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Makita XPS01PTJ 18V X2 5.0 Ah Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw Kit

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The Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless 6-1/2 in. Plunge Circular Saw Kit delivers precise and more accurate cutting when combined with an optional guide rail system (sold separately). The saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful Makita-built brushless motor powered by two 18V LXT batteries with Automatic Speed Change Technology, which adjusts cutting speed and torque during the cut for optimum performance. The Saw has a variable speed control dial (2,500 – 6,300 RPM), with soft start and an electric brake for added convenience. It has a large 2-3/16 in. cutting capacity at 90 degrees, with a bevel capability of -1 to 48 degrees and positive stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees. When used with a rail system the Plunge Circular Saw is a more portable option to a table saw for select applications, and is ideal for use on the job site or in a workshop. The kit includes two 18V LXT 5.0 Ah batteries, and each reach a full charge in only 45 minutes on the efficient Rapid Optimum Charger – the fastest charge-time in the category – for less downtime and increased productivity. For added convenience, the batteries feature an integrated LED battery charge level indicator.
  • Powered by two LXT batteries technology delivering 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 for expanded cutting applications
  • Ideal for cutting large wood panels, other wood materials including melamine and MDF, aluminum, and Corian with optional, material specific blades
  • Large cutting capacity (2-3/16 in. at 90 degrees; and 1-9/16 in. at 45 degrees)
  • Bevel capability (-1 - 48 degrees) with positive stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load for smooth cutting
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Easy-to-set depth adjustment with large scale
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for operator comfort
  • Dual front and rear bevel supports provide additional rigidity for precise and accurate bevel cuts
  • On-board hex wrench for fast and easy blade changes
  • Locking lever holds the blade in position so that the wrench can be inserted through the hole in the blade case for easier blade installation
  • Built-in depth stop allows a preliminary first cut of 2 to 3mm to be performed prior to cutting through the entire material for clean and splinter-free cutting
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • Large 1-7/16 in. rear dust port directs material away from the operator and easily connects to a vacuum system
  • Optional guide rail system interacts with the saw base to provide smooth, perfect, dead-on straight or bevel cutting
  • Slide lever on saw base designed to engage the optional guide rail (sold separately) when bevel cutting for stability
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Compact and ergonomic design at 13-5/8 in. long
  • Weighs only 11.2 lbs. with batteries (batteries not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Precise straight and 45 degrees bevel cuts as the position of the blade enters the material on the same sight line when using a guide rail
  • 3-stage LED gauges indicate battery charge levels
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • (2) 18V LXT 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery - BL1850B
  • 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Dual Port Charger - DC18RD
  • 6-1/2 in. 55T C.T. Cordless Plunge Saw Blade - B-57071
  • Hex Wrench - 783203-8
  • X-Large Interlocking Case - 197213-3
  • Medium Interlocking Case - 197211-7
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of those chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. Refer to product manual/instructions


Series: X2
Cordless: Yes
Length: 13.625 in.
Weight: 11.2 lbs.
Amp Hour: 5 Ah
Arbor Size: 20mm
Batteries Included: 2
Battery System: 18V LXT X2
Battery Type: Li-ion
Battery Warranty: 3 Year
Bevel Capacity: 48 degrees
Blade Diameter: 6-1/2 in
Blade Position: Right
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: Yes
Case Type: Hard
Charge Time: 45 Minutes
Charger Included: Yes
Depth Adjustment: Yes
Depth of Cut (45 Degrees): 1-9/16 in
Depth of Cut (90 Degrees): 2-3/16 in
Dust Collection Type: Vacuum Adaptor
Keyless/keyed Blade Change: Keyed Change
Motor Type: Brushless
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
RPM: 6300
Voltage: 36V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.9 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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1 Star
Amazing tool! Cordless is nice.
This had been on my list for a while and I took on a project that demanded breaking down a ton of sheet goods. I didn't trust the rip guide I had because of some experiencing with tear out and drifting. So I took the plunge on this plunge and purchase a couple of 55" guide rails with two sets of connectors. Wow! Cut couldn't be straighter and so fast to rip this way. Guide rails don't slip and don't need clamps in most situations. Amazingly clean cuts which I can't get on my smaller table saw. Battery life is great! Used a shopvac and made for very clean process on breaking down about 6 panels into 40 shelves and 10 bookcase sides. So much easier to bring the tool to the sheet good.
April 14, 2019
Great tool!!
I have several Festool items including the TS 75, the table, dust extractor, and sander from a few years ago and I love them all. However, the TS 75 is corded and pretty clunky/oversized for my most common use of cutting plywood. I got this Makita saw after finding out that they work on the Festool system. That includes the systaners, the tracks, the dust extractor, and the table. I was considering the TS 55 but I ultimately went with this one to save the money and I already have several Makita LXT items that are all great quality. I was really impressed at how well this cordless model performed. It didn’t bog down or show any signs of letting up when cutting 1” think MDF. I haven’t actually used my TS 75 since I got the Makita saw. I like the size, lighter weight, performance, precision, and dust extraction on it. The only issue so far is that the saw doesn’t plug in so you need to turn on the dust extractor manually. I do miss that. Otherwise, this is a great saw and I’m very pleased with the saw!

