October 28, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Makita 18V LXT Brushless 5-Inch Wet Dry Masonry Saw | XCC01

Makita 18V Wet Dry Saw Feature

Makita XCC01 Cordless 5-Inch Masonry Saw Offers Wet and Dry Cutting of Tile, Masonry, Concrete, and More

The Makita XCC01 18V LXT Brushless 5-inch Wet Dry Masonry Saw provides a portable, lightweight cutting solution for tile, thin pavers, and more. Billed as a “powerful cordless saw designed for demanding applications,” this tool looks geared for tile Pros and stone masons. It tackles both wet and dry cuts with integrated water delivery and Makita AWS compatibility for use with compatible dust extractors.

What’s the Big Deal?

The 5-inch blade on the Makita Brushless Wet Dry Saw spins at up to 8,800 rpm for fast and smooth cuts in a variety of material. It features Makita’s Automatic Speed Change technology that adjusts the speed and torque of the saw under load. Since it supports both AWS and a water supply, the saw maintains OSHA compliance in both wet and dry cuts.

For wet cuts, the Makita XCC01 features an integrated water delivery system with an adjustable flow, which continuously feeds water for OSHA Table 1 compliance when cutting masonry. Makita includes a bottle for use when you don’t have ready access to a supply of water or only require a limited number of cuts.

Makita XCC01 wet dry tile masonry saw

For dry cuts, Makita has included the Auto-Start Wireless System, using Bluetooth technology for wireless communication between the tool and an AWS-equipped dust extractor.

But what’s even more helpful is the cut capacity we’re seeing from the Makita Brushless Wet Dry Saw. At 90º, you can cut material up to 1-9/16″ thick. It features bevel cuts up to 45º, at which point, you get a maximum cut capacity of 1-1/16″.

Other Features

  • Electric brake
  • Soft start
  • Integrated overload indicator
  • LED work light
  • Optional 1-3/8″ dust extraction port swivels 360º
  • Attaches to optional guide rail with guide rail adapter for straight, accurate cuts


Makita plans to release the 18V Brushless 5-inch Wet Dry Masonry Saw in Q4 2021. We expect it to hit your local retailers sometime this Fall. Pricing has yet to be disclosed, but it will come with a Makita 3-year warranty.

Makita 18V Brushless 5-inch Wet Dry Masonry Saw Specs

  • Model: Makita XCC01
  • Battery: 18V LXT
  • Blade Diameter: 5 in.
  • Max Cutting Capacity @ 90º: 1-9/16 in.
  • Max Cutting Capacity @ 45º: 1-1/16 in.
  • No-Load Speed: 8,800 rpm
  • Arbor: 20mm
  • Overall Length: 11-1/8 in.
  • Weight with Battery: 6.6 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: TBA

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