The Makita18v Brushless 165mm Circular Saw Bare Unit is powered by an 18V Li-ion battery. This saw is ideal for professionals and DIY enthusiasts. The DHS680 boasts high power cutting with automatic speed control, which changes according to load condition; on light duty - high-speed rotation mode, on heavy-duty - high torque mode. With a compact and lightweight design achieved by a downsized motor, better placement of parts and using durable but light magnesium die-cast for the base, blade case and safety cover.
Automatic Speed Control: Automatically changes the cutting speed according to load condition for optimum operation
Electronic current limiter for overload protection.
Twin LED job light
Battery fuel gauge
Rear dust exhaust port
Large lock off lever.
Compact and lightweight design
Ergonomic soft grip.
Blower function to clear wood dust from cutting line.
Larger base than current models for more stable operation
Vibration Cutting Chipboard
No Load Speed
Bore size, diameter
WEIGHT INCL. BATTERY
Depth of Cut at 45°
The unmatched quality and durability of Makita products is driven by the company’s strong R&D capabilities, and have earned the trust of professional users worldwide.
This is a huge improvement over a previous Hunter circular saw I had. I use it with the Kreg Accu-Cut and find it lightweight, relatively quiet, precise and conveinient. Would recommend it to anyone. Of course you are limited by battery life which is quite long but not endless.
Used for roofing. The hanging hook is perfect for the top of a scaff pole. Makita all the way.
Fab piece of kit. Feels more powerful with the brushless motor too.
The key location falls out sometimes
This saw is very light to use and is very useful
The quickest site to order tools from... next day delivery worked a treat. Highly recommend trying Amazon before you shop anywhere else for tools. The price was cheaper than my independent shop
Bought to replace an older, brushed Makita 18v saw. Old one is 3700 rpm, this is 5000rpm. Torque is good, it rips 2" thick graded timber well enough, and cross cuts excellently. Have 110v and 36v saws also, and they're obvious choices for ripping compared. Still, it has loads more power than the older, basic 18v unit. The hanger could rotate further, as it's not the best. It's a bit awkward and sometimes can't get a good hold on a rafter. But, the old saw had no hanger, so still better than nothing. End of the day, can do all the cross cutting you need in first fix, and anything lighter than that is just easy work for it.