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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The XSH01X/Z gives contractors the performance of a corded saw without leaving the strongly-preferred 18V battery platform.

The XSH01X/Z is the world's first 7-1/4" circular saw powered by two 18V batteries.

The new 18V X2 LXT 7-1/4" Circular Saw is part of Makita's expanding LXT® line-up, with 70+ tools powered by the fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



New XSH01X/Z delivers the cutting performance of a corded saw

La Mirada, CA – Makita has delivered a new industry standard with the 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless 7-1/4" Circular Saw. The new XSH01X/Z is the world’s first cordless 7-1/4" circular saw powered by two 18V batteries, providing the performance of a corded saw without leaving the strongly-preferred 18V platform.

It’s the latest addition to Makita’s expanding 18V LXT® Series, the world’s largest 18V lithium-ion cordless tool line-up* with over 70 tools powered by the 18V LXT® battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

A New Industry Standard
"For years, contractors have made it clear that cordless circular saws fall short on run time, power and capacity," said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Cordless, Makita USA. "Until now, no one has ever been able to deliver a cordless circular saw with a 7-1/4" blade within the 18V platform that gets the end user closer to corded saw cutting power. Today, the Makita 18V X2 LXT® 7-1/4" Circular Saw is the new industry standard in cordless circular saws."

Longer Run Time
The Makita-built motor delivers 4,800 RPM for fast cutting and ripping. In performance testing the XSH01X/Z made 250 cuts in 2x4 lumber per charge**, which is up to 2.5 times more cuts per charge than the Makita 18V Cordless 6-1/2" Circular Saw, model BSS611Z.

More Capacity
With a 7-1/4" blade the XSH01X/Z has a cutting capacity of 2-5/8" at 90 degrees, which is more than the Makita 5007F, a market-leading corded circular saw with 2-1/2" cutting capacity.

Fast Cutting
In side-by-side testing the XSH01X/Z exhibited corded power and speed, cross-cutting a 2x10 in only 1.5 seconds and matching the cutting time of the corded 5007F.

More Features, Less Weight
Model XSH01X/Z has a reinforced magnesium base for added durability and weighs only 10.1 lbs. (with batteries). The saw includes two L.E.D. indicators that monitor battery charge status and temperature. Additional features include an on-board blade wrench for added convenience, an electric brake for maximum productivity, rubberized soft grip handles for increased comfort, and a built-in dust blower engineered to clear the line-of-cut for improved visibility.

Model XSH01X is a kit and includes the saw, two 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries, the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, a 7-1/4" 24T Ultra-Coated Framing Blade, Saw Guide, and Contractor Bag. Model XSH01Z is a bare tool (tool only). For more on the new industry standard in cordless circular saws, go to the new Makita 18V X2 microsite.   





Blade Diameter






Max Cutting Capacity



Max Cutting Capacity (at 45°)



Max Cutting Capacity (at 50°)



No Load Speed

4,800 RPM

4,800 RPM


2X 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion

2X 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion
(sold separately)

Battery Charge Time (minutes)



Overall Length



Net Weight

10.1 lbs., with batteries

10.1 lbs., with batteries (sold separately)


Tool, 2 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Batteries (BL1830), Rapid Optimum Charger
(DC18RC), 7-1/4" 24T Ultra-Coated Framing Blade, Saw Guide, Contractor Bag

Tool only

*18V slide-style battery
**Performance testing by independent test lab (Intertek) using (3) Makita XSH01Z circular saws, (6) BL1830 18V LXT batteries and (3) DC18RC Rapid Optimum Chargers. Average results based on cross-cutting 2x4 lumber through three discharges on three XSH01Z units.

About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4™ 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System – SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT™), Impact GOLD™, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.  For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita: and The MAKITA TEAL COLOR is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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