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LXT 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 13 in. String Trimmer, Tool-Only

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  • BL™ Brushless Motor delivers high performance with less weight
  • High/Low button for power and run time management
  • 3 easy steps to load line in trimmer head: align, feed and twist
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About This Product

With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the 18V LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU23Z, tool only) is a welcome solution for landscapers. The string trimmer is ideal for precision trimming and edging. It features an efficient Makita-built brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting. The trimmer delivers up to 1 hour of run time when using an 18V LXT 4.0Ah Battery (sold separately). It features a variable speed trigger to control cutting speed and a high/low button to manage power and run time. The rapid load bump-and-feed trimmer head is loads line in seconds with 3 easy steps. The XRU23Z features Makita's 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. It's part of Makita's expanding 18V LXT System, the world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

Highlights

  • No gas, emissions, oil mixing or pull starts with reduced maintenance and low noise levels
  • BL Brushless Motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM
  • Up to 1 hour of run time with 18V LXT 4.0Ah battery (battery sold separately)
  • High/Low button for power and run time management
  • Variable speed trigger for controlled cutting speed
  • Rapid load bump & feed trimmer head line loads in seconds with 3 easy steps: align, feed and twist
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) engineered for improved 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
  • Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers






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Product Information

Internet # 315668085

Model # XRU23Z

Store SKU # 1006012402

Specifications

Dimensions: H 9.75 in, W 7.375 in, D 67 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)

67 in

Assembled Height (in.)

9.75 in

Assembled Width (in.)

7.375 in

Line Style Size

.080

Maximum Cutting Path Diameter (in.)

13 in

Recommended Line Diameter (in.)

.080 in

Shaft Length (in.)

55 in

Details

Assembly Required

No

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Run Time (min.)

0

Battery Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

Battery/Charger

Tool Only

Charger Included

Charger Not Included

Features

Brushless, Rechargeable, Zero Emissions

Head Type

Wind without Assembly

Included

No Additional Items Included

Line Advance System

Bump

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Number of Trim Lines

2

Power Type

Battery

Product Weight (lb.)

6.6 lb

Refurbished

No

Returnable

30-Day

Shaft Type

Straight Shaft

Start Type

Electric

Tools Included

No Additional Tool

Trimmer Line Type

String

Trimmer Type

Stick

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

3-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

46Questions
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Q:To respond to the last question about difficulty mounting the head, unlike the answer from Makita, I doubt that the problem is not using the Allen wrench, rather that your that the head is counter threaded, due to the direction of rotation.
by|Apr 9, 2024
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Q:How do I put the head on? Does it just twist on or is there a specific way? I'm having trouble putting it on for initial setup
by|Apr 1, 2024
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A:  Thank you for your question on the XRU23SM1 string trimmer. For cutting head installation, first, you need to insert the hex wrench through the hole to lock the spindle and then place the cutting head and tighten it securely by hand. For more information, please refer to your instructions manual or contact us via phone at 1(800)4MAKITA for assistance.

by|Apr 9, 2024
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    Q:Is the length adjustable?
    by|Feb 12, 2024
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    A:  Thank you for your question on the XRU23Z string trimmer. No, the length is not adjustable for this tool. But you can adjust the handle to a comfortable working position.

    by|Feb 14, 2024
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      Q:WHAT DOES 13 IN STRING TRIMMER
      by|Sep 26, 2023
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      A:  Thank you for your question. The XRU23Z string trimmer is designed with an applicable cutting tool and a cutting diameter of 13".

      by|Sep 27, 2023
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        Customer Reviews

