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Makita HS300

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  • Nice size
  • safe as long as used correctly
  • some out there that offer the same or better at a lower cost
  • hefty price tag
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      17.11.2014 22:40
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      Advantages

      • "safe as long as used correctly"
      • "Easy to use"
      • "Nice size"

      Disadvantages

      • "some out there that offer the same or better at a lower cost "
      • "hefty price tag"

      Makita finally bring out a good tool .... only it doesn't come cheap

      It's a fair size, being longer than a standard circular saw but not as high. On the rear there is the handle, which houses the 10.8volt Li-Ion battery that is more a stick battery than a 'normal' one. There's also the locking button that lock the motor on so that you can let go of the trigger.
      At the front there is the blade area, with a smaller sized 85mm blade that acts as tough as the larger ones. Right at the front there is a system of wingnuts and bolts that act like a depth guide. Set this so that the blade only goes as deep as you need it. This is ideal for cutting grooves out of the wood instead of right through it.

      The blade has a guard the surrounds it so that it protects your fingers from getting sliced off accidentally. The lower blade guard moves away from the blade as you push the unit along the wood you are cutting.
      There's a wingnut on the back end of the guard cover that is used to lock the adjustable footplate in position, be that down or up. The wingnut on the front locks the footplate in a tilted position if you need to. This means you can cut wood at angles too.

      This is one of those smaller circular saws that gives you the chance to get into smaller gaps, even cutting in 'situ' as the standard size circ-saws are a bit to bulky for some jobs.

      If I remember rightly this came in a plastic case with a spare battery and a quick charger. I say this as I still have the charger and the battery but I remember throwing the saw itself out as it had given up the ghost. The reason this gave up the ghost was of over use really as I managed to get a lot of time out if it. But you'd expect that for the price of it.

      This saw is way over priced, which I find that most Makita products are, as this one sells for over £160.... now that's a lot of money for this as you can get one that more stamina at half the price.

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  • Product Details

    The Makita HS300DWE 10.8 volt 85mm Circular Saw has the following specifications ; Voltage: 10.8 volt / Depth of Cut / 90°: 25.5 mm / Depth of Cut / 45°: 16.5 mm / Blade Diameter: 85 mm / No load speed: 1,400 rpm / Battery type: Lithium-ion / Charging Time: 22 min / Net weight: 1.5 kg / Supplied with ; 1 x Makstar charger / 1 x 1.3Ah Li-ion battery / 1 x Blade.