Makita sp6000j1 6 12 inch Plunge Circular Saw Kit Review

makita sp6000j1

This is our review of the makita sp6000j1 plunge track saw.

Overview

If you are a professional woodworker or contractor then the Makita sp6000j1 is probably one of these plunge circular saw kits that you would want. In the kit you will find a 55-inch track with the option of getting even more tracks, should you wish to.

As notable features we can mention a 12-amp motor and a depth cut up to 2-3/16 inches. It also has bevels from -1 to 48 degrees.

You can flip a level to stop the cutting depth thus allowing you to control how deep you cut your material. One final feature we really love is the ability to adjust the speed up to 5,200 RPM just by pressing a dial button on the handle.

This Makita tool is definitively a great saw with lots of options. The only downside (if any) is that you will have to use a bit of muscle when cutting through dense materials.


Pros

What we like about the Makita sp6000j1 kit is that it’s powerful and precise.

The design is durable and it’s portable e.g lighter on the weight side.

You can cut through wood without tear or splinter.

It comes with a built-in dust extractor and most of all you can perform a variety of cuts.

Cons

We found the cord to be on the short end for some specific projects which is not a big deal if you use an extender.

Verdict

We have rated this track saw as 9.5/10 due to its fantastic performance, great features and reasonable price.

Key Features

  • Good performance thanks to a poweful 12 AMP motor
  • Precise cuts with splinter free finish
  • Adjustable speed from 2,000 to 5,200 RPM
  • Great cut depths
  • Lock systems for hassle free bevel cuts
  • Built-in dust blower
  • Easy to use design
  • Rubber made handles for comfortable cuts
  • Light and portable track saw (70% lighter than traditional saws).

Makita sp6000j1: What’s in the box?

You have the option of picking 4 flavor of the Makita sp6000j1:

  • You can get the saw only
  • Saw + guide rail connector kit
  • Saw + clamper set
  • Saw + guide rail, connector kit and clampers

If you are just getting the standard plunge track, then you will get:

  • Plunge Circular saw
  • Saw blade
  • Guide rail 55 inch
  • Interlocking case
  • Hex wrench

Should you buy the makita sp6000j1 track saw?

Clearly the Makita sp6000j1 stands out when you look at the price to performance ratio. From what we gathered, the sp6000j1 is one of Makita’s finest saws and believe that it’s a very good alternative to the like of festool (on the higher end) or dewalt (hit and miss).

We are convinced that once you give it a try, the Makita sp6000j1 will be your go to tool for your diy projects. Obviously, you need to be clear on your needs.

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