Rated 4 out of 5Â by Philip1958 Great piece of kit
For those needing to make some quick cuts - its perfect - yet if you have a bigger job its up to the challenge - just make sure you keep the second battery in the charger.
19 Nov 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PhatBoi Makita HS300DWE
Makita HS300DWE 85mm 1.3Ah Li-Ion Cordless Circular Saw 10.8V
A sad day for me. All my power tools are Makita
so I bought this based on my experiences with them.
Oh dear! You get 2 batteries and a charger too but I managed to cut about 1 meter of decking (25mm thick) on one battery and about the same on the other battery.
Fortunately I have another battery charge and 3 other batteries and I still couldnât do the job!
My saw may have been faulty as it seem to spin quiet slowly even with a fully charged battery.
It went back!
Even the guys in Screwfix agreed the blade just didnât spin as fast as they thought it should.
They offered me another one but I declined and went and bought a mains one.
A sad day. This tool needs to be 18v at least.
A real shame because I wanted a cordless one for the van.
25 Mar 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Icantthinkofone Great Little Saw
I bought this so that I can buy large boards at a good price and then cut them down in the car park so they go in the car.
For that job it is perfect. It's small and light -duty enough to use anywhere, but seems very capable of munching cleanly through a bit of MDF or ply (if you take it slowly).
Now I find I like to be sure the batteries are always charged because I pick it up for lots of little cuts here and there (where I would have used a jigsaw) and get neat accurate cuts.
It's very easy to get good results, and has other functions I've not tried yet (bevel cuts & and depth adjustment).
30 Jul 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GordonS Just the job.
I bought this for a specific task .. cutting a longish and accurate chunk out of the planking of a wooden boat to minimise preparation of the old plank edges when I scarf in the new piece.
The saw did a superb job, cutting to its full depth in one pass, along the grain of pitch-pine.
The kerf is very fine, probably a millimetre, so very precice but plenty wide enough to get a Japanese saw in to finish,
I have to say I was amazed at just how well the tool went through this wood.
I'm also certain that I will use it in many places where I might previously has sawn by hard, rather than mess about getting out and setting up a conventional circular saw.
I haven't had it long, so the rating for reliability is unknown, but I had to answer something. Makita have a good reputation.
4 Apr 2014