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Makita CBU01Z - 40V 622 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Makita CBU01Z is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 622 CFM at 157 MPH. It is powered by Makita's ConnectX 40V backpack battery. (Read full specs)

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  • $329.92 - June 7, 2024
  • $469.00 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $469.00 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $329.92 - June 7, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 622
MPH Up to 157
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 300 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)5.7 lbs
Noise rating 59 dB
Warranty 3 years
Other model numbersCBU01

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Description

The efficient Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 80% more blowing force than the BHX2500CA gas blower. Turbo boost mode delivers 622 CFM for heavy debris and a cruise control lever with variable speed trigger adjusts between 0-530 CFM for power and run time management. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita CBU01Z

The Makita CBU01Z in use

The Makita CBU01Z

  • Power: The Makita CBU01Z can expel 622 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 157 MPH.
  • Power delivery: With its brushless motor, the Makita CBU01Z delivers cordless functionality, allowing users to maneuver freely and efficiently during lawn care routines.
  • Battery: The Makita CBU01Z is exclusively powered by a ConnectX backpack battery (more info below). When using the PDC1200A01 battery (opens in a new tab), which is not included with the unit, the blower can provide a whopping maximum of 300 minutes of runtime.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. Additionally, since the battery is carried on the back of the operator, an important chunk of weight is taken off the blower, which greatly improves balance and comfort of use. The blower in its bare tool (no battery) version weighs 5.7 lbs — the Makita CBU01Z is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: Users seeking ease of use will appreciate the CBU01Z's variable speed settings for precise airflow adjustment and cruise control for consistent operation.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 59 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

The Makita CBU01Z's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita CBU01Z compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • It can propel air from the nozzle at speeds going up to 157 MPH, placing it at the top of its class for air velocity among battery-operated handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • For those prioritizing air volume, the Makita's CBU01Z delivers with a maximum airflow of 622 CFM (cubic feet per minute), surpassing most cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • The longevity of this model’s battery is one of the best among cordless handheld units running on comparable voltages. It offers an autonomy of up to 300 minutes.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Makita CBU01Z is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • High CFM (622 CFM)
  • High MPH (157 MPH)
  • Excellent autonomy (300 mins)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (5.7 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (59 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included

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About Makita

Founded in Nagoya, Japan by Mosaburo Makita, the Makita Corporation has been producing state of the art electrical power tools since 1915. Makita is the leader in electro engine technology, which is reflected in their products. The company has since expanded globally and currently manufactures its devices in 6 facilities across the world. Makita presents an innovative approach to power tool manufacture, which is testified by their LXT battery technology and antivibration AVT system. Their selection of over 400 products includes some of the best electrical leaf blowers on the market.

Warranty Information

The Makita CBU01Z is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Makita blowers, please consult Makita's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482).

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