This circular saw is a compact monster which has the capability to outstrip any of the circular saws in the market currently.
We are introducing you to the Makita 18V LXT Brushless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw which is one of a kind. We all are thinking why Makita has downsized its previous model. Why has it added another model in the same line with a smaller size? Let’s find out.
When we consider a 6-1/2” circular saw, it has a host of other benefits compared to its big brother. Internet will obviously praise its bigger version but you should really look for its younger counterpart. The 6-1/2” circular saw deals with the problem of depth cut very efficiently and it is capable to crosscut a material into 90 degrees.
If it’s a thicker material, it will take two cuts to complete the process. The best part about the younger version is that it is 3 pounds lighter which makes it very easy to use. This less weight helps you when you are trying to make a vertical cut or overhead cut.
They have surely done something different. And we feel that because there were already 4 models in this range. There are many improvements in this model but we will tell you about the most evident ones. This version has a brushless motor. This version is capable of 5000 RPM’s without us worrying about the stability.
You might be thinking that it also sports two batteries but you’re mistaken as it works on a single battery and hence it saves you money. Its brushless motor will give you more power and time.
Another new technology that has been added to this machine is automatic speed change which adjusts the speed and torque electronically so that your machine can work at an optimum level. This massively helps in pushing through cuts.
Makita 18V LXT Brushless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw Specs and Performance
- Model: XSH03Z (bare tool)/XSH03M (two battery kit)
- Power Source: LXT 18V Lithium-ion Battery (4.0 amp hour included in kit)
- No Load Speed: 5,000 RPM
- Max Cutting Capacity: 2-1/4″ (at 90 degrees), 1-5/8″ (at 45 degrees)
- Weight: 7.3 pounds
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $195 (XSH03Z), $399 (XSH03M)
The benefits of this circular saw are that its cutting experience is so smooth, stable and fast. Due to its lighter weight, tasks were completed early and easily.
The Led indicator is a welcome addition which takes this circular saw to a whole new level. The electric blade is super-fast and super-responsive. We found out by removing our hand from the trigger and it stopped immediately.
We would surely suggest you go for this product as it has all the good features with less weight and a lesser price than its previous version.