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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The new Makita 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is the latest addition to Makita's 18V LXT cordless tool line-up.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The compact and portable LXSL01 is a "must have" tool for flooring, case & base, and more

MAY 18, 2011 La Mirada, Calif. – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion tools which now includes over 40 cordless solutions. The new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LXSL01) delivers accuracy and capacity in a compact and portable design that weighs only 27.5 lbs.

The new Makita LXSL01 is jobsite-portable at only 27.5 lbs.


Weighs only 27.5 lbs., Ideal for Room-to-Room Applications
"The new LXSL01 will cut a two-by-twelve at 90 degrees and a two-by-eight at 45 degrees, yet it weighs only 27.5 pounds making it jobsite portable which is ideal for room-to-room applications," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "This saw offers a portable and precision cutting solution to remodelers, floor contractors, cabinet installers, case and base installers, and more. And the best part is this new miter saw is one of over 40 tools that will run off the same Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery."
Makita-Built Motor Delivers 2,200 RPM
The new LXSL01 is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers 2,200 RPM, with a direct-drive gearbox for increased cutting efficiency and less maintenance than belt drive models. The saw has a four steel rail sliding system that increases rigidity and four linear ball bearings to produce smooth, dead-on accurate cuts right out of the box. The saw has 2-1/16" vertical capacity and will crosscut 11-3/4" at 90°. The LXSL01 miters 0°-47° left and 0°-57° right, and bevels 0°-45° left and 0°-5° right. It has positive miter stops at 9 settings: 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45° (left and right).
Additional features include an electric brake for maximum productivity, a large aluminum base that supports large stock for efficient cutting and a soft grip handle for increased comfort on the job. The LXSL01 has a compact design and weighs only 27.5 lbs. for increased jobsite portability. 
Compatible with Makita's Jobsite Miter Saw Stand
The new saw is compatible with Makita’s jobsite miter saw stand (model 195083-4, sold separately). The jobsite miter saw stand adjusts to five positions with a spring-loaded mechanism for quick and easy set ups in seconds. It also includes a large platform base and material support extensions with feed roller to support long crown molding. The stand is equipped with a large rubberized handle and solid rubber 12" wheels for easy jobsite portability.
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXSL01 is Makita’s latest release in the 18V LXT platform, with more solutions on the way. Makita is the leading innovator in cordless and LXT was the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion line-up in 2005.  Today there are 40 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery charges on Makita’s ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger and reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime. 
The LXSL01 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is a kit and includes the saw, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery, 30 minute Rapid Optimum Charger (ENERGY STAR qualified), 7-1/2" 40T saw blade, dust bag, socket wrench, triangular ruler, vertical vice, and 2 ea. extension wing.  Model LXSL01Z includes the tool only (batteries and charger not included).

Model Number
18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7-1/2"
Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Kit
Blade Diameter
Cutting Capacities (bevel/miter)
90°/90° (2-1/16" x 11-3/4")
45°/45° (2-1/16" x 8-3/8")
No Load Speed
2,200 RPM
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (L x W x H)
25-3/4" x 17" x 17-7/8"
Net Weight (w/battery)
27.5 lbs.

About Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
Since its introduction on October 3, 2005, Makita’s LXT Series featuring 18V Lithium-Ion Battery Technology has been providing the professional end-user with more work solutions. Nearly six years later and with over 40 trade solutions in the 18V line-up, Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery is a breakthrough in cordless with more power, less weight and better engineering, and Makita is proud to be the first to bring it to jobsites across America.
"Makita did not just design a longer run time battery; we designed a complete tool solution to redefine the way pro users work," said Ken Hefley, senior vice president marketing, Makita U.S.A.  "The LXT solution is all muscle and no fat, with 18 volt power and 12 volt weight.  LXT allows the pro user to work longer with a better engineered tool solution."
Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries and ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger provide several benefits over old battery technology. When compared to traditional 18V Ni-Cd batteries, Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have 40% less weight, longer run time, and five times lower self-discharge to keep cells active and ready to use at any time. Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion battery delivers 2,000 cycles – three times more than Ni-Cd.  In addition, built-in shock absorbing features help protect the battery, and sixteen firm-holding contact terminals deliver constant high power.
During the charging process, a built-in memory chip in the battery communicates with the Rapid Optimum Charger for a more efficient charge, extending the battery life. Makita’s Rapid Optimum Charger is also faster: it will charge an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery in only 30 minutes and an 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery in only 15 minutes.
Makita also offers an Optimum Automotive Charger for 18V LXT and 18V Compact Lithium-Ion batteries, which plugs into 12V DC sockets equipped in most automobiles and trucks for added mobility. Makita’s growing line of LXT cordless tool solutions features a wide range of industrial-quality power tools including driver-drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, saws, grinders, screwguns, rotary hammers, and more. The LXT Series also includes a jobsite radio, rechargeable flashlights, and several combo kits.
Makita also offers 12V max Lithium-Ion and 7.2V Lithium-Ion.  These cordless tools deliver pro power and pro speed in an ultra-compact size.  The battery chargers for the 12V max and 7.2V Lithium-Ion batteries are ENERGY STAR qualified for their efficient charging performance. Makita’s growing line of ultra-compact cordless tool solutions includes driver-drills and impact drivers, as well as a circular saw, rechargeable flashlights and combo kits. Makita also offers a 36V LXT Lithium-Ion cordless rotary hammer for faster drilling.
Makita LXT Lithium-Ion is backed by Makita’s new Three-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date.
About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.


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