Makita BSS610 LXT Review


The Makita BSS610 produces a surprising amount of torque thanks to the Makita-built motor specifically engineered for smooth, accurate and versatile use. This little powerhose spins up to 3,700 RPM and has a respectable maximum bevel cutting capacity of 50 degrees.

The Makita BSS610 is incredibly easy to work with thanks to its ergonomically shaped handle. In addition, the compact design and feather light weight of just 7.1 pounds makes it easy to use for hours with limited fatigue.

The BSS610 was designed to take on a large variety of tasks, making it an excellent all-in-one cordless circular saw. It is great for carpentry, remodeling, roofing and woodworking, and is even used by top-notch professional contractors who require a best cordless circular saw available. This level of versatility drastically increases the value of this tool, as it will quickly become the most-used tool in your collection.

Makita was one of the first companies developing cordless tools, and they have continued to push the envelope and stay ahead of the game. The most recent breakthrough was the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion series which produces a large amount of power in a very compact package. That means more torque for faster cuts, and less weight for reduced fatigue. With over 35 tools in the 18V LXT series, you can built your whole tool collection around one battery type, ensuring you always have the juice when you need it.

One of the great things about buying a tool in the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion cordless series, is that they are backed by a 3-year warranty covering repairs due to defects in materials or workmanship. The actual batteries and chargers are backed by a limited 1-year warranty.

What’s Included:

  • Makita BSS610 Cordless circular saw
  • 2 x 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries
  • 30 Minute Rapid Optimum Charger
  • 6.5″ Carbide-tipped blade
  • Rip Fence & Tool Case

Makita BSS610 Specifications:

  • Blade Size: 6.5”
  • Arbor: 5/8”
  • Max. Cutting Depth (90°): 2-1/4”
  • Max. Cutting Depth (45°): 1-9/16”
  • No Load Speed: 3,700 RPM
  • Overall Length: 13-5/8”
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs.


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