Makita CBU01Z Spec Review

The Makita CBU01Z is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 622 CFM at 157 MPH. It is powered by Makita's ConnectX 36V backpack battery. (Read full specs)

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Makita CBU01Z 622 CFM Cordless Blower
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  • $425.20 - November 21, 2022
  • $444.51 - November 20, 2022
  • $425.20 - November 10, 2022
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Since: November 10, 2022
  • Highest Price: $444.51 - November 20, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $425.20 - November 10, 2022

Features and Specifications

Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 622
MPH Up to 157
Blowing Force N/A
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 300 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)5.7 lbs
Noise rating 59 dB
Warranty 3 years
Other model numbersCBU01

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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: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 622 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 157 MPH.
  • Power delivery: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • 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: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. 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.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the CBU01Z offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 59 dB.

ConnectX™ Backpack Power Supply

Makita's ConnectX is a run-time and power solution specifically tailored for ConnectX products, but also compatible with Makita cordless tools running on LXT and XGT batteries (with the help of adapters).

It consists of a backpack power supply unit that exists in two forms:

Regardless of your ConnectX choice, the backpack unit will feature an LED battery charge level indicator, an adjustable harness allows monitoring of battery charge, and a weather-resistant IPX4 design.

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 similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 157 MPH, which is rather impressive for a battery-operated handheld blower. 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.
  • Regarding its air volume, the Makita CBU01Z boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 622 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, 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. It offers an autonomy of up to 300 minutes.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Makita CBU01Z is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • High CFM (622 CFM)
  • High MPH (157 MPH)
  • Excellent autonomy (300 mins)
  • Acceptable noise (59 dB)
  • On the expensive side
  • 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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