this saw is versatile and can be used for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Though it is possible to use the saw without the guide rail, it is highly recommended that the guide rail be used at all times.

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The power of the Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Saw is derived from its 12 AMP motor. This powerful motor gives the SP6000J1 the ability to cut through almost any type of material. In regards to cutting accuracy and precision, the saw is accompanied by a 55-inch guide rail constructed with anodized aluminum.

The saw also features an electronic speed control whose primary function is maintaining constant cutting speed. The saw also has a depth stop that is used to cut 1/16-inch preliminary cuts or grooves.

The 6-1/2 inch carbide tipped blade of the saw is responsible for the splinter free cutting capabilities of the SP6000J1.

The electronic speed control can be adjusted to fit the needs of a particular project. The control can be adjusted from 2000 to 5,200 RPM. In addition to an adjustable speed control, the saw is also equipped with a large cutting surface.

This surface measures 2-3/16 inches when cutting at a 90 degree angle and 1-9/16 inches when at an angle of 45 degrees. Since lightweight aluminum is the primary raw material used in the making of this saw, it weighs only 17 pounds. In respect of its dimensions, the Makita SP6000J1 saw measures 16 by 12 by 13 inches.

What’s So Great About The Makita SP6000J1?

  • Has a powerful motor
  • Comes with a guide rail for precision and accuracy
  • Easy to adjust and maintain a constant speed using the electronic control
  • Is easy to carry around thanks to its lightweight construction
  • Has a large cutting surface area that can accommodate materials of varying sizes
  • Is a versatile machine that can be used to cut sheet material, for remodeling and in the manufacture and installation of cabinets

What’s Not So Great About The Makita SP6000J1?

  • This saw is only compatible with the 55-inch guide rail that accompanies it
  • May require additional blades to cut materials that are very thick

Is This A Great Purchase?

In conclusion, the Makita SP6000J1 is a great purchase for anyone looking for a portable alternative to a conventional table saw. Additionally, the versatility of this saw makes it ideal for commercial use, such as for remodeling purposes.

Therefore, despite its few drawbacks, the SP6000J1 is worth its price tag. This is because although it is not compatible with other guide rails, this circular plunge saw is purchased together with its 55-inch guide rail; thus an alternative or replacement guide rail is of little use. The Makita SP6000J1 saw has a one year warranty attached to it.