Makita XSL01Z 7-1/2-Inch LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Review

Power Saw with Optimal Miter Capabilities
Makita XSL01Z 7-1/2-Inch LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Review

Product Name: Makita XSL01Z 7-1/2-Inch LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

Product Description: Makita Cordless Compound Miter Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 8.1/10
    Rating - 8.1/10
8.1/10

Summary

Some users find the Makita XSL01Z 7-1/2-Inch LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw inadequate for highly complex and technical uses. However most of them are satisfied with the choice they have made. This compound miter saw works well for medium to heavy duty jobs. Since it is rugged and sturdy, it bears the regular jobsite abuse without giving up. It is also durable and lasts longer.

Cordless electric tools become favorable at those jobsites where there is no electric supply. The battery power provides uninterrupted performance, without the hassle of cords. The Makita XSL01Z 7-1/2-Inch LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is quite a useful cordless saw in the compound miter series. It has been designed to cut crown moldings and to cut a straight miter. It can deliver top-notch performance to various professional technicians of different fields.

Optimum bevel and miter capacities

Since the cordless compound miter saw is designed for higher level uses, it has an optimum level of miter and bevel capacities. The saw can miter 0-47 Degree left and 0-57 Degree right. Also, it can bevel 0-45 Degree left and 0-5 Degree right. Other than that, it also offers larger dimensional lumber capacities of 2″ x 12″ at 90 Degree and 1″ x 8-3/8″ at 45 Degree.

Very few cordless drills manage to provide this range of cut, miter and bevel capacities. Moreover, the lithium ion batteries hold charges for long enough to provide uninterrupted performance. Hence the job is completed in a single session.

Powerful motor

The Makita XSL01Z miter saw comprises of a powerful, patented Makita built motor. This is enough to deliver an RPM of about 2,200 RPM. Even with this power, the tool is light in weight, weighs only 27.5 lbs. and is easy to handle. For the increase cut accuracy, a four-steel rail sliding system has been invested which increases the overall rigidity.

Although it works best on lithium ion batteries, it is also compatible with BL1830 batteries as well. Although it comes with 7 1/2inch blade, it works well with a 7 ¼ inch blade as well.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 27.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 14 x 21 inches
  • Item model number: XSL01Z
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Size: 7-1/2-Inch
  • Power Source: Battery
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Included Components: Bare-Tool

Pros

  • Powerful Makita-built motor to provide2,200 RPM
  • Weighs only 27.5 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Large dimensional lumber capacity: 2″ x 12″ at 90Degree and 1″ x 8-3/8″ at 45Degree
  • Four steel rail sliding system for increased rigidity to produce superior cuts
  • Miters 0-47 Degree left and 0-57 Degree right;
  • Bevels 0-45 Degree left and 0-5 Degree right

Cons

  • Performance not so good for complex jobs

Verdict

Some users find the Makita XSL01Z 7-1/2-Inch LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw inadequate for highly complex and technical uses. However most of them are satisfied with the choice they have made. This compound miter saw works well for medium to heavy duty jobs. Since it is rugged and sturdy, it bears the regular jobsite abuse without giving up. It is also durable and lasts longer.

The lithium ion batteries provide prolonged session of uninterrupted work and hold a charge for longer and last longer. The saw’s exceptional performance and portability features have gained it positive reviews and higher ratings from the users. It is highly recommended for professional technicians.

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