20 Best Makita Circular Saw Cordless

Updated on: June 2021

Best Makita Circular Saw Cordless in 2021


Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2" Circular Saw, Tool Only

Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Makita built motor delivers 3, 700 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
  • Heavy gauge, precision machined base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability
  • 50 degree maximum bevel cutting capacity
  • Weighs only 7.3 pounds with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • 6 to 1/2 inches Blade delivers a 2 to 1/4 inches Cutting capacity for a wide range of cutting applications

Makita XSR01PT 18V x2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4" Circular Saw Kit (5.0Ah)

Makita XSR01PT 18V x2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Powered by two LXT batteries; x2 LXT technology delivers more power, speed and run time without the hassles of a cord
  • Makita built electronically controlled BL motor delivers 5, 100 RPM for maximum performance and 50 percent longer run time per charge
  • The BL Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
  • x2 LXT technology delivers up to 558 cross cuts per charge in 2x4 SPF lumber and up to 291 cross cuts per charge in 2x10 SPF lumber using the two 5.0Ah batteries.Arbor:5/8 inches

Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2" Circular Saw, Tool Only

Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Bl motor delivers 5, 000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 13 to 3/4 inches Long
  • Weighs only 7.3 pounds with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Large cutting capacity (2 to 1/4 inches at 90 degree) and bevel capacity (0 degree to 50 degree)

Makita XSH04ZB 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Saw, Tool Only

Makita XSH04ZB 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Saw, Tool Only
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Compact and ergonomic blade-right design at only 10-5/8" Long
  • Weighs only 6. 4 lbs. With 2. 0Ah battery (battery not included) for operator comfort
  • Powerful Makita built electronically controlled BL motor delivers 5, 000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
  • The BL Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Large cutting capacity (2-1/4” at 90°) and bevel capacity (0°- 50°)
  • included components: Tool only (battery and charger not included) 6-1/2" 24T C.T. Saw Blade (A-85092) Dust Extracting Attachment (199230-9) Hex Wrench (783203-8)

Makita SH02R1 12V Max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw Kit, 3-3/8"

Makita SH02R1 12V Max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw Kit, 3-3/8
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Makita-built motor delivers 1,500 RPM for faster cutting
  • 3-3/8" blade delivers a maximum cutting depth of 1" for a wide range of cutting applications
  • Adjustable cutting depth from 1" at 90Degree and 5/8" at 45Degree
  • Tilting base for bevel cuts from 0Degree - 45Degree
  • Cuts plywood, MDF, pegboard, particleboard, melamine, drywall and more

Makita XSH06Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/4” Circular Saw, Tool Only

Makita XSH06Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/4” Circular Saw, Tool Only
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Powered by two LXT batteries; x2 LXT technology delivers more power, speed and run time without the hassles of a cord
  • Makita built electronically controlled BL motor delivers 6, 000 RPM for maximum performance and 50% longer run time per charge
  • The BL Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
  • x2 LXT technology delivers up to 610 crosscuts per charge in 2x4 spf lumber and up to 320 crosscuts per charge in 2x10 spf lumber using two 5.0Ah batteries (batteries not included)

Makita XSH08Z 18V x2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/4” Circular Saw with Guide Rail Compatible Base, Tool Only

Makita XSH08Z 18V x2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/4” Circular Saw with Guide Rail Compatible Base, Tool Only
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Convenient guide rail compatible saw base interacts with optional guide rails to provide perfect, dead-on straight or bevel cutting without the need for an adapter
  • Powered by two LXT batteries; x2 LXT technology delivers more power, RPM and run time without the hassles of a cord (batteries not included)
  • Makita built electronically controlled BL motor delivers 6, 000 RPM for maximum performance and 50% longer run time per charge
  • The BL Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance

Makita XSR01Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion 36V Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4" Circular Saw, Tool Only (Renewed)

Makita XSR01Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion 36V Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Powered by two LXT batteries; X2 LXT technology delivers more power, speed and run time without the hassles of a cord
  • Makita built electronically controlled BL Motor delivers 5,100 RPM for maximum performance and 50% longer run time per charge
  • The BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Automatic Speed Change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
  • X2 LXT technology delivers up to 558 cross-cuts per charge in 2x4 SPF lumber and up to 291 cross-cuts per charge in 2x10 SPF lumber using two 5.0Ah batteries (batteries not included)

