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Old 08-22-2009, 07:43 AM
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Default Makita 5008 MGA - Howard Phillips

Just to confirm, this saw is highly recommended for use with the system?

I found one on super cheap, and bought it and want to confirm (I know the answer is in the user guide I created, but I need to be sure).

Aside from cutting with 8-1/2 blades, it has other good features, correct?
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:45 AM
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Default Dino Makropoulos

Originally Posted by Howard Phillips
Just to confirm, this saw is highly recommended for use with the system?

I found one on super cheap, and bought it and want to confirm (I know the answer is in the user guide I created, but I need to be sure).

Aside from cutting with 8-1/2 blades, it has other good features, correct?


Cutting with 7-1/4" blades?
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:45 AM
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Default Chuck Saunders

Good smooth quiet saw with brake I believe. Depth of cut is what has it on my list.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:46 AM
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Default Burt Waddell

Howard,

I often use my 5008MGA with a 8 1/2" blade. If I recall correctly, depth of cut with the 8 1/2" Blade is about 2 1/4".

Also some of our folks use the saw with a 7 1/4" blade. 7 1/4" blades are considerably cheaper than either 8 1/4" or 8 1/2" Blades.

Many of us look at this saw as the best for use with the EZ system. Weight is less than many 7 1/4" saws. Controls are large and easily used. The saw feels great in the hand. It gives capacity to deal with 8/4 wood.

Burt
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excellent, because I just picked one up on clearance for 149.99 CANADIAN!!!
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Default Walter McNeil

Do they have more of them?!?!?
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Sorry Walter. I went again today and the store has closed up for good. Going out of business sale.
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Anyone know if the 8 1/4" saw would fit in the 7 1/4" case? I purchased the 8" saw and now looking for a case.

Thanks.
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