DeWalt is loved for versatility in terms of power tools. You can always get the best circular saw regardless of your budget and needs.
The same goes for the Makita brand. So, when comparing the two, it should be interesting to see what each brand can bring to the table.
To make it a fair comparison, we compare the DeWalt DWE575SB vs. the Makita 500Mg circular saws.
These two have closely comparable features that make them stand out. Read more to learn the difference between the two.
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The DeWalt DWE575SB circular saw is for a professional who needs a workhorse and solid tool for frequent use. This is because it is built to be durable, easily maneuverable, and contain an impressive cutting capacity.
The Makita 5007Mg on the other hand is ideal for professionals too, but they are on a budget. It also comes with a large cutting blade, ease of use, powerful motor, and great durability.
Additional subtle differences mentioned in the reviews below can determine which you would choose.
The DeWalt DWE575SSB circular saw is one of the top options for most professionals. It is because the circular saw stands out for its multiple top features. It is also versatile to handle multiple projects you might have in mind. Here are those top features you will get with the saw.
Anyone who wants a top performance circular saw would look at its power output. For this one, it comes with 1950 watts of power. Such power is enough to cut through the different materials you might need to cut at a construction site.
The spinning speed of 5200RPM for the blade makes it ideal to achieve smooth cuts each time you use the unit. Having a higher speed has nothing to do with power, but rather the quality of the cut.
Having such an impressive spinning speed, each time you work on a workpiece, you should end up with a nice clean cut.
We have already mentioned that it is a versatile tool. This is true considering it comes with the bevel cut capability. The manufacturer claims that it can bevel cut up to 57 degrees. With bevel stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees, we find it should be easy to make custom cuts faster.
The large blade of 7- ¼ inches should be ideal for those who need to work on large workpieces. Also, the blade depth is 2.55 inches when cutting perpendicularly and 1.9 inches when making angled cuts. As a result, it is easy to see that it has an impressive cutting capacity.
As part of ensuring you never have to worry about debris getting into your eyes or all over the workshop, this unit is equipped with a debris blower. It is a powerful blower that will also keep the cut line visible so that you can make accurate cuts.
This dust blower is activated immediately once you press the trigger.
Just like most DeWalt units, this circular saw packs an impressive blade type. The blade is carbide tipped with the aim of making it stronger and durable. As a result, the blade remains tough and does not bend or break when subjected to a load.
It is why you can use the blade for cutting through various materials without worrying about its durability or heat.
The blade design is also good for cutting through the soft and hard materials. Its streamlined design of the blade also ensures that it does not end up trapping particles.
What We Like
- It has a high-quality blade
- The unit has an impressive cutting capacity
- Comes with multiple safety features
What We Don’t Like
- The base plate is not stable
The Solution: It is not a common problem, but when you encounter it, make sure to tighten the relevant bolts and nuts to ensure it is stable. It should take a few minutes to get it done.
Makita as a brand is a world leading manufacturer of industrial quality power tools. The same company makes multiple accessories that accompany the power tools. We want to look at what their Makita 5007Mg Circular saw has to offer to professionals. Check out its notable features below.
Like any other circular saw, we always have to look at the power. The unit comes with a 15-amp powerful motor. Such a motor is ideal for handling any cutting needs you might have at a site. This is considering that it can deliver a speed of up to 5800 RPM.
The best part is that you can enjoy this versatile power thanks to its large cutting capacity. It will give you a cutting capacity of up to 2.5 inches at 90 degrees. The maximum bevel capacity is 56 degrees with positive stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees. It should be easy right now to achieve the custom cuts with ease.
As part of making it better to use for long sessions, the model is built with ergonomics in mind. You will find that thanks to the magnesium construction, the unit weighs only 10.1 pounds. It is also well balanced for any jobsite. For its weight, it should be easy to carry it from one jobsite to another.
Still, as part of ergonomics, the unit has an impressive grip. Even for those using gloves, they should find that it is easier to operate the power tool.
Having the LED lights goes further to improve the overall illumination of the workpiece. Even if you are working in a poorly lit area, it should be easy to make clean cuts.
The unit is equipped with an impressive framing blade having an advanced tooth design. This blade has the M shape design. The result is that you get better cutting performance.
Also, the blade leaves you with cleaner cuts each time you use it. The durability of the blade is also enhanced thanks to this type of design and materials used to build it.
What We Like
- Impressive build quality for the whole unit
- It comes with a powerful and efficient motor
- Impressive cutting capacity
What We Don’t Like
- It tends to spread the sawdust wide in the workspace
The Solution: It might not be a huge problem for everyone as cleaning up the sawdust does not take long. Also, you can set up a sawdust collection on a workbench to keep the sawdust from spreading wide.
Which is Better?
This is because they both have large blades of 7-1/4 inches. They also pack powerful motors that can spin up to 5800 RPM. It is easy to see that it would be easy to achieve smooth cut lines each time.
However, the DeWalt unit stands out as better for having safety features such as the electric brake. It means that it can stop the blade faster for safety and repetitive fast cuts.
Still, the DWE575SB model has a dust blower that helps keep the cut line visible. This is something the Makita 5007Mg lacks.
The two circular saws mentioned above are all amazing in terms of their performance. They are both durable, they come with great blade designs, offer impressive cutting capacity, and so much more. It all comes down to personal preference.
There are a few things that differ between the two models that should help you make up your mind. An example is that the DeWalt unit has a slightly better cutting depth at 90 degrees and also lighter at 8.8 pounds when the Makita model weighs 10 pounds.