Makita XPS01PTJ 5.0Ah 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 6-1/2" Plunge Circular Saw Kit

Makita XPS01PTJ 5.0Ah 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 6-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Powered by two LXT batteries; x2 LXT technology delivers more power, speed and run time without the hassles of a cord
  • Makita built electronically controlled BL Brushless motor delivers 6, 300 RPM for maximum performance and 50% longer run time per charge
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts cutting speed and torque during cut for optimum performance
  • Variable speed control dial (2, 500 - 6, 300 RPM) for optimum performance in a variety of materials
  • Close to the wall cutting (11/16") for expanded cutting applications

Makita XSH01PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless 7-1/4" Circular Saw Kit

Makita XSH01PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless 7-1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Powered by two LXT batteries; x2 LXT technology delivers more power, speed and run time without the hassles of a cord
  • Makita-built motor delivers 4,800 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
  • Reinforced magnesium base for durability
  • Weighs only 10.1 lbs. With batteries for operator comfort
  • Large cutting capacity (2-5/8” at 90°) and bevel capacity (0°- 50°) with a positive stop at 45°

Makita XSS01T 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2" Circular Saw Kit (5.0Ah)

Makita XSS01T 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Makita-built motor delivers 3, 700 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
  • Built-in L.E.D. Light illuminates the work area
  • 50° maximum bevel cutting capacity
  • Built-in dust blower keeps the line of cut free of debris for more accurate cuts
  • Heavy gauge, precision machined base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability

Makita XSS02Z-R 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw (Bare Tool) (Renewed)

Makita XSS02Z-R 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 6-1/2 in. Circular Saw (Bare Tool) (Renewed)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Makita-built motor delivers 3,700 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood.
  • Compact ergonomic design at only 7.3 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control
  • Heavy gauge, precision machined base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability

Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2" Circular Saw, Tool Only (Renewed)

Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Bl motor delivers 5, 000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
  • Automatic speed change technology adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 13 to 3/4 inches Long
  • Weighs only 7.3 pounds with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Large cutting capacity (2 to 1/4 inches at 90 degree) and bevel capacity (0 degree to 50 degree)

Makita XSS03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 5-3/8-Inch Circular Trim Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)

Makita XSS03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 5-3/8-Inch Circular Trim Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)
BESTSELLER NO. 14 in 2021
  • Weighs Only 6.0 lbs.
  • Makita-built motor delivers 3,600 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
  • Weighs only 6.0 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Built-in dust blower keeps the line of cut free of debris for more accurate cuts
  • Heavy gauge, precision machined base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability

Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw Kit, with Stackable Tool case and 55 in. Guide Rail

Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw Kit, with Stackable Tool case and 55 in. Guide Rail
BESTSELLER NO. 15 in 2021
  • Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
  • Powerful 12.0 AMP motor for optimum performance in a wide variety of materials
  • Precision accurate cutting delivers a splinter free mirror finish
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smooth cutting
  • Variable speed control dial (2,000 5,200 RPM) enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Large cutting capacity (2 3/16 inches at 90 and 1 9/16 inches at 45). Cord Length 7.9 feet

Makita 5007F Circular Saw

Makita 5007F Circular Saw
BESTSELLER NO. 16 in 2021
  • Powerful 15.0 AMP motor delivers 5,800 RPM for proven performance and jobsite durability
  • Lower guard design improves performance when making bevel and narrow cuts
  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/8"" at 90°, 1-3/4"" at 45°)
  • Two built-in L.E.D. lights illuminate the line of cut for increased accuracy
  • Well balanced design for superior handling and performance
  • Heavy gauge aluminum wraparound base engineered for improved durability and straighter cuts
  • Built-in dust blower clears the line of cut for greater accuracy
  • Technologically-advanced centrifugal fan and baffle system for efficient cooling of the motor
  • Bevel cuts 0-45° for the most common angles
  • Large and easy-to-read markings on depth and bevel scales ; Flat motor housing design increases stability when changing blades
  • Powerful 15.0-AMP motor delivers 5,800 RPM for proven performance and jobsite durability
  • Conveniently located shaft lock for easy blade replacement
  • AC/DC switch allows for use with alternative power sources
  • All-ball bearing construction engineered for longer tool life
  • Ideal for framers, builders, masons and siding contractors

Makita T-01410 40T Fine Crosscutting Carbide-Tipped Saw Blade, 6-1/2"

