Circular Saw includes 2 LED lights for cutting accuracy.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with 15 A motor that delivers 5,200 rpm, 8 ¼ in. Model 5008FA provides 2 7/8 in. cutting capacity at 0° and 2 ¼ in. at 45°, making it suited for large wood cutting applications. LED lights are built into tool housing so as not to obstruct vision or interfere with line of cut. Saw includes ball and needle bearing construction, centrifugal fan, electric brake, heavy-gauge aluminum wraparound base, and large knob and lever to facilitate adjustments.

Original Press Release:

Makita's New 8-1/4" Circular Saw With LED Lights

April 18, 2006 - La Mirada, Calif. - Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, is proud to announce the launch of a new 8-1/4" Circular Saw with a powerful 15 AMP motor, electric brake and two LED lights, model 5008FA. With a 2-7/8" cutting capacity (at 0°), the 8-1/4" circular saw gains an extra capacity over traditional 7-1/4" circular saws for larger wood cutting applications, such as timber.

The two LED lights illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy. The light itself is built into the tool housing so as not to obstruct vision or interfere with the line of cut. A separate on/off switch for the light is located on the tool body to be easily activated for operator convenience.

A new powerful 15 AMP motor delivers 5,200 RPM creating a high power-to-weight ratio for superior performance when making crosscuts or ripping through dimensional lumber. All ball and needle bearing construction and a technologically advanced centrifugal fan for efficient cooling add to the life of these saws. Model 5008FA features an electric brake for fast stopping of the blade.

The 5008FA has a compact design and is well balanced for better handling and performance. The flat motor housing gives stability to the tools when changing blades, while the conveniently located shaft lock makes it quick and easy. This saw will bevel cut up to 45°, with cutting capacities of 2-7/8" at 0° and 2-1/4" at 45°. A heavy gauge aluminum wraparound base gives excellent support and strength. Finally, for operator comfort, the 5008FA features a large knob and lever for easy adjustments.

Blade Diameter 8-1/4"
Arbor 5/8"
Max Cutting Capacities:
at 0° 2-7/8"
at 45° 2-1/4"
No Load Speed (RPM) 5,200
AMPS (115V) 15.0
Electric Brake Yes
Overall Length 12-3/4"
Net Weight 11.7 lbs.

Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 400 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 4,500 industrial accessories. All Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide. 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

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