|Item Weight||7.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.6 x 14.2 x 9.7 inches|
|Item model number||BSS610Z|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||3 year warranty on tools|
Makita BSS610Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)
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- Makita-built motor delivers 3,700 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood
- Compact, ergonomic design, 7.1 pounds, for reduced operator fatigue
- Built-in LED light illuminates work area, built-in dust blower keeps line of cut free of debris
- Tool only (batteries not included), 3-year warranty on tool
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The BSS610Z 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 BSS610Z weighs just 7.1 pounds (with battery, sold separately) 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 BSS610Z 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 BSS610Z 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 BSS610Z 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 BSS610Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw (tool only).
Top Customer Reviews
I am completely satisfied and would highly recommend the purchase of this saw.
Speaking of the battery however - Makita makes two versions of the 18V lithium batteries, 3 AH and a smaller 1.5 AH version which goes well with light drills and impact wrenches. My previous Makita tools all came with the smaller battery - but turns out the 1.5 will NOT fit this saw, which accepts only the 3 AH version. I didn't know that and neither the Makita website nor manual say anything about it, which is annoying. So I had to buy a new battery for this, which added $65 to the price.
The blade guard rarely gets in the way and is easy to to raise. The bevel and depth adjustments are easy to reach and operate and hold well. The sole plate is sturdy and maintains its position well. The LED light is a nice touch. It only comes on while the trigger is depressed unlike Makita's cordless drills which have a slow ramping off feature that slowly dims the LED after the trigger is released which makes for a nice flashlight. I guess you shouldn't be expecting to use your cordless saw as a light source anyway.
The battery last a long while on a full charge. You can saw thru a good amount of wood with a thin kerf blade. I've cut over 50 2x6's on a single charge.
I've had mine for over 2 years now and it's been a dream to use. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.
Out of the box it felt pretty cheap. The shoe on mine always has a little bit of play and the levers for it are cheesy plastic with snap-rings.
So far it has worked very well, though. Like other Makita Li-Ion tools it is very light. The stock blade is good. Battery life seems to be about the same as the DeWalt.
I have both 1.5 Ah and 3 Ah batteries. My 1.5s do NOT fit. They wouldn't last long enough to be useful anyway.
This saw IS different than the BSS611 (I believe the 611 is a stripped down version they dump into the combo sets). The differences have been noted elsewhere but the major one, for me, is the blade brake which the 611 does not have.
At this point I wouldn't recommend this saw to people who aren't already using Makita Li-Ion batteries. This is based on the tool's flimsy appearance. If it holds up I will update.
Update: After a few months of everyday use I feel pretty comfortable recommending this little saw. I've had no problems at all. Just make sure it's always got a sharp blade.
UPDATE: Still excellent! A note about the 1.5 amp (smaller) battery: it fits with a little force, and takes a little force to remove if the unit is unaltered. However, if you like the tool and will be keeping it, turn the tool over and note the small plastic bump on the left side of where the battery is inserted; inside the start of the slide. It blocks/resists the use of the 1.5 battery; just cut part or all of it off with a sharp knife and the battery fits and removes with ease. If you have a drill that takes the smaller battery you will notice no little bump where the battery slides in. Simple modification, just don't expect the 1.5 to last as long as the 3.0, in usage time or lifetime of the battery.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have an old cabin that I've been restoring. Since I don't have power at the property yet this tool has been a great asset for me. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joe
I have had this saw for about 8 years now and have built a 20x40 shop, and two 8x10 out buildings, workbenches. it has cut everything i have put in front of it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by tyson linth
Great saw, Have used it to cut everything from cement board to treks decking, Have had it for 4 years. Recommend using Diablo blades.Published 10 months ago by tony
Great for the price. It has plenty power and wood like butter. I highly recommend it above the 611Z.Published 13 months ago by kville
Great little circular saw. Super versatile and plenty powerful for a cordless tool.Published 16 months ago by z2w2z