Makita DRS780 combines power and portability
Makita, a frontrunner in brushless motor technology and battery innovation, combines both in the 18Vx2 Brushless Rear Handle 185mm Circular Saw (DRS780). It’s powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries for maximum performance and has an electronically-c ontrolled Brushless motor that matches torque and RPM to the application. Makita 18Vx2 means freedom from the cord, even for demanding applications like cutting sheet and hardwood timbers that have traditionally called for a corded saw. Best of all, users can remain in one battery platform, using the same fastcharging 18V batteries they use across the expansive Makita 18V cordless tool range. The DRS780 has a long list of features for efficient cutting without the cord. The electronically-controlled brushless motor delivers a full 5,100 RPM for efficient cutting. In internal testing, the DRS780 made up to 38.5 metres of ripping cuts using two fully-charged 6.0Ah batteries, cutting 51mm structural plywood (17mm x3 stacked sheets). Added features include a large 65mm cutting capacity at 90 degrees and an electric brake for maximum productivity. The saw has a die-cast magnesium base and blade guard with die-cast aluminium blade cover and motor housing, which combines durability with less weight.