Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Li-Ion 6-1/2 in. Brushless Circular Saw (Tool Only)

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Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Li-Ion 6-1/2 in. Brushless Circular Saw (Tool Only) Makita Model: mktnxsh03z
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Product Features & specs :

Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Li-Ion 6-1/2 in. Brushless Circular Saw (Tool Only)

Makita is the innovation leader in brushless motor technology, and the XSH03Z 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion 6-1/2 in. Brushless Circular Saw combines power and run-time for faster cutting and ripping without the cord. The saw features a motor delivering 5,000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping as well as Automatic Speed Change technology which adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance. The XSH03Z Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions. Since the motor doesn't contain carbon brushes, you will also be getting a tool that runs cooler and more efficiently extending its service life.
  • Brushless motor delivers 5,000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping.
  • Automatic Speed Change technology adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance
  • The Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling it to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • Efficient Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
What’s Included:
  • 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion 6-1/2 in. Brushless Circular Saw - XSH03Z
  • 6-1/2 in. Saw Blade - A-85092
  • Battery and charger sold separately
Power Source
Depth Adjustment
UL Safety
Wifi compatibility
Batteries Included
Battery Type
Blade Diameter
6-1/2 in
Bluetooth Compatibility
Motor Type
Arbor Size
5/8 in
Charger Included
Blade Position
Depth of Cut (45 Degrees)
1-5/8 in
Depth of Cut (90 Degrees)
2-1/4 in
CSA Safety
Case Included
No-Load Speed (SFM)
Keyless/keyed Blade Change
Keyed Change
Depth of Cut (50 Degrees)
1-7/16 in
Dust Collection Type
Dust Blower
ETL Safety
13.75 in.
6.3 in.
9.5 in.
7.3 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.8 / 5.0
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Lightweight (1)
Saw works great light weight and feels good when you grip and hold it. I would recommend it to anyone who licks a left hand saw and does various jobs.
February 20, 2020
You can frame with this thing
This saw is awesome! it's super smooth, light, and powerful enough to crank through 2X lumber without a problem. Now, I wouldn't go frame all day with this saw if I had power nearby and a wormdrive in the truck. But if you had to, you totally could. The convenience of this thing for pickup framing and exterior or even very select interior trim jobs is amazing. We finally have enough technology for a single battery circular saw to be a very reasonable thing in your kit.
June 20, 2018
Has power and balance
Substantial power improvement over original models with brushes. Lots more cuts per battery change. Good brake and nice grip. Great cordless saw!
March 11, 2018
Great tool for small jobs around the house recently used for cutting some 2×6 for raised garden beds glids thru as well as my larger makita electric circular saw on a side note i have some makita lithium ion batteries that are 7 year old that still hold a great charge
February 11, 2018
I’m left handed and love the left blade. It cuts better than my corded dewalt 7 1/4” with a diablo blade.
November 20, 2017
Best single battery lightweight saw you can buy
Buy this saw, it outperforms the other brands with single battery that the other guys have on site. In a given week I use this to gut 6 apartments all the way to finish8ng those 6 apartments by Friday. Also buy the 5ah batteries
April 14, 2017
Great little saw
I bought this to replace a Milwaukee after all the batteries had lost their ability to take a full charge, and I wish the batteries had failed earlier. This saw is far more powerful, lightweight and nimble. Expensive but worth it.
April 10, 2017
Just Awesome!
Knowing how refined this saw is I would pay hundreds more to get one if that was the cost. Priced as is it is a complete bargain. This saw is powerful yet it is so well designed, with the braking and light weight, that it would be much more difficult to injure yourself with this saw than any other I have seen. I love this saw and I sometimes find myself creating work just to use it. My current favorite tool. It is just awesome!
January 31, 2017
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Love it
While I still have my old worm drive saw that I used for decades, I never get it out. This saw is used all the time.
August 3, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
My favorite saw
No cord and light weight help make my cuts more accurate. I can cut up a wall or overhang on a roof and watching the front guide is spot on.
July 25, 2016

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does it have a brake?
Nolan on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does have a brake. The brushless motor technology allows the motor to slow itself down very quickly.
Rich K
Will the 4.0 battery fit this saw
Abel on Feb 2, 2016
Yes, provided you are talking about the Makita 18volt 4.0 battery. It
will fit fine and work exceptionally well. As I shared before, due to
an auto accident, I am permanently disabled, requiring a walker to get
around. This Makita saw is so light I can use it with no fear of
tripping over extension cords or anything else. I really like this saw
and I am sure you will too. Take care.
Is this saw compatible with the 5 amp hour battery?
Who cut the cord? on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Honestly I'm not sure. I wasn't even aware of a 5 amp 18 v LXT battery. I run it with the 3 amp with no problems I get almost twice the use time compared to my previous one with brushes. Very happy with the product.
Regards Todd Siemers
Does it have a light on it as some others do
Gene on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes,the Makita xsh03z has dual L.E.D. lights to illuminate the work area
I'm sure I saw this unit last week was $179. But now become $289. Is it possible for me to get the last week price ($179)? Thanks in advance.
Ricky on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Makita XSH03Z 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion 6-1/2 in. Brushless Circular Saw (Bare Tool) is $189.99 with a $20.00 off discount until 6/21/2015.


Warranty Information

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Tool Warranty

Every Makita® Lithium‐Ion Power Tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita Lithium‐Ion tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide, at Makita's option, a replacement or refund. Each Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during the three‐year period for the Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, return the COMPLETE Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This warranty does not apply to Makita Accessories, like flashlights.

This Warranty does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool

  • In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the three-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you many also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.