Makita UK has launched the new DRS780Z 18Vx2 185mm Brushless Circular Saw as part of its LXT range. The latest addition to Makita’s extensive cordless machinery portfolio, the Brushless Circular Saw includes Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology for optimum operation.


The DRS780Z 18Vx2 185mm Brushless Circular Saw LXT has been designed with ease of use in mind. The tool includes Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), which automatically adjusts the tool’s cutting speed according to the load conditions. This ensures that the saw is always cutting at the correct speed and continues to work at its optimum level.

Driven by a Brushless Motor, the DRS780Z also benefits from minimal maintenance. As the motor does not utilise carbon brushes, friction is reduced – this results in fewer issues due to wear and eliminates the cost of replacement brushes.

The DRS780Z has a maximum output of 1,700W and is powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries – totalling 36V, providing extended run times and less downtime, and massively improving on-site productivity. Makita’s 18V batteries can also be interchanged across other Makita tools, providing continued on-site flexibility.

When using the saw, operators can benefit from a maximum cutting capacity of 65mm at 0°, 45mm at 45° and 38mm at 53°. With a vibration level of just 2.5m/s², users can safely operate the tool for longer, whilst the lightweight magnesium base allows them to do this in comfort without compromising the durability of the tool.

Matt Chilton, Product Manager – Tools at Makita said: “Makita’s new Brushless Circular Saw offers a number of key benefits for operators. Firstly, the inclusion of Makita’s ADT means that the saw can cut through materials effortlessly, improving ease of use and on-site productivity. Operators can also benefit from Soft Start – which prevents the tool from kicking when making initial contact with the material – as well as the rear handle design, which provides stability and increased control for those ripping through large sheets of timber.”

The DRS780Z is a body only machine. To find out more about Makita’s new Brushless Circular Saw visit: