Makita XGT 40V 8‑½” Dual‑Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Makita XGT 40V 8‑½” Dual‑Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

The 40V max XGT® Brushless 8-1/2” Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw (GSL02Z) provides 4,800 RPM for faster and smoother cutting. The rail-forward design maximizes workspace when the miter saw is positioned flush against a wall. The miter saw has a large 2-3/4” x 12-1/4” cutting capacity at 90-degrees. The saw miters 0° to 60° left and right and bevels from 0° to 48° (left and right).

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 brushless 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 8-1/2” Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw (GSL02Z) provides 4,800 RPM for faster and smoother cutting. The rail-forward design maximizes workspace when the miter saw is positioned flush against a wall. The miter saw has a large 2-3/4” x 12-1/4” cutting capacity at 90-degrees. The saw miters 0° to 60° left and right and bevels from 0° to 48° (left and right).

The efficient brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer tool life. The GSL02M1 features Automatic Speed Change™ technology to adjust cutting speed and torque under load for optimum performance and a soft start to suppress start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life. Extension wings all for cutting longer materials and retract for easier storage. An electric brake provides maximum productivity.

For improved efficiency, it is equipped with Auto-start Wireless System technology. AWS® utilizes Bluetooth® technology for wireless communication between the tool and dust extractor (sold separately). When the trigger of the AWS-equipped GSL02M1 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.

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 brushless motor engineering, intelligent digital communication, and superior durability features to outpower, outsmart and outlast the rest.

POWER : Makita-built brushless motor delivers 4,800 RPM for faster cutting performance
CAPACITY : Large 2-3/4" x 12-1/4" cutting capacity at 90°
ACCURACY : L.E.D. light casts a shadow of the saw blade onto the material as an exact cutting line
COMPATIBILITY : AWS® Capable for wireless power-on/off communication between tool and extractor
INCLUDES : 8-1/2" saw blade, vertical vice, dust bag, hex wrench

  • OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor delivers 4,800 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 2-3/4" x 12-1/4" cutting capacity at 90°
  • Miters 0-60° left and right; bevels 0-48° left and right
  • L.E.D. light casts a shadow of the saw blade onto the material creating an exact cutting line
  • Dust reduction with dual dust collection ports and blade case design
  • Rail-forward design to maximize work space against a wall and compact storage
  • 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
  • Extension wings for cutting longer material; retractable for more compact storage
  • Bevel angle lock and release dial at front of tool for easy access and repositioning
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life
  • Convenient onboard hex wrench storage for blade changes
  • The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating
  • 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
  • Compatible with Makita® 40V max XGT® Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 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.