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12 in. 18-Volt X2 (36-Volt) LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw (Tool-Only)

  • Powerful motor delivers 1,650 FPM chain speed for faster cutting
  • Low noise level at only 89 dB(A) and zero emissions
  • Tool has a 3-year limited warranty from date of purchase
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logging, felling, 36-Volt, 36V

Maximum Power and Run Time

Powered by LXT batteries, Makita Cordless Outdoor Equipment offers more power, speed, and run-time without the hassles of gas

18-Volt, 18V, Leaf, Leaves

Rule the Outdoors

With each cordless tool, you hold over 100 years of motor engineering and over 40 years of cordless innovation

Garden, Yard, Sweeper, Weed

One System

Use the same batteries and chargers with all 36V and 18V LXT tools

Weeds, Wacker, Cut, Cutter

No Gas, No Mixing

Experience new levels of convenience, efficiency, and productivity with Makita Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment

Shrubs, Pruning, Grass, Trees

Instant Starts

Makita's complete system of cordless outdoor products eliminate the hassles of gas with lower noise, reduced maintenance, and zero emissions

Trim, Trimming, Hedge, Hedges

Reduced Maintenance

Makita's Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment delivers unmatched performance and innovation in motor and battery technology that's leaving the competition behind

Electric, Rapid, Edger

Zero Emission

Forget the hassles of gas and 2-stroke oil, and pick up Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT power equipment

STAR, Protection, Computer, Controls, overload, overdischarge, overheat

Faster Charging

The Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip to optimize battery life

overloading, overdischarging, overheating

More Run Time

Battery delivers constant power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter

slide, terminal, premium

Longer Motor Life

Makita-built Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, so the motor runs cooler and more efficiently

max, power, speed, run, time

Efficient Power Management

Overload protection, Over-discharge protection and Overheat protection

durable, dependable, advanced

Star Protection

Star Protection is communication technology that protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating

authorized, service, center, repair, replace

3-Year Limited Warranty

On every Makita Lithium-Ion Tool, Battery and Charger from the date of original purchase.

The 18-Volt X2 LXT Chain Saw (model XCU02Z) is powered by two 18-Volt LXT batteries (36-Volt), so you get 36-Volt power and run time for corded and gas-powered demands, without leaving the 18-Volt LXT platform. Batteries and charger are sold separately. 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. The XCU02Z Chain Saw has a 12 in. guide bar and the Makita-built motor delivers 1,650 FPM for increased cutting speed, but with less noise (only 89dB(A)). The cordless XCU02Z has zero emissions and reduced maintenance: there's no engine oil to change, no spark plug to replace, and no air filter or muffler to clean. And there's no need to drain the fuel for storage. Simply pickup your XCU02Z, load two 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, and the saw is ready to use. Additional features include a tool-less chain adjustments, a front hand guard engineered to actuate chain brake when engaged, an electric brake for maximum productivity, and more.
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  • Makita-built motor delivers 1,650 FPM chain speed for fast cutting
  • (2) 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion batteries deliver power and performance without leaving the 18-Volt LXT platform
  • Low noise level at only 89dB (A) and zero emissions for operator comfort
  • 12 in. guide bar for increased capacity
  • Tool-less chain adjustment for convenient operation and maintenance
  • Front hand guard actuates chain brake when engaged
  • Cordless for reduced maintenance, no need to change engine oil or spark plug, clean air filter or drain fuel for storage
  • Weighs only 10.1 lbs. with batteries, batteries not included for easy handling
  • Extreme protection technology (XPT) for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh job site conditions
  • Rubberized soft grip top handle is engineered for the user to more easily apply even cutting pressure
  • Instant start-up: simply load two 18-Volt LXT batteries and the saw is ready to use
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • 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
  • LED battery indicators show charge level for each 18-Volt LXT battery
  • Batteries and charger sold separately
  • 3-year warranty on tool
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Ratings
(1249)
(65)
(335)
(1246)
Bar Length (in.)12 in.12 in.12 in.12 in.
IncludedChain,ScabbardChainBattery,Chain,Charger,ScabbardBattery,Chain,Charger,Scabbard
FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Tool-Less Chain TensioningChain Brake,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAutomatic Chain Oiler,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Battery/ChargerTool OnlyTool Only(1) 2 Ah Battery & Charger Included(1) 4 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Voltage (volts)18364018
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)20121220
Chainsaw Bar SizeSmallSmallSmallSmall
Battery Power TypeLithium IonLithium IonLithium IonLithium Ion
Handle TypeRear Handle ChainsawRear Handle ChainsawRear Handle ChainsawRear Handle Chainsaw
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logging, felling, 36-Volt, 36V

