Makita XSH10 9-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Cordless Saw Reviews

Makita XSH10 9-1/4-inch Circular Saw | First Look


Makita XSH10 Combines High Cut Capacity with Cordless Convenience

Makita will soon release the XSH10, a 9-1/4-inch circular saw on the 36V (2x 18V) cordless platform. With a variety of convenience features thrown into the mix, this might become your new high-capacity cordless circular saw for thick material cutting.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Makita XSH10
  • Brushless motor powered by two 18V LXT batteries
  • 4500 RPM no-load speed
  • Makes up to 110 cross cuts in 3×12 oak board (using two 5.0Ah batteries)
  • Automatic Speed Change adjusts cutting speed and torque under load
  • -1° – 60° bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°
  • 3-3/8 in. cutting capacity at 90°
  • AWS capable
  • Compatible with Makita guide rails
  • Electric brake and Soft Start features
  • Die-cast magnesium base, blade guard, and blade cover
  • Weight (w/batteries): 13.2 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3-years
  • Price: TBD

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Key Features

The Makita XSH10 features a brushless motor that can turn out 4,500 RPM (no-load speed). The brushless motor features electronic controls to automatically match the speed and torque to the task at hand. It also provides the electric brake. Makita states that the 9-1/4-inch circular saw can make up to 110 cross cuts in 3×12 oak board when using a pair of 5.0Ah batteries.

Makita XSH10 9-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

This new circular saw can tackle bevel cuts in between -1° and 60°, with positive stops located at 22.5° and 45°. At 90 degrees the Makita XSH10Z has a max cut capacity of 3-3/8 inches. That should help cut through 3X material with ease. At 45° it can tackle 2-3/8 inches while at 60° it still manages cuts in 1-3/4 inch thick material.

As we’re seeing with many new Makita tools, the Makita 9.25-inch circular saw features AWS compatibility. This should deliver seamless connectivity with Makita dust extractors once you purchase the AWS chip. Makita also designed the XSH10 for use with the brand’s guide rail system, ensuring more accurate rip cuts. You also get a soft start-up to help you begin your cuts nice and straight.

Makita XSH10 9-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

A die-cast magnesium base, blade guard, and blade cover add durability while simultaneously keeping the weight at 13.2 lbs (with the batteries).

There’s no word yet on what the Makita XSH10 9-1/4-inch circular saw will retail for, or whether there will be an available kit option. We do know that, like the other cordless tools on the 18V x2 LXT platform, the XSH10Z will come with a 3-year warranty. Look for it to hit shelves soon.

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Makita 9-1/4-inch Circular Saw Specs

  • Model: Makita XSH10
  • No-Load Speed: 4,500 RPM
  • Arbor: 5/8 in.
  • Cutting Capacity at 90°: 3-3/8 in.
  • Cutting Capacity at 45°: 2-3/8 in.
  • Max Bevel Capacity at 60°: 1-3/4 in.
  • Battery: 2x 18V LXT
  • Length: 16-1/4 in.
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs with batteries
  • Automatic-Start Wireless System (AWS): Capable (transmitter sold separately)
  • Electric Brake: Yes
  • LED Worklight: Yes
  • Soft Start: Yes
  • Warranty: 3-year limited
  • Price: TBD
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