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Monday, January 15, 2007
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MAKITA'S NEW 7-1/4" HYPOID AND CIRCULAR SAWS ARE THE MOST REFINED ON THE MARKET WITH LIGHTER WEIGHT AND IMPROVED USER FEATURES

JANUARY 15, 2007 – La Mirada, CA– Makita USA, Inc., manufacturer of professional quality power tools and accessories, is proud to announce the launch of their new 7-1/4” Magnesium Hypoid Saw (model 5377MG), 7-1/4” Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Light (model 5007MG), and 7-1/4” Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Light and Electric Brake (model 5007MGA). All three saws feature highly durable magnesium components and a powerful 15 AMP Makita-built industrial motor. Extensive use of magnesium allowed Makita to develop a more rigid platform while shaving almost one pound from the 5007MG’s final weight and two pounds from the 5377MG’s weight. The resulting products seamlessly balance weight, power, durability, and ease-of-use. 
 
We’ve reduced the weight, improved the ergonomics, and included a powerful 15 AMP industrial motor,” said Roderick Dick, Makita Senior Product Manager.  “These new models are the most refined circular and hypoid saws on the market.”
 
In addition to the magnesium components, the saws are built with other durability features, including a reinforced power cord and easily replaceable parts for lower repair costs. The die-cast gusseted magnesium base is lightweight and strong to withstand jobsite abuse, yet is easily replaceable, extending the life of the tool. 
 
Makita also engineered ergonomics and ease-of-use into each 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.  
 
All three saws include a Makita 7-1/4” Premium Ultra-Coated Framing Blade with Advance Tooth Design. The "M" shaped tooth design features a two-pointed tip and two 10 degree bevel face 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 saws also include a blade wrench attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing.
 
The 5377MG utilizes a hypoid gearing system for maximum power output. Users will benefit from these precision-machined hypoid gears, which are maintenance free and deliver more constant power than worm drive gears. Hypoid gears are sealed in an oil bath so they never need maintenance unlike traditional worm drive gears, which require regular oil changes. Hypoid gears allow for more surface contact so more power is transferred over a wider surface, providing increased power and durability. 
 
The 5377MG has a large cutting capacity (2-3/8” at 90 degrees) with a maximum bevel capacity of 51.5 degrees, and positive stops at 45 and 22.5 degrees for quick back-and-forth changes.  Additional design details include a retractable hook allows tool to remain close-by, but never in the way.
 
The 5007MG and 5007MGA feature a Makita-built 15 AMP industrial motor, combined with well-balanced magnesium components for a lighter weight saw that delivers true power the professional user demands.  Both saws have a large cutting capacity (2-1/2” at 90 degrees) with a maximum bevel capacity of 56 degrees, and positive stops at 45 and 22.5 degrees for quick back-and-forth changes.


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. The saws feature twin L.E.D. lights for better illumination, as well as ducting designed to blow dust away from the line of cut. And in a clear point-of-difference, the top handle is easily replaceable. The 5007MGA includes an electric brake to stop the blade quickly, for maximum productivity.
 
The three saws are 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 5007MG and 5007MGA include a premium carbide tipped blade, hex blade wrench, rip fence, and plastic tool case. The 5377MG includes a premium carbide tipped blade and hex blade wrench only.
Specifications
Model Number
5377MG
5007MG
5007MGA
Description
7-1/4” Magnesium
Hypoid Saw
7-1/4” Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Light
7-1/4” Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Light
and Electric Brake
Blade Diameter
7-1/4”
7-1/4”
7-1/4”
Arbor
5/8"
5/8"
5/8"
Max. Cutting Capacity at 90°
2-3/8”
2-1/2”
2-1/2”
Max. Cutting Capacity at 45°
1-3/4”
1-3/4”
1-3/4”
No Load Speed
4,500 RPM
5,800 RPM
5,800 RPM
Watts Out
2,300
2,300
2,300
AMPS (120V)
15.0
15.0
15.0
Length
17-3/4”
12-1/2”
12-1/2”
Net Weight
13.0 lbs.
10.1 lbs.
10.1 lbs.
Shipping Weight
21.3 lbs.
18.0 lbs.
18.0 lbs.
UPC Code:
088381-07694-4
088381-07651-7
088381-07695-1
Includes:
Carbide tipped blade, hex blade wrench
Carbide tipped blade, hex blade wrench, rip fence, plastic tool case
Carbide tipped blade, hex blade wrench, rip fence, plastic tool case
Suggested Retail
$179
$149
$169
 
 
About Makita USA
Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 450 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 5,000 industrial accessories. Makita USA, Inc.’s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com.

 

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