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18-Volt 6-1/2 in. LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Circular Saw (Tool Only)

  • 6.4 lbs. with 2.0Ah battery (battery not included) for comfort
  • 174 crosscuts of 2x10 SPF lumber with 1 5.0 Ah battery
  • Automatic Speed Change™ adjusts speed for optimum performance
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Product Overview

Milwaukee, Dewalt, 18-Volt, Core 18V

A New Class in Cordless

Makita Sub-Compact tools are the most compact in the 18V category, so users get 12V handling with 18V compatibility

M18, Fuel, High Output, Bosch

The Home Depot Innovation Award Winner

Makita 18V LXT® Sub-Compact was named “Overall Winner” for giving customers maximum power in a more compact size

Red, Red Lithium, 20-Volt Max, 20V Max

One System. Endless Possibilities.

Use the same batteries and chargers with all 36V and 18V LXT tools

XR, Flexvolt, Atomic, Xtreme,

The Most Compact 18V Tools Around

Engineered to be smaller and lighter than our premium tools for jobs that require quick and efficient tools

Tight, Small, Simple, M12

Electrician

Use 1-3/8" hole saws to run conduit into panels

Electric, Rapid, STAR, Protection

HVAC

Metal to metal fastening with drills and impact drivers

36-Volt, 36V, 36 Volt, 40-Volt

Plumber

Works in tight and enclosed areas where compact tools are needed

STAR, Protection, Computer, Controls, overload, overdischarge, overheat

Faster Charging

The Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip to optimize battery life

overloading, overdischarging, overheating

More Run Time

Battery delivers constant power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter

slide, terminal, premium

Longer Motor Life

Makita-built Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, so the motor runs cooler and more efficiently

max, power, speed, run, time

Efficient Power Management

Overload protection, Over-discharge protection and Overheat protection

durable, dependable, advanced

Star Protection

Star Protection is communication technology that protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating

authorized, service, center, repair, replace

3-Year Limited Warranty

On every Makita Lithium-Ion Tool, Battery and Charger from the date of original purchase.

Makita created a new class in cordless with 18-Volt LXT Sub-Compact tools. Makita Sub-Compact gives users 12-Volt handling with 18-Volt performance and compatibility with the worlds largest 18-Volt cordless tool system. The XSH04ZB is engineered for cutting and ripping applications and is ideal for any contractor seeking a more compact cutting solution for framing, roofing, formwork and more. The Sub-Compact 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw has a compact and ergonomic design at only 10-5/8 in. and 6.4 lbs. (with 18-Volt LXT Compact 2.0Ah battery, battery and charger sold separately). The compact size combined with the Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 5,000 RPM and a superior power-to-weight ratio. The saw is equipped with Makita's Automatic Speed Change technology, which adjusts cutting speed and torque under load for optimum cutting performance. The efficient brushless motor is electronically controlled to provide up to 50% longer run time than non-brushless motors and in run-time testing the XSH04 made up to 350 cross cuts in 2x4 SPF lumber on a single charge of the 18-Volt LXT Compact 2.0Ah battery. For extended run time users can load up a high amp-hour 18-Volt LXT battery (all sold separately) including 3.0Ah (BL1830B), 4.0Ah (BL1840B), 5.0Ah (BL1850B) or 6.0Ah (BL1860B).
  • Compact and ergonomic blade-right design at only 10-5/8 in. L
  • Weighs only 6.4 lbs. with 2.0Ah battery (battery not included) for operator comfort
  • Powerful Makita built electronically controlled BL Motor delivers 5,000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
  • BL brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Large cutting capacity (2-1/4 in. at 90°) and bevel capacity (0 to 50)
  • LXT technology delivers up to 350 cross-cuts per charge in 2x4 SPF lumber using one 2.0Ah battery (battery not included)
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
  • Dual LED lights illuminate the work area
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Includes a premium 24 tooth ultra thin kerf carbide tipped saw blade (A-85092) ideal for cordless circular saws; delivers smoother cuts and minimal material loss
  • Aluminum base and magnesium blade cover and motor housing provide a lightweight, durable design
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • 3-stage LED gauge indicates battery charge level
  • On-board blade wrench for convenience
  • Built-in dust blower cleans the line of cut for operator accuracy
  • Flat motor housing design for stability when changing the blade
  • Ideal for framers, builders, roofers, forming and more






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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordedCordless
Power Tool FeaturesDepth Adjustment,Keyed Blade Change,Spindle LockDepth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Keyed Blade ChangeDepth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Keyed Blade Change,Lock On Switch,Spindle LockNo Additional Features
Voltage (volts)1218 20
Batteries IncludedNoNo Yes
Blade Diameter (in.)36-1/27-1/46-1/2
Saw Drive TypeSidewinderSidewinderWorm DriveSidewinder
Blade LocationLeftRightLeftLeft
Number of Total Batteries Included00 1
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo Battery 3 Ah
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.
2-1/4 in
Product Depth (in.)
9.02 in
Product Height (in.)
8.43 in
Product Width (in.)
13.35 in

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Bevel Capacity
50
Blade Diameter (in.)
6-1/2
Blade Location
Right
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Black
Condition
New
Construction Material
Plastic
Cordless Tool Type
Circular Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Included
No Additional Items Included
Included Accessories
Blades
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.
1-5/8 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
5000
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Keyed Blade Change
Product Weight (lb.)
7.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Saw Drive Type
Sidewinder
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

15Questions18Answers

Can you use the 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6 batteries on this saw and what is the difference between those b...

