Makita is a pioneer in Brushless motor engineering, battery technology, and miter saw innovation and has combined this expertise in the 18V X2 LXT® (36V) Lithium-Ion Brushless 12" Dual bevel sliding compound Miter saw (tool only, batteries and charger sold separately). it's powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries for 36V power and performance, but without leaving the 18V LXT® platform. X2 LXT technology delivers increased power, speed, and run time, without the hassles of a cord. Get up to 175 cuts per charge in 2x12 SPF lumber with two 5.0Ah batteries (sold separately). the efficient BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer tool life and delivers up to 4, 400 RPM for fast and smoother cutting. The XSL08Z also features automatic speed Change™ technology to adjust cutting speed and torque Under load for optimum performance. For improved efficiency, it’s equipped with auto-start wireless system technology. Aws™ utilizes Bluetooth® technology for wireless communication between the tool and dust extractor (sold separately). when the trigger of the aws-equipped XSL08Z is engaged, the aws-equipped dust extractor powers-up. When the trigger is released, the dust extractor powers-down. Aws is intelligent communication that eliminates cords and excessive noise since the dust extractor runs only when the tool is running. The XSL08Z has a unique 2-steel rail sliding system design that offers single slide-glide operation for smooth and Dead-On accurate cutting right out of the box, as well as a reduced overall footprint that allows the saw to be positioned flush against a wall. The innovative direct-drive Gearbox and guard system is engineered for increased vertical cutting capacity (6-3/4”), crown molding cutting capacity (8” nested), and 15” crosscuts at 90 degrees. The saw miters 0° to 60° left and right, with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° and 60° (left or right). The bevel Lock is located in the front of the saw for easy access and quick adjustments from 0° to 48° (left and right). the direct drive Gearbox with soft start is a key point of difference. Direct drive enables smoother start-ups and consistent, Constant power with no belts to slip or replace. Additional features include a built-in laser that indicates the line-of-cut, dual dust Collection ports for excellent dust extraction performance and an Electric brake provides added convenience. It also has a large-sized aluminum base that improves the stability of cutting stock for more efficient cutting. The XSL08Z includes a 12” 60T carbide-tipped Max Efficiency Miter saw blade. The thin-kerf design provides smoother cuts with less drag on the motor and minimal material loss. Compared to standard blades The max Efficiency Miter saw blade delivers up to 100% faster cutting.