The Makita company produces several models of circular saws, the quality and reliability of which is beyond doubt. All of them are very popular among users. A description of some of them is given below.

Makita GSH05Z

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 6-1/2” Circular Saw (GSH05) provides cordless convenience while taking on high-demand applications. The Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 5,200 RPM for high-speed cutting performance. The 6-1/2” Circular Saw can deliver up to 290 cuts per charge in 2×10 SPF lumber on a fully charged 40V max XGT® 4.0Ah battery (sold separately)

The GSH05 features a 2-1/4″ cutting capacity at 90° and 1-5/8″ at 45°, with a 0-50° bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5°, 45°, and 50°. The saw features electric brake for maximum productivity. It features a die-cast magnesium base, blade guard, and blade cover provide a lightweight design; weighs only 7.9 lbs. with 4.0Ah battery

Convenience features include a L.E.D. light with preglow and afterglow illuminates the work area, and a retractable extra wide tool hook that secures the tool when not in use. The GSH05 features a compact and ergonomic design at only 11-3/4″ long without battery (sold separately).

The saw is also equipped with Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™), which is a series of integrated seals designed to improve a tool’s operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.

The GSH05 features the Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS®), which uses Bluetooth® technology for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the equipped tool and dust extractor. Once connected via AWS, the AWS-equipped dust extractor will automatically power on or off when the AWS-equipped cordless tool starts or stops, running only when the tool is in use. This increases productivity on a single charge and reduces continuous noise at the job or work site.

Main characteristics Makita GSH05Z:

  • OUTPOWER: Up to 40% faster cutting speed*;
  • OUTSMART: Magnesium base for durability and less weight;
  • OUTLAST: Up to 290 cuts per charge in 2X10 SPF lumber using one 4.0Ah battery (battery not included);
  • Makita-built brushless motor delivers 5,200 RPM for faster cutting performance;
  • Large 2-1/4″ cutting capacity at 90° and 1-5/8″ at 45°;
  • 0-50° bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5°, 45°, and 50°;
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity;
  • L.E.D. light with preglow and afterglow illuminates the work area;
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 11-3/4″ long without battery;
  • Die-cast magnesium base, blade guard, and blade cover provide a lightweight design; weighs only 7.9 lbs. with 4.0Ah battery (battery not included);
  • Retractable, extra-wide tool hook secures the tool when not in use;
  • XPT™ is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh jobsite conditions;
  • Auto-start Wireless System (AWS®) uses Bluetooth technology to power wireless on-off communication between the tool and dust extractor;
  • AWS® capable with Auto-start Wireless Transmitter (part no. 198901-5) sold separately;
  • The digital communication within XGT® optimizes performance to provide up to 2X longer sustained power under heavy-load applications;
  • The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating;
  • XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands;
  • XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications (battery not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging (charger not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging;
  • Compatible with Makita® 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion Batteries.

Makita GSH03Z

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 10-1/4″ Circular Saw with Guide Rail Compatible Base combines efficient cutting with the convenience of guide rail compatibility. The Makita-built brushless motor delivers 3,500 RPM for fast cutting performance, with constant speed control that automatically applies additional power under load for optimum performance. It offers 3-13/16” of cutting capacity at 90° with bevel cut capacity up to 1° left and 60° right with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°. It features a die-cast magnesium base, blade guard, and blade cover for lower weight at only 13.4 lbs. with battery (battery sold separately).

The 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. Combined with a guide rail (sold separately), the GSH04 is a more portable option over a table saw for a range of cutting applications.

The saw also features Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS®). AWS® uses Bluetooth® technology for wireless power-on/power-off communication between the tool and an AWS® equipped dust extractor. The saw has an electronic brake for maximum productivity and soft start to suppress start-up reaction for smoother start-ups and longer gear life.

Convenience features include an L.E.D. light with pre-glow and afterglow to illuminate the work area, an onboard hex wrench for blade changes, and a secondary handle for two-handed operation.

Main characteristics Makita GSH03Z:

  • OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor delivers 3,500 RPM for faster cutting performance;
  • OUTSMART: Constant speed control automatically applies additional power under load for optimum performance;
  • OUTLAST: XPT™ is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh jobsite conditions;
  • Bevel cut capacity up to 1° left and 60° right with positive stops at 22.5°, 45°;
  • Large 3-13/16″ cutting capacity at 90°;
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity;
  • Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life;
  • L.E.D. light with preglow and afterglow illuminates the work area;
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 17-7/8″ long;
  • 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;
  • Die-cast magnesium base, blade guard, and blade cover provide a lightweight design; weighs only 13.5 lbs. with battery (battery not included);
  • Auto-start Wireless System (AWS®) uses Bluetooth technology to power wireless on-off communication between the tool and dust extractor;
  • AWS® capable with Auto-start Wireless Transmitter (part no. 198901-5) sold separately;
  • Onboard hex wrench for convenience;
  • The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating;
  • The digital communication within XGT® optimizes performance to provide up to 2X longer sustained power under heavy-load applications;
  • XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands;
  • XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications (battery not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging (charger not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging;
  • Compatible with Makita® 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion Batteries.

