Makita has added to its range of cordless circular saws with the launch of the HS012G 40VMax XGT Brushless circular saw.

 The HS012G is the first 165mm model in Makita's XGT range. The combination of 40VMax power and an 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 5200rpm. 

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°.

The HS012G features an electric break, which quickly slows the blade, and an anti-restart function to prevent accidental start up. The new tool also includes Makita’s Auto-start Wireless System, which allows the HS012G to be wirelessly connected to a compatible dust extractor via Bluetooth. Twin LED job lights and an integrated tool hanger are also supplied, with a removable parallel guide for accurate straight line cutting.

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 an 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."