Makita 18V Cordless Compound Sliding Mitersaw. Makita Model XSL02Z 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw
If you told me 3 years ago I will be able to get 422 [2x4] cuts out of a cordless miter on a single charge, I would not have believed you.
Makita 18V Cordless 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw - XSL02Z
great addition to mobile contractors being able to reduce extension cords on a job site
makes my job faster, easier and more importantly gets me home quicker to see my family.
This saw delivers power and precision in the cordless category.
Users benefit with 36V power [dual 18v] and run time without leaving the 18V platform.
Compact and smooth 4-rail sliding system – sturdy and no slop.
Square out of the box!
Crosscut Capacity :
• 2” x 12” at 90 degrees & 2” x 8” at 45 degrees
• Miters 0-47 left, 0-57 right,
• Bevels 45 left and 5 right.
• Positive miter stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 30, 45
• Brushless Motor delivers 5,700 RPM [50% more run-time and cooler motor]
• Speed Change Technology ….
• automatically adjusts cutting speed and torque….
• during cut to provide optimum performance
• Soft start and Electric brake safety
• 29lbs with both batteries
• Charger –5.0ah batteries charge in 45 minutes -- - more time working / less charging!
Shop Testing - - Run-time Test: 422 cuts
2x4: 1 cut, resting 10-seconds, for 10-cuts -- rest 1-minute
dust bag was filled after 50 2” x 4” cuts
90 percent when connected to a vacuum system
2 hour test; the nonslip molded grip was comfortable
In the Field:
Bathroom remodel. Framing and some finish
29lbs it was effortless to carry the cordless miter saw in from the truck then down the stairs to the basement.
As for cutting that day, it never skipping a beat the 36V brushless motor plowed though all the 2x framing we threw at it.
Switch from framing to finish trim.
I rotated the saw left and right with using the positive stops at 45 degrees.
Trimmed out an interior door and window with 3 ½” colonial casing.
perfect tight miters
LED light to illuminate the blade area.
vertical vise mount to far forward.
saw will not run unless you have 2 batteries connected. [Option would be nice]
The extensions do not slide in and self store. [reduces storage foot print]
If you are already on the Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion platform then this cordless miter saw would be a great addition.
Being able to cut the cord, setup and tackle a punch list or project for the day on a single battery charge is impressive. \
I recommend taking a look at this saw if you are a mobile contractor or anyone else that is looking for a powerful, compact cordless miter saw with great cutting capacity.
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