Makita's Twin 18V (36v) Brushless LXT Plunge Saw

  • Auto-Start Wireless System for dust extraction
  • New 1m guide rail and 1.5m bag
  • New AWS-compatible Twin 18v Dust Extractor launched

In 2017 Makita launched the in-demand DSP600 Twin 18v Brushless Plunge Saw.  Now, the same model, but featuring a 36v motor and the Makita Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) has landed.

AWS technology allows the new DSP601ZJU plunge saw to automatically connect to the compatible Makita dust extractor saving the effort of manually switching it on.  A unique chip is supplied with the new plunge saw that enables the user to pair it up with the selected dust extractor. Once paired, the dust extractor will automatically start once the trigger on the saw is pulled.

This plunge saw is powered by two 18v Lithium-Ion batteries in series to supply energy to the 36v DC motor drive system.  It generates as much power as the AC mains machine that can drive the 165mm blade up to 6,300rpm, and provide a maximum cutting depth of 56mm with the vertical blade setting. The bevel range is -1° to +48° and the position of the cutting line is always the same regardless of the bevel angle. Splinter free cutting is achieved by engaging the depth stop which enables a 2mm preliminary groove to be cut before the full depth of cut is made.

As with the DSP600 the new DSP601 is equipped with a variable speed control dial, soft start and electric brake, and the innovative Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), which automatically changes the cutting speed for optimum operation; effectively by sensing the load conditions on the blade and adjusting the power supply will maintain drive shaft speed.

Makita has also introduced a new 1m Guide Rail which is sure to be a popular choice for use with this new plunge saw as well as other tools in the Makita woodworking range.  It has a replaceable splinter guard, anti-slip strips on the underside and top running strips for a smooth glide.  A new Guide Rail Bag is also now available which is designed to hold two guide rails, up to 1.5m in length, and a connector, all designed to provide ultimate protection for these high performance accessories.

The new DVC864LZ Twin 18v (36v) Brushless L-Class Dust Extractor is the first extractor to feature the new AWS technology.  It has maximum sealed suction power of 9.8kPa with the powerful 36v motor system producing a maximum air flow of 2.1m³/min.  This is a dry type vacuum with HEPA filter that removes 99.0% of dust with Limit Value for occupational exposure >1.0mg/m³ which means this extractor can be used for processes involving mica, china clay and gypsum.  Up to 10 tools can be paired to the DVC864LZ via AWS at the same time.

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