Makita GSR02Z 40V Max XGT Circular Saw Review

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  • Strong and powerfully-built brushless motor with electronic brake.
  • Precise 0-56 degrees bevel adjustment with 2 positive stops.
  • Large cutting area and ergonomic design.
  • Professional water and dust resistance for long-term use.
  • Lightweight (around 13.5-pounds) for convenient and pain-free use. 
Makita GSR02Z 40V Max XGT Circular Saw Review
Makita GSR02Z 40V Max XGT Circular Saw Review

Description

Bevel Adjustment

Makita GSR02Z Review Bevel Adjustment

With 56-degrees bevel and 22.5 and 45 degrees positive stops, the Makita GSR02Z is equipped for high-demand projects.  It is sturdy and powerful enough to cut through 4x material with 3-3/4-inch cutting efficiency at 90-degrees.

The single pass cutting capacity of the GSR02Z is quite impressive and reliable. With twice as much speed, thanks to the 4,000 RPM motor, the Makita is foolproof. It’s one of the most stable and versatile cutting tools that you can use for cutting wood.

The markings on the main plate make it easier to navigate using just one hand for adjustments. The precision and stability of the footplate also increase the cutting speed because of the large, bold numbers engraved on the machine. Since this isn’t printed on, the visibility is clear and precise for eternity!

Weight

Makita GSR02Z Review Weight

The Makita GSR02Z has a solid weight but it’s not too heavy either. It offers a great balance to reduce hand strain but it feels like you’re handling a solid cordless circular saw.

Considering the light but sturdy ergonomics of the machine, the Makita GSR02Z weighs at least 3 to 3.5 pounds less than standard handheld corded circular saws. It weighs around 13.5 pounds only.

Adjusting the bevel angle, holding the handle, and stabilizing the cutting plane. All these things are way easier now with the lightweight construction of the Makita GSR02Z. Something you can rely on when you need to reach a high speed with precise cutting results.

Motor Performance

The rotation speed of the Makita complements its motor power which is at 4,000 RPM. By circular saw standards, this is twice as fast as any corded circular saw. This is what Makita promises to professionals.

The average range of non-geared circular saws that are handled is between 1,700 to 3,400 RPM. So the upgrade to 4,000 RPM makes a huge difference in performance, consistency, and speed.

Worm drive circular saws, on the other hand, go between 4,000 to 5,000 RPM. So it’s a huge relief to know that Makita GSR02Z falls within this category so it’s safe and dynamic to use.

The high speed directly optimizes the cutting performance in that the Makita GSR02Z features another special feature, the Automatic Torque drive system. What this does is it smoothens out the rough edges of a handheld cordless circular saw.

This means no overloading, overheating, or rattling during the performance. The Makita delivers smooth, rugged, and seamless cutting performance no matter the high-demand application.

Construction Protection

The Makita GSR02Z has more than a few special features in place to protect against wear and tear and any unforeseen damages. It takes care of anything that may ruin the power and consistency of the circular saw.

Starting with the magnesium base that supports the automatic drive system and adjustable bevel depth. More importantly, it also features the Extreme Protection Technology which protects against harsh weather conditions. So that’s water, dust, chipping, etc.

You can move outside without worrying a blink about reducing the power capacity or cutting speed of the circular saw. It works well under pressure.

Ergonomics

The streamlined design of the Makita GSR02Z is a strong enough reason to buy this right now. But let me indulge in another unique and user-friendly feature of the circular saw. And that is the brake system.

While the Makita offers a simple and intuitive way to make quick bevel adjustments. It also handles how efficiently and seamlessly the circular saw stops once you release the trigger. So the brake is smooth, reliable, and 100% safe.

The electric brake has an automatic start feature that lets you safely release the trigger without damaging the material or anything that might get in the way.

The blade guard is sturdy and strong. And there is a proper dust collector to reduce airborne dust during cutting. So there’s clear visibility and maximum productivity while you’re focused on the task right in front of you.

Additional information

Specification: Makita GSR02Z 40V Max XGT Circular Saw Review

Power
Engine Speed (RPM)

4000

Voltage (V)

40

Power Source

Battery Powered

Brushless Motor

Yes

Worm Drive

No

Depth of Cut - 90 Degrees (in)

3.75

Depth of Cut - 45 Degrees (in)

2.75

Blade Diameter (in)

10.25

Blade Location

Right

Cord Style

Cordless

Portability
Length (in)

22.44

Width (in)

14.76

Height (in)

10.43

Weight (pounds)

17

Utility
Bevel Capacity (degrees)

56

Electric Brake

Yes

Laser Guide

No

LED Lights

No

Spindle Lock

No

Dust Collection

No

Dust Blower

No

Dust Port

No

Usage

Beams & Timber

Money-back guarantee days

30

Warranty (Years)

3

Misc
Arbor Size (in)

0.625

Batteries Included

No

Batteries Required

No

Brand

Makita

Color

Teal

Model

GSR02Z

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