What’s the Difference Between Makita 6-1/2-inch Plunge Cut Circular Saw SP6000J vs SP6000J1?

The only difference between Makita SP6000J and SP6000J1 is that the SP6000J1 comes with a 55-inch Guide Rail. The rail part number is 194368-5, commonly costs over $70. Thus, the SP6000J1 is more expensive than the SP6000J.

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SP6000J or SP6000J1 which one to buy?

If the 55-inch track is too long or too short for your projects, you can buy the cheaper SP6000J, then use the savings to buy a shorter Makita 39-inch track(part number is 199140-0) or a longer 118-inch track (part number is 194367-7).

Otherwise,just purchase the SP6000J1.

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The Guide Rails interact with the saw to provide smooth, dead-on straight cuts. Good for ripping sheet material.

BrandMakitaMakita
ModelSP6000J1SP6000J
TypePlunge Circular SawPlunge Circular Saw
Weight16.5 lbs.9.7 lbs.
Dimensions13-3/8″ x 8-7/8″ x 9-7/8″(L x W x H)13-3/8″ x 8-7/8″ x 9-7/8″(L x W x H)
Power SourceCordedCorded
Cord Length8.2ft / 2.5m8.2ft / 2.5m
Amp12 amps12 amps
Volt120v120v
Speed2,000 – 5,200 RPM2,000 – 5,200 RPM
Arbor Size13/16″ (20mm)13/16″ (20mm)
Blade Diameter6-1/2″6-1/2″
Blade LocationRightRight
Bevel Capacity48 degrees48 degrees
Bevel Stops22.5 degrees and 45 degrees22.5 degrees and 45 degrees
Laser Guide
Cutting Depth Capacity2-3/16″ at 90 degrees and 1-9/16″ at 45 degrees2-3/16″ at 90 degrees and 1-9/16″ at 45 degrees
Adjustable Cutting DepthYesYes
Spindle Lock
Electric Brake
Dust Collectiondust port directs material away from the operator and connects to a vacuum systemdust port directs material away from the operator and connects to a vacuum system
Dust Blower
CaseYesYes
MaterialMagnesium components
Rubberized handles
Carbide Tipped blade
Magnesium components
Rubberized handles
Carbide Tipped blade
Uses Ideal for cutting large wood panels and other wood materials in confined areas Ideal for cutting large wood panels and other wood materials in confined areas
IncludesMakita SP6000J1 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw
48T carbide-tipped blade
wrench
Tool Case
and 55″ Guide Rail
Makita SP6000J 6-1/2-Inch Plunge Circular Saw, 48T carbide-tipped blade
wrench
stackable tool case.
ColorTeal, blackTeal, black
Warranty1 year limited warranty1 year limited warranty
Manualhttp://cdn.makita.com/apps/cms/doc/prod/SP6/aca2f80e-96f5-4d9c-b34f-3b438700c728_SP6000J1_IM.pdfhttp://cdn.makita.com/apps/cms/doc/prod/SP6/60a3fb77-ed0e-48e3-a43b-02d5a4e2ec44_SP6000J_IM.pdf
MiscVariable speed control
Built-in current limiter helps prevent motor burnout
1,800 Watts Out
Variable speed control
Built-in current limiter helps prevent motor burnout
1,800 Watts Out
PriceCheck Price at AmazonCheck Price at Amazon

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