Asked by CW March 23, 2021
2
Answers

They should all interchange. Bigger the number the more power, run time and weight (if that matters).

Does this saw purchase include a blade?

Asked by Gator September 14, 2020
3
Answers

Yes

Does it come with a blade?

Asked by ln206 August 5, 2020
2
Answers

Yes

Is there a right handed version?

Asked by jsdoti May 23, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. No, the XSH04ZB 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Saw, Tool Only is only available in a blade right design.

Does it have a laser guide

Asked by scsu320 April 23, 2020
3
Answers

Mine does not. I have a circular saw with a laser guide and quit using it. I cut a line better without it.

Does Makita make a case for this circular saw?

Asked by JustJackAtl February 8, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Please look into the Makita Interlocking cases which are available on Homedepot.com. The model #s are; 197212-5 (15-1/2 in. Large Interlocking Case) , 197213-3 (15-1/2 in. X-Large Interlocking Case).

Will my BL1820B battery and my DC1820 charger work with this tool?

Asked by John January 28, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The XSH04ZB 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Saw, Tool Only is compatible with all Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers.

Where can i get the rafter hook for this model?

Asked by Michael December 19, 2019
3
Answers

Check the manual. I believe it lists a part number for it. I did see a reference to it but didn’t give it much attention.

Why is this listed as a "Special Buy"? It is the same price it has been for over a year. I have...

Asked by RG December 19, 2019
1
Answer

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, To better answer your question, please contact the HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

Does this saw have a 5/8" arbor?

Asked by snazzlefluffuller December 15, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Yes, the XSH04RB 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Saw Kit (2.0Ah) does have a 5/8" arbor.

18-Volt 6-1/2 in. LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Circular Saw (Tool Only) - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 77% recommend this product
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Very light feels right in the hand
All and all a very nice tool. It puts my cordless portacable to same dont get me wrong that is a nice tool it just dont have the battery life or power that this one provides.
by kiserron
Quick Review: Great saw performance wise, this lost a star from me due to a few features that I w...
Quick Review: Great saw performance wise, this lost a star from me due to a few features that I would have modified, but they do not take away from the great performance of the saw. I used this with 2x's, cutting 2x8 lumber and it cut right through them with no problems. The Problem: I was looking for a lighter saw to cut my 2x's, it was down to this model and an M12 model. I ended up choosing this for one main reason( the dust port). Had the M12 had a dust port, even though it has a slower RPM I would have picked it up because I am heavily invested in the M12 line. As you get older you want to take better care of yourself and who wants to be covered in saw dust and breathing it in. I did not regret my decision, the dust port worked well with this. I used an attachment to connect it to my BacPacVac and I was able to collect just about all of the dust that comes with it. Performance: This is a blade right saw. As a righty the main benefit of the blade right saws is that even though your view is obstructed by the saw, the dust blows away from you which is good(as long as you are on the left side of the saw). I used this to cut some 2x8's that I am using for a stand and it cut with no issues. This saw ripped right through them. I did not have to struggle with it to cut all the way through, it handled the work pieces just fine. This saw is nice and light, I used it with a 5.0ah battery . The LEDs worked with the light the area. I do not think this has a dedicated dust blower, but the rate at which the blade spins allowed enough air to blow by to clear the lines I made of dust and debris. There is a notch on the rail of the saw that I initially thought was for when the blade is at 90degrees, the notch is for 45 degree bevels. There is an L shaped area where it says 0, that is what you would follow for straight cuts The saw spins in a counter clockwise direction, just take note of the when you insert the blade, as you want the teeth facing up. My only real complaint with the saw is that spindle lock was in an awkward position for me , so in order to change the blade I had to place it down as oppose to just changing it holding it up. I have Makita's tracksaw and the measurements for the depth guide on the track saw used the metrics system. I am glad that these measurements are in the imperial system since this saw is sold in the US. It is nice that the markings are on the blade guard but with the markings being black, on a black surface were difficult to see at times I would have preferred if they used a different color to identify each marking. Cons: Markings on blade guard are hard to see. The Spindle lock is at a bad place, for me, giving me more work to change the blade
by SmokedNeckbones
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by ElDiabolo
This is a great little Saw...
This is a great little Saw
by HomeDepotCustomer
Good saw and does the job but not as good...
Good saw and does the job but not as good as a electric saw just doesn't have the power
by HomeDepotCustomer
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Great little saw. Motor stop improves safety. No waiting for the blade to stop spinning to set it...
Great little saw. Motor stop improves safety. No waiting for the blade to stop spinning to set it down. Less than a second after releasing the trigger the blade is stationary. Not an ideal position for the trigger release. It is a bit awkward to hit release and the trigger. I suppose with time and use it will become more comfortable and automatic. More power than I expected but I didn’t buy it for framing. I have my 7 1/4 Makita Mag for that. Love that tool most.
by GCubed
Great power tool for handyman work...
Great power tool for handyman work
by DAVID
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