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Makita XBU01PT Spec Sheet

The Makita XBU01PT is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 155 CFM at 208 MPH. It features a 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 155
MPH Up to 208
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Voltage36 V
Speed settings 2
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 28 mins
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 2
Weight 8 lbs
Noise rating 60.6 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

The 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless Blower (XBU01PT) is powered by two 18V LXT® batteries, so users get 36V power and run time for gas-powered demands, without leaving the 18V LXT® platform. Model XBU01PT is a kit and includes two fast-charging 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries and an 18V Dual Port Charger that will charge two batteries simultaneously for increased productivity and less downtime. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita XBU01PT

The Makita XBU01PT in use

The Makita XBU01PT

  • Power: The Makita XBU01PT can force 155 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 208 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Those who don’t want to fuss with cords will be glad to know that this blower is battery-operated.
  • Battery: Its 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system (2 batteries included) means that a user can operate the XBU01PT for an estimated 28 minutes on a full charge. Makita’s LXT® battery technology provides a more efficient and convenient experience to leaf blower users. The cordless tools using LXT® batteries represent an unbeatable line-up of 18 V devices. Note that this is a 36 V blower. It therefore requires both of the 2 included 18 V LXT® batteries.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. All told, it weighs 8 lbs — the Makita XBU01PT is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: Not all jobs need full power. The XBU01PT has 2 speed settings so, you can blow more or less air from the blower depending on the job.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 60.6 dB, the XBU01PT is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Makita XBU01PT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita XBU01PT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 208 MPH, which is the highest air speed you can currently obtain with a battery-operated handheld blower.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Makita XBU01PT can reach 155 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for cordless handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Snapper XD PowerGrip, which boasts with 700 CFM.
  • Users can expect an autonomy of 28 minutes from its battery, which means the XBU01PT won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Makita XBU01PT 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

STRENGTHS:
  • LXT® Technology
  • High MPH (208 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (8 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (60.6 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Brushed motor
  • Low CFM (155 CFM)
  • Low autonomy (28 mins)

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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 XBU01PT 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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