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  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 90%

  • Makita 2705
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  • Last modified: October 20, 2015
  • motor
    Editor: 97%
  • fence
    Editor: 90%
  • rip capacity
    Editor: 96%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 100%
  • portability
    Editor: 90%

Makita 2705 review – Our opinion

The Makita 2705 is quite a powerful table saw. Its range of features such as a modular system for the blade guard and strong motor makes it an excellent option for those looking for a contractor type table saw. It will be ideal for the professional or the amateur as it can produce precise and accurate cuts. The saw can cut through various materials such as plywood, sheet goods, softwood, hardwood and treated lumber amongst others.

The Safety Features of 2705

This contractor table saw is a heavy duty model. As such, Makita has ensured that different safety characteristics of high quality are present in it. You will get a blade cover, anti-kickback pawls, and a riving knife. The table also saw contains an electric brake that is capable of stopping the movement of the saw within a few seconds. This can reduce the chances of any mishaps and serious injuries occurring. The motor is also capable of minimizing the occurrence of kickbacks. However, the blade must be set at the correct height, and it should be sharp.

 Makita 2705 review

Makita table saw 2705 review

Top Features of 2705

Makita has built some characteristics in the 2705 table saw that are not easily found in the other table saws in the same price range. Some of the features of this table saw are excellent and make the table saw seem like a sensible purchase.

  • The Blade Guard System is modular and does not require any tools.
  • Two anti-kickback pawls can function independently.
  • The riving knife is integrated and can be adjusted.
  • To enhance the cutting flexibility of the saw, a T-slot miter gauge has been added.
  • The table saw possesses the ability to rip through voluminous materials in just a single pass.

The precision offered by 2705 is showcased through the tabletop that is manufactured of aluminum die cast. The tabletop will be flat and usable for some years. The capacity of the tabletop can be extended to 25 inches so that you can rip larger materials quickly. A scale and big on-off switch have also been added so that you can make adjustments faster.

Makita 2705

Makita table saw

Other Features

2705 has the larger storage area. You will have no issues in reaching the different accessories. Some accessories available include blade, power supply cord, rip fence, wrench, meter gauge, safety guard and push stick. You can enclose the saw blade under the table so to enhance the protection for the user and the blade during transportation. The wheels are another strong feature of the Makita 2705 as they increase the mobility even on rough surfaces.

The Pros of 2705

Makita 2705

2705

2705 has some features that give it the advantage over the other rival table saws.

  • The heavy duty construction ensures that the table saw is capable of tolerating harsh conditions.
  • A range of accessories is available.
  • The price of the table saw is quite affordable.
  • It is possible to make precise cuts quickly.
  • The motor is quite powerful which extends its potential applications.

Pros

  • The heavy duty construction ensures that the table saw is capable of tolerating harsh conditions.
  • A range of accessories is available.
  • The price of the table saw is quite affordable.
  • It is possible to make precise cuts quickly.
  • The motor is quite powerful which extends its potential applications.