Makita’s brushless Rear handle 7-1/4” circular saw is powered by two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries for maximum performance. The electronically-controlled BL™ Brushless motor matches torque and RPM (5,100) to the application.
It can handle corded saw level demanding applications like cutting sheets and dimensional lumber.
Delivers up to 558 cross-cuts per charge in 2x4 SPF using two LXT® 5.0Ah batteries. Its capacity cuts 3X material in a single pass with a large 2-9/16” cutting capacity at 90°.
Its design includes a built-in tether notch (tether sold separately) and an electric brake for maximum productivity.
The saw has a die-cast magnesium base and blade guard with die-cast aluminum blade cover and motor housing, which combines durability with less weight (only 12.4 lbs. with batteries).
Makita’s expanding cordless tool system are powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries that have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
- The BL™ Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL™ Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
- Automatic Speed Change™ technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
- 0°- 53° bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5°, 45°, and 53°
- Compact and ergonomic design at only 17-½" long
- Includes (2) 18V LXT® 5.0Ah batteries, dual port rapid charger, 24T blade, wrench, bag
It is the perfect balance of being up for the professional requirements of a jobsite.
This model will do anything a wormdrive saw will. With the 5.0Ah batteries, it is almost impossible to run them dry in one day.
Being lightweight, this saw has enough heft to do a lot of repetitive work reserved for a standard corded saw, while being easier on the arms and wrists.
If you have more than one Makita cordless saw the same fast-charging 18V batteries can be used across the entire Makita 18V LXT cordless tool series.
The rafter hook may seem awkward because it is larger than a worm drive hook and the saw hangs a bit looser.
To maneuver the safety button to engage the trigger may seem tricky compared to other skill saws that only need one finger.