Makita XCU08Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless Top Handle Chain Saw
There is growing demand for cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line of cordless OPE, including the 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Cordless 14” Top Handle Chain Saw, Tool Only (model XCU08Z). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance than gas-powered chain saws, the XCU08Z is a welcome solution for cutting and trimming applications. The compact top-handle design makes it ideal for the professional tree care industry.
Powered by two 18V LXT® batteries (sold separately) for maximum power, speed and run-time, the XCU08Z is easy to start by simply loading the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Batteries and powering on. The XCU08Z has a variable speed trigger and high chain speed (0-3,940 FPM) for increased cutting speed, with torque boost mode for cutting dense material.
It has zero emissions and reduced maintenance: there’s no engine oil to change, no spark plug to replace, no air filter or muffler to clean, and there’s no need to drain the fuel for storage. With the Makita® Outer Rotor Brushless Motor with direct-drive system, users get high power efficiency. Other convenience features include adjustable automatic chain lubrication, built-on lock-off lever to help prevent the chain from accidentally engaging, an electric brake for maximum productivity, and more.
It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita® 18V Lithium-Ion Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion Batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
Built-in lock-off lever helps prevent the chain from accidentally engaging
Low noise level and zero emissions for operator comfort
Makita-built Outer Rotor BL™ Brushless Motor direct-drive system provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas chain saw
Two 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries deliver 36V power and performance without leaving the 18V LXT® platform (batteries and charger not included)
Captured bar nut and lateral chain tensioning for convenient operation and maintenance
Variable speed trigger and high chain speed (0-3,940 FPM) for improved cutting performance
Torque boost mode powers through thick or hard branches
Adjustable automatic chain lubrication with large oil reservoir
Large oil filling port with view window allows operator to easily add and check bar oil level
Rubberized soft grip top handle is engineered for the user to more easily apply even cutting pressure
Includes 14″ sprocket nose guide bar and 3/8 pitch, .043″ gauge chain
Features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls™ to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
3-year limited warranty
Batteries and charger not included