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The Makita BSS611 is a compact & lightweight cordless circular trim-saw kit with an ergonomically-designed handle.

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built light for easy handling and cuts fast

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provides dead-on accurate cut lines

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runs for a long time on a battery charge, generally won't run out before you're done for the day

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lacks the power of a corded saw, can choke as flexible wood is cut and pinches the blade

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unable to cut at an angle, can only handle perfectly straight lines

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comes with a 16 tooth blade rather than the 24 tooth that many comparable saws have

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lacks a blade brake, need to let it run down on its own for a few seconds

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The Makita BSS611 is a compact & lightweight cordless circular trim-saw kit with an ergonomically-designed handle with a soft grip that provides a better fit and even greater control. Weighing 6.9 lbs, the Makita BSS611 circular saw kit is an upgrade from the Makita BSS610. The Makita BSS611 saw kit features a 3,700 RPM motor with a 6-1/2” carbide-tipped blade that cuts up to 2-1/4” (versus 2”) at 90 degrees. In addition, the BSS611 circular saw kit includes an LXT Lithium-ion battery that produces 430% (versus 280%) total lifetime work with 2.5x (versus 2x) more cycles. The Makita BSS611 saw kit also boasts a built-in dust blower that enhances line of sight and keeps the work place clean, a 30-minute rapid charger with a built-in fan to cool the battery, and a built-in LED light for a more illuminated work space. The Makita BSS611 retails for $499.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • 3,700 RPM Motor
  • 6-1/2” Carbide-Tipped Blade
  • 24V Lithium-ion Battery
  • Dust Blower
  • Rapid Charger
  • LED Light
  • Plastic Tool Case
  • Blade Size: 6-1/2”
  • Cutting Capacity @ 90: 2-1/4”
  • Cutting Capacity @ 45: 1-9/16”
  • Cutting Capacity @ 50: 1-7/16”
  • No Load: 3,700 RPM
  • Bevel: 0-50
  • Length: 13-5/8”
  • Weight: 6.9 lbs
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Little Bro
08/20/2012 11:43

Also noted that in your reviews on this saw the BSS 611 DOES NOT HAVE the LED Light. I have 2 and they are by far the best cordless saw I have ever used. It cuts a straight line at 90 or anywhere in between 45 and 0. I don't miss the blade brake, never had one if you don't feel comfortable with out a brake you probably shouldn't be cutting wood.

02/16/2012 09:04

You made one big error with your review in that you noted that the 611 is an upgrade from the 610. That's not the case, as they're two different models with different features. In fact, the 610 is the 'higher' model, as it includes the blade brake that you noted was absent from the 611.

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