DeWalt DWE575SB vs Makita 5007MGA

​Looking for a new circular saw and not sure which to choose between the DeWalt DWE575SB vs Makita 5007MGA ?

Both models are very popular circular saws that can suit the home woodworker and job site contractor alike.

Before we choose a winner let us first have a look at each saw and see what kind of features they both have.​

Both have an electronic braking feature and both are fairly lightweight so they are pretty easy to maneuver.​


DeWalt DWE575SB Review

The DeWalt DWE575SB is a 7.25 inch circular saw which is powered by a 15 Amp motor. The power unit can spin the blade at 5100 maximum rpm. It also has an electronic brake to stop the blade spinning on release of the trigger.

An electronic brake can give you two real advantages over a non-braked circular saw. Firstly you don't have to wait so long for the blade to stop spinning before you can make your next cut.

Secondly there is the safety element. The quicker that blade stops spinning the better when it comes to personal safety. Of course the blade will still be very hot so you should also be very aware of this regardless of the electronic brake.​

​The Dewalt has a maximum cutting depth of 2-9/16 inches at 90 degrees. It has positive bevel detents at 22-1/2 and 45 degrees. The max bevel angle is 57 degrees.

​The power cord using DeWalts "Toughcord" cord system which can reduce the risk of cord pullouts by up to 300%. 

All in all the DWE575SB is a very capable lightweight circular saw that can handle almost any strength of wood and should be able for ​harder materials if the correct blade is used.

​Carbide blade, blade wrench and storage bag included in the box.

Specifications

  • 15 amp motor with maw rpm 5100
  • Lightweight at 8.8 pounds
  • Max cutting depth 2-9/16 inches
  • Max bevel angle is 57 degrees with detents at 22.5 and 45
  • Toughcord system to reduce cord pull outs
  • Integrate dust blower, but no LED light

Makita 5007MGA Review

The 5007MGA from Makita has a 15 Amp motor. It is a 7-1/4 inch circular saw that is capable of operating at speeds of up to 5800 rpm. At 5800 rpm it is certainly capable of tackling most hardwoods and and other softer ceramic materials.

The 5007MGA can cut up to 2.5 inches in depth which is more than adequate for most sheet cutting tasks about the house or on a small work site.

It has a maximum of 56 degrees bevel angle and at 22.5 and 45 degrees there are positive bevel stops, both of which are the most used angles.

Included is a 7.25 carbide tipped blade and blade wrench. It also has a convenient base ruler that is a very nice addition.

On the dust extraction front if has a front facing blower that blows dust and debris away from the blade keeping your line of site clear as you move the blade​ forward across the cutting surface.

The difference between the Matika 5007MG and the 5007MGA​ is the inclusion of a electric brake on the 5007MGA and it also has slightly smaller overall dimensions.

The electric brake is said to improve safety by reducing the disk speed as quickly as possible once you release the trigger.​

Specifications

  • 15 Amp 2300 Watt electric motor
  • Cuts up to 2.25 inches
  • Bevel angles of 22.5 and 45 with a max of 56 degrees
  • Dust blower, LED
  • Easy to read base plate ruler
  • Reinforced power cable
  • 1 year warranty

DeWalt DWE575SB vs Makita 5007MGA

​Both circular saws are certainly capable of getting the job done. But, in the end there has to be one winner.

​For us the winner is the DeWalt. It is a slightly lighter machine, the bevel can title a little more than on the Makita and you get the quality that DeWalt are known for. It also has an edge on cut depth as well as it cuts at just over 2.5 inches versus the Makita's 2.25.

​That's not to say that the Makita is in any way a low quality product. It is just that the DeWalt beats it ever so slightly on performance and build quality.

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