Maximum Power and Run Time

Powered by LXT batteries, Makita Cordless Outdoor Equipment offers more power, speed, and run-time without the hassles of gas

18-Volt, 18V, Leaf, Leaves

Rule the Outdoors

With each cordless tool, you hold over 100 years of motor engineering and over 40 years of cordless innovation

Garden, Yard, Sweeper, Weed

One System

Use the same batteries and chargers with all 36V and 18V LXT tools

Weeds, Wacker, Cut, Cutter

No Gas, No Mixing

Experience new levels of convenience, efficiency, and productivity with Makita Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment

Shrubs, Pruning, Grass, Trees

Instant Starts

Makita's complete system of cordless outdoor products eliminate the hassles of gas with lower noise, reduced maintenance, and zero emissions

Trim, Trimming, Hedge, Hedges

Reduced Maintenance

Makita's Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment delivers unmatched performance and innovation in motor and battery technology that's leaving the competition behind

Electric, Rapid, Edger

Zero Emission

Forget the hassles of gas and 2-stroke oil, and pick up Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT power equipment

STAR, Protection, Computer, Controls, overload, overdischarge, overheat

Faster Charging

The Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip to optimize battery life

overloading, overdischarging, overheating

More Run Time

Battery delivers constant power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter

slide, terminal, premium

Longer Motor Life

Makita-built Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, so the motor runs cooler and more efficiently

max, power, speed, run, time

Efficient Power Management

Overload protection, Over-discharge protection and Overheat protection

durable, dependable, advanced

Star Protection

Star Protection is communication technology that protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating

authorized, service, center, repair, replace

3-Year Limited Warranty

On every Makita Lithium-Ion Tool, Battery and Charger from the date of original purchase.

Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
12 in.
Chain Size
12 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
12

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Chain Pitch
3/8 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
8.3
Chainsaw Bar Size
Small
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Condition
New
Drive Links
46
Features
Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
Filter Type
No Filter
Gauge
.043
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Included
Chain
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Type
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
11
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Torque Maximum (Nm)
0.0
Voltage (volts)
36

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

29Questions17Answers

which of the following features are unique to the makita chainsaw

Asked by raffy March 28, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Feature bullets 1-12 apply to the XCU02Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 12" Chain Saw, Tool Only. The remaining bullets apply to the DC18RD 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Dual Port Rapid Optimum Charger.

Does this saw come with a bar cover

Asked by 1963 February 10, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Yes, The XCU02PT 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 12" Chain Saw Kit (5.0Ah) does come with the guide bar cover.

Can you change the bar size on any cordless chain saw

Asked by 1963 February 10, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Please see the included instruction manual for compatible bar sizes.

Does this saw have a brushless motor? Looks like the 10" and 14" and above do have the brushless...

Asked by Farm2019 December 14, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. No, the XCU02PT 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 12" Chain Saw Kit (5.0Ah) is not brushless. Please see the XCU08PT 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 14" Top Handle Chain Saw Kit (5.0Ah) along with the E-00066 12" Guide Bar, 3/8” LP, .043” and E-02440 12" Saw Chain 3/8" LP, .043".

When will this item be available again?

Asked by Wadro December 1, 2019
1
Answer

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, To better answer your question, please contact the HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

How long will it run when cutting non-stop?

Asked by DCB June 25, 2019
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. The run time of the XCU02PT 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 12" Chain Saw Kit (5.0Ah) will vary depending on a number of factors including the material being cut, the batteries used, sharpness of the chain, ect.

What is the overall length of saw With battery,and bar

Asked by John February 25, 2019
2
Answers

Tip to tail = 23 3/4"

What is the ampere rating of the batteries? 5.0A/h?

Asked by iwruger February 9, 2019
2
Answers

This product is tool and charger only. However, it can charge two 18-Volt compact lithium-ion 2.0 Ah batteries in only 25-minutes.

