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Makita adds 36-volt circular saw

Makita’s latest innovation is a 36-volt, 7-1/4" circular saw, model XSR01Z, with a rear handle.

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The saw, powered by two 18-volt batteries, will be available this spring.

“For users of corded blade-left rear-handle saws, the new XSR01Z offers true freedom from the cord for formwork, framing and more,” product manager Andrew Camp said in a statement. “The XSR01Z cuts faster than both corded and leading brushless cordless saws when cutting 2x10 SPF. In early testing this cordless saw put up big numbers in run-time tests with up to 558 cross cuts of 2x4 SPF and up to 291 cross cuts of 2x10 SPF with two fully-charged 18-volt LXT 5.0 amp-hour batteries. Another key point of difference is capacity: With a full 2-9/16” maximum cutting depth the XSR01Z cuts 3x lumber in a single pass, an application that leading saws the category can’t do.”

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