Makita 36v Rear-Handle Cordless Circular Saw
With a 7-1/4-in. blade and twin battery packs, this saw has the power and depth of cut to match your corded saw.
In this Tool Tech video, host Patrick McCombe checks out Makita’s rear-handle, blade-left cordless circular saw by burying its blade in a pressure-treated 4×4.
Makita 36v Brushless Cordless Rear Handle 7-1/4-in. Circular Saw
XSR01PT (kit); XSR01Z (tool only)
$359 (kit); $199 (tool only)
Associate editor Patrick McCombe has been testing power tools on behalf of national publications for more than 15 years, and he regularly meets with product manufacturers to try out new introductions. In the Tool Tech series, Patrick reviews the latest tools and materials, discusses building technology, and shows time-tested techniques for better, more-efficient home building.