|Item Weight||13.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.8 x 11.8 x 12.5 inches|
|Item model number||5377MG|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 Year, 30 Day|
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Makita 5377MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Hypoid Saw
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- Powerful 15.0 AMP motor delivers 4,500 RPM with compressed winding technology to keep the overall size more compact yet deliver jobsite durability
- Magnesium components create a lightweight saw (13.2 lbs.) that is well balanced and jobsite tough
- Retractable hook allows tool to remain close by, but never in the way
- High quality, heat treated hypoid steel gears do not prematurely wear like traditional bronze-alloy worm drive gears
- Oil bath technology is created with a built-in fan and sealed gear housing to ensure 100% oil surface coating for less maintenance
- Make quick, one-handed adjustments using large, rubberized levers
- Better fit and more control with comfortable rubber grip on handle
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Weight is a key factor with Hypoid (rear handle) saws, and with the extensive use of magnesium, the weight of Makita’s new hypoid saw is reduced to a very competitive 13 pounds. The powerful motor employs dense windings which allowed Makita to make the overall package more compact and maneuverable.As with the 5277NB, it utilizes a precision-machined, maintenance free (never add oil) hypoid gearing system. Hypoid gears deliver more power than traditional worm drive gears found on other rear-handle saws. Includes the Makita 5377MG 7 1/4" Magnesium Hypoid Saw.
The Makita 7-1/4-Inch Magnesium Hypoid Saw features highly durable magnesium components and a powerful 15 AMP Makita-built industrial motor and hypoid gearing system for maximum power output. The 5377MG seamlessly balances weight, power, durability, and ease of use, making it the most refined circular saw on the market.
The 5377MG features a Makita-built 15 AMP industrial motor that delivers 4,500 RPM, combined with well-balanced magnesium components for a lighter weight saw that delivers true power the professional user demands. Users will benefit from the precision-machined hypoid gears, which are maintenance free and deliver more constant power than worm drive gears. Hypoid gears allow for more surface contact so more power is transferred over a wider surface, providing increased power and durability. In addition, hypoid gears are sealed in an oil bath so they never need maintenance. The saw has a large cutting capacity (2-3/8 inches at 90°) with a maximum bevel capacity of 51.5° and positive stops at 22.5°, 45° and 51.5° for quick back-and-forth changes.
Ergonomic and Ease-of-Use
Features Magnesium components allowed Makita to engineer a saw with less weight (13 pounds) that is well-balanced and jobsite tough. Additional design details include greater clearance between the rear handle and the blade case to provide 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. Makita also engineered 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. The large rubberized levers provide quick, one-handed adjustments for more efficient work.
Includes Ultra-Coated Framing Blade
The 5377MG 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 maximize cutting performance for a faster, cleaner and longer lasting cut. The carbide tips are specifically set to withstand the harshest conditions such as plowing through nail-embedded wood. The blade is also ultra-coated to reduce heat and pitch build-up for faster, smoother cutting, with special Makita heat vents strategically set to dissipate heat and increase performance. The 5377MG also include a blade wrench attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing.
Engineered for a Range of Applications
The 5377MG is built for framing walls, floors and roofs using a range of dimensional lumber and dense engineered lumber, including 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. The 5377MG is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.
About Makita's Magnesium Series
Magnesium components are stronger and lighter than conventional materials, resulting in saws that weigh less with improved ergonomic features. There's plenty of power thanks to Makita engineering, and a precision balanced design that delivers clean, accurate cuts.
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 more 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.
What's in the Box
Makita 5377MG 7-1/4-Inch Hypoid Saw includes, 24T carbide tipped framing blade and wrench.
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Well, that didn't last long. I reduced this review from 5 stars to 2 stars. I made a cut in some premium red oak today using a saw guide that I made for this saw. The cut was way out of square. I had previously tuned the blade (see original review) and it was square and I hadn't made very many cuts with it, so it was surprising that it went out of square so quickly. I re-checked the blade squareness and found that it was way out of square and I was able to move the base around, yet the bevel lock was tight. It turns out that the front hinge pin had backed out, allowing the base to move around on me. Lucky for me, the hinge pin was still in the saw, if it had fallen out, I'd be out of luck, I would have to jury rig something using an old drill bit. That hinge pin has no retainer of any kind. I can slide it in and out and it sits flush with the pivot hole when fully inserted, so there's no way to keep it in place now that it's loose. When I slide the hinge pin in, it's rock stable, but, apparently, the saw's vibrations will allow the front hinge pin to back out during use. When I re-adjusted squareness, I actually had to turn the adjustment screw in to get it square. In my original review, I had to back it out all the way to make the blade square. Makes me think that I the front hinge pin was partially backed out right out of the box because I have no other explanation for the difference in settings. Good thing I don't rely on the saw to make a square cut, I hand plane down to a line, so it didn't ruin my piece of wood, just cut it out of square, which I can easily correct with my hand plane, but it's irritating that this can happen. Now I'll have to figure out how to retain that pin and double check the rear hinge pin so that this doesn't happen to me again.
Original Review (12/4/2017):
I just received this saw today. The saw feels twice as heavy as my old saw, and definitely requires 2 hands, but I was expecting that since my old saw was a direct drive saw and this saw has a gearbox. In terms of cutting performance, this saw has plenty of cutting torque, way more cutting torque than my old saw, but I didn't notice any excessive reaction torque when pulling the trigger. If anything, it felt like it had less reaction torque than my old saw. This saw is very, very quiet, way more quiet than my old saw. It was so quiet in comparison that I felt like I could carry on a conversation while running the saw. My old saw is so loud that I use hearing protection and it would be difficult for someone 50 feet away to carry on a conversation when I run it. I didn't use any hearing protection with the Makita, although I will probably do so in the future just to be safe.
In terms of blade squareness, the saw needed adjustment out of the box as the blade was slightly out of square. I had to back the 90 degree adjustment screw out all the way in order to get the blade square to the base. Fortunately, the blade went square, but if it didn't, I was prepared to do some filing on the stop to get it square. Next check was to verify that the blade was parallel to the side of the base. Thankfully, it was dead on parallel. I'm not going to deduct points for having to make the blade angle adjustment because at this price point I've yet to find a tool that is perfectly square out of the box and I've gotten into the habit of verifying tools prior to their first use. I also check them periodically to make sure they haven't moved on me. As long as I can get it square without having to resort to filing, I'm happy. Note that I didn't verify the accuracy of the stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees. I don't rely on those kinds of stops and I prefer to use an angle gauge to set the blade angle exactly, so I can't tell you how accurate those stops are.
One thing of note, the Makita manual says not to use abrasive blades in this saw. I have a diamond blade that I use for cutting pavers and tiles. I guess I'll just load that diamond blade into my old saw and dedicate it to masonry type cutting. The bent base won't impact those kinds of cuts very much.
All in all, the Makita is very quiet with plenty of cutting torque and no more reaction torque than my old saw. I think it will last a very long time.
The only time I've had the saw struggle is when I get a cut going off square. Though in this instance I appreciate the less power because it doesn't kick back provided you have a strong hold on the saw of course. If your someone like me, you'll find the saw will still go through a board relatively easily with a slight bind in it. Though I do have to stress that doing that is unsafe and you really shouldn't do it. Nonetheless it does give you an idea of the saws strength.