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Model # XSS03Z

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

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  • Part of the Makita LXT 18V:36V line of 325+ cordless power tools
  • Weighs Only 6.0 lbs.
  • Tool has a 3-year limited warranty from date of purchase
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About This Product

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.

Highlights

  • 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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Product Information

Internet # 205561436

Model # XSS03Z

Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.875 in, W 7.25 in, D 14.375 in

Dimensions

Blade Diameter (in.)

5-3/8 in

Product Depth (in.)

14.375 in

Product Height (in.)

7.875 in

Product Width (in.)

7.25 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Size

Lithium Ion

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

Bevel Capacity (degrees)

45 °

Blade Location

Right

Charger Included

Charger Not Included

Color Family

Teal

Condition

New

Construction Material

Plastic

Cordless Tool Type

Circular Saw

Cordless/Corded

Cordless

Included

No Additional Items Included

Included Accessories

Blade(s), Hand Tools, Rip Fence

Maximum Cut Depth at 45 Degrees (in.)

1.375 in

Maximum Cut Depth at 90 Degrees (in.)

2 in

Maximum Speed (RPM)

3600 RPM

Motor Type

Brushed

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Tool Features

Depth Adjustment, Electric Brake, Keyed Blade Change

Product Weight (lb.)

5.7 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Saw Drive Type

Sidewinder

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

3-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

9Questions
caret
Q:information says metal only? Will this saw cut wood safely with the appropriate blade?
by|Oct 22, 2023
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Thank you for your question on the XSS03Z circular saw. This tool was designed to cut wood products. This tool includes a blade part number A-94904 which is a saw blade for wood and general purposes.

by|Apr 7, 2024
    1 found this answer helpful
    caret
    Q:Where is this saw manufactured? Thank you.
    by|Jul 17, 2022
    1 Answer
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    A:  Thank you for your question on the XSS03Z. This tool origin is China. Please be advised that all of the Makita corporation's manufacturing centers around the world are held to the same Quality Criteria.

    by|Apr 7, 2024
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:Will this saw cut tile? With the proper blade?
      by|Mar 26, 2022
      1 Answer
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      A:  Thank you for your question on the XSS03Z circular trim saw. This tool is ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters design to cut wood.

      by|Apr 7, 2024
        1 found this answer helpful
        caret
        Q:does any other blade fit this saw besides the stock one? I don't see any fine finish saw blades with the non standard sized 5/8" arbor this saw has
        by|Aug 18, 2020
        1 Answer
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        A:  Thank you for your question. The XSS03Z 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5-3/8" Circular Trim Saw, Tool Only accepts 5-3/8" blades with a 5/8" arbor. Makita only offers the 5-3/8" 16T C.T. Saw Blade (A-94904). Please refer to your instruction manual for other compatibility questions.

        by|Apr 7, 2024
          2 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 24 reviews
          • 90% recommend this product
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          Awesome little saw. Eats the smaller BL1820 battery alive but if you use the biggest battery it w...
          Awesome little saw. Eats the smaller BL1820 battery alive but if you use the biggest battery it works awesome.
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          really impressed me
          It’s a great little saw. I was looking for something more compact, i felt my saw was overkill for those cardboard panels my wife wanted me to put in our walls. I saw this and hesitated a bit because it wasn’t brushless. Considering every new tool I’ve purchased in the last year or so has been brushless i wondered if this would perform well and have great battery life. Well it didn’t let me down. I especially like how with a smaller blade, it’s easier to correct when I’m off a tad. The 5 and 3/8th finishing blade isnt easy to come by with the correct arbor size so i purchased a milwaukee one and made a larger arbor. No big deal. I also had a slight concern with the blade being on the right. I tend to hate that. Well, after this large project i just finished, i def got used to using the guide instead of focusing on the blade AND the dust is blown AWAY from me which was a huge bonus. I currently own 4 circular saws (don’t ask me why) and this little “outdated saw” is my favorite. It also outperformed a 7 1/4 18v brushless (orange brand) one. That blew me away! Battery also outlasted a brushless (orange brand) 18v jig saw while using them on the same project. Not sure if jig saws in general use more energy, but I’m def pretty confident i got way more cuts out of this makita saw before the orange one died. I couldnt believe it
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            This item was returned to the store. It is a...
            This item was returned to the store. It is a right blade saw, less useful for my needs then a left blade saw. I loved my old Makita trim saw and it was a left blade saw.
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              Extremely agile little saw with enough depth of cut for...
              Extremely agile little saw with enough depth of cut for a 2x4. Really like how the blade stops within one second of releasing the trigger.
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              Lightweight and good torque....
              Lightweight and good torque.
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              The good: it’s very light and being left handed I can see the blade. The bad: No one stocks 5 3/8...
              The good: it’s very light and being left handed I can see the blade. The bad: No one stocks 5 3/8” blades with a 5/8” arbor. I have yet to find a nice finishing blade anywhere. I’m going to try a 5 1/2” blade and hope it doesn’t destroy the plastic shield or clog the exhaust port. Do not buy this saw unless you’re ok with a 16t blade and ordering online!
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