Makita is a pioneer in Brushless motor engineering, battery technology, and miter saw innovation and has combined this expertise in the 18V X2 LXT (36V) Lithium-Ion Brushless 12″ Dual bevel sliding compound Miter saw (tool only, batteries and charger sold separately). it’s powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries for 36V power and performance, but without leaving the 18V LXT platform. X2 LXT technology delivers increased power, speed, and run time, without the hassles of a cord.
Get up to 175 cuts per charge in 2×12 SPF lumber with two 5.0Ah batteries (sold separately). the efficient BL Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer tool life and delivers up to 4, 400 RPM for fast and smoother cutting.
The XSL08Z also features automatic speed Change technology to adjust cutting speed and torque Under load for optimum performance.
For improved efficiency, it’s equipped with auto-start wireless system technology. Aws utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless communication between the tool and dust extractor (sold separately). when the trigger of the aws-equipped XSL08Z is engaged, the aws-equipped dust extractor powers-up. When the trigger is released, the dust extractor powers-down. Aws is intelligent communication that eliminates cords and excessive noise since the dust extractor runs only when the tool is running.
The XSL08Z has a unique 2-steel rail sliding system design that offers single slide-glide operation for smooth and Dead-On accurate cutting right out of the box, as well as a reduced overall footprint that allows the saw to be positioned flush against a wall.
The innovative direct-drive Gearbox and guard system is engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity (6-3/4”), crown molding cutting capacity (8” nested), and 15” crosscuts at 90 degrees.
The saw miters 0° to 60° left and right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° and 60° (left or right).
The bevel Lock is located in the front of the saw for easy access and quick adjustments from 0° to 48° (left and right). the direct drive Gearbox with soft start is a key point of difference.
Direct drive enables smoother start-ups and consistent, Constant power with no belts to slip or replace. Additional features include a built-in laser that indicates the line-of-cut, dual dust Collection ports for excellent dust extraction performance and an Electric brake provides added convenience.
It also has a large-sized aluminum base that improves the stability of cutting stock for more efficient cutting.
The XSL08Z includes a 12” 60T carbide-tipped Max Efficiency Miter saw blade.
The thin-kerf design provides smoother cuts with less drag on the motor and minimal material loss. Compared to standard blades The max Efficiency Miter saw blade delivers up to 100% faster cutting.
Amazon Customer –
I’ve had this saw for about 3 months and have no complaints with it so far. I use it a few times a week running base, crown, and all sorts of trim. I squared it out of the box and have had zero issues with it staying true. The power and smoothness surprised me. I had an old corded Makita 10″ version and there was a lot of blade deflection and wobble from the old rail system, however Makita got it right with this updated rail system. Also, the dust collection is great. I normally pair it with a rigid box vacuum (1-7/8″ hose) and the size actually fits perfect with the dust port on the miter saw. I had to cut the little tab off to make it fit snug but not a big deal. The battery life is pretty good considering it is a 12″ miter saw. I normally can cut an entire day on (2) 6 amp batteries. Depending on the amount of cuts sometimes I will need to swap out, but the batteries charge so fast it is not a big deal. I used to pair my old saw with the Dewalt saw stand, however this one did work with the stand. There’s not enough adjustment on the arms to get it to match the base of the miter saw. So I got the Makita saw stand and couldn’t be happier with the entire setup. Would definitely recommend this saw, especially if you already have the Makita batteries.
Amazon Customer –
Any day I dont have to drop 100 feet of 10 gauge cord to run a tool is a good day. Nice tool, does the job all day.