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Makita 40V Max XGT 7 1/4-Inch Metal Cutting Circular Saw

Makita 40V Max XGT 7-1/4-Inch Metal Cutting Circular Saw

Makita Expands XGT’s Resume` With Cordless Metal Cutting Circular Saw

Promising 2X faster cutting performance than its own 4131 corded metal cutting saw, the Makita 40V Max XGT 7-1/4-inch Metal Cutting Circular Saw possesses a few features to be on the lookout for. Here’s a look at how this tool could enhance your metal-cutting repertoire.

Makita 40V Max XGT 7 1/4-Inch Metal Cutting Circular Saw: The Big Deal

Makita 40V Max XGT 7-1/4-Inch Metal Cutting Circular Saw

Many of Makita’s tools, including the 40V Max XGT 7-1/4-inch Metal Cutting Saw, are equipped with Active Feedback-Sensing Technology, or AFT. This technology automatically turns the saw motor off if blade rotation stops suddenly.

The safety features on this saw are also notable. The tool includes an electric brake that ensures you won’t have to worry about the saw blade spinning after you stop cutting. A chip collector also gathers the metal dust before it escapes into the air. Additionally, it has a two-stage lock-off trigger switch, meaning you have to press a button on the handle with your thumb before the trigger can be activated.

Makita claims you can get up to 160 cuts on a full charge with a 40V Max XGT 4.0 Ah battery (based on 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/2-inch steel angle). It can cut up to 2 5/8 inches deep and runs at 3500 RPM.

The tool’s XGT technology also monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge, and overheating.

Additional Features

  • Side-load battery
  • Rubberized soft-grip handle
  • LED light for increased visibility
  • On-board hex wrench
  • Kit includes 4.0Ah battery and Rapid Optimum Charger

Makita 40V Max XGT 7 1/4-Inch Metal Cutting Circular Saw Price

Expect the bare tool to retail for around $519 and the kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger to run $719. The tool is due to hit Makita retailers starting in June 2022.

Makita backs the tool, battery, and charger with a 3-year limited warranty.

Discover more of Makita’s XGT lineup by clicking here!


  • Model: Makita GSC01
  • System: 40V Max XGT
  • Blade Diameter: 7 1/4 inches
  • No-Load Speed: 3500 RPM
  • Length: 13-3/4 inches
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs with battery
  • Blade diameter: 7-1/4 inches

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That pricing is ridiculous. I have the 18V smaller blade version and it’s quite good, but don’t see how they justify the cost of this 40V one.

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