Makita XSH01Z 36-Volt 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw An AC Replacement?https://www.tool-rank.com/media/listing/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/32/c0/4e/Makita-XSH01Z-saw-92-1390602712.jpg
We all know how handy cordless circular saws can be, but we also know that they are usually lacking when it comes to overall power and battery run-time. Makita, continuing to expand their new 2x 18-volt (36V) system, showcased their new 2x Cordless 7-1/4" Circular Saw (XSH01Z) that I am sure addresses some of the cordless circular saw shortcomings that we have all come to know and dislike.
There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information on the new saw, which Makita says will be available Winter 2014. Makita is touting the XSH01Z as a "true AC tool substitute" which sets my expectations pretty high. A few photos from Makita's FB page show that it can cut thought 5 sheets of OSB and has a max cutting depth of 2-5/8". At 36-volt I don't doubt that the power is there, but I am still wondering what kind of battery life we can expect.
Is this tool going to be on your shopping list?