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|Product Dimensions||36 x 16 x 32 inches|
|Item model number||2705|
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Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw
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- Powerful 15.0 AMP motor delivers 4,800 RPM
- ""Tool-less"" modular blade guard system with an adjustable riving knife/spreader
- Blade guard assembly with cam lock provides easy ""tool-less"" installation or removal
- Adjustable dual side guards allow for ease of measurement from the blade to the rip fence for cutting set-ups
- Two onboard independent stowable anti-kickback pawls and riving knife/spreader for through cuts
- Release lever for easy riving knife/spreader height adjustments into 3 different positions for through, non-through and dado cuts
- Guard design allows operator to view the blade as it contacts the material
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|Included Components||bare-tool||stand||bare-tool||(1) Gravity Rise Table Stand, (1) 10 In. 40-Tooth Carbide-Tipped Saw Blade, (1) Standard Throat Plate Table Insert, (1) Smart Guard System, (1) Rip Fence, (1) Miter Gauge, (1) Push Stick, (1) Blade Wrench, (1) Hex Adjustment Wrench||(1) table saw, (1) 24-tooth carbide saw blade, (1) rip fence, (1) miter gauge, (1) push stick, (2) blade-change wrenches||stand|
|Item Dimensions||16 x 36 x 32 in||24.5 x 31 x 31 in||26.5 x 25.75 x 13.88 in||29.75 x 39 x 21 in||24.75 x 26 x 15.5 in||19.5 x 72 x 47.02 in|
Makita 2705 15 Amp 10" Jobsite Contractor 10 Inch Table Saw
Makita's 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw is a versatile and powerful table saw for use in the shop or on the jobsite. The 2705 combines a range of convenience and ease-of-use features with large capacity and 15 amp power, making it a true best-in-class table saw for a range of professional applications.
The 2705 is powered by a 15 amp motor that delivers 4,800 rpm with an electric brake for maximum productivity. The large cutting capacity (3-5/8 inches at 90 degrees and 2-1/2 inches at 45 degrees) can rip 4X material in one pass and can use up to a 6 x 13/16-inch dado blade.
The 2705 also features a tool-less modular blade guard system with adjustable dual side guards to allow for ease of measurement from the blade to the rip fence for cutting setups. The two on-board independent stowable anti-kickback pawls and riving knife/spreader allow for through cuts. In addition, the riving knife/spreader adjusts to three different positions for through, non-through, and dado cuts--and it adjusts without removing the throat plate.
More Capacity and More Accuracy
The precision machined table top remains flat and true for accurate cuts, right out of the box. The right extension table allows for greater cutting capacity with the capability to rip 4 x 8 foot sheets of plywood. Precision adjustment features include a 3/8 x 3/4 inch T-slot miter gauge with grooves that securely support cutting material for wide crosscutting jobs. The rip fence slides effortlessly across the flat table top for more precise adjustments.
Convenience features include a large on and off switch and an easy-to-read scale for fast adjustments. The saw has complete storage capacity to hold most commonly used accessories including saw blade, power supply cord, miter gauge, rip fence, push stick, wrench, safety guard, and dado blade.
Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The 2705 is a versatile and powerful table saw for use in the shop or on the job site. The 2705 is engineered for remodelers, furniture makers, finish carpenters, cabinet installers, decking and flooring contractors, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class 10-inch contractor table saw for the jobsite or on the bench top. The 2705 is another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.
About Makita's Table Saws
Makita's table saws deliver shop-quality cuts to the jobsite. The large capacity will rip 4X material in one pass, while the precision-machined table top remains flat and true for accurate cuts, right out of the box. Precision features include a new modular blade guard system with adjustable dual side guards to allow for ease of measurement from the blade to the rip fence for cutting setups. A durable and portable table saw stand is also available. This versatile table saw is ideal for use at the jobsite or in the shop.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial-quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial-strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.
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Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw, 32T carbide-tipped blade, rip fence, miter gauge, push stick, and wrenches.
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I knew I'd be building a table saw cart and setting my router into the extension table, so I'm really pleased with the large cast aluminum table (though it scratches fairly easily if you're not careful) and overall size. I wanted a smallish but powerful saw that provided oportunity for mobility and serving multiple functions and the Makita fits the bill.
