Makita DSS611Z LXT Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Makita DSS611Z LXT Body Only Cordless 18V Circular Saw. Below we have included a full and detailed review of this highly popular choice for UK buyers.

How Buyers Rate the Makita DSS611Z LXT?

Buyer Satisfaction

96% buyer satisfaction based on 6,000+ online buyer reviews

  • 86% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review

These are really great stats so you can be sure this is a quality tool that has been tried and tested by thousands of buyers.

There are the level of figures you would expect from a Makita product but it's great we can see that so many users have this circular saw and that they all seem to love it.

Our Verdict on the Makita DSS611Z LXT?

This is an amazing bit of kit, especially at this very reasonable price

It is so convenient to use without the hassle of a lead and is so accurate with no kick at all when starting up. 

Truly a great purchase and highly recommended. If you are in the market for this type of saw then you can be sure this is a quality tool and great value.

If you are still not sure then you might want to check out our comprehensive review on the top 10 best circular saws.

What Buyers Say about the Makita DSS611Z LXT?


  • Buyers stated that this circular saw was very easy to control and a delight to use  
  • Most buyers agreed that the saw was quite powerful for the price
  • The majority of buyers said they loved that it was cordless
  • Overall, most buyers thought the battery life was excellent


  • A couple of buyers said they had a faulty
  • 1 or mentioned that it was quite noisy 

These cordless circular saws are really handy. All the buyers loved that they could use them anywhere and that they were powerful enough for any job.

96% of all buyers rated this at 4 or 5 out of 5, so you can be sure that this is a top quality saw that has been tried and tested by thousands of users.

Makita DSS611Z LXT Specification

  • 24.5 x 35.5 x 27.5 cm; 3.43 Kilograms
  • Li-on battery required 18V ( 22 min charge time )
  • Double safety trigger
  • Removable dust nozzle
  • High comfort grips
  • Depth of cut at 90 degree 57 mm , 45 degree 40 mm, 50 degree 36 mm
  • Bore diameter 20 mm
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • LED Job light
  • Positive stop at 45 degrees
  • Blower function
  • Electric brake
  • Comes with 1 x TCT saw blade, 1 x Makita DSS611Z, 1 x Hex wrench, 1 x Rip fence (guide rule)

Makita DSS611Z LXT - Key Features

Cordless Operation

 The 22 minute charge time with the air cooled Makstar Optimum Charging System means you dont have to wait too long to have this tool fully charged

. Lithium-ion batteries have greater life spans than their Ni-MH or Ni-Cad counterparts giving 430% greater run time.

Lithium-ion's 40% weight saving means 18 volt power can be obtained by a battery that weighs the same as a 12 volt Ni-MH battery, keeping the weight of the tool down as much as possible.

Lightweight and Powerful Motor

This DSS611Z has a very powerful motor, that is powered by 18V Li-ion battery (not included) to deliver smooth cutting power at a high rotational speed of up to 3,700 rpm.

This enable you to do bevel cuts 0 to 45 degrees for the most common cutting applications, rigid aluminium base to provide high quality and toughness and a safety cover with calibration line for adjusting the cutting depth. Double safety trigger and removable dust nozzle.


This is one of the safest circular saws that you will find.It comes with a double safety trigger and an electronic brake.

This makes controlling this powerful saw as easy and as safe as it can possibly be.

A very quick video review

We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this Makita power tool. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.

I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of the saw and he is well known for demonstrating Makita tools.

Best Makita Battery

  • 18 Volts Lithium-Ion battery
  • 6.0 Ah
  • 55 minute charge time
  • Weighs 660 grams
  • Includes a battery capacity indicator LED so you know how much charge is left.
  • Works with all power tools that feature a yellow connector plate or has a star on the connector plate
  • Suitable for tools like saws, blowers and trimmers

90% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ reviews

If you are not sure which battery is best for you then have a read at Best Makita Battery for some more helpful information.

The Makita Brand

The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.

Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.

Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure their motors are of the best quality. They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.

They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.

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