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Offline alice

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Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« on: March 05, 2019, 06:49 AM »
Can anyone give me some feedback on this saw? Would you recommend it.

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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:34 AM »
I like mine even though it hasn't been used a lot. I would recommend it because it's easy to store and use.

It's the 36volt version as I didn't want low RPMs.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 06:49 PM »
Can anyone give me some feedback on this saw? Would you recommend it.

I use mine almost daily, great little saw, good battery life, very manageable. Overall a really good saw, and I would buy another without hesitation.

The only quibbles I have, no laser or worklight, although I’ve now added an inertia type laser, and it’s improved using the saw greatly. Also, remember to swivel the sub fence out of the way, when bevel cutting.
I forgot recently, and had to buy a new sub fence and blade  [blink]

Offline bigjonh

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 12:42 AM »
Def recommend, it’s a great little saw. It’s one of my most frequently used tools

Offline BBuild

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 01:01 PM »
I also have that saw and like it a lot. It has plenty of power and good battery life with 2 5.0's. Dust collection is also very good with the included bag.
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Offline w802h

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 05:14 PM »
As others have said it's a good little saw.  I work in a lot of old homes; it would be great if it beveled a few degrees past 45.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 12:41 PM »
If I'm not wrong that saw works only with 2 batteries? Does it comes with a dual charger or you need two sets of batteries?
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Makita cordless 7 1/2 brushless miter saw
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 12:55 PM »
If I'm not wrong that saw works only with 2 batteries? Does it comes with a dual charger or you need two sets of batteries?

That’s correct Mario, it’s an 18 volt x 2, 36 volt. You must use two batteries to operate it but, they can be various ampage and of different levels of charge. They just need to both be 18 volt.

In the UK, they are sold with chargers and batteries, or as a bare unit.
I have a lot of cordless Makita, including some in the 36 volt range. We have around 40 batteries and a lot of single and twin port chargers, so I bought my saw as a bare unit.

I recently tried the 10” version of the saw, and was trully amazed at it’s cutting power.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 12:57 PM by Jiggy Joiner »