Model # XSS03Z

Internet #205561436

Store SO SKU #1001004295

Makita 18-Volt LXT 5-3/8 in. Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only)


18-Volt LXT 5-3/8 in. Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only)

  • Part of the expanding 18V LXT line of over 150 cordless tools
  • Weighs Only 6.0 lbs.
  • Tool has a 3-year limited warranty from date of purchase
$15434 /each
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Product Overview

The Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 5-3/8 in. Trim Circular Saw combines cordless cutting power with less weight in a compact size. The XSS03Z (tool only) has a Makita built high torque motor and a 2 in. maximum cutting capacity, making it ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters. It's part of Makita's expanding 18-Volt Lithium-Ion series, the world's largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18-Volt Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18-Volt Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18-Volt LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.

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  • Makita built motor delivers 3,600 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
  • Weighs only 6.0 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Built-in dust blower keeps the line of cut free of debris for more accurate cuts
  • Heavy gauge, precision machined base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Built-in LED light illuminates the work area
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • Accepts Makita 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion battery for even longer run time
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • Rapid optimum charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature (battery and charger sold separately)
  • Rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging (battery and charger sold separately)
  • Makita technology delivers category-leading charge time, so the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger (battery and charger sold separately)
  • Compatible with Makita 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries with a star symbol (battery sold separately)
  • 3-year warranty
  • Includes: 5-3/8 in. 16 teeth carbide-tipped circular saw blade (A-94904)
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Info & Guides

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Blade Diameter
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.
2 in
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Batteries Included
Battery Amp Hours
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Bevel Capacity
Blade Location
Charger Included
Color Family
Cordless Tool Type
Circular Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Depth Adjustment
Dust Collection
Keyless/keyed blade change
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.
1.375 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Number of Batteries Included
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3-year limited warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will this to support a 5 amp hour battery

Asked by: ed
No, this will not support a 5 amp battery
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-08-07

Will the tool use the 1.5ah Lithium Ion battery, made by Makita?

Will the tool use the 1.5ah Lithium Ion battery, made by Makita? I attached an image of the batteries I already have. Without knowing if this tool uses this battery, I can't comfortably make this purchase so an answer would be greatly appreciated. The letters, "LXT" aren't written anywhere on the battery...
Asked by: Josh
The 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 1.5Ah battery is not compatible with high amp-draw tools like cordless circular saws. Makita created the 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion category with the fast-charging 1.5Ah Battery (BL1815), which is built for more compact tools for drilling, driving, and fastening as well as accessories. For best performance, high amp-draw tools like saws, grinders, rotary hammers and more are engineered for use with higher amp-hour batteries including 18V 2.0Ah, 3.0Ah, 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2017-04-01
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt LXT 5-3/8 in. Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Saw This saw is small and light, easy to use in challenging situations. I used it to trim the outside edge of a binding wooden gate without having to remove the gate.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from using batteries This is an exceptional little saw. Does exactly as its description claims, BUT, when it comes to the rechargable lith/ion batt. Cartrige it wouldnt work! I had to (w/dremmel)modify one side of each battery slide because it prevents its use! Lame! If i already have many batts i certainly dont want purchase just one for this application! If modifying them didnt work i certainly would have returned it. Unhappily and certainly highly irritated. Lame battery prob. Makita, if every tool requires non- interchangable batteries, they become cost prohibitive for me. Except for this, its an excellent saw.
Date published: 2015-12-20
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