The fence is not great, but as a general novice I tend to check everything more than once. It's generally consistent and I developed a little wiggle/push-pull technique that seems to seat it consistently in no time. I like that the fence is pre-bored for thru-bolts as I further customize with sleds and sliding jigs for the router side. As you can see in the images, I got the kreg insert plate and it houses my bosch kit in a nice compact area. Dust collection will be part of my fence jig.
Anyway, I'm really happy with it and planned my purchase carefully to suit my needs. Rec'd.
Out of the box, as with nearly any product -- there is a little tinkering you'll need to do to get it setup properly. Not everything comes out of the box turnkey and ready to go to work. Please spend the additional time to set everything up properly, otherwise you'll be frustrated with the results. You would do this with a larger shop saw…so do it with this as well.
I chose the Makita over several other brands mainly because I'm familiar with the brand (I own tons of Makita tools), and the reviews were promising. I was hesitant when I first placed the order, then had buyers remorse when I did place it. All of that was unnecessary anxiety as the saw arrived in great condition and was easy to setup, fine tune and start cutting.
What I do like about the saw is it's flexibility. It is very lightweight and with the stand attached, moving it around is a breeze. You can add all sorts of accessories if you choose (which I did) to make the saw a top performer.
The table is not perfect. It's not perfectly flat…but again, this isn't a cast iron one. The extendable wing is okay, but for ANY kind of woodworking, it's within reason. I've used it a few hours and I'm rather happy with the machine. I know I will eventually purchase another cabinet saw in the future, but this will get me by for the time being.
The saw does have a nice braking feature which stops the blade within a few seconds instead of waiting for it to wind down. What it doesn't have is a soft start feature……(read below, I've added one -- and you can too).
The fence isn't terrible, and the built in ruler (even on expensive saws) isn't that great. I always use a tape measure instead of the one on the saw. One thing you can do is add a sacrificial fence to the one provided by Makita. There are two 1/4" holes that you can use. I don't recommend using wood. Instead, purchase the Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking Tools SPT-24 Super Track, 24-Inch. You can buy it here on Amazon for around $30. It is about 0.700 inches thick, but it will stay flat against the factory fence and it will allow you to attach all kinds of things to it via it's t-track. I use it to hold feather boards when using a dado blade. URL below.
Second, get rid of the factory mitre gauge and buy a good one. The factory one is not adjustable and will wiggle around in the slot. The saw takes a standard 3/4 by 3/8 inch accessory. I recommend the Incra Miter Gauge 1000SE. I purchased it along with the saw and I couldn't be happier. URL below.
Another item I added was an Incra Miter Sled Express. It works great with the Incra Miter Gauge 1000SE. This will provide you with a zero clearance platform for cuts with no tear-out. It's easy to put together and a cinch to operate.
Next, get yourself some feather boards. You can use them in the miter slots on the table or add them to the auxiliary fence I mentioned above. They will provide constant support against the workpiece when running it through the blade.
Up next is the dado. This particular saw will only accept a 6" one. I use an Oshlun SDS-0630. For most work that you'd do with one (if you use one) you can stack quite a few of them on and still get the nut on the shaft to hold everything in place.
I'm all about safety. Using the supplied push stick is okay…but if you really want better support on your workpiece, I really recommend using something like the GRR-Ripper. I bought a two pack (they're not cheap!), but they're really nice! URL below.
Other accessories I've purchase would be a Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig if you have to occasionally cut tapered pieces. URL below.
Soft start. Out of the box, the saw starts up with a huge hum and it gets to speed rapidly. I don't necessarily like that…especially since it wears the motor down faster. My solution was simple and not too expensive. I purchased a Ridgid Soft Start circuit (used in their TS2400 series) and added it to my Makita 2705. You can purchase them here, or anywhere else on the web. It's about $70. Why Makita didn't include something like this is beyond me. After the installation, the saw gently comes up to speed without sounding like it's tearing itself apart. I can only include images in the review, so you'll have to see the URL at the very bottom of the page for the video of it starting -- (YouTube)
I have drawn a wiring diagram if you choose to do this modification. You will need a few things before starting. A few spade connectors for the wires (both male and female (14 ga)) and a screwdriver.
1) Unplug the saw (duh!)
2) Remove the blade
3) Gently turn the saw upside down
4) Remove the three phillips screws from the switch paddle
5) Remove the two screws from the switch housing
6) Take a good photo so you have a reference to how it wired previously
7) Follow the wiring diagram in the image linked to this review…
8) Install the Ridgid soft start circuit assembly. Connect the white wires from the circuit board and the motor together. Connect the red wire from the circuit board to where the black wire came from (motor side) on the switch. Connect the black wire from the circuit board to the black wire on the motor.
