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

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  • Brushless Motor provides power equivalent to a 32cc gas chain saw
  • Built-in lock-off lever stops chain from accidentally engaging
  • 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.

Landscapers and contractors are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line of cordless OPE, including the 18-Volt X2 LXT (36-Volt) Brushless 18 in. Chain Saw (model XCU04Z, tool only). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the XCU04Z is a welcome solution for cutting and trimming applications. Its powered by (2) 18-Volt LXT batteries (sold separately) for maximum power, speed and run-time, but without leaving the strongly-preferred 18-Volt battery platform. And with the efficient Makita outer rotor brushless motor with direct drive system, users get high power efficiency that is equivalent to a gas chain saw. The XCU04Z has a 16 in. guide bar and the Makita-built Outer Rotor BL Brushless Motor direct drive system motor with variable speed delivers 0-3,940 FPM for increased cutting speed. It 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 pick it up, load (2) 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, and the saw is ready to use. Convenience 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.
  • Makita-built outer rotor BL brushless motor direct-drive system provides high power efficiency equivalent to a 32cc gas chain saw
  • Variable speed trigger (0-3,940 FPM) for easy operation
  • Built-in lock-off lever helps prevent the chain from accidentally engaging
  • Built-in LED on/off switch with auto power-off function; automatically shuts the saw off when operation is delayed for extended battery life
  • Two 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion batteries deliver power and performance without leaving the 18-Volt LXT platform (batteries not included)
  • Front hand guard engineered to actuate chain brake when engaged
  • 16 in. guide bar for increased capacity
  • Low noise level and zero emissions for operator comfort
  • Tool-less chain adjustment for convenient operation and maintenance
  • Weighs only 11.5 lbs. with batteries (batteries not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Features extreme protection technology (XPT) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Rubberized soft grip top handle is engineered for the user to more easily apply even cutting pressure
  • Large oil filling port with view window allows operator to easily add and check bar oil level
  • Adjustable automatic chain lubrication with large oil reservoir
  • LED battery indicators show charge level for each 18-Volt LXT battery
  • 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 not included)
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Price
$22579
$29900
$35900
$46900
Ratings
(29)
(283)
(7)
(757)
Bar Length (in.)16 in.16 in.16 in.16 in.
IncludedChain,Safety Tip,ScabbardChain,ScabbardCase,Chain
FeaturesTool-Less Chain TensioningBrushless Motor,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Chain Catcher,Dual Speed Function,Electronic IgnitionAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Chain Catcher,Dual Speed Function,Electronic Ignition
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Voltage (volts)40363636
Chainsaw Bar SizeMediumMediumMediumMedium
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo BatteryNo Battery5 Ah
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)15161616
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Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
16 in.
Chain Size
16 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
16

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Chain Pitch
3/8 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
44.77
Chainsaw Bar Size
Medium
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Teal
Condition
New
Drive Links
56
Features
Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
Filter Type
No Filter
Gauge
.43
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Included
Chain,Scabbard
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Type
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
11.8
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Included
Chainsaw
Torque Maximum (Nm)
0.00
Voltage (volts)
36

Warranty / Certifications

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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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  • 87% recommend this product
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Best saw for the price
Got this saw for $400, with four batteries and a dual rapid charger. Well worth the price! Absolutely enough power to do anything a homeowner needs!
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    Best saw for the price!
    Got this saw with four batteries. It cuts as well as my Stihl 290 farm boss. If you have the battery platform already, don’t hesitate to get this saw, even for a moment. Plenty of power and run time to do what most home owners need!
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      2 people found this helpful
      So far so good.
      Quick and more powerful than I expected. I'm not sure of the battery life yet, but I did cut for about 1/2 straight and it was still running strong.
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      • Recommended
      The saw exceeded my expectations. The saw may have more...
      The saw exceeded my expectations. The saw may have more power that my gas saws of equal size. The battery’s seem to last about as long as a tank of gas in a gas saw.
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        Easy to use, can use in the shop with...
        Easy to use, can use in the shop with no fumes
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            I returned the saw because it had a defective battery....
            I returned the saw because it had a defective battery. I called Home Depot and customer service told me to call Makita - Makita would send me a free battery. Makita said Home Depot had to exchange the saw. So I sent the entire thing back, got refunded and did not purchase another one. Loved the saw, but had a bad battery and no one wanted to make it right.
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              1 person found this helpful
              Good cutting power, but does get overwhelmed once and awhile....
              Good cutting power, but does get overwhelmed once and awhile.
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                The saw itself is good. But writhing 8 month...
                The saw itself is good. But writhing 8 month months of intermittent use, one of the supplied batteries is throwing an error and will not take a charge, and another one discharges almost immediately. So I am down to one working set of batteries and this is with light homeowner type use and carefully charging/using/storage.
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                  Very good product , recommend it...
                  Very good product , recommend it
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