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18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit

  • Automatic Torque Drive mode provides extended run time
  • Bump and feed head comes loaded with 0.08 in. trimmer line
  • Part of Makita’s expanding LXT system which offers 225+ tools
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Product Overview

18-Volt, Lithium Ion, Cordless, Innovation

World's Largest 18V Lithium-Ion System

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

High Output, one platform, compatible, 18V, 36V, tools, OPE

One System. Endless Possibilities.

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

LXT, Advantage, durable, dependable, 18V, tool, battery, charger

The LXT Advantage

4 key components make up the LXT® Advantage, providing you with the most advanced, durable and dependable 18V products

high performance, cordless, batteries

Maximum Performance. No Cords Needed.

Break free from the cord with two 18V LXT® batteries.

Cut, Cutter, Power, battery, platform, run time

Premium Power and Run Time

LXT® is the one-battery solution for contractors that require a cordless tool system that helps them be more productive

Electric, Rapid, STAR, Protection, speed, fast charge

Compact Design and Performance

LXT® Compact continues to refine the formula of faster-charging batteries, more power and speed, and a leading power-to-weight ratio

36V, 36 Volt, compact, 18V, lightweight, subcompact, sub-compact, innovation

A New Class in Cordless

The most compact and lightweight go-anywhere 18V solution

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

Faster Charging

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

overloading, overdischarging, overheating, run time, power

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, warranty, 3 year

3-Year Limited Warranty

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

  • Automatic Torque Drive mode provides extended run time
  • Bump and feed head comes loaded with 0.08 in. trimmer line
  • Part of Makita’s expanding LXT system which offers 225+ tools
With zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the 18-Volt LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (model XRU12SM1) is a welcome solution for landscapers. The string trimmer is ideal for precision trimming and edging. It features an efficient Makita BL Brushless Motor for longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life. The kit includes an efficient charger and an 18-Volt LXT 4.0 Ah battery which reaches a full charge in only 40-minutes the fastest charge-time in the category for less downtime and increased productivity. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting. The XRU12SM1 is equipped with Automatic Torque Drive Technology, which automatically shifts from 4,000-6,000 RPM depending on the density of the application. There are 3-speed options (4,000/5,000/6,000 RPM), allowing users to match the speed to the application. The easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head is compatible with 0.08 in. or 0.095 in. line and offers reverse rotation allowing users to quickly clear the head of entangled grass and weeds. The XRU12SM1 features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.
  • Ideal for precision trimming and edging
  • BL brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM
  • Automatic Torque Drive technology mode automatically shifts RPM for extended run time or added power
  • 3-speed control (low: 4,000 RPM, medium: 5,000 RPM, high: 6,000 RPM) for power management
  • Easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head compatible with 0.080 in. or 0.095 in. line
  • Reverse rotation system allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
  • Rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort on the job
  • Ergonomic and balanced design weighing only 8.6 lbs. with battery
  • Features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
  • Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Automatic Torque Drive mode provides extended run time
  • Bump and feed head comes loaded with 0.08 in. trimmer line
  • Part of Makita’s expanding LXT system which offers 225+ tools
Model #: XRU12SM1
Sku #: 1004656644
Internet #: 310788853

With zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the 18-Volt LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (model XRU12SM1) is a welcome solution for landscapers. The string trimmer is ideal for precision trimming and edging. It features an efficient Makita BL Brushless Motor for longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life. The kit includes an efficient charger and an 18-Volt LXT 4.0 Ah battery which reaches a full charge in only 40-minutes the fastest charge-time in the category for less downtime and increased productivity. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting. The XRU12SM1 is equipped with Automatic Torque Drive Technology, which automatically shifts from 4,000-6,000 RPM depending on the density of the application. There are 3-speed options (4,000/5,000/6,000 RPM), allowing users to match the speed to the application. The easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head is compatible with 0.08 in. or 0.095 in. line and offers reverse rotation allowing users to quickly clear the head of entangled grass and weeds. The XRU12SM1 features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.

  • Ideal for precision trimming and edging
  • BL brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM
  • Automatic Torque Drive technology mode automatically shifts RPM for extended run time or added power
  • 3-speed control (low: 4,000 RPM, medium: 5,000 RPM, high: 6,000 RPM) for power management
  • Easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head compatible with 0.080 in. or 0.095 in. line
  • Reverse rotation system allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
  • Rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort on the job
  • Ergonomic and balanced design weighing only 8.6 lbs. with battery
  • Features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
  • Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
7.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
37.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
7.75 in
Line Style Size
.095
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
12
Recommended Line Diameter (in.)
.095
Shaft Length (in.)
71

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Battery Amp Hours
4 Ah
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
(1) 4 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Features
Brushless,Rechargeable,Straight Shaft
Head Type
Wind with Assembly
Included
Battery,No-tool Line Replacement
Line Advance System
Bump
Number of Batteries Included
1
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
8.6 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft Type
Straight
Start Type
Electric
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Hand Held
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
7.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
37.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
7.75 in
Line Style Size
.095
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
12
Recommended Line Diameter (in.)
.095
Shaft Length (in.)
71

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Battery Amp Hours
4 Ah
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
(1) 4 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Features
Brushless,Rechargeable,Straight Shaft
Head Type
Wind with Assembly
Included
Battery,No-tool Line Replacement
Line Advance System
Bump
Number of Batteries Included
1
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
8.6 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft Type
Straight
Start Type
Electric
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Hand Held
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger

Questions & Answers

Is an 18 volt 5.0 amp battery (Makita circular saw XSR01) compatible with the this weed trimmer w...

Is an 18 volt 5.0 amp battery (Makita circular saw XSR01) compatible with the this weed trimmer which uses a 4.0 amp battery.
Asked by: Kimo
Thank you for your question. Yes, the XRU12SM1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) is compatible with all Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries, including the BL1850B 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah Battery.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2020-05-14

Spool head keeps spinning off. Is there a way to tighten it so it doesn't spin off?

I have followed the directions in the manual when mounting the string spool head, yet it still spins off. I use the provided Alan wrench/hex key when I'm tightening it. Is there any tips on how to make sure it will stay on and not spin off? Is it possible to "over tighten (over torque) it?
Asked by: ToolNerd
Mine did the same thing. Just tighten more or put thread lock on it.
Answered by: GaryC
Date published: 2020-05-13

How easy/difficult is it to replace the string? I looked at the owner's manual and it looks compl...

How easy/difficult is it to replace the string? I looked at the owner's manual and it looks complicated!
Asked by: lynnbergerr
Thank you for your question. It's as easy as following the steps listed on pages 13-14 of the included instruction manual. If you have additional questions, 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: 2020-05-04

Will my 18v 3-HR batteries work with this trimmer?

Will my 18v 3-HR batteries work with this trimmer?
Asked by: Hammer
Thank you for your question. The XRU12SM1 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (4.0Ah) can be used with any 18 Volt LXT Makita batteries.
Answered by: MakitaTeam
Date published: 2020-05-26
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