Are you in quest of a powerful and safe table saw for your Jobsite? Check out this Makita 2705 table saw review and get the workhorse at your doorsteps.
Makita’s 2705 is indeed every carpenter’s choice. Its numerous features include powerful motor, speed, safety mechanisms, electronic brakes, right extension, on-board storage, many accessories, and reliable warranty.
This Makita 2705 table saw review is a blueprint to get your desired table saw. It will take you through the basic introduction, presentation, affluent features, plus points, minus points, and conclusion.
Makita Powertools is a powerhouse established in 1915. After constantly striving to give the best products, it has earned the reputation of being the world’s top manufacturer of professional portable power tools.
With a wide range of products like different saws, planners, drill machines, hammers, garden tools, sanders, woodworking machines, and many other machines, it rules the global Powertools industry.
Makita 2705 table saw review in 2020
‘Teal (Blue-Green) wonder,’ is the first thing that strikes my mind, seeing this beautiful piece of innovation. All the parts and accessories like assembly guard, miter gauge, right extension, and adjustment knobs are intuitively placed.
The built appears metallic, but the table saw (mainly bottom) is made up of excellent quality plastic and is highly sturdy.
If you are a contractor, carpentry professional, DIY enthusiast, or woodwork enthusiast, then this table saw will work wonders for you.
All-in-all it is a marvelous piece of latest woodwork technology.
As far as the assembly of Makita 2705 is concerned, it is the contractor’s table saw. It does not have extended wheels; hence, the assembly of this table saw is one time.
(image source : Youtube channel: sharenicethings, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_xOR93tJuE)
So, think of your Jobsite or the assembly place, well in advance to avoid any hassle.
This table saw comes boxed in separate parts of the machine(refer image above).
You would get a user manual provided with the table saw, which will make your assembly and installation job more manageable.
You can also refer sources from the internet to help you guide with the assembly part.
Ease of Use
‘Ease of Use’ is another positive trait possessed by Makita 2705 saw. It is feature-rich with user-friendly features like adjustable knobs, anti-kickback mechanisms, riving knife, huge aluminum cast table, and ‘tool-less’ blade assembly.
Makita 2705 is a sleek and compact metal box. It’s just so apt with no extra or complicated accessories attached to the main working parts.
The 15-amp high power motor along with 4800 RPM is the USP of this table saw machine.
As far as the working area is concerned, this table saw has a sufficient working area. Additionally, a right extension is provided, which facilitates versatile wood cutting.
‘Compactness‘ is the attractive design feature of this table saw. This table saw has design sans extra accessories, which makes its usage simple and straight forward.
The blade guard comes ‘Tool-less,’ which makes its assembly and disassembly easier due to cam lock.
The Rip fence is helpful in the guidance and adjustment of the ply sheet to the table saw.
As far as portability is concerned, this saw is more of a stationary one-time setup contractor table saw.
Power & Speed
This table saw boasts 15 amp high torque power and 4800 RPM. That power and speed make it a super effective and powerful beast.
With that power, Makita 2705 can effortlessly handle big sheets with much ease and finesse.
The RPM that Makita 2705 offers is better than many counterparts in the marketplace, like Bosch 4100-10, which offers around 3600 RPM. So what makes this machine better?
The point to note with the table saw is, ‘better the RPM, smoother the cuts.’
You would have heard of many safety features, but this one is just unconventional. You would be curious to know, what wonders does an electric brake make?
Let me make this easy for you.
What would you do if you lost the grip of the wooden sheet, and you need to stop immediately now?
In the absence of an electric brake, stopping the saw requires a couple of minutes, which can increase the damage exponentially.
But, the presence of an electric brake makes sit stop within a few milliseconds.
Additionally, the design of the switch is so user-friendly that you can operate it, even with your work gloves ON!
Our team gives it a perfect A+ in terms of safety and innovation.
Accuracy and Precision
The Makita 2705 has accuracy and precision as key features. The rip fence supports immensely to support the accuracy and precision.