-Above mentioned Festool system compatibility
-Cost relative to the Festool
-LXT cordless technology and expansive platform of other great tools by Makita
-Build quality, as good as the Festool but about half the cost
-includes a 2 bay charger

-Doesn’t automatically turn on the dust extractor.
-Nothing really about this saw but I wish Makita also offered a plunge saw with a larger blade.
-I wish this included 2 more batteries for the same price ?
July 23, 2018
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Best on the market!
I bought this saw and love it! I got the 55" guide rail and the cuts are smoother than when I bought the wood! One of the best saws on the market and there is nothing better than using the batteries for my other Makita tools! I highly recommend this saw!!!
May 1, 2018
excellent tool
I'm a custom home builder and use this extensively for breaking down sheet goods and doing taper cuts, short and long, on everything from door casings to framing to architectural grade plwood. Buy 3 of the 55" tracks for versatility and production work. The Festool track connector is the way to go, you need 2 to connect two tracks. Works on the Festool tracks but the blade offset is a little different than my Festool. I find myself reaching past my Festool and grabbing this saw. Excellent tool.
April 22, 2018
Amazing Tool
This tool is a bit lighter than my Festool corded track saw. It cuts fast and the cut is chip free. I tried it cutting with the grain and across the grain with the smoothest cuts I have ever seen. I haven't tried the Festool cordless track saw yet but I can't see how it could be any better than the Makita. I got the package that included the free track and 2 extra batteries. the price was less than half what a similar equipped Festool would cost.

If I had to choose between my corded Festool and the Makita cordless track saw, I would keep the Makita
March 21, 2018
Battery is to close to the handle and if you are left handed very uncomfortable to hold the saw. I did not like tow battery system at all.
March 21, 2018
This is a much have tool.
Amazing tool to have. Smooth accurate cuts with plenty on power.
February 27, 2018
Great design, clean and accurate cuts
This is a great rail saw, and it beat the heck out of my home-made jigs. My only complaint is the depth stop is in centimeters instead of inches. After setting up saw up according to the instructions, be sure and check the rail guide adjustments again after cutting your first pieces. You can buy a dust bag for this tool, Makita part 122562-9, but they are hard to find state-side (got mine from an ebayer in Alaska). I also plan on buying one of Makita's chain saws that use the same batteries.
February 21, 2018

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How many batteries total come with this ?
Zendinh on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The main tool came with two batteries. I bought the guide rail and that accessory package also had two batteries.
Makita 194368-5 55 in. Saw Guide Rail
Makita 194368-5 55 in. Saw Guide Rail

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: (2) 18V LXT 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery - BL1850B,
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Dual Port Charger - DC18RD,
6-1/2 in. 55T C.T. Cordless Plunge Saw Blade - B-57071,
Hex Wrench - 783203-8,
X-Large Interlocking Case - 197213-3,
Medium Interlocking Case - 197211-7
(2) 18V LXT 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery - BL1850B-R,
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Dual Port Charger - DC18RD-R,
6-1/2 in. 55T C.T. Cordless Plunge Saw Blade - B-57071-R,
Hex Wrench - 783203-8,
X-Large Interlocking Case - 197213-3,
Medium Interlocking Case - 197211-7
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year null