Makita T-01410 40T Fine Crosscutting Carbide-Tipped Saw Blade, 6-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 17 in 2021
  • Ultra-thin kerf carbide-tipped design provides smoother cuts with less drag on the motor and minimal material loss
  • Carbide tooth construction for clean cuts and long life
  • Fully hardened and expertly hand-tensioned steel saw plates for true cuts
  • Specially designed for cordless saws to permit more cuts per charge
  • For use with 6-1/2" Cordless Circular Saws with 5/8" arbor

Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw, 6-1/2-Inch, Tool Only by Makita

Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw, 6-1/2-Inch, Tool Only by Makita
BESTSELLER NO. 18 in 2021
  • Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw, 6-1/2-Inch, Tool Only
  • full size
  • BLUE-GREEN

Makita XT333X1 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3-Pc. Combo Kit (4.0Ah) (2.0Ah)

Makita XT333X1 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3-Pc. Combo Kit (4.0Ah) (2.0Ah)
BESTSELLER NO. 19 in 2021
  • Variable 2 speed 1/2 inches hammer Driver Drill (0 500 & 0 2, 000 RPM) (0 7, 500 & 0 30, 000 IPM) delivers 530 inches pounds of max torque
  • Variable speed impact driver (0 3, 400 RPM & 0 3, 600 IPM) provides 1, 500 inches pounds Of max torque
  • Circular saw delivers 5, 000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping
  • The BL Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50percentage longer run time per charge

Makita CT233R 12V max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah)

Makita CT233R 12V max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah)
BESTSELLER NO. 20 in 2021
  • 3/8" Driver-Drill with 2-speeds (0-450 & 0-1,700 RPM) delivers up to 250 in.lbs. of Max Torque
  • 3/8" Driver-Drill features a compact design at only 7" long and weighs only 2.4 lbs. with battery for reduced operator fatigue
  • 3-3/8" Circular Saw delivers a maximum cutting depth of 1" for a wide range of cutting applications
  • 3-3/8" Circular Saw is ideal for cutting plywood, MDF, pegboard, particleboard, melamine, drywall and more
  • Ergonomically designed handles with rubberized soft grips provide increased comfort

Product Review: Dremel Saw Max

Dremel adds to their lineup of home improvement tools with the Dremel Saw Max that is a 3 inch mini-circular saw with blades designed to cut through wood, metal and tile.

Dremel adds to their lineup of home improvement tools with the Dremel Saw Max that is a 3 inch mini-circular saw with blades designed to cut through wood, metal and tile.

The Dremel Saw Max is a new tool that uses a 3 inch circular cutting blade on an adjustable cutting face or platform that adjusts the depth of the blade. The blade can be barely scoring the material to cutting through 3/4 inches of material so this is much more for precision cuts than rough cutting like a larger circular saw would.

The Dremel Saw Max comes in two kits but one of the kits with the miter guide does not seem to be available yet, the kit I received has the saw, a 2x4 guide, a vacuum adapter, four blades and a hex key along with the instruction manual. The corded tool uses a worm drive to connect the motor to the blade getting the drive turned to the blade direction so the body of the tool is behind the blade area.

Having the motor in the handle allows for better precision and handling but you do get a little twist to the tool when turning it on due to the torque. The 6 amp motor really allows you the power to cut through a wide variety of materials including metal, plastic, wood, concrete and tile.

The 3 inch blades come in a multipurpose, multipurpose flush cut, metal, masonry and tile variety but the kit I received, SM20-02, does not come with the masonry blade. The kit also comes with a dust port vacuum adapter and a 2x4 guide that allows you to cut thicker pieces like 2x4 studs using a cut on both sides.

The blade only cuts to a depth of 3/4 inches so to cut anything all the way through that is thicker than this you need to perform a cut on each side. This of course only works for things that are twice as thick as the 3/4 inch and that does include a 2x4 because the actual measurement of a 2x4 is 1 1/2 x 3 1/2.

The Saw Max has a 5 inch by 2 inch foot or base with the blade to the extreme side of the foot on the left while holding the tool in your right hand. The base allows you to hold the tool flat on your cutting surface for a straight cut but also allows you to cut close to the edge of the foot, especially using a flush cut blade.

There is a slot toward the back of the foot or base that is for attaching a straight edge guide through the slot on the side of the foot. There is also a hole on the blade side that goes through the body of the front of the saw max and comes out the right side that is the attachment point for the vacuum adapter.

