Author Topic: Makita 36 Volt Track Saw (No Blades for you) lack of OEM blades  (Read 895 times)

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Online Steven Owen

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Maybe the engineers at Makita have been watching one too many episodes of Seinfeld. Nearly  2-years after the release of their new cordless, the plotline remains the same, “No Blades For You!!!”

The folks as Makita deserve a giant smack up the side their heads for releasing a product without any accessory blades.  This makes their cordless track saw totally useless for many projects.

They promised 7 blade options when the Makita 36 Volt Track Saw was released.  You can’t even find an OEM replacment blade for the one blade that comes with the unit.

What in the heck is Makita thinking?  This is easy money.  Accessories often have more mark-up than the tools themselves.  It just doesn’t make sense to not have any accessory blades. 

Has anyone actually found accessory blades for their Makita Cordless Track Saw? 
« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 06:55 PM by Steven Owen »
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Offline neilc

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I just went to this page:

https://www.makitatools.com/products/accessories/cutting#c:circular-saw-blades;plunge-saw-blades-accessories

Picked out several of the product numbers and Amazon and several other retailers like CPO Outlet seem to stock all that I searched for.

Perhaps it's a Canada thing. 
« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 09:36 PM by neilc »

Offline mattdh

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they showed at least 7 on the us web site. and the 1 i goggled showed up on amazon

Offline Peter_C

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they showed at least 7 on the us web site. and the 1 i goggled showed up on amazon
Yeah, so they do!

Another option which is what I use for my TS55.
http://www.oshlun.com/fespro_series.html

Online Steven Owen

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It looks like the Makita Saw blades are around if you search them by part number on Amazon.  Makita Canada sucks and their site needs to be overhauled.  You can’t find the blades on the Canadian site to save your life.

They need to work on their site. It shouldn’t be such a massive effort to track down blades.

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Is Makita also 20mm arbor?

I’ve only tried one Oshlun blade on my ATF  55 and it was worse than the cheapest Sears blade I ever bought. (Back in the day I made my first table saw out of a Craftsman circular saw)

Maybe my bad Osclun was a fluke but I probably won’t bother trying another when Festool, Freud, and Amana blades all work very well.

Online Steven Owen

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Is Makita also 20mm arbor?

I’ve only tried one Oshlun blade on my ATF  55 and it was worse than the cheapest Sears blade I ever bought. (Back in the day I made my first table saw out of a Craftsman circular saw)

Maybe my bad Osclun was a fluke but I probably won’t bother trying another when Festool, Freud, and Amana blades all work very well.

Makita actually makes very top notch blades.  They’re probably one of the few major bands making good OEM blades. 
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Is Makita 20mm arbor?

Offline rst

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I buy AGE for my Festool saws (TS55, 75, HKC, TSC) and well as my original Makita track saw (now relegated to cutting steel doors only) German made blades from Toolstoday.  They sell blades and router bits for everything I ever needed although I also buy from Routerbitworld...Freud, CMT.

Online Steven Owen

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I buy AGE for my Festool saws (TS55, 75, HKC, TSC) and well as my original Makita track saw (now relegated to cutting steel doors only) German made blades from Toolstoday.  They sell blades and router bits for everything I ever needed although I also buy from Routerbitworld...Freud, CMT.

I’m surprised you retired your Makita Track Saw to cutting doors.  I would think it would easily outperform the underpowered TS55 for most plywood cutting tasks.
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Offline rst

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I've been making sawdust since the late 60s.  These are not my only saws, have an 8 1/4 Skil worm, a 6 14 PC sawboss, a 10 1/4 and 6 7/8 18v  Milwaukee.  The Skil mostly cuts masonry although I have wood and steel blades.  The PC was my...Jezzus the Skil is heavy- saw and the Milwaukee is for, well, anything the others won't cut.  I don't use them often, but there are times only they will get the job done.  The Makita actually replaced the Sawboss for cutting doors when I don't need to do it with the door hanging.  I do a lot of different things reasonably regularly.  "I won most tools known to modern man, and a lot that most modern men don't know exist."