Is the motor brushless

Asked by Tony December 24, 2018
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. No, the XCU02Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 12" Chain Saw, Tool Only is not a brushless tool. Please see the XCU03Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 14" Chain Saw, Tool Only for a brushless option.

Hello, (1) Is it 220v of the charger? (2) Is it all the items are include and show on the picture...

Asked by Tom October 7, 2018
4
Answers

The charger uses American 110v. I'm sure you can get an adapter kit or something. Yes, everything was included that is in the pic.

12 in. 18-Volt X2 (36-Volt) LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw (Tool-Only) - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 65 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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For what the saw is, it is the best I have ever handled in a cordless. Having the grinder includ...
For what the saw is, it is the best I have ever handled in a cordless. Having the grinder included was great, but it "forced" me to buy extra batteries and then want even more. With this saw I feel they set a good balance of chain speed compared to torque. IT could be considered slow if not pushing it into the branch with reasonable force. When the used with the dawgs/bumper spikes it can cut at a very acceptable clip. I belive is more powerful than the Ryobi 36 volt Brushless 14" saw which I have borrowed from my brother in the past. The older Ryobi 10" 18 volt saws were about as fast as a hand saw, but didn't make the users shoulder as tired. I have been a Ryobi One+ user since 2006. I even took it as far as to convert a Bosch jig saw to ryobi battery, a portercable 19.2 circurlar saw, and a black and decker hedge trimmer as well. I was committed to the battery platform they said they were going to stick with a setup and they did. I work my coworkers say my work area looks like a ryobi cordless store. With the X2 setup and overall quality I will be switching to Makita. I greatly appreciate a consistent platform. That was my reason for going Ryobi all those years ago, and I was not going to get a 40 volt battery system of Ryobi when they should have doubled their one+ like Makita did with the X2. Too much back story, but the saw has performed great. I dropped two large trees and then did all of the delimbing with the makita saw. I wanted a saw that was balanced at the handle. This really reminds me of the vintage top handle gas saws of my younger days just without all the hassles of gas, and oil, and carbs and air filters and smoke and hot mufflers.....
by 1maker
Bought this to cut up tree limbs that had broke off in a high wind storm and had fallen into anot...
Bought this to cut up tree limbs that had broke off in a high wind storm and had fallen into another tree and were tangled in it. I didn't have much room to move and needed something small and easy to maneuver. This saw was excellent! Light weight and powerful. I used it pretty much straight for 5 hrs and it still had plenty of power left in my 5ah batteries. It was amazing the power it had with no cord, no fuel mixing and no pull starting between cuts and repositioning. An excellent piece of equipment! If you already are using Makita 18v tools, like I am, then it's even better. It feels well built in your hands and balanced. It didn't bog down and felt much safer to use, cause when you let off the trigger it stops totally. It does not come with batteries or charger, but you can find them online cheap. The pictures show some of what I cut up the first day and then I cut about half that much on another day and still have not put the batteries back on the charger yet! I'd recommend this saw to anyone (including pros) that need a great trim saw!
by joplin1
7 people found this helpful
great saw
Bought this to replace a few of my old saws I always had to fight with to start. Starts every time and runs for a good time period before a battery swap is necessary. Wife can use it comfortably. Feels safer for in-tree work. Will be a great tool for camping trips. The photo attached to my review shows an old bridge beam I needed to cut down in order to mount as a fire place mantel. Graff Construction and Remodel in the Fort Collins CO area 605-261-9577
by Gordon
2 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
My husband used mine and it worked so well he...
My husband used mine and it worked so well he bought me a new one and kept my first one. I have a lot of yard work and lots of limbs live on 6 acres so it's great to use for cleaning up limbs that have fallen and it'll cut pretty good size limbs. I am 67 years old I am a female and I love this.
by WANDA
1 person found this helpful
The chain bent the 2nd time I used the saw....
The chain bent the 2nd time I used the saw. The associate at Home Depot told me the item was sold out, and if I wanted an exchange I could upgrade to a larger model (and pay the difference). Unfortunately I had no option but to accept a refund and now I am back in the market for a chainsaw.
by Scott
Incredible quality. Tough for its size and weight. Very convenient not having to worry about gas ...
Incredible quality. Tough for its size and weight. Very convenient not having to worry about gas or a cord.
by Kephren
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Works great....
Works great.
by Scott
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