Makita Magnesium Circular Saw Review

Makita is a well-known manufacturer of power tools and they have been on the market for decades now and are widely known for manufacturing top quality machines that are at the same time quite affordable. One of those power tools that have thousands of raving reviews of customers is the Makita Magnesium Circular Saw.

The design of the Makita Magnesium Circular Saw is somewhat conventional and not particularly impressive. However, some components are surprisingly effective and worth investing in and in this article, we are reviewing the Makita 5007MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw.

Makita Magnesium Circular Saw
Makita Magnesium Circular Saw

Makita 5007Mg Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Overview


  • Well-balanced magnesium components
  • Twin L.E.D. lights
  • 7-1/4-inch premium ultra-coated framing blade
  • Large rubberized levers


Well-balanced magnesium components

Makita circular saws with Magnesium components are constructed for less weight with superior balance and durability. Magnesium circular saws offer consistent performance with less weight for cutting sheet and dimensional lumber.

Well-balanced magnesium components

Unlike the DEWALT Circular Saw with Electric Brake the 5007MG features a Makita-built 15 AMP industrial motor that offers 5,800 RPM, combined with well-balanced magnesium components for a lighter weight saw that delivers true power the professional user demands.

The saw consists of a large cutting capacity (2-1/2 inches at 90°) with a maximum bevel capacity of 56° and positive stops at 22.5° and 45° for quick back-and-forth changes.


Twin L.E.D. lights

Additional design details include greater clearance between the rear handle and the blade case to deliver a better grip for larger hands or for users with gloves, as well as a wider space between the blade and housing for a clearer view of the blade and measurement scale.

The 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw consists of twin L.E.D. lights for better illumination, as well as ducting designed to blow dust away from the line of cut.

Makita also designed ergonomics and ease-of-use into the saw, including clearly visible depth and bevel markings and ergonomic hand grips to improve overall control while minimizing operator fatigue.


7-1/4-Inch premium ultra-coated framing blade

The 5007MG also includes a Makita 7-1/4-inch premium ultra-coated framing blade with advance tooth design. The “M” shaped tooth design features a two-pointed tip and two 10° bevel faces to enhance cutting performance for a swifter, cleaner and longer lasting cut.

The carbide tips are specifically set to resist the harshest conditions such as plowing through nail-embedded wood. The blade is also ultra-coated to minimize heat and pitch build-up for faster, smoother cutting, with special Makita heat vents strategically set to dissipate heat and increase performance.

The Makita Magnesium Circular Saw also includes a blade wrench attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing.


Large rubberized levers

The large rubberized levers offer swift, one-handed adjustments for more efficient work. The 5007MG is designed for framing walls, floors and roofs making use of a range of dimensional lumber and dense engineered lumber.

Large rubberized levers

This includes LVL, PSL and I-Joists, headers, and microlams; as well as ripping panels such as plywood, OSB, particle board, and dense structural panels.

Other applications include plunge and bevel cutting, as well as masonry and metal cutting and the 5007MG is just another example of Makita’s commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

Pros & Cons

  • Lightweight saw (10.6 pounds)
  • Motor delivers 5,800 RPM
  • Large cutting capacity (2 to 1/2 inches at 90 degree)
  • Bevel capacity (0 degree to 56 degree)
  • Blade guard may be inadequate for some



If you’re searching for an entry-level machine for occasional projects, this Makita Magnesium Circular Saw might seem interesting to you. It’s affordable, efficient, and most importantly – effortless to utilize.

However, if you’re not an experienced user, we suggest reading the manual and taking all the necessary precautionary measures before turning the saw on for the first time.

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