The adjustment for the foot for depth is also on the right side that allows from zero to the 3/4 inch depth with a simple rotating lever that locks the adjustment. There is also a depth guide near the lever so you can adjust the depth using the angle or depth marks.

The power switch for the Saw Max is a unique safety switch that requires you to flip a lever over on the switch before being able to press in the large power switch. There is also a hold button to keep the saw max running even if you take your hand off the power switch which would make a great way to keep the tool on while if it is mounted on a table.

There are two holes with screw threads on the side and foot of the tool that I am guessing is for attaching accessories or for attaching the tool to a table. Using the Saw Max mounted to a table would make an excellent table saw for smaller stock like those used for crafts and hobby projects.

Using the tool is pretty easy and only took me a couple of practice tries to get the hang of starting the tool up and getting used to the torque. The 6 amp motor has plenty of power to allow you to cut through tough metal and concrete so when you start it up you have to use a good grip.

It is not so powerful that it will jump out of your hand but a firm grip on any power tool is recommended when using them so you don't hurt yourself or damage anything. The switch also takes a bit of getting used to as I have never had to flip and hold a lever to run a power tool but it is easy to use.

The vacuum adapter allows you to easily attach a shop vac or other vacuum to the front of the tool and keep a clear work area but the adapter only fits with pressure. I found a few times that the adapter or the hose came out of the adapter but it was pretty easy to get used to the hose while using the tool.

As some testing I took the tool around my garage and cut up scraps and pieces of things like concrete block, tile and sheet material like wood and plastic with ease. The blade is as fast to change out as a circular saw but easier to handle due to the smaller size.

You have a hex bolt holding the blade in under a washer and it is easy to get off but you have to remember that the screw is a left hand thread so to unscrew it you have to turn it in a clockwise direction. This may be hard to remember except the blade turns in the same direction as it takes to loosen the screw and there is an arrow on the tool and the blades.

The tool has a smaller turn radius than a circular saw even though it is not really recommended to do curved cuts all that much with a circular saw. I was actually able to cut a 1 by 12 for my front porch that had a curve on it when fixing my stairs before painting my house.

Other projects like cutting some cabinet doors to turn them into window covers for my basement windows made fast work of the 3/4 inch thick wood edges and thinner center panels. I also had an easy time cutting off an annoying guide from the old sliding door that used to be on my garage floor.

We have a common overhead door on our garage but there used to be sliding doors and the bottom of the doors had a metal guide that is sunk into the concrete in the middle of the door. This stud of metal that is about an inch tall is right in the middle of the garage door so kicking and tripping on it has been a constant hazard.

I finally got around to removing it while wandering around my garage looking for things to cut to pieces, using the flush cut multipurpose blade the metal bracket was soon gone. I also cut some pieces of tile, concrete and brick with the tile and multipurpose blades working well for these.

If you have any larger projects like one I will be tackling next year when the weather warms up you may want to buy some extra masonry blades for more than just a couple of cuts in brick or concrete. I will be removing my chimney that is no longer used because I had the old boiler replaced with an energy efficient one that vents out the side of my house.

I will be using the bricks from the chimney for a charcoal fireplace/grill and will see how well the tool works on numerous cuts of brick. I did cut a brick in half using the multipurpose bit by grooving it on one side and tapping a chisel in the groove to split the brick. It was not a smooth cut but it worked well and I could always use the rough side for an inside part of my brick face instead of an outer surface.

I am very pleased with the performance and power that the Saw Max has and am very happy with the results from the powerful tool. This is definitely a useful tool and one I can easily see using numerous times as I already have for small and larger jobs around my home, especially during my house painting project.

The Dremel Saw Max that I received for reviewing costs about $130, I could not find the kit that has the blades and the miter guide online though. You can buy the guide separately for $20 as well as the other blades and the 2x4 guide or the vacuum adapter at Dremel's online site and other websites.

Replacement blades are readily available from stores like Home Depot and Sears as well as online at plenty of sites and cost about $20 each. Other saws like the Rotozip multipurpose saw or the Rockwell mini-circular saw costs about the same as the Saw Max and replacement blades are also a comparable price.

I highly recommend the Dremel Saw Max for a convenient and handy small circular saw that does a great job for all those odd jobs and especially for trim work around the home.

Dremel Saw Max Website


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