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Old 01-07-2019, 11:41 AM
deeraeya deeraeya is offline
 
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Default Makita XSH04ZB (6 1/2 inch right bladed cordless)

I'm looking for a light cordless saw to mount on a UEG. Anyone played with the Makita XSH04ZB? e.g., https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-1...04ZB/305309072

Allegedly 6.8 pounds with a small 2.0 Amp-hour battery. Has a brake (hurray!). Also has a (rear) dust port: https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/199230-9

2 1/4" cutting at 0 but only 1 5/8 at 45. But I don't think I've ever beveled with the UEG.

Anyone know if that saw will fit on the universal base? I don't mind drilling/tapping new screws. Or would it need a small moduni? Can the moduni fit on the UEG? Only dimension I can find is overall length which is 10 5/8".
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:29 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
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I've had a Makita 6-1/2" 18V LXT permanently coupled to my UEG for many years!

I only make straight cuts (no bevels)to break down sheet goods. It's so light weight and portable I frequently bring it to the big box stores to break down sheets of ply to make it easier to fit in my vehicle. In the shop this is my go to ripping tool.

Been recommending this combo for years.

(It fits the standard base)


Mike
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:46 PM
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you don't need the subcompact version for UEG duty. I have the older blue version and it fits on the base with a lot of room to spare (the EZ base is actually huge compared to the saw's). Probably cheaper to buy the older blue one.


it's perfect for sheet goods and super light. Probably the same one Mike is using. I just 3m VHB taped that sucker and it hasn't budged.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:43 PM
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Thanks! Good to know So you guys have something like the XSS02Z?

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XSS02Z.../dp/B00NOZ08BY
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:41 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
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Thanks! Good to know So you guys have something like the XSS02Z?

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XSS02Z.../dp/B00NOZ08BY
Over the holidays I purchased a 6-tool kit Makita XT612M from HD for $399 (similar to the kit I bought at least 12 years ago) and it included the XSH03Z. I plan to dedicate this to the UEG.

Think I'll try TOFU's double sided tape this time. Now that I'm older I don't like drilling holes in my newly purchased tools anymore (you should see the hole I cut out of my 5008MGA so I could get up front dust collection ).

BTW - all of my old Makita tools were in good working order, just wanted to upgrade to brushless. Sold them on CL.

Mike
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