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Makita XBU01PT - 36V 155 CFM Cordless Blower

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 (w/ battery)8 lbs
Weight (tool only)5.7 lbs
Noise rating 60.6 dB
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 XBU01PT is a cordless blower made by Makita. It has a maximum air speed of 208 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 155 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: As it is battery-operated, it doesn't need to be plugged in and therefore allows superb freedom of movement.
  • Battery: With its 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system (2 BL1850B batteries included), the Makita XBU01PT has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 28 minutes. 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: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. All told (including the battery), it weighs 8 lbs — the Makita XBU01PT is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its 2 speed settings, the Makita XBU01PT allows the user to adjust the air output to the task in hand.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 60.6 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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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 handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 208 MPH, which is incredibly impressive for a battery-operated handheld blower between 36 and 48V.
  • As this unit is rated at 155 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Husqvarna 350iB, which boasts with 800 CFM.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 28 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the XBU01PT is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld units of similar voltage. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Makita CBU01Z which offers up to 300 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Makita XBU01PT 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
  • LXT® Technology
  • High MPH (208 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (8 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (60.6 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • 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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Can I buy the tool only? (Asked May 20, 2021)

Absolutely. The bare tool model number is XBU01Z (opens in a new tab).

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