Questions to consider when choosing Makita XRU09PT1 18V X2 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit
Makita-built outer rotor BL Brushless motor direct-drive system provides high power and increased torque. Variable speed trigger for power control. 2-Speed options low 5, 000 RPM, high 6, 500 RPM allow the operator to match the speed to the application for run time management. Equipped with bump and feed trimmer head loaded with 0. 080 Twisted quiet Line. Reverse rotation function allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
What is the advantage of this Makita XRU09PT1 18V X2 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit?
Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line-up of cordless OPE, including the 18V X2 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless String Trimmer Kit model XRU09PT1 . With zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the 18V X2 36V LXT cordless string trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. It s powered by two fast-charging 18V LXT batteries for maximum power and run time, but without leaving the strongly-preferred 18V battery platform. With the efficient Makita BL brushless motor, the trimmer delivers longer run time, more power and speed, and longer tool life. In addition, the string trimmer rotates in the same counter-clockwise direction as professional-grade trimmers, and uses industry standard spindles M10x1. 25 LH for added convenience. Model XRU09PT1 is a kit and includes a bump and feed trimmer head, two fast-charging 18V LXT 5. 0Ah batteries and an efficient 18V Dual Port Rapid Optimum Charger. Makita s efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50 longer run time per battery charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. With no carbon brushes, the Makita BL Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life. The XRU09PT1 features a Makita-built Outer Rotor Brushless Motor with direct drive that provides high power and increased torque. When powered by two 18V 5. 0Ah batteries, the efficient brushless motor delivers up to 60 minutes of run-time on the low setting on a single charge.
Customer reviewsQuiet trimmer with reasonable power and abysmal bump head
I really, really wanted to love this string trimmer. Please note that I am not reviewing the grinder as I haven t used it yet. I purchased the trimmer because I was tired of dealing with the hassle and noise of gas. I did have a very good 2 stroke trimmer made by Shindaiwa that I purchased about 10 years ago. First off, just like the Makita circular saw LXT I purchased a couple of months ago the factory seal was broken on the box. There is some scuffing on the shroud that protects the batteries. I suspect mine is a factory reconditioned model. This makes me unhappy, I will be dealing with Amazon on that issue today. On to use, I used the trimmer for the first time yesterday. Power is a little less than I was hoping for but it is adequate. Noise level is very low which is nice. The cutting head is on a bit more of an angle than I am used to which makes flat cutting easier, but edging a bit more difficult. I will get used to it. The bump feed head is atrocious. I can t believe others are not commenting on this. The string jams frequently and extends line about 1 in 4 times that you try. I had to take the head apart 3 times in the first 20 minutes of use which is very frustrating. It is not easy to reload due to the separated paths for each string. I am committed to an electric trimmer however, so I purchased on Amazon of course a highly rated echo speed feed bump head. I am hoping this will take care of the glaring issue this unit has. Fortunately it has a fairly standard shaft that makes replacement fairly easy. I have many Makita LXT tools and love them and their batteries, but I m not quite there yet on this one. If I did not have the head replacement option I d be sending this back in a heartbeat.