It does so by the subtle and flawless adjustments. The end result is, ‘exact and correct cuts’ at the places they are meant to be.
Precision refers to the trait of being much specific and exact to the result expected.
The flat table area contributes towards the outstanding precision of this table saw.
Therefore, Precision and accuracy form an important part in the key features of the Makita 2705 table saw.
The manufacturers have taken good care of the cut size, and the Rip capacity of the table saw. This Makita 2705 table saw review section describes the blade size, rip capacity, bevel cuts, and dados cut size.
Makita saw manufacturers provide the blade with 10 inches in diameter. That is decent enough. Additionally, it has 6 x 13/16″ dados cut size.
As far as the bevel is concerned, 3-5/8 inches at a 90-degree angle and 2-1/2 inches at a 45-degree angle.
Thus, this table saw is fair in terms of cut size.
This Makita 2705 has dimensions of 36 x 16 x 32 in, and it weighs around 82 lbs. It has a sufficient working area suitable for versatile woodwork projects.
Additionally, the icing on the cake is the extra right extension. It facilitates the cutting of large size ply sheets smoothly.
Dust collection is one of the key features a table saw must possess.
Makita 2705 does not have many impressive dust collection features. The sawdust gets stuck under the blade, which should not happen.
Additionally, you have to clean the table saw with air compressors and also do post-maintenance and timely lubrication.
Therefore, the manufacturers have to focus better on this feature and introduce dust collection mechanisms like dust collection port and dust collection bag.
Portability is the ability of the machine to move from one Jobsite to another quickly. Makita 2705 is a dedicated contractor table saw. It’s not much maneuverable.
It is meant for one-time installation and assembly and then to be used from that place.
Though in extreme circumstances, it can be moved from one place to another, but that is not recommended.
On-board storage is a high-demand feature, which many contractors look for.
The primary advantage of having an on-board storage area is, keeping all tools at the place, no more forgetting tools at the Jobsite, convenient placement, and transit of tools from one place to another.
Makita 2705 has a left side dedicated for the storage area.
Proceeding with the Makita 2705 table saw review further, we discuss the safety mechanisms.
- “Tool-less” modular blade guard system prevents accidental mishaps.
- The cam lock gives easy adjustment, assembly, and disassembly.
- Adjustable dual side guards give convenience in measurement from the blade to the rip fence for various cut settings.
- The anti-kickback mechanisms prevent the wood from kickback and your hands from getting hurt.
- The riving knife is a guard mechanism as well as helpful in giving polished cuts.
- The unique ‘Electric Brake’ does wonders with a quick stop of the machine as fast as few milliseconds.
- The push stick effectively pushes the ply sheets during the process of ripping of wood, so that your hands are safe and not injured.
The Makita 2705 weighs around 82 pounds. This weight is neither too lightweight nor too heavy. This table saw is a balanced medium level weight machine.
But, it is a contractor level saw machine. Hence maneuverability is difficult.
Therefore, if you are thinking of moving this table saw back and forth frequently, it is not a child’s play. You would need an extra helping hand to do so.
The Makita 2705 offers a one year warranty and a one-month money-back guarantee. If you are not happy with this table saw, then you may return it and claim your money within 30 days.
Makita brand’s customer care is just phenomenal in their prompt replies and quick problem solutions.
However, this warranty duration is nearly average, considering the other counterparts in the market like Skil 3410-02 and Rockwell RK7241S offering two and three-year warranties and ninety days money-back guarantee.
What’s in the box?
- Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw
- 32T carbide-tipped blade
- Rip fence
- Miter gauge
- Push stick
|Item Weight||82 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||36 x 16 x 32 inches|
|Blade Cut Size||10 inches|
|Warranty||1 year warranty|
|Rip Capacity||25 inches|
|Dados Cut Capacity||13/16 inches|
|Max Cut Depth at 90 degree||3-9/16 inches|
|Max Cut Depth at 45 degree||2-1/2 inches|