Makita 5377MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Hypoid Saw

August 2, 2013 - Comment

Weight is a key factor with Hypoid (rear handle) saws, and with the extensive use of magnesium, the weight of Makita’s new hypoid saw is reduced to a very competitive 13 pounds. The powerful motor employs dense windings which allowed Makita to make the overall package more compact and maneuverable.As with the 5277NB, it utilizes

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Weight is a key factor with Hypoid (rear handle) saws, and with the extensive use of magnesium, the weight of Makita’s new hypoid saw is reduced to a very competitive 13 pounds. The powerful motor employs dense windings which allowed Makita to make the overall package more compact and maneuverable.As with the 5277NB, it utilizes a precision-machined, maintenance free (never add oil) hypoid gearing system. Hypoid gears deliver more power than traditional worm drive gears found on other rear-handle saws. Includes the Makita 5377MG 7 1/4″ Magnesium Hypoid Saw.The Makita 7-1/4-Inch Magnesium Hypoid Saw features highly durable magnesium components and a powerful 15 AMP Makita-built industrial motor and hypoid gearing system for maximum power output. The 5377MG seamlessly balances weight, power, durability, and ease of use, making it the most refined circular saw on the market.

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View larger5377MG FeaturesDURABILITY – Magnesium components create a saw with less weight (13.0 lbs.) that’s jobsite toughPOWER – 15 AMP motor delivers enough power to cut through the densest lumberEFFICIENCY – Large cutting capacity (2-3/8 in. at 90°) with positive stops at 22.5°, 45° and 51.5°CONVENIENCE – Retractable hook allows tool to remain close but never in the wayINCLUDES – Carbide Tipped blade and wrench

Tool SpecificationsBlade Diameter7-1/4″Arbor5/8″Max. Cutting Capacity at 90°2-3/8″Max. Cutting Capacity at 45°1-3/4″No Load Speed4,500 RPMWatts Out2,300AMPS (120V)15.0Length17-3/4″Net Weight13.0 lbs.Makita-Built Motor Engineered for Versatile Power
The 5377MG features a Makita-built 15 AMP industrial motor that delivers 4,500 RPM, combined with well-balanced magnesium components for a lighter weight saw that delivers true power the professional user demands. Users will benefit from the precision-machined hypoid gears, which are maintenance free and deliver more constant power than worm drive gears. Hypoid gears allow for more surface contact so more power is transferred over a wider surface, providing increased power and durability. In addition, hypoid gears are sealed in an oil bath so they never need maintenance. The saw has a large cutting capacity (2-3/8 inches at 90°) with a maximum bevel capacity of 51.5° and positive stops at 22.5°, 45° and 51.5° for quick back-and-forth changes.

Ergonomic and Ease-of-Use
Features Magnesium components allowed Makita to engineer a saw with less weight (13 pounds) that is well-balanced and jobsite tough. Additional design details include greater clearance between the rear handle and the blade case to provide a better grip for larger hands or for users with gloves, as well as a wider space between the blade and housing for a clearer view of the blade and measurement scale. Makita also engineered ergonomics and ease-of-use into the saw, including clearly visible depth and bevel markings and ergonomic hand grips to improve overall control while minimizing operator fatigue. The large rubberized levers provide quick, one-handed adjustments for more efficient work.

Includes Ultra-Coated Framing Blade
The 5377MG includes a Makita 7-1/4-Inch Premium Ultra-Coated Framing Blade with Advance Tooth Design. The “M” shaped tooth design features a two-pointed tip and two 10° bevel faces to maximize cutting performance for a faster, cleaner and longer lasting cut. The carbide tips are specifically set to withstand the harshest conditions such as plowing through nail-embedded wood. The blade is also ultra-coated to reduce heat and pitch build-up for faster, smoother cutting, with special Makita heat vents strategically set to dissipate heat and increase performance. The 5377MG also include a blade wrench attached to the saw for fast and convenient blade changing.

Engineered for a Range of Applications
The 5377MG is built for framing walls, floors and roofs using a range of dimensional lumber and dense engineered lumber, including LVL, PSL and I-Joists, headers, and microlams; as well as ripping panels such as plywood, OSB, particle board, and dense structural panels. Other applications include plunge and bevel cutting, as well as masonry and metal cutting. The 5377MG is just another example of Makita’s commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

About Makita’s Magnesium Series
Magnesium components are stronger and lighter than conventional materials, resulting in saws that weigh less with improved ergonomic features. There’s plenty of power thanks to Makita engineering, and a precision balanced design that delivers clean, accurate cuts.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita’s Factory or Authorized Service Centers. Please see for complete details.

What’s in the Box
Makita 5377MG 7-1/4-Inch Hypoid Saw includes, 24T carbide tipped framing blade and wrench.

Product Features

  • Large bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5 degrees, 45 degrees, and 51.5 degrees.
  • Oil-bath technology is created with a built-in fan and sealed-gear housing to ensure 100% oil surface coating
  • High quality, heat treated hypoid steel gears do not prematurely wear like traditional bronze-alloy worm drive gears
  • Reinforced power cord withstands jobsite abuse
  • 1-year warranty


Shantara "remodel. repair. new construction. ... says:

awesome all the best things from the older makita hypoid, plus all new features and magnesium for reduced weight. every framing saw needs to bevel to at least 50 degrees. well this one goes beyond that and bevels to 51.5 degrees. every saw needs a sky hook. i like the top handle too.this saw is so sweet to use. it’s so powerful AND lightweight. i like using this one over the bosch. that cord thing bosch has going is good in theory, but my cords don’t fit it. it’s a hypoid so you never have…

Mel D. says:

An excellent alternative to the classic worm gear I bought this saw to cut all the pressure treated lumber for my deck since my other tools (except handsaws) were not going to be up for the task. I picked this saw over the others available based on reviews from several woodworking sites. Every review site seemed to like a different saw but in general all agreed that the Skil was the best overall.I passed on competitors models for several reasons: well reviewed Skil saws were too heavy and had overlooked faults that bothered me. The…

orangekay says:

Really solidly built I’d love to know what parts that other guy had magically fall off, because I can’t find a single fit or finish flaw with mine. This thing is built like a tank, but doesn’t weigh you down too badly. I’m a bit concerned about the longevity of the lower guard spring, but for right now, it works fine.I chose this over the Bosch worm drive model purely because of the lack of need to drain and flush any oil out of the gearbox with kerosene, and I have no regrets. It ploughs right through…

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