Makita has delivered the 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) cordless 7 1/4-inch circular saw. The new XSH01X/Z is the world’s first cordless 7 1/4-inch circular saw, powered by two 18-volt batteries, providing the performance of a corded saw without leaving the strongly-preferred 18-volt platform.
It’s the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18-volt LXT series. The Makita-built motor delivers 4,800 rpm for fast cutting and ripping. In performance testing the XSH01X/Z made 250 cuts in 2-by-4 lumber per charge, which is up to 2.5 times more cuts per charge than the Makita 18-volt Cordless 6 1/2-inch circular saw, model BSS611Z. With a 7 1/4-inch blade, the XSH01X/Z has a cutting capacity of 2 5/8 inches at 90 degrees, which is more than the Makita 5007F.
Model XSH01X/Z has a reinforced magnesium base for added durability and weighs only 10.1 pounds (with batteries). The saw includes two LED indicators that monitor battery charge status and temperature. Additional features include an onboard blade wrench for added convenience, an electric brake for maximum productivity, rubberized soft grip handles for increased comfort, and a built-in dust blower engineered to clear the line of cut for improved visibility.