Makita XBU07SM1 - 18V 148 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower Vac

The Makita XBU07SM1 is a 3-in-1 cordless blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 148 CFM at 143 MPH. It features a 4 Ah 18 V Li-ion LXT® battery. (Read full specs)

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Makita XBU07SM1 148 CFM Cordless Blower Vac
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Price history for the Makita XBU07SM1
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  • $266.86 - June 21, 2024
  • $273.80 - June 21, 2024
  • $271.76 - June 20, 2024
  • $269.81 - June 18, 2024
  • $274.75 - June 17, 2024
  • $270.64 - June 16, 2024
  • $284.23 - May 20, 2024
  • $276.83 - May 19, 2024
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Since: May 16, 2024
  • Highest Price: $284.23 - May 20, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $266.86 - June 21, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 148
MPH Up to 143
Blowing Force N/A
Voltage18 V
Speed settings Variable
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes, metal impeller
Mulching ratio 10:1
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)8.8 lbs
Weight (tool only)7.4 lbs
Noise rating 62 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Overview of the Makita XBU07SM1

The Makita XBU07SM1 in use

The Makita XBU07SM1

  • Power: The Makita XBU07SM1 can expel 148 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 143 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Makita designed this unit and its brushless, battery-operated motor with top-of-the-food-chain maneuverability in mind. The XBU07SM1 doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere easily.
  • Battery: The Makita XBU07SM1 is powered by an easy-to-recharge 4 Ah 18 V Li-ion LXT® battery (1 BL1840B battery included). 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.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. All told (including the battery), it weighs 8.8 lbs — the Makita XBU07SM1 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Makita XBU07SM1 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Vacuum: In addition to its blowing capabilities, the XBU07SM1 boasts a vacuum function, making leaf cleanup a breeze as it neatly collects debris into a designated bag (6.6 gallon bag included). When in vacuum mode, the unit delivers up to 215 CFM of suction power.
  • Mulching: Its impressive mulching ratio of 10:1 allows this mulcher to compress 10 bags of leaves and debris into just one bag of mulch. The unit uses a metal impeller.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 62 dB.

The Makita XBU07SM1's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Makita XBU07SM1 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 18 and 24V).

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 143 MPH, which is the highest air speed you can currently obtain with a battery-operated handheld blower between 18 and 24V.
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 148 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Ryobi PBLLB01K, which boasts with 510 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Makita XBU07SM1 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

  • In the expected price range
  • LXT® Technology
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • Metal impeller
  • High MPH (143 MPH)
  • Decent weight (8.8 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (62 dB)
  • Low CFM (148 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 XBU07SM1 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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