Makita has added to its range of cordless circular saws with the launch of the HS012G 40VMax XGT Brushless 165mm Circular Saw.
The lightweight and powerful tool is the latest addition to the Makita XGT range, which delivers the performance and run-times that professionals require.
The launch of the HS012G Circular Saw adds a new, compact option to the Makita range of saws as the first 165mm model in the XGT range. The combination of 40VMax XGT power and an energy efficient brushless motor means it achieves a maximum output of 1300 watts – nearly twice that of the equivalent 18V saw – and a no load speed of 5,200 rpm. It also features constant speed control to maintain consistent blade speed under load for improved cutting performance.
The HS012G has a bevel range of up to 50°, with positive stops at 22.5° and 45° to make it easy to select these commonly used bevel angles. It achieves a maximum cutting depth of 57mm at 0° and 41mm at 45°.
To ensure user safety, the HS012G has an electric break to quickly slow the blade and an anti-restart function to prevent accidental start up. It also includes Makita’s Auto-start Wireless System (AWS), which allows the HS012G to be wirelessly connected to a compatible dust extractor via Bluetooth, enabling the dust extractor to automatically run when the tool is activated, making dust management simpler.
The HS012G features twin LED job lights with pre-glow and afterglow functions for better illumination of the work piece. It also has an integrated tool hanger and is supplied with a removable parallel guide for accurate straight line cutting.
In addition, the HS012G can be used with Makita guide rails, making it ideal for jobs where greater precision is required. Using a guide rail eliminates the accidental inaccuracies of freehand cuts using a pre-marked line, especially on larger pieces of material where parallel guides cannot be used
The HS012G is available as a body only option (HS012GZ), body only in a Makpac case (HS012GZ01) or as a kit with two 2.5 Ah batteries and a XGT battery charger supplied in a Makpac case (HS012GD201).
Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK said: “The 165mm circular saws have always been a popular part of our cordless range. The launch of the HS012G provides professionals with a versatile, compact and lightweight 165mm saw but with the performance customers expect from our brushless 40VMax XGT machines.
To find out more about Makita and its range of products visit: www.makitauk.com.
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