Model # XCU01Z

Internet #205561449

Makita 4-1/2 in. 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw (Tool Only)


4-1/2 in. 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw (Tool Only)

  • Outputs zero emissions; helps reduce maintenance costs
  • Easily adjust the chain without any tools
  • 5.4 lbs. in weight helps reduce user fatigue
$17900 /each
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Product Overview

The Makita 18-Volt LXT Cordless 4-1/2 in. Chainsaw (model XCU01Z, tool only) combines cordless power in a compact size. It is an ideal cutting solution for climbing applications. It's part of Makita's expanding 18-Volt Lithium-Ion series, the world's largest cordless tool line-up powered by 18-Volt Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18-Volt 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 18-Volt LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.

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  • Makita-built motor delivers 980 FPM for increased cutting speed
  • 4-1/2 in. guide bar is ideal for climbing
  • Tool-less chain adjustments for convenient operation and maintenance
  • Zero emissions and reduced maintenance
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 16-5/8 in. L
  • Weighs only 5.4 lbs. with battery not included for reduced operator fatigue
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Adjustable automatic chain lubrication with large oil reservoir
  • Built-in tip guard is engineered for increased convenience
  • Large oil filling port with view window allows operator to easily add and check bar oil level
  • Retractable metal hook attaches to rope or harness for convenient transporting
  • Equipped with star protection computer controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • Rapid optimum charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature, battery and charger sold separately
  • Rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging, battery and charger sold separately
  • Makita technology delivers category-leading charge time so the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger, battery and charger sold separately
  • Compatible with Makita 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries with a star symbol battery sold separately
  • 3-year warranty on tool
  • Includes: 4-1/2 in. saw chain, 1/4 in. to 0.050 in., LXCU01, UC120DWD (791284-8), 4-1/2 in. guide bar, LXCU01, UC120DWD (158476-6)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Bar Length (in.)
Chain Size
4.5 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)


Battery Amp Hours
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Chain Pitch
Chain Speed (mps)
Chainsaw Size
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Drive Links
Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Torque Maximum (Nm)
Usage Type
Professional Chainsaw
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3-year limited warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

How much does the battery cost?

How much does the battery cost?
Asked by: Sue
Thank you for your question. Please see our full line of Makita 18V LXT batteries and chargers on for prices.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2017-01-26

Will the snap on electric impact gun battery work in this chainsaw?

Asked by: Shep
Thank you for your question. The XCU01Z 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-1/2" Chain Saw, Tool Only is compatible with all Makita LXT 18V batteries. For more information, please call the Makita Call Center during business hours at (800)4-MAKITA, they’re based in Buford, GA and are ready to help.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2017-01-16

where do i get a replacement chain for this saw from.

Asked by: me
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. For replacement parts, reach out to the manufacturer of the product, Makita. Their Customer Service department can be reached at 1-800-462-5482. For more information, please visit your nearest Home Depot store or call customer service at 1-800-430-3376. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-10-06
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Customer Reviews

4-1/2 in. 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw (Tool Only) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a suprise! Ice storm in N Georgia this week. Lost a lot of trees and limbs. I own 3 gas saws but decided it was too cold for them or I was too lazy to mess with them. Grabbed my new Makita and gave it a shot. What a little gem. Tore through anything under 5 inches. Never needed the second battery. Where has this thing been all my life?
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts like butter! Cuts like butter!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I have several Makita 18 volt Lithium tools as well as this chainsaw. They are all quality tools. The chainsaw has plenty of power and is very handy for trimming limbs.
Date published: 2013-09-30
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