Out of left field Makita has just released a very cool flush cutting rebar and threaded rod tool.
The new XCS02ZK (bare tool) and XCS02T1 (kit) are a brushless Li-ion tool designed specifically to flush cut threaded rod, rebar and similar material. Leaving as little as 1/8″ of exposed material. This tool uses a 4-5/16″ 24 tooth carbide tipped circular saw blade (shown further down the page) to make the cuts. The motor and body are based on the popular XAG04/XAG09 brushless cordless grinder with slide switch. We are still trying to find out if the tool features a brake or not (XAG09 platform).
How it Works
As you can see in the photo above the Makita XSC02ZK / XCS02T1 has a fully covered blade with an exposed front entry slit for making cuts. The material being cut rests against the orange guide bar which supports the tool and material. Simply plunge the tool slowly into the rod and it cuts. Simple as that.
Ergonomics for Comfort and Productivity
Adjustable Side Handle
24 Tooth Carbide Tipped Saw Blade
- Cutting Capacity (thickness): 1″
- Blade Diameter: 4-5/16″
- No Load Speed: 2,200 RPM
- Lock On Switch: Yes
- Lock-Off: No
- Switch Type: Slide
- Battery: 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
- Overall Length: 18-17/32″
- Net Weight (with battery): 8.8 lbs.
- UPC Code: 088381-847124
Tool Report Details
Tool Manufacturer: Makita Power Tools
Web Link: https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XCS02T1
Model #: XCS02ZK (bare tool), XCS02T1 (kit)
Includes: (1) 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah battery, rapid charger, 4-5/16″ carbide blade, chip collection bag, side handle, wrench and tool case (Kit). Bare tool is tool only with side handle.
Country of Origin: NA
Estimated Street Price: NA
Warranty: 3 Years