Makita’s 12V trim saw is a very small cordless circular saw that works with 3-3/8″ blades. It’s the same size as the Bosch 12V circular saw that hasn’t been announced in the USA yet, and is designed for light duty and trim applications.
Pretty soon, Makita is coming out with a new glass and tile cutting saw (CC01W), which looks to be nearly identical to their 12V trim saw. It features a 1400 RPM motor, similar 3-3/8″ blade size (15mm arbor hole), and maximum cutting depth of 1″ at 90° (5/8″ at 45°).
The tile and glass cutter has a nickel-plated tilting base that can beven from 0 to 45°, and there’s a large attached water supply tank for proper blade cooling, lubrication, and chip removal during wet cutting applications
Makita doesn’t provide specifics about the blade, but it’s suitable for glass and tile cutting applications and is presumably diamond-coated.
Price: $199-205 for the 1-battery kit
It’s unclear as to whether the 12V tile and glass cutter will be available as an add-on tool. Right now, there are only details about the 1-battery kit.
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Makita took their 4-1/2 year old saw 12V trim saw, gave it a new nickel-plated base, a diamond-coated blade, a water reservoir, and BAM it’s a glass and tile cutter.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that Makita’s first 12V release in more than a year isn’t a game-changing brushless drill or driver. Many of their 12V tools have grown long in the tooth and are uninspiring compared to recent offerings by Milwaukee, Bosch, Ridgid, and even Dewalt.
The attached water reservoir looks like a nice feature – hopefully it’s removable – and something that perhaps RotoZip should consider adding to their Zip Saw, which comes with a diamond blade that can only be used for dry cutting tasks.