The Circular saw is always a fun tool to use, and Makita’s cordless version here is no different. The Makita Circular saw model number is BSS611 and came in the tool kit. It is built with a D35 high torque motor that delivers maximum power for cutting 2x material at 45 degrees with 50 degrees capacity. Just like the other tools in this set, the saw is designed compactly. It is only 13-5/8″ in length and weighs only 7.1lbs. Because of this design, we experienced almost no fatigue when testing for 45 minutes of straight use! The saw comes with a heavy-gauge machined base for smooth and accurate cutting. It also has a built-in dust blower that keeps line of cut clean. The grip is Ergonomic, and like all the other Makita tools we have tested, it delivers even pressure and ease of control.
The blade diameter is 6-1/2″. The arbor is 5/8″. No Load RPM: 3700. The maximum cutting depth for 90 degrees is: 2-1/4″. For 45 degrees: 1-9/16″. For 50 degrees: 1-7/16″. The circular saw delivers 54 watt hours and the battery (Ah) is 3.0
Testing the Makita Circular saw was fun. We cut through both a 4×4 and some 3/4″ plywood to see how it would work. The saw was extremely light, like all the tools in this kit. The lithium Ion batteries really make a weight difference! We found the saw to be very versatile, fast and smooth in use, both when cutting through the 4×4 and the 3/4″ plywood.
There is simply no beating around the bush here, another nice tool from Makita! Over all we like this saw. Good balance and very easy to maneuver. Easy blade change and very light. As you can see when we cut through the 3.4″ plywood, it ran through it rather quick. Yes we had a sharp blade, but we have used some 18V saws that would bog down and you would have to cut slow. Not the Makita, it ran through it with ease.