Makita GPS01Z

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 6-1/2” Plunge Circular Saw (GPS01Z) 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 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 – 4,900 RPM), with soft start and an electric brake for added convenience. Constant speed control enables a consistent smooth finish under load. It has a large 2-3/16” cutting capacity at 90-degrees and 1-1/2” at 48-degrees. It has a bevel capability of -1° to 48° and positive stops at 22.5° and 45°.

For improved efficiency, it is capable of wirelessly starting a connected dust management solution. Auto-start Wireless System (AWS®) utilizes Bluetooth® technology for wireless communication between the tool and dust extractor (sold separately). When the trigger of the AWS-equipped GPS01Z is engaged, the AWS-equipped dust extractor powers-up. When the trigger is released, the dust extractor powers-down. AWS is intelligent communication that eliminates cords and excessive noise since the dust extractor runs only when the tool is running. An AWS transmitter is needed (sold separately).

Main characteristics Makita GPS01Z:

  • OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor with variable speed control dial (2,500 — 4,900 RPM) for faster cutting performance;
  • OUTSMART: The digital communication within XGT® optimizes performance to provide up to 2X longer sustained power under heavy-load applications;
  • OUTLAST: The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating;
  • Large cutting capacity 2-3/16″ at 90º; and 1-9/16″ at 45º;
  • Bevel capability (-1º to 48º) with positive stops at 22.5º and 45º;
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups;
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity;
  • 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;
  • Large 1-7/16″ rear dust port directs material away from the operator and easily connects to a vacuum system;
  • Built-in depth stop allows a preliminary first cut of (5/64″) 2mm to (7/64″) 3mm to be performed prior to cutting through the entire material for clean and splinter-free cutting;
  • Auto-start wireless System (AWS®) utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless on-off communication between the tool and dust extractor;
  • AWS® capable with Auto-start Wireless Transmitter (part no. 198901-5) sold separately;
  • Convenient on-board hex wrench for fast and easy blade changes;
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for operator comfort;
  • Ideal for cutting large wood panels, other wood materials including melamine and MDF, aluminum, and Corian® with optional, material specific blades (includes wood blade, other blades sold separately);
  • Dual front and rear bevel supports provide additional rigidity for precise and accurate bevel cuts;
  • Close to the wall cutting (11/16″) for expanded cutting applications;
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job;
  • XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands;
  • XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications (battery not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging (charger not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging.

Makita GSR01Z

The 40V max XGT® Brushless Rear Handle 7-1/4” Circular Saw (GSR01Z) provides cordless convenience, while taking on high-demand applications. The Makita-built brushless motor delivers 6,400 RPM for high-speed cutting performance. It cuts 3X the material in a single pass with a large cutting capacity of 2-9/16”. This saw is ideal for framers, builders, roofers, forming, and more.

The GSR01Z offers 56-degrees bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5-degrees and 45-degrees and a bevel up to 56-degrees. The saw features an electric brake for maximum productivity and a die-cast magnesium base.

Automatic Torque Drive Technology adjusts cutting speed under load for optimum cutting performance. The saw is also equipped with Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™), is a series of integrated seals designed to improve a tool’s operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.

Main characteristics Makita GSR01Z:

  • OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 6,400 RPM for faster cutting performance;
  • OUTSMART: Automatic Torque drive adjusts cutting speed under load for optimum cutting performance;
  • OUTLAST: XPT™ is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh jobsite conditions;
  • Up to 375 cuts per charge in 2X4 SPF lumber (battery no included);
  • Power of a 15 AMP corded*;
  • 2-9/16″ cutting depth allows cutting of 3X lumber in a single pass;
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity;
  • Bevel angle up to 53º, with positive stops at 22.5º and 45º;
  • Ergonomic design at only 11.7 lbs.; up to 1.5 lbs. lighter than corded models;
  • Increased maneuverability due to lightweight design and Magnesium diecast base;
  • Onboard offset wrench for fast and easy blade changes;
  • The digital communication within XGT® optimizes performance to provide up to 2X longer sustained power under heavy-load applications;
  • The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating;
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging;
  • XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands;
  • XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications (battery not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging (charger not included);
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%);
  • Compatible with Makita® 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion Batteries.

These are just a few of the Makita circular saw models. Choose the most suitable one to solve your problems.

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