|Item Weight||17.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10 x 10 x 13 inches|
|Item model number||BSS610|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||3 year warranty on tools, 1 year warranty on batteries|
|National Stock Number||5130-01-446-2051|
Makita BSS610 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw Kit
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- Makita-built motor delivers 3,700 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
- 6-1/2"" blade delivers a 2-1/4"" cutting capacity for a wide range of cutting applications
- 50° maximum bevel cutting capacity
- Electric brake for maximum productivity
- Compact, ergonomic design at only 7.6 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
- Built-in dust blower keeps the line of cut free of debris for more accurate cuts
- Compact, ergonomic design at only 7.1 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
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The BSS610 features a Makita-built high torque motor that produces 3,700 RPM for faster cutting. The saw has a 50 degree maximum bevel cutting capacity and is engineered with a heavy gauge, precision machined base for smooth, accurate cutting and added durability.
Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BSS610 weighs just 7.1 pounds with a more compact design at 13-5/8 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The BSS610 is also equipped with two built-in L.E.D. lights that illuminate the work area for more efficient work, as well as a built-in dust blower to keep the line of cut free of debris.
Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The BSS610 is engineered for a range of cutting tasks, and is perfect for roofing, carpentry, remodeling, woodworking, and for any pro contractor who requires a best-in-class engineered cordless circular saw. The BSS610 is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best in class engineering.
About Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V Compact Lithium-Ion for cordless power in a more compact size.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to produce tools that are stronger, lighter, more powerful and easier to use. Makita USA, Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.
Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.
What's in the Box
Makita BSS610 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw, two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger, 6-1/2-inch Carbide-tipped blade, Rip fence and tool case.
Top Customer Reviews
and doing much research, I finally bit the bullet and bought this kit. I was extremely surprised with the power of the saw and long lasting battery. The led light is bright and a great addition, the batteries recharge in just under a half hour and last a very long time of constant use. I purchased this saw for three book cabinet projects that I was building out of 3/4" cherry plywood and solid 3/4" cherry wood, I never experienced a problem with the saw or a lack of power to rip 4x8's 3/4" cherry plywood. The one thing to remember is that it is a left handed saw but I'm right handed and found no problem using it. I bought an adapter sold by Makita for the saw dust that gets blown out the side and attached a shop vac to it, works great. I can now use the saw in the apartment and not create a mess with the sawdust in which my wife is allergic to it.
I'm very happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend this kit for any one who needs a compact but very powerful saw without the problem of a cord, this would do any job without any problems.
Nice job Makita.
The saw blade is of sufficient diameter, 6-1/2 inches that you can cut a 2x4 at a 45 degree bevel in one pass.
The saw has ample power. The two Lithium-Ion batteries and rapid charger keep you working continuously, as one in charging as the other is powering the saw.
The base shoe is a machined die cast light weight metal and is of the highest quality and finish.
This saw replaced my 7-1/4 Skill saw and with the blade on the left, as it is on worm-drive commercial saws, I actually find it easier to see what I am cutting as I am right-handed.
The carrying case is a great addition as it holds the charger, two batteries, saw, spare saw blades and rip fence.
This is a contractor quality saw for serious D.I.Y.ers.
I am very glad I now own this 5 star saw.
I would recommend this saw kit to any serious carpenter.
There is an intelligent circuit inside the pack that needs to be powered, and it draws its power from the very cells it is monitoring.
The basic design flaw is that the circuit is wired to be powered by only one of the many cells in the pack. The PCB draws a constant although small current from that single cell. If the battery is not used for a few weeks then that cell will deep discharge causing a weak link in the bank of cells, the pack then fails in the charger.
Makita has programmed the circuitry so that if you try to charge the battery 3 times in this state, it will permanently disable it. Normal behavior is to think "why is it not charging, let me try again". If more than 1 year old, it is out of warranty.
I would not buy any more Makita tools powered by this battery.
I've used it to fix/reinforce a kids playground. This required me to cut through 4x4's and 2x10's. The sawblade doesn't spin as fast as a corded version, but it will get the job done.
Adjustments for angles and depth are quality as I expected from Makita. The light is a nice feature as well as how the fan blows the wood dust away from where you're cutting.
Conclusion; don't buy it to replace a corded circular saw or when you have a big home makeover coming up. It's a nice saw to complete your cordless toolset, when you already have 3.0 Ah batteries (it will only take the big batteries), or for the once in a while jobs where you don't have direct access to an outlet (or don't feel like taking that extension cord out of your garage).
I would recommend it to friends, but with the remark that it is not as powerfull as the corded one!
Functionally it is well designed and a joy to use. It is not a heavy duty work-site tool to be used professionally.
While the tool is well made, but why in the world Makita use plastic for the blade guard. All it takes is one accidental drop and even if the guard is tough enough to withstand it, it still might have cracks and fail down the road. Using plastic on a safety feature just doesn't make any sense.
Secondly the battery and charger have a lot of bells and whistle. The charger has an internal fan with all the lights and beeping sounds signalling the state of the charge. However, the owner's manual barely explain any of these functions. The weak documentation extents to the cordless saw as well.
Update 2/7/2014 :
Used it this morning and this is what I found out. I checked the bevel and it is perfectly square when set at 90 degrees. The sight line, however, while cutting at 90 degrees is off by about 1/16". This is quite substantial for those (including me) that cut by sight. Instead of returning it, I'll use my Dremel tool to shave off a bit from the foot plate notch to compensate for it. While I don't mind if I got an item from Harbor Freight where one normally had to doctor the inaccuracy to make it functional, but having to do the same for expensive item is unforgivable. Yes, this saw is made in China, but I don't really blame the OEM manufacturer, but rather Makita itself because they are the ones that source it out and are responsible in making sure the QA is in place for these issues. These QA issues normally happen to name brands when they price gouge their OEM manfacturer and you get what you pay for.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used the saw initially to rip cut 1x4 lumber and it performed flawlessly cutting a straight line with no drift.Published 18 months ago by Mike B
Well built and has more power than you would expect from a cordless sawPublished 19 months ago by Michael Campbell
As others have said, this won't replace a corded saw, but it sure is handy. It cuts straight, feels pretty balanced, and the overall design is good. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Occasional Reviewer
Did not think that I would ever use a battery powered circular saw. Now I wish I would have started sooner. Great tool!Published 21 months ago by michael
Very good quality, as expected from Makita brand. Happy with my purchase.Published 21 months ago by Jan-Willem
A very good value for a handy tool that I find myself grabbing for quick jobs even when a power cord is available.Published 23 months ago by jamesy
Primarily bought this because I needed a second set of batteries and a second charger. I have a small (4 1/4") battery trim saw that I use all the time and is very handy but... Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by Gizmohandyman
I am often doing work with a variety of different tools at once. (Drill, Skill saw, saber saw, etc) Having them all plugged in at once is a real challenge. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Brock