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Model #XHU02Z

22 in. 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Tool-Only)

  • Powerful motor delivers 1,350 SPM for increased cutting speed
  • Lower noise level at only 87 dB(A) for operator comfort
  • Tool has a 3-year limited warranty from date of purchase
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Product Overview

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 Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer (model XHU02Z, tool only, batteries and charger sold separately). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the XHU02Z is a welcome solution for trimming applications. The XHU02Z has a Makita-built motor that delivers 1,350 SPM and a 22 in. blade for increased cutting capacity. The XHU02Z will run up to 120 minutes on the low setting on a single charge using an 18V LXT 4.0Ah battery (sold separately). Cordless technology also means lower noise, and at only 87 dB(A) the XHU02Z is 25% quieter than other cordless hedge trimmers. It's part of Makita's expanding 18V Lithium-Ion system, 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.
  • Makita-built motor delivers 1,350 SPM for increased cutting speed
  • 22 in. blade provides increased cutting capacity
  • Anti-vibration design (5 cushions within the motor housing) helps minimize vibration
  • Battery capacity warning system, motor stops and light goes on indicating battery needs recharging
  • Lower noise level at only 87 dB (A) for operator comfort
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 38 in. L
  • Weighs only 7.4 lbs. with battery, battery not included for reduced operator fatigue
  • 2-handed operation, motor is activated only when the switch and top handle are engaged
  • Rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort on the job
  • Quick blade changes, no need to disassemble the housing
  • Electric brake for increased productivity
  • 3-year warranty on tool
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Voltage (v)18v18v60v18v
Blade Length (in.)22242424
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.).938.75.75.375
FeaturesRechargeable,Zero EmissionsAntivibration,Brushless,Rechargeable,Zero EmissionsArticulating Head,Rechargeable,Straight ShaftBrushless,Rechargeable,Zero Emissions
Battery TypeLithium IonLithium IonLithium IonLithium Ion
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Power TypeCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Voltage (volts)18 18
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
9.4 in
Assembled Height (in.)
10 in
Assembled Width (in.)
38.1 in
Blade Gap (in.)
.938
Blade Length (in.)
22
Blade Width (in.)
.938
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
.938
Shaft Length (in.)
16

Details

Assembly Required
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Cut strokes per minute
1350
Features
Rechargeable,Zero Emissions
Included
No Additional Items Included
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Type
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
7.4
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft Type
Straight
Single/double-sided blade
Double-sided
Start Type
Electric
Trimmer Type
Hand Held
Voltage (v)
18v
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

26Questions35Answers

Does this model have a hedge sweep that can be installed and used on it?

Asked by John June 17, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for your question on the XHU02Z 18V LX Lithium‑Ion Cordless 22" Hedge Trimmer. No, Makita does not offer a hedge sweep for this tool.

Can this be used by left hand dominate or is it set up for right hand only? In other words can tr...

Asked by tdb November 11, 2020
5
Answers

Yes, you squeeze the two big loops together as a safety device (with either hand), and you depress a spring loaded button near the trigger, as another safety feature (button is centered, and can go either to the left or right), and you press the trigger, then blade motor is engaged. I am right handed, but I went out into the garage and sucessfully turned it on with my left hand!

will this work ok with my BL1820 Makita 2ah batteries? Have a few cedar bushes to trim every year...

Asked by dano August 31, 2020
5
Answers

I bought it a month ago and tried it out. Love it.

What is the maximum diameter hedge branch the Makita 22 inch battery trimmer will cut without jamming?

Asked by Paul August 30, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. The XHU02Z 22 in. 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Tool-Only) has a max cut diameter of .938". Please see the specifications section for additional information.

Can the trigger be held on, so I don't always need my hand on it to keep it running?

Asked by John May 22, 2020
5
Answers

Bypassing the safety mechanism using electric tape on handle works, but it is a bad idea.

Add in the battery cost (which is more than the tool alone), and this costs more than twice as mu...

