Makita’s 18V X2 cordless brushless track saw is a very good tool. I received a test sample last year, and can very highly recommend it. Right now, a popular (and rare) bonus bundle promo is back.
Over at Acme Tools and Amazon, buy the Makita 18V X2 plunge-cutting circular saw kit (XPS01PTJ), which comes with the saw, 2-port charger, (2) Li-ion batteries, and modular tool boxes to store it all in, and you get a FREE 39″ guide rail, plus (2) FREE bonus 5.0Ah batteries (for 4 total).
Amazon’s current price is $490.37, and Acme Tools’ is $499 ($479 thru 3/15/19 with coupon). Both are out of stock in the moment, but are accepting backorders.
Thank you to Matthew and Noah for the heads-up!
I wrote about this deal at length last year, here: Incredible Makita 18V X2 Brushless Track Saw Bundle Deal (Feb 2018).
Last year’s bundle came with a 55″ guide rail. This bundle is a little different, and comes with a 39″ guide rail.
Acme coupon code MAKITA20 takes an extra $20 off, now through 3/15/2019.
It’s also available at Tool Nut.
Buy Now(via Tool Nut)
For my personal track saw, I bought a Festool. I’ve used a test sample of their cordless track saw a bit as well. Based on my experience with a test sample of this Makita kit, I’d probably go in this direction if shopping for personal use. It’s an excellent and high-performing tool. Competitively, I’d give the Makita an edge for the greater convenience of their batteries.
I think that this promo is a nice way to buy into Makita’s 18V (or 18V X2) cordless power tool system. The bundle gives you an $80 guide rail for free (price check), and $219 in additional batteries (price check).
I’m trying not to sound too encouraging, but if I let myself speak freely, I’d say that this is an incredible cordless brushless track saw and guide rail deal, one that’s really hard to pass up. Promos of this kind don’t come around very often.
It’s not clear when the deal will end.
More About the Saw
- 6-1/2″ blade size
- Can plunge-cut
- 2500-6300 variable speed
- Easy depth adjustment with scale
- Dual bevel supports
- -1° to 48° bevel range
- 22.5° and 45° bevel stops
- 2-3/16″ cutting capacity at 90°
- 1-9/16″ cutting capacity at 45°
- Works with (2) Makita 18V Li-ion batteries
- On-board battery fuel gauge
It can be used with or without a guide rail, and with or without dust collection.
Makita offers several styles of plunge saw blades (Amazon search results).