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18-Volt LXT 5-3/8 in. Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only)
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  • Model XSS03Z
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18-Volt LXT 5-3/8 in. Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only)

$15434 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # BSS501Z

Internet #202213958

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

Discontinued Makita

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

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Product Overview

The Makita 18- in. Trim Circular Saw combines cordless cutting power with less weight in a compact size. The BSS501Z has a Makita-built high torque motor and a 2 in. maximum cutting capacity – the best in its class – making it ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters. The BSS501Z is part of Makita’s growing 18-Volt LXT cordless line-up, with 65+ tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

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  • Makita-built motor delivers 3,600 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
  • Compact, ergonomic design at only 6.0 lbs. 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
  • 18-volt LXT Battery (sold separately) charges in only 30 minutes
  • Built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the work area
  • Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • LXT lithium-ion battery and rapid optimum charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles
  • 3 year warranty
  • Includes: 16T carbide tipped blade (A-94904)
  • Compatible batteries and chargers: BL1830, BL1830-2, DC18SE, DC18RA, DC18RC
  • Battery and charger sold separately

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Name 18-Volt LXT 5-3/8 in. Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only) 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion 5-3/8 in. Cordless Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only) 18-Volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36-Volt) Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only) 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 5-7/8 in. Cordless Metal Cutting Saw (Tool-Only)
Brand Makita Makita Makita Makita
Ratings (2) (2) (10) (5)
Blade Diameter 5.375 5-3/8 in 7.25 5.875
Batteries Included No No No No
Reconditioned No No No No
Power Tool Features Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake Brushless,Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Spindle Lock
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Cordless Cordless
Voltage (volts) 18 18 36 18
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Blade Diameter
5-3/8 in
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.
2 in
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Batteries Included
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Bevel Capacity
45 °
Blade Location
Charger Included
Color Family
Cordless Tool Type
Circular Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Depth Adjustment
Dust Collection
Electric Brake
Keyless/keyed blade change
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.
1-3/8 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Product Weight (lb.)
Spindle Lock
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Do the batteries of older 18v tools fit this saw?

Asked by: Anonymous
The recommended battery for this tool is the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery (#BL1830).
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does a charger and batteries come with the BSS501Z Trim Saw?

Asked by: Anonymous
The BSS501Z is the Tool Only. The charger and batteries are sold separately and can be purchased on
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion 5-3/8 in. Cordless Circular Trim Saw (Tool-Only) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No cord required... This products performs flawlessly with the 18v 3.0 battery...unfortunately the person above did not read the requirements and left a poor review because they failed to follow the instructions. The product cuts as designed and Makita 18v Lithium Ions are great.
Date published: 2012-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery Pack not compatible with other tools Bought this to add to my two Makita screwgun/impact driver set. Battery for saw does not interchange with two other tools. Returned the item.
Date published: 2011-11-08
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