Asked by ET10 May 8, 2020
5
Answers

Makita products are designed after numerous hours researching the professional user with a focus on the needs of the pro. Premium commercial grade durability are seen in every aspect of Makita products. Makita’s purpose built motors are also specifically designed for the researched tool application and to work with Makita batteries to deliver both more power and run time. With the XHU02 hedge trimmer, the power and run time achieved on the 18V platform surpasses competitive products that need 40V or 56V. This results in a lightweight, powerful tool that will run longer and is built to last. The XHU02 hedge trimmer in particular is able to deliver up to 1-1/2 hours or run time using an 18V LXT® 4.0Ah battery without sacrificing speed and power at an impressive 2,700 SPM. With a dual, action double-sided steel blade, the user will experience clean, fast cuts.

How much does it weigh with the battery attached?

Asked by ET10 May 8, 2020
4
Answers

That is a good question, I have not weighed the hedge trimmer although I am in my early 60's and never experienced any tiredness or muscle soreness.

Where is it made?

Asked by Craig April 10, 2020
4
Answers

China

Where is it made?

Asked by Craig April 10, 2020
2
Answers

garbage

Is there any type of extension blades?

Asked by Pd March 28, 2020
2
Answers

I believe there is for purchase

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 300 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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Smooth Cut
Smooth Cut
by Marcos
Strong and light weight
Strong light weight. It’s cutting through my redwood shoots that grow crazy. The battery lasted close to 2 hours. Crazy lightweight easy to handle. I was told to go with gas trimmers. This little guy does the trick.
by Duran
1 person found this helpful
This paired w/ 3ah battery will last about 45 minutes!
So I purchased this Makita hedge trimmer and I paired it with my 3ah battery. On full charge it will probably last about 45 minutes of nonstop work! I have used it for 15-20 minutes so far and it still has 3/4th battery charge left!
by Willy
2 people found this helpful
I bought this hedge trimmer because I already had a Makita drill with battery and charger that wo...
I bought this hedge trimmer because I already had a Makita drill with battery and charger that would fit this. It works great, like a magic wand. Battery lasts too. I recommend it.
by Snowdog2
3 people found this helpful
This trimmer is awesome! Just as powerful as corded, more than some. I considered the 2 battery m...
This trimmer is awesome! Just as powerful as corded, more than some. I considered the 2 battery model. Not necessary unless you are a professional. I have trimmed big, thick and long hedges. Never ran out of power.
by Danny
7 people found this helpful
Pleased with purchase, Makita has a great line of 18v tools. Hedge trimmer is not heavy and tri...
Pleased with purchase, Makita has a great line of 18v tools. Hedge trimmer is not heavy and trims very well.
by JC
2 people found this helpful
Powerful, relatively quiet, and smooth just like the typical Makita tool. Considering a battery h...
Powerful, relatively quiet, and smooth just like the typical Makita tool. Considering a battery hangs from the handle it's also not terribly heavy and also balanced well. The trigger is a bit cumbersome in the sense it takes you looking the first couple times to see where to line your hands up to engage it. It takes two hands, while it's not as convenient in some ways as my old hedge trimmer it does keep a person from using one hand to run the machine and using the other hand to say hold a branch where an operator may unwillingly cut into their own hand/fingers. I had thought about spending the extra and purchasing the 2x18=36v version but I'm happy with this one. It's lighter and I don't have a lot to trim anyway. I already had 6 other Makita 18v tools so adding this instead of another electric or gas version made sense. I kind of need a longer telescoping and angle adjustable one for the very top of my hedges to keep from using a ladder. Someday if Makita adds that tool I'd buy it. One con could be the scabbard for the blade is a bit of a hassle to put back on.
by Andrew
6 people found this helpful
This Makita hedge trimmer is quite, sharp and powerful....
This Makita hedge trimmer is quite, sharp and powerful.
by Dema
Quick and easy delivery !!
Quick and easy delivery !!
by Starwithbuck
Works and cuts great....
Works and cuts great.
by LARRY
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