9) Button everything up and make sure you've got everything secured so it won't rattle around and short out. I used 6-32 standoffs which I bolted through the back of the switch housing. They're the same standoffs that you'd use on a motherboard in a computer. I also used paper washers to isolate the board (traces were close to the screw holes).
10) Enjoy your new softer starting table saw!!!
* The safety features are good, and one of my primary reasons for getting this saw. The riving knife, kickback pawls, the blade cover, and most importantly, THE ELECTRIC BRAKE. Seriously I love having that brake since it brings the blade to a stop in seconds (instead of minutes) and greatly reduces the amount of time I have to do something stupid and painful. It comes with a push-stick (and a place to store it) as well.
* The switch is large enough and positioned such that you can easily hit it with your knee and turn it off (though I am kind of tall at 6'1). So, as soon as you're done with the cut, the blade can come to a stop (once again, less spin time = less time to do something stupid).
* The motor is powerful enough that it doesn't get bogged down during heavy cuts. That also reduces the chance of kickbacks, so long as your blade is sharp. It's also direct drive motor, for those who care.
* There's a bit of play in the miter gauge channel, but that's typical. The storage on the left hand side is very convenient. I intend to replace it with an Incra anyway (as everybody should, for any saw you buy).
* The power cable is two-prong polarized - no ground. I guess it doesn't need one, but I would have liked it for the sole reason that it helps keep the plug in an extension cord (since those receptacles get worn and loose pretty quickly). There also isn't one of those "cord clips" on the plug, so sometimes the cord comes loose after wrapping it. I just might replace the plug one of these days, but it would have been so much easier for them to do it at the factory.
* The tilt and height are easy to adjust, accurate, and don't lose positioning while cutting.
* The fence is good as well, and it's easy to screw facing boards to it if you either need a precision flat surface or are doing rips close to the fence.
* Haven't used the vacuum tube in the back. I just let the saw dust go everywhere, then at the end of the day, I use my blower/vac to clean off the saw (blower) and clean up the dust (vac).
* The stand is great. It lifts up and down very easily with the hydraulics and is pretty stable. It's even tall enough that I can wheel it up to the gate on my truck (mid-sized 2001 Dodge Dakota) put the top end of the stand on the edge of the gate, then lift from the bottom and slide it up and in. I don't ever actually have to pick the thing up entirely off the ground. With a bigger truck, you might not be able to do that, and you might need two people to lift it, depending on how strong you are. You bolt the saw to the stand (for stability), so you probably won't ever be separating the two after that.
* On that note, it will slide around in the (plastic-lined) truck bed if you don't strap it down. It'd be nice if there was something anti-skid on the bottom of the stand.
* This will fit through interior doors, but tightly. If you're good at maneuvering it, you can even make some tight turns. Just remember that you're going to have to remove the rip fence from the storage position before going through any doors. The saw itself clears with about an inch, but the rip fence sticks out beyond that (either in storage or on the table).
* The throat plate is annoying. It requires a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove and the gap between the blade and the workpiece is too large. I haven't found any commercial alternatives, and while I know I can make my own, that's just additional work I shouldn't have to do.
* I wish the frame for it (where it's green) was steel. It's a cast aluminum top with green plastic sides. It's durable plastic, but still plastic. Manufacturers might give you something about how it's a weight saving measure, but if that's the case, you use aluminum or magnesium, not plastic. Plastic is a cost saving measure.
* I called Amazon about this saw, the Ridgid 4510 and Bosch 4100 to get info on the country of origin. They said this one had parts from Australia, but assembled in America. The other two were Chinese. Now, I will never spend any more than a hundred bucks on a Chinese tool, and preferably no more than ten. They're just not worth it - there's no quality control in the stuff they sell, even if it comes from a reputable name. So, while this is a good deal more expensive than either of those two, I'd say its worth it for that reason alone. The stand for this is Chinese though, but it's also better than anything portable you could fabricate at home, and it doesn't have any technology or precision parts that can break.
* On the matter of price, I bought this around Christmas at seven and a half, but about two weeks later it dropped by a full C-note. I was able to get the difference back through price protection on my credit card, but Amazon didn't offer any (I asked), so watch out for that. I think they jacked it up for the holidays to catch last minute gift shoppers. But I was buying it for myself!!