The 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7¼-inch Circular Saw model XSR01 is a cordless saw powered by two 18V lithium-ion batteries, so users get maximum power and run-time without the cord – and without leaving the versatile 18V battery platform. The tool is part of the company’s expanding 18V LXT system, which offers 150+ tools and is the world’s largest tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V LXT® batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

The “New Original” combines 18V X2 technology with an efficient brushless motor for maximum performance and true freedom from the cord. In run-time testing, the XSR01 made 558 cuts in 2x4 SPF lumber on a single charge using two 18V 5.0Ah batteries, and 291 cross cuts in a 2x10 SPF lumber on a single charge (5.0Ah batteries). The saw is equipped with Automatic Speed Change technology, which adjusts cutting speed and torque while cutting for optimum performance. Additional features include a full 2 9/16-inch cutting capacity, which is enough to cut the increasingly used 3x lumber in a single pass.

The brushless motor’s electronic controls enable the soft start feature so there’s no “kick” at start-up, as well as an electric brake for increased convenience. Framers will appreciate the retractable, extra-wide tool hook and built-in tether notch (tether sold separately). It weighs only 12.4 pounds with two 18V LXT batteries. For increased durability, the XSR01 is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology, which is a series of protective seals inside the tool engineered for improved dust and moisture resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components. In addition, the XSR01 and over 150 LXT® solutions feature 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. Makita lithium-ion tools, batteries and chargers are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

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