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Makita sp6000j1 Plunge Saw Review – With Stackable Tool case

Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw

Keeping a straight line while cutting any board or wood is never easy. You have to go through some basic preparation like drawing a line with a pencil and then cut accordingly. When your object is long, it becomes harder to keep the saw straight for long. Experienced people do it like nothing, but it’s never a simple task. To solve this problem, you have now the plunge saw with guide rail which helps the users to keep the cut straight.

Inexperience people often fail to follow the mark, and thus the quality gets down. If you use a guide rail after making the mark on the wood, it becomes a lot easier for the woodworker to keep the cuts up to mark. If you set the clamp properly and use the guide rail, there is no real to chance to miss the mark you made. Cutting the laminates becomes far easier with this kind of tool.

Whom is Makita sp6000j1 Plunge Saw for?

Makita track saw is of great use for any woodworker. No matter how hard cutting you need to go through. This power driven tool can make any cutting job possible for you. It has got all the tools and technology to perform the perfect cuts over and over again. Setting the saw with the guide rail and making the depth adjustment is as simple as water. 6.5-inch sharp blade makes the cutting really enjoying.

Makita SP6000J1 Explained

This 6.5-inch track saw is just an amazing tool cut your boards and long wood pieces. This sharp blade can make every cut possible for you. There is also the option for a beveled cut. At 90˚ the blade is able to reach highest 2-3/16″ deep. Other angles will not help you to go this deep. Makita plunge saw is the smartest saw you can get as it comes with the depth adjustment feature to make sure you are cutting exactly the quantity you need. You also have the control over the tool for an angled cut. There is a tab that stops at 22.5˚ and 45˚ to help you in beveled cuts.

Variable speed of this plunge cut saw makes it around the best plunge saw as you can control the speed depending on the type of object you are going through. The thumb wheel below the trigger gives you the control over the speed. You can fix the speed between 2000 to 6400 RPM. Not all the pieces need same speed you can smartly control the speed and make the woodworking more efficient.


  • Model Number Makita SP6000J
  • AMPS 12 Amp
  • Blade Diameter 6-1/2″
  • Arbor (mm) 20 mm
  • Max. Cutting Capacity (at 90°) 2-3/16″
  • Max. Cutting Capacity (at 45°) 1-9/16″
  • No Load Speed (variable speed) 2,000 – 5,200 RPM
  • Watts Out 1,800
  • Bevel Capacity 48°
  • Depth Adjustment Yes
  • Electric Motor Brake Yes
  • Overall Length 13-3/8″
  • Weight 9.7 lbs
  • Power Type Corded
  • Included Items 48T saw blade (carbide tipped), a hex wrench and interlocking tool case
  • Warranty 1 year


  • Deep cutting capacity
  • Beveling capability of (-1 to 48°) having the positive stops of 22.5° and 45°
  • Suitable For Close to the wall cutting
  • An Ideal tool for cutting large wood pieces and other wood materials in compact areas
  • The saw is attachable to other available guide rail


  • Lack of riving knife users need to be cautious to avoid kickback

Our Remarks

Makita plunge saw with variable speed makes the woodworking smarter than ever. Moreover, it is adjustable to any available rail guide to make it simple for not only you but also for every woodworker. Every type of cut is possible with is power tool because of its beveled cut option.

With a single tool, you are getting almost every kind of cut. It might be expensive but it has proven the efficiency, and it does not matter when you are getting top performance from a single tool. Your expense is justified with the services you are getting from it. The only drawback you can find is the lack of riving knife to avoid kickback from the saw. Have a pleasant woodworking experience with Makita plunge saw.


 Question : Is it possible to use this saw as a regular circular saw?
Answer : Why not? You need to bear or keep in mind that this tool is specially made for riding track and this tool is expensive than the simple circular saw for its rail guide.

Question : Am I getting the rail guide with the package? if yes, how long it is?
Answer : Yes, it comes with a 55-inch track to guide the user to a perfect cut.

About the author

Randall Glenn

A Certified Hand and Power Tools Technician

“Hey Glenn, can you help me with my cordless saw that won’t start?” “Hi Glenn, are you okay? I was wondering if you can put your hands on my inverter generator; its engine failed!” These are just some of the talks I usually hear 7-10 times a week. So, who am I? A hand and power tool expert; that’s what I do for a living. It’s my passion too as I love to see my neighbors working peacefully with their ‘noisy’ appliances and tools. Want to see what I’ve got to let you know? Read my articles on this website!

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