Makita XWL01Z XWL01PT X2 18v Brushless 14” Cut Off Saw – Cordless Chop Saw

Chop saws have been a corded tool since it was invented, but Makita is breaking the trend and bringing the first cordless abrasive chop to market with their new Makita XWL01Z XWL01PT X2 18v Brushless 14” Cut Off Saw Chop Saw model. This saw will allow users to effectively work far from available power.

My thoughts: of all the tools to go cordless, it would appear the abrasive chop saw wasn’t on anyone’s radar except for Makita, who now have the cordless abrasive chop saw market cornered for the time being. With all the features of a corded saw such as a 5” vertical cut capacity, a 4”x7 ⅝” rectangle capacity and tool-less fence and vise adjustment. Features that differ from corded saw include a 36v brushless motor, the use of 2 18v batteries and series to make 36v, and a built in overload indicator.

Big thanks to Cody Robertson for sharing with us!

Features and Specifications:

  • Two 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries deliver the power and run time for corded demands without leaving the 18V LXT® platform (batteries not included)
  • The BL™ Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL™ Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life; delivers 3,800 RPM
  • Large spark guard captures and deflects debris away from the surrounding area
  • Electric brake allows adjustments to be completed faster for maximum productivity
  • “Tool-less” flange removal for quick and easy wheel changes
  • Two-stage lock-off power button requires two actions to start the cut-off saw
  • Large cutting capacity; cuts up to 5″ round and 4″ x 7-5/8″ rectangular material
  • “Tool-less” fence and vise controls for quick and easy adjustments for various needs
  • Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life
  • Integrated overload status indicator alerts of excessive battery power draw during heavy loads which may reduce run time performance (batteries not included)
  • Integrated battery charge light indicator allows user to monitor battery charge level for each of the two batteries (batteries not included)
  • Locking pin secures cutting head in down position for easy transport and storage
  • Stamped steel base provides added rigidity for increased durability
  • Ergonomic handle with two finger trigger for increased operator comfort
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls™ to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating
  • Compatible with Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with a Star symbol
  • Blade size: 14”
  • No load RPM: 3,800 RPM
  • Maximum capacity @90 degrees: 5”
  • Arbor: 1”
  • Tool-less blade change
  • Tool-less fence adjustment
  • Lock off switch: yes
  • Electric brake: yes
  • Product length: 21 ⅛”
  • Product width: not listed
  • Product height: not listed
  • Weight: 39.6 lbs
  • Price at the time of writing: not yet listed
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Makita, bringing you the cordless tools you didn’t ask for.


It would be safe to say that as well about Milwaukee.

Josh The Tooldude

Not the heroes we deserve, but the one we need

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