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Makita XBU02PT - 36V 473 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

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. (Read full specs)

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  • $359.99 - July 19, 2024
  • $330.90 - July 18, 2024
  • $359.99 - July 18, 2024
  • $359.99 - July 17, 2024
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Since: July 17, 2024
  • Highest Price: $359.99 - July 17, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $330.90 - July 18, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 473
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 28 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 2
Weight (w/ battery)9 lbs
Weight (tool only)6.2 lbs
Noise rating 61 dB
Warranty 3 years

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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

The Makita XBU02PT in use

The Makita XBU02PT

  • Power: The Makita XBU02PT is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 473 CFM and an air speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Since the device is powered by a brushless, battery-operated motor, it doesn’t require to be plugged in and therefore, it allows superb freedom of movement.
  • Battery: Its 5 Ah 36 V Li-ion LXT® battery system (2 BL1850B batteries included) offer a maximum 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: Designed to be handheld, this blower offers excellent maneuverability, making it effortless to carry and use for short periods. At 9 lbs (battery included), the Makita XBU02PT is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: The Makita XBU02PT provides versatile control with customizable airflow via variable speed settings and the convenience of cruise control for prolonged comfort.
  • Noise: The XBU02PT's noise level is rated at 61 dB, which is standard for electric handheld blowers.

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

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 120 MPH, which is on the lower end for battery-operated handheld blowers between 36 and 48V. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 473 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the XBU02PT is well within average in relation to similar cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • When fully charged, the XBU02PT offers up to 28 minutes of autonomy, which may be considered relatively short compared to cordless handheld units of comparable 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 XBU02PT 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
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (61 dB)
  • Decent CFM (473 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • 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 (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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