Makita’s New 40V Max XGT Brushless Circular Saw Combines Faster Cutting Speeds and Durable Design 

Makita U.S.A. Inc.‘s new 40V max XGT Brushless 6-1/2-in. Circular Saw (GSH05) combines faster cutting speeds with a lightweight and durable design.

“As Makita continues to expand the 40V XGT lineup, the 6-1/2-in. Circular Saw makes a great addition,” said Rudy Jansen, product marketing manager, residential construction, Makita U.S.A., Inc. “Makita now offers a wide range of XGT cutting solutions from 6-1/2 to 10-1/4 in. This saw is compact and lightweight with up to 40 percent faster cutting speed, making it a great option for the everyday user.”

More Cuts Per Charge

The 6-1/2-in. Circular Saw can deliver up to 290 cuts per charge in 2×10 SPF lumber on a fully charged 40V max XGT 4.0Ah battery. The GSH005 features a 2-1/4-in. cutting capacity at 90 degrees and 1-5/8 in. at 45 degrees, with a 0-50 degree bevel capacity with positive stops at 22.5, 45 and 50 degrees. The saw features an electric brake for maximum productivity. It features a die-cast magnesium base, blade guard and blade cover provide a lightweight design; weighs only 7.9 lbs with 4.0Ah battery (battery and charger included in kit).

Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS)

The GSH05 features the Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS), which uses Bluetooth technology for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the equipped tool and dust extractor. Once connected via AWS, the AWS-equipped dust extractor will automatically power on or off when the AWS-equipped cordless tool starts or stops, running only when the tool is in use. This increases productivity on a single charge and reduces continuous noise at the job or work site.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include a LED light with preglow and afterglow that illuminates the work area, and a retractable extra wide tool hook that secures the tool when not in use. The GSH05 features a compact and ergonomic design at only 11-3/4 in. long without battery.

XGT: One System of Cordless Equipment and Tools 

The new Compressor is part of Makita XGT, an expanding system of 40V max and 80V max cordless equipment and tools. XGT gives users one system, from core handheld tools like drills and impact drivers to equipment-grade products including high-capacity saws, rotary hammers and power cutters – all powered by 40V max XGT batteries. The expanding XGT System will offer 125+ products in 2023. 

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