Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology and the 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw (model XSH03Z, tool only, battery and charger sold separately) combines power and run-time for faster cutting and ripping without the cord. The XSH03Z is equipped with Automatic Speed Change Technology, which adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance. The Makita BL brushless motor is engineered for longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life. The XSH03Z features Extreme Protection Technology, engineered for increased dust and water resistance for operation in harsh job site conditions. 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.
BL motor delivers 5,000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
Automatic speed change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
BL brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
Efficient BL brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
Electronically controlled BL brushless motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application
Compact and ergonomic design at only 13-3/4 in. L, weighing only 7.3 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
3-stage LED gauge indicates battery charge level and dual LED lights illuminate the work area
Electric brake for maximum productivity
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
Retractable tool hook secures the tool when not in use
Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
Extreme protection technology is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
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)
AN UNDISCOVERED GEM! HIGHLY RATED YET SOMEWHAT OBSCURE REALLY LOVE IT
So I'm a framer and sider. For some time I had been looking for a saw to perform a specific purpose...BETTER than the great corded skil worm drives we all relied on. Mainly cutting details, notches etc. in Fascia...Overhead, in awkward positions, often on a ladder using ONE HAND. Along those lines we ALL favored the left LOS as opposed to the conventional layout.This saw does it all. In addition, it FIRST DAY...it slid off the roof....BAAM! banged a bit of scaffolding to hit the AZ desert. Checked it for squareness and it was rite back at work! We all love that saw!
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Mar 31, 2020
nice saw lightweight without that cheap feeling .already had many other Makita 18 volt tools so j...
nice saw lightweight without that cheap feeling .already had many other Makita 18 volt tools so just buying the tool instead of a kit is very cost effective.The electric brake is awesome-do not buy any circular saw without this feature
Oct 30, 2019
Loving this saw. I was a little reluctant to buy a cordless because the last cordless saw I used ...
Loving this saw. I was a little reluctant to buy a cordless because the last cordless saw I used was my dads older craftsman 19.2 volt and it was "okay".
This saw cuts like crazy. So far I've cut MDF and plywood and it cuts like nothing through those. We are remodeling our kitchen and we are doing butcherblock counters. I used this saw to cut many of the 1-1/2" birch pieces. It did not fly through them, but it did cut pretty easy. Just had to take my time. Actually cut the counter better than my Ridgid table saw. Was surprising.
Also, the led light is such a fantastic feature. It's so nice to have a light and it's pretty bright, right on the cut.
One of the other reason I bought a new saw was for dust collection. My old corded Makita circular, of course has no dust collection, so this was a welcome feature. It actually works pretty good.
My only two slight negatives are, for one it is not perfectly 90 degree's, it's a tiny bit off. Maybe I'll figure a way to get it straight. Other criticism is the duct collection port does not come with the saw. Doesn't make sense. I had to purchase that elsewhere.
Before I bought this, I was looking at the makita compact saw, but after watching some review video's and looking over the compact, this one is definitely built much, much better, and it's less expensive.
Very happy with the saw. My old corded saw is now collecting dust. This one does everything I need and more.
2 people found this helpful
May 8, 2018
I really like this saw. The hook is a nice touch
I really like this saw. The hook is a nice touch
1 person found this helpful
Jan 17, 2017
I'm a professional cabinet maker. I love tools and use them all the time. We use Makita in the...
I'm a professional cabinet maker. I love tools and use them all the time. We use Makita in the shop/install and I have my own Makita tools at home. This is a great saw. With Brushless motor there is more low end torque and longer battery life. It's not an equal to a corded saw but one of the greatest 18v saws out there. It accomplishes all the tasks we need it for. If you have a little extra money buy this one over the standard brushed motor saw. It will cut almost anything you ask it to do. It has a blade brake that works almost instantly after you let off trigger. I like the battery gauge so I know how much power I have to finish a small job. There is also a little LED light that lights up the area a bit when cutting. The blade it comes with is a good carbide blade. I recommend this saw.
12 people found this helpful
Jun 4, 2015
The Makita cordless circular saw is a light and versatile saw. It has automatic speed change that adjusts the speed and torque that improves the cutting performance. It has a brushless motor which should increase the life of the saw. It does not come with a battery or charger.. Adjusting the depth of cut, and the sighting is very user friendly. You can also attach a shop vac for clean cutting. For a small cordless circular saw, it has a lot of power..
Awesome Saw!! Great Compliment to their other Products!!!
This is a great, handy tool to have if you have other 18-Volt LXT Lithium batteries of the same brand!! This package of the saw only comes with the tool. YOU MUST HAVE BATTERIES FROM OTHER TOOLS!! The saw is perfect for misc. use when electricity is not available. The ease of switching batteries & compact use is awesome!! I would definitely recommend!!
Makita created a new class in cordless withMakita 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).See Full Product Description
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15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Corded Lightweight Magnesium Hypoid Circular Saw with built in fan and 24T Carbide blade
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