Makita XGT 40V 6‑½” Plunge Circular Saw Kit

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 6-1/2” Plunge Circular Saw Kit (GPS01M1J) delivers precise and more accurate cutting when combined with an optional guide rail system. The saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful Makita-built brushless motor with Automatic Speed Change™ Technology, which adjusts cutting speed and torque during the cut for optimum performance.

XGT is a system of equipment, tools, batteries, and chargers utilizing 40v max lithium-ion batteries. XGT is engineered to deliver high power to take on high-demand applications, allowing users to completely transition to a cordless job site. XGT is equipped with advanced motor engineering, intelligent digital communication, and superior durability features to outpower, outsmart and outlast the rest.

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The 40V max XGT® Brushless 6-1/2” Plunge Circular Saw Kit (GPS01M1J) delivers precise and more accurate cutting when combined with an optional guide rail system (sold separately). The saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. The saw combines a powerful Makita-built brushless motor with Automatic Speed Change™ Technology, which adjusts cutting speed and torque during the cut for optimum performance.

The saw has a variable speed control dial (2,500 – 4,900 RPM), with soft start and an electric brake for added convenience. Constant speed control enables a consistent smooth finish under load. It has a large 2-3/16” cutting capacity at 90-degrees and 1-1/2” at 48-degrees. It has a bevel capability of -1° to 48° and positive stops at 22.5° and 45°.

For improved efficiency, it is capable of wirelessly starting a connected dust management solution. Auto-start Wireless System (AWS®) utilizes Bluetooth® technology for wireless communication between the tool and dust extractor (sold separately). When the trigger of the AWS-equipped GPS01Z 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. An AWS transmitter is needed (sold separately).

XGT is a system of equipment, tools, batteries, and chargers utilizing 40v max lithium-ion batteries. XGT is engineered to deliver high power to take on high-demand applications, allowing users to completely transition to a cordless job site. XGT is equipped with advanced motor engineering, intelligent digital communication, and superior durability features to outpower, outsmart and outlast the rest.

POWER : Brushless motor with variable speed control dial (2,500 - 4,900 RPM) for faster cutting performance
CAPACITY : Large cutting capacity 2-3/16" at 90º; and 1-9/16" at 45º
CONVENIENCE : Optional guide rail system interacts with the saw base to provide smooth dead-on cutting
COMPATIBILITY : AWS® Capable for wireless power-on/off communication between tool and extractor
INCLUDES : (1) 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery, charger, saw blade, hex wrench, and tool cases

  • OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor with variable speed control dial (2,500 - 4,900 RPM) for faster cutting performance
  • OUTSMART: The digital communication within XGT® optimizes performance to provide up to 2X longer sustained power under heavy-load applications
  • OUTLAST: The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating
  • Large cutting capacity 2-3/16" at 90º; and 1-9/16" at 45º
  • Bevel capability (-1º to 48º) with positive stops at 22.5º and 45º
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Locking lever holds the blade in position so that the wrench can be inserted through the hole in the blade case for easier blade installation
  • Large 1-7/16" rear dust port directs material away from the operator and easily connects to a vacuum system
  • Built-in depth stop provides easy depth adjustment for clean and accurate cutting
  • Auto-start wireless System (AWS®) utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless on-off communication between the tool and dust extractor
  • AWS® capable with Auto-start Wireless Transmitter (part no. 198901-5) sold separately
  • Convenient on-board hex wrench for fast and easy blade changes
  • Smooth and convenient plunge release lever for operator comfort
  • Ideal for cutting large wood panels, other wood materials including melamine and MDF, aluminum, and Corian® with optional, material specific blades (includes wood blade, other blades sold separately)
  • Dual front and rear bevel supports provide additional rigidity for precise and accurate bevel cuts
  • Close to the wall cutting (11/16") for expanded cutting applications
  • Rubberized soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands
  • XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%)
  • The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging
  • Only use genuine Makita Batteries and Chargers
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery, and charger

A NEW SYSTEM OF EQUIPMENT & TOOLS
XGT® is a new 40V | 80V max system of cordless equipment and tools. XGT® outpowers, outsmarts, and outlasts the rest. Through Makita’s innovative engineering, the technology within XGT® will lead to creating the equipment and tools of the future.

GET A COMPLETELY CORDLESS JOBSITE
The LXT® System handles most applications, but for high-demand applications that use corded, gas or air, the XGT System delivers higher-powered solutions. With 40V max and 80V max XGT® Products, pros can fully experience a battery-powered job site.

RARE EARTH MAGNETS & PURE COPPER WIRE
Rare earth magnets of the highest quality are engineered within the brushless motors to maximize power and performance.
Makita® XGT Products feature purpose-built brushless motors with more copper windings for increased power output.

BUILT-IN MICROCHIPS & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
Built-in microchips in both tool and battery allow for real-time digital communication, actively monitoring heat, overload, and over-discharge.
Digital communication between XGT Tools and Batteries through enhanced digital communication technology optimize performance to deliver up to 2X longer sustained power during demanding applications.

IMPACT ABSORBENT STRUCTURE & WATER AND DUST RESISTANCE
Durable outer casing and cell holder create space within the battery to absorb impact.
Water and dust-resistant triple layer structure and an enhanced terminal structure are engineered to protect against water and dust for any job site condition.

MULTI-LAYER SURFACE CONTACTS & RAPID OPTIMUM CHARGING SYSTEM
Multi-layer surface contacts within tool and battery are designed to take on high current demands.
XGT Charger and Dual Cooling Fans digitally communicates before and during the charging process, evaluating battery condition to deliver a consistent fast charge. It even charges 18V LXT Batteries with an adapter.