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Makita XBU02PT Spec Sheet

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The Makita XBU02PT is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 473 CFM at 120 MPH. It features a 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system.
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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 473
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force N/A

Engine

Make N/A
Amp 5 Ah
Voltage 36 V
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 28 mins
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Battery Included 2
Weight 9 lbs
Noise Rating 61 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Makita XBU02PT, the user manual is available here.

Description

Landscapers and contractors are demanding more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line of cordless OPE that includes the 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Blower. With zero emissions and lower noise, the 18V X2 (36V) Cordless Blower is a welcome solution for clean-up applications. It’s powered by two 18V LXT® batteries for maximum power and run time, but without leaving the 18V battery platform. With the efficient Makita BL™ brushless motor, the blower delivers longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. (source: Makita)

Overview of the Makita XBU02PT

  • Power: The Makita XBU02PT is an electric leaf blower with a maximum air volume rating of 473 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Makita designed this cordless unit with total mobility in mind. The XBU02PT only needs to be plugged in when it is charging, so users can take it almost anywhere.
  • Battery: Its 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system (2 batteries included) offers an autonomy of 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: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. However, for a electric handheld blower, the Makita XBU02PT is heavier than most, weighing 9 lbs.
  • 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 XBU02PT to match.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 61 dB.

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The Makita XBU02PT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita XBU02PT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 120 MPH, which is on the lower end for electric handheld leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Worx WG518 with 250 MPH).
  • The XBU02PT is powerful, with an airflow rating of 473 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is certainly on the high end compared to other electric handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Toro PowerJet™ F700 51624 with 725 CFM).
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 28 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the XBU02PT is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld leaf blowers (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ 580 CFM LB5804 with up to 180 minutes of runtime).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • LXT® Technology
  • High CFM (473 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable Noise (61 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (9 lbs)
  • Low MPH (120 MPH)
  • 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 XBU02PT 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482).

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