Makita XSH01PT X2 LXT Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review

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  • Cordless with dual batteries & powerful 4,800 RPM cutting and ripping speed.
  • The cutting capacity is large with 0-50-degrees bevel and 2-5/8-inch depth.
  • Compatible with all LXT power tools for versatile use.
  • Sharp and smooth cutting blade with 24 tooth carbide frame.
  • It weighs relatively less (10.1 lbs.) with dual LXT batteries.
  • Includes battery port, tool bag, blade-changing wrench, and other accessories.
Makita XSH01PT X2 LXT Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review
Makita XSH01PT X2 LXT Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review

Description

Complete Saw Kit

Makita XSH01PT Saw Kit

Buying a cordless saw kit, instead of just a tool, is a useful and practical choice. The reason being that in a circular saw kit, you get the circular saw, the batteries, a battery port charger, and a tool bag.

The tool includes the 7-1/4-inch blade which is the most special feature of the Makita XSH01PT LXT. Speaking of the ‘LXT’ technology, the Makita features dual batteries for twice the power and efficiency during the performance.

So to have that in a kit, rather than buying it separately, it a huge advantage. For a beginner, it’s more helpful than you think because it eliminates all of the guesswork. With a circular saw, one is often confused or intimidated about what is most compatible with the blade and motor.

To get direct and complete access to all the important tools is, fortunately, easier than researching for hours and still feeling unsure about the right products. Makita makes this easy because all the tools included in this kit are a part of LXT. This makes them dependable and easy to use, and long-lasting to use.

Power

Makita XSH01PT Power

The power rating of the Makita XSH01PT LXT is dual 18V lithium-ion batteries and 4,800 RPM. That means it’s faster and twice as active to deliver consistent cutting and ripping performance.

Being cordless with dual battery support, the Makita outperforms other similarly-priced circular saws without faltering. In performance tests, it ranked higher by making more number of cuts (approx. 250 cuts) to a 2×4 lumber in a single charge. All thanks to the dynamic power control and battery efficiency of the Makita LXT.

To further enhance the overall power performance of the circular saw, you also have the flat motor housing. It keeps the motor cool and comfortable. For long and demanding jobs, and in-between blade changes, the motor stays untouched and stable.

The magnesium base, faster cutting time, and lightweight construction with the batteries make the Makita a sharp and intelligent cutting tool for DIY-ers and professionals alike.

Blade Size

While the blade size and speed go hand-in-hand, one is not complete without the other, so the 4,800 RPM of the Makita is quite impressive. And the 7-1/4-inch blade diameter that also features a bevel capacity of 0-50 degrees with a single positive stop at 45 degrees is refreshing too.

This just means you can do a lot more than your average corded circular saw with this one. The line-up is versatile and productive with maximum cutting and a 5/8-inch arbor.

What this means in blade performance is that the blade is able to make multiple cuts and it’s perfect for positioning as well. Aligning the blade directly and accurately with your cutting line is also not a problem. It’s effective, improves visibility, and guarantees better control.

Another advantage of using the Makita is how well it cross-cuts under pressure. Since the charge time of the dual batteries is not that long, you can still do a sufficient amount of work on them. Making it easier to handle crosscuts and rip cuts with greater cutting depth and intricate flexibility.

Ergonomics

The Makita XSH01PT LXT includes everything a professional expects from a heavy-duty circular saw. Including a low battery indicator, electric brake stop, rubber grips, blade wrench, and lots more.

In fact, the motor housing features special computer controls that eliminate overheating and overloading during long use. There is also an overheating light just in case the motor needs a break to cool off during demanding cuts or rips.

The battery indicator turns on and it emits a bright light to let you know when it’s time to recharge the batteries.

The electric brake stop skips the unnecessary power wastage as the blade stops as soon as the trigger is released. So you won’t have to waste even a single extra minute getting from one task to another!

The handle has rubber grips that ensure a tight and fatigue-free hold on things. The saw has more damage-resistant housing which is convenient to hold. And the rest of the ergonomics, the adjustment levers, trigger, wrench, the bearings are quite rugged and practical to use.

The fact that the circular saw weighs around 10 pounds makes it easy and comfortable for long-term use. 

Additional information

Specification: Makita XSH01PT X2 LXT Cordless Circular Saw Kit Review

Power
Engine Speed (RPM)

4800

Voltage (V)

36

Power Source

Electric

Brushless Motor

Yes

Depth of Cut - 90 Degrees (in)

2.625

Depth of Cut - 45 Degrees (in)

1.875

Blade Diameter (in)

7.25

Blade Location

Right

Cord Style

Cordless

Portability
Length (in)

16.5

Width (in)

22.25

Height (in)

10.75

Weight (pounds)

‎21.1

Shoe Material

Magnesium

Utility
Bevel Capacity (degrees)

50

Electric Brake

Yes

Laser Guide

No

Dust Collection

No

Dust Blower

Yes

Dust Port

No

Usage

Beams & Timber

Money-back guarantee days

30

Warranty (Years)

3

Misc
Arbor Size (in)

0.625

Batteries Included

Yes

Batteries Required

Yes

Battery Cell Type

‎Lithium Ion

Battery System

LXT

Brand

Makita

Color

Teal

Model

‎XSH01PT

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