XCU03Z Chain Saw is equipped with extreme protection technology.

Press Release Summary:

Suitable for cutting and trimming, XCU03Z Chain Saw is designed with outer rotor brushless motor with direct drive system. Delivering 0-3,940 FPM speed with zero emissions and low noise, unit features 14 in. guide bar and weighs 11.5 lbs., with batteries. Powered by two 18V LXT® batteries, saw comes with electronically controlled BL™ brushless motor.

Original Press Release:

Makita Cordless Chain Saw Delivers Gas Performance Without the Hassles

New 18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless Chain Saw is powered by two 18V batteries for maximum power and run time

Makita® has released a new cordless solution for landscapers and arborists with the 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Chain Saw, model XCU03Z. The new chain saw is powered by two 18V lithium-ion batteries, so users get maximum power and run-time – without leaving the versatile 18V battery platform.

World’s Largest Cordless Tool System

This new cordless chain saw is part of Makita’s expanding LXT® system, which offers 150+ solutions and is 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.

Gas Performance Without the Hassles

The new XCU03Z meets the demand for more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. With zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the XCU03Z Chain Saw is a welcome solution for cutting and trimming. It's part of an expanding system of Makita cordless power equipment that includes the 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Blower (model XBU02Z), 18V X2 (36V) LXT® string trimmers and hedge trimmers, and more.

Engineered for Increased Cutting Speed

The XCU03Z features an outer rotor brushless motor with direct drive system that provides high power efficiency equivalent to gas chain saw. It has a 14” guide bar and variable speed (0-3,940 FPM) for increased cutting speed and lower noise. It has zero emissions and considerably less maintenance with no engine oil to change, no spark plug to replace and and no air filter or muffler to clean. Simply pick it up, load two charged 18V LXT® batteries, and the saw is ready to use. Convenience features include "tool-less" chain adjustments, a front hand guard engineered to actuate chain brake when engaged, an electric brake for maximum productivity, and more.

Brushless Motor Technology and XPT™

The XCU03Z features an efficient BL™ Brushless motor that is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.

For increased durability, the XCU03Z is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™). XPT™ is a series of protective seals inside the tool engineered for improved dust and moisture resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components.

Star Protection Computer Controls™

For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XCU03Z and over 150 solutions in the LXT system feature 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, overdischarging and overheating. For increased versatility, the XCU03Z can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.


                                                                         XCU03PT                                                          XCU03Z

Description                                        18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless                    18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V)                                                                                   Cordless 14" Chain Saw Kit (5.0Ah)                      Brushless Cordless 14” Chain Saw (Tool only)

Guide Bar Length                                                14”                                                                      14”

Chain Speed                                                 3,940 FPM                                                           3,940 FPM

Chain Pitch                                                     3/8”                                                                          3/8”

Chain Gauge                                                  .043”                                                                        .043”

Battery                                                 (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion                                               (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

Overall Length                                                30-1/2”                                                                      30-1/2”

Net Weight                                           11.5 lbs., with batteries                                          11.5 lbs., with batteries (sold separately)

Includes                                      Tool, 14” Guide Bar 3/8” - .043”, (1) Chain, (1)                     Tool, 14” Guide Bar 3/8” - .043”,

                                          Guide Bar Cover, (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries              (1) Chain, (1) Guide Bar Cover
                                              (BL1850B), (1) 18V LXT Dual Port Charger (DC18RD)

About Makita®

Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to makitatools.com.

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