The Makita 8-1/4” Magnesium Circular Saw with Electric Brake features highly durable magnesium components and a powerful 15 AMP Makita-built industrial motor, powerful enough to cut through the densest lumber. The 5008MGA balances weight, power, durability, and ease of use with a 3” maximum cutting capacity, making it perfect for framers, roofers, as well as general contractors who require an engineered circular saw.


  • Magnesium components create a lightweight saw (11.4 lbs.) that is well balanced and job site tough
  • Large cutting capacity (3″ at 90°) and bevel capacity (0°-50°) with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°
  • Two built-in L.E.D. lights illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Powerful 15.0 AMP motor delivers 5,200 RPM for proven performance


  • Brand: Makita
  • Dimensions: 12.6 x 18.11 x 13.58 in
  • Weight: 10.60 Pounds
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Blade Length: 4 Inches
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Speed: 5200 RPM
Weight 1 lbs