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Makita UB1103 Spec Review

The Makita UB1103 is a 2-in-1 blower/vacuum delivering 145 CFM at 203 MPH. It features a 6.8-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Makita UB1103
Latest updates:
  • $166.00 - October 2, 2022
  • $161.84 - October 1, 2022
  • $150.23 - September 30, 2022
  • $150.34 - September 30, 2022
  • $150.51 - September 29, 2022
  • $150.31 - September 28, 2022
  • $150.32 - September 27, 2022
  • $151.15 - September 26, 2022
Data source: ebay.com
Since: September 7, 2022
  • Highest Price: $166.00 - October 2, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $150.23 - September 30, 2022

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 145
MPH Up to 203
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp6.8 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher No
Misc
Weight 4.3 lbs
Noise rating 83 dB
Warranty 1 year

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Description

The Makita Blower (model UB1103) is a go-to tool for fast clean upon the jobsite or in the workshop. The Blower is powered by a 6.8 AMP motor with a variable speed control dial and trigger with lock-on for added convenience. With a maximum air speed of 203 MPH and a maximum air volume of 145 CFM, you’ll get faster clean-ups. The blower can also be used as a vacuum; simply move the nozzle to the vacuum port and connect the dust bag. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita UB1103

The Makita UB1103 in use

The Makita UB1103

  • Power: The Makita UB1103 is an electric blower with a maximum air volume rating of 145 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 203 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 6.8 Amp motor, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. Please note that some manufacturers don’t include the cord with the unit. If this is the case, or if you’re looking to buy a backup, please use our gauge calculator to ensure you’re buying the right cord for your blower.
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    The Makita UB1103 features a 6.8-amp motor, which works on 120V

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  • Cord Lock Mechanism: Corded power tools can sometimes inadvertently be unplugged during operation. The Makita UB1103 prevents such accidents by featuring a cord lock mechanism.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Makita UB1103 to match.
  • Vacuum: It features a vacuum allowing it to suck up leaf and debris once the sweeping job is complete (bag included).
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 83 dB, the UB1103 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

The Makita UB1103's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita UB1103 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 203 MPH. This puts the UB1103 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in electric handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman CMEBL7000 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Makita UB1103 can reach 145 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for electric handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the CAT DG651, which boasts with 800 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Makita UB1103 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
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (203 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (83 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (145 CFM)

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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 UB1103 is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. 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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