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Makita N5900B

Makita N5900B

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5 reviews


  • 3 reviews
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Heavy duty workhorse


These saws are big, heavy and powerful but thats why you buy one. Well not so much for the weight. These saws have remained a similar design for 30 years and its a well proven, simple and reliable design. Ive used these for framing for years and they just dont miss a beat.
You really can treat these harshly and you would be working hard to kill one. Given thier size and weight I only get it out when the cordless circular saw wont get the job done and thats only for serious full depth ripping in hardwood. They come with the standard accessories you would expect and I would recommend for those serious into heavy timber framing if youre not doing that get one of the smaller and lighter makita cordless saws.

Date PurchasedJune 2012
tried & tru

tried & trusalisbury

  • 2 reviews



being a contractor i use lots of different tools,i find the people that design them dont use them,makita spits bits back in your face,cant use hitachi,wrong form,it will be good when the screw tip clicks into the screw holder,magnetic of course,not,& the screw fits the bit.& the tape will free hold more than a metre.used to be over 4 metre when i was a lad.bit like your....if they can make chines tools so cheap why are they half as big,stong,not streight,hollow,ect.i use screws with a drill tip that cant drill .45mm thick steel,made in china,sad realy.thats point 45,less than half a mm.!!

Well made, solid, quite, smooth, plenty of power

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  • 20 reviews

Solid, heavy duty circular saw



Great saw for the tough jobs


Just picked this saw up and got straight into a big day of cutting treated pine sleepers, hot knife through butter with the dry stuff but slowed down a bit cutting some damp stuff. Was used on and off for 8 hours and never missed a beat. As mentioned in the other review there is a bit of weight to it but with weight you get power, if it's a small job use a small saw, you don't hit a nail in with a sledgehammer do you? Reserve this saw for anything a smaller one can't handle or put up with the extra weight and use it as an all rounder!
Powerful clean cuts, good guide and easy angle adjustment
Reasonably priced for what you get, a little heavy after long use

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Picked up a Makita N5900b circular saw, still in the box and never used. According to the owner, his son brought it home from overseas. He could not figure how to use it because of the awkward plug it had . He said it was 220 volts but never had time to convert it to US standards. Is it possible to convert it to US standards?

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CategoryCircular Saws
Release dateAug 2007

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