Makita launches powerful new cordless circular saw

Makita recently launched the HS012G 40VMax XGT Brushless 165mm circular saw, which further bolsters its XGT range of cordless offerings. This lightweight yet powerful tool delivers the performance and run-times demanded by woodworking professionals.

The HS012G circular saw adds a new, compact option to Makita's existing range of saws and is the first 165mm model within the XGT range. The combination of 40VMax XGT power and energy efficient brushless motor means it can achieve a maximum output of 1,300W – nearly twice that of the equivalent 18V saw – and a no load speed of 5,200rpm.

In order to maintain consistent blade speed under load, it also features constant speed control, which allows for improved cutting performance.

The HS012G has a bevel range of up to 50°, with positive stops at 22.5° and 45°, making it easy to select these commonly used bevel angles. The cordless circular saw achieves a maximum cutting depth of 57mm at 0° and 41mm at 45°.


To ensure user safety, the HS012G features an electric brake, which quickly slows the blade coupled with 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; this way, the dust extractor automatically runs when the tool is activated, thus simplifying dust management.

The HS012G features twin LED job lights with pre-glow and afterglow functions for better workpiece illumination, an integrated tool hanger and a removable parallel guide ensures accurate, straight line cutting.

In addition, the HS012G can be used with Makita guide rails, making it ideal for any jobs that require greater precision. Using a guide rail eliminates the accidental inaccuracies associated with freehand cuts that employ a pre-marked line, especially on larger pieces of material where parallel guides can't 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 2.5Ah batteries and XGT battery charger, supplied in a Makpac case (HS012GD201).

Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK, says: “165mm circular saws have always been a popular part of our cordless range. The HS012G provides professionals with a versatile, compact and lightweight 165mm saw, but with the performance customers expect from Makita's brushless 40VMax XGT machines."

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