A General Overview of the Makita 2705X1 Portable Table Saw

If you are a handyman or you have your own workshop, or even if you have to move from one job site to the next, the Makita 2705X1 10-Inch Contractor Table saw will be your choice of portable table saw. It comes with a handy stand. This portable stand with its heavy-duty wheels is very durable.

It has a powder coated finish that improves the durability more. Due to the stands spring-loaded system it can easily fold up and be stored.

You should take note that this Makita 2705X1 table saw is powered by a 15 AMP motor which is able to deliver a full 4 800 RPM. The electric brake maximizes its overall productivity. This unit has a very large cutting capacity which allows you to cut 4X material in a single pass.

It uses dado blades of up to 13/16-inches. Another feature is the tool-less modular blade guard system which allows for easy measurements for your cutting setups.

There are two on-board independent storable anti-kickback pawls, plus a riving knife that can be used for through cuts. Additionally, the riving knife, or spreader, can adjust to a total of three different positions for through, non-through as well as dado cuts – and it does this adjusting without removing the throat plate.

Very accurate cuts are possible due to its precision-machined table top that always remains flat and true. The Makita saw is capable of cutting 4’x8’ plywood with ease, because of the proper extension table.

The rip fence always slides effortlessly which allows for more accurate and very precise adjustments. Further features include a large on/off switch. The scale is also easy to read and ensures very fast adjustments.

All accessories, like saw blades, power cord, rip fence and more, is easily stored in the units own storage section. This model is commonly used by furniture makers, remodelers, decking and flooring contractors and general contracting work alike.

Let’s Look at Features of the Makita 2705X1 Contractor Table Saw
  • Two on board independent stowable anti-kickback pawls
  • Tool-less modular blade guard system
  • T-slot miter gauge grooves
  • Rips 4X material in one pass
  • Makita 2705 Weight : 170.6 pounds
  • one year warranty

According to current users this is one of the most powerful table saw which has enough power to also cut through 4x material.

They enjoy the bigger sized table which extends easy when you want to cut any wider material. The riving knife that can be adjusted easily pleases many users too. The adjustable stand received very positive reviews as well.

The blade guard received some criticism. It is not that safe as it appears to be safe. This Makita 2705X1 table saw also seems to be somewhat heavier than other available models.

When you are looking for raw cutting power with a big cutting surface and a table saw that can be used at your shop or on site, this Makita 10-Inch contractor table saw is the right one to use.

Makita 2705X1 table saw review buying guide