        4.6 out of 5

        • 4.6 out of 506 reviews
        • 87% recommend this product
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        No bring with hex socket head bolts, not hax wrench, and not the hex socket head bolt to fix the joint
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          I wanted to like this product, but it falls short on two fronts - assembly and use. The assembly ...
          I wanted to like this product, but it falls short on two fronts - assembly and use. The assembly instructions are very poor. They have diagrams, but they do not provide a fully assembled product to view when assembling or when finished. In addition, the written instructions are inadequate. The grass trimmer itself is too long for a person of average height (5’ 10”) and the shield provided is not wide enough to provide adequate protection from kicked up dirt and pebbles.
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          Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit I’m a believer in the qualit...
          Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit I’m a believer in the quality of Makita products and the long battery life for their cordless tools. This trimmer is no different. I used the chainsaw attachment to cut some branches of various sizes and it did a good job. This will never replace your main chainsaw for larger jobs, but it’s good for pruning tree branches overhanging your deck or roof line. The unit is sturdy and seems to be high quality. One thing that you should know is that it takes some time to assemble everything so don’t wait until you need to use it before you open the box! Also, you will need a container of chain oil. Start with a quart unless you find yourself cutting a lot. Also, you will need some grease for lubrication points during periodic maintenance. The main shaft (the power head as they call it) can be used with other accessories in addition to the chainsaw / pruner adapter. You can also purchase a hedge trimmer attachment. Overall, I believe this is a good investment.
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          This Makita String Trimmer and Pole Saw kit is just what you need for yard cleanup and upkeep. Th...
          This Makita String Trimmer and Pole Saw kit is just what you need for yard cleanup and upkeep. The brushless motor unit is heavy and well made with a steel cradle to protect the battery and it has a two speed control - go slow around tree trunks with the trimmer and save the bark, go fast in the weeds. The string trimmer also has a head that is easier to load than my old trimmer and the string seems designed to not tear and fray at the ends as easily as cheap line does. The unit comes with a shoulder strap and even though I feel like the trimmer is heavier than my old trimmer it is so well balanced that I haven't needed it yet. One reason my old trimmer was lighter was because it only had the power switch and battery at the head, and the motor was actually at the bottom where the string turns. I was always taking the cover off to clean the air screen on it - a really cheap design when you think about it. I like the Makita design better. On to the saw: An easy flip of the center lever and push of a button disconnects the trimmer attachment and lets you attach the pole saw. When you get the kit you have to assemble the bar and chain onto the saw head. Take care that you orient the teeth of the chain correctly - the instructions only use pictures to show you orientation. You get wrenches and an allen key and screwdriver to assemble everything. You also get safety glasses which is great. The only thing you don't get is a little bottle of bar and chain oil so make sure you pick up a quart. This saw has let me cut so many low limbs that presented a hazard to one's head and face, dead limbs, limbs overhanging the road etc that I formerly had to use a fiberglass pole hole saw on. Anything more than a 2 inch diameter branch was not an issue, but the large bar on this Makita lets me go for the bigger stuff. I'm about 5' 6" and with the pole saw I can reach branches that are about 10-11 feet up. As far as maintenance, this kit comes with Makita's fast charger so a fresh battery is usually about 45 minutes away. The gearbox on the string trimmer and the mating ends of the head unit and attachments require a special high temperature grease service every 30 hours as outlined in the manual, so if you use this commercially you should have some on hand Like my track saw, large belt sander and pad sanders, Makita quality continues to impress me.
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          3 found this review helpful
          Alright so theres a lot to say about this string trimmer, first of all it is super light and you ...
          Alright so theres a lot to say about this string trimmer, first of all it is super light and you have less fatigue after an hour or two of use, it also has an awesome shoulder strap that balances most of the weight for you! Not to mention the anti-vibe handle that minimizes vibrations and helps with the fatigue normally associated with trimmers. Another amazing thing about this trimmer is that I had it all set up and ready to go in 20 minutes because Makita includes EVERYTHING you need to assemble it, down to string for the trimmer and safety glasses to start cutting immediately! The only thing you will need to purchase is some bar oil for the chainsaw attachment. This is also surprisingly quiet! Even when you are on the higher speed and going full blast you won't need any hearing protection, it also starts 100 times faster than my gas trimmer, you just click your speed setting, and grip the safety trigger and you are going. Makita is a legendary company among tool manufacturers and this string trimmer/pole-saw is no exception to that fact. If you are in need of a string trimmer and if you want one that will last forever and weighs nothing and doesn't require gas and is really awesome and is teal, then look no further.
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          3 found this review helpful
          No more mixing 2-cycle oil to tame those weeds! I now own 3 string trimmers: an old 2-cycle gas...
          No more mixing 2-cycle oil to tame those weeds! I now own 3 string trimmers: an old 2-cycle gas powered beast, a smaller corded electric trimmer, and now this all-purpose battery powered Makita. I think soon I will only own 1: this is the one to buy and keep. As other reviewers noted, there is some assembly required. Don't get overwhelmed - instructions are well written. My model has the XUX02 Multi-Function Power Head and the EM409MP Grass Trimmer Attachment. Super quiet with the Brushless Motor. Includes a high quality shoulder strap, 1 18-volt Li-ion battery, and charger. No more mixing oil and gas. No more lugging extension cords around my yard. Highly recommend!
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          3 found this review helpful
          I was looking to purchase a new trimmer for the upcoming spring season and started looking at the...
          I was looking to purchase a new trimmer for the upcoming spring season and started looking at the the battery powered options as I've been hearing more and more good things about them. The 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit by Makita caught my eye and the name had my mind made up. Upon delivery I was surprised to find out it also came with a 10" chain saw attachment. For the most part it was easy to assemble and comes with all the tools to assemble both accessories, but with so much in the box and a total of 4 instruction manuals it somewhat left you guessing which parts went where. Once it was assembled though, the tool worked like a charm. Both the trimmer and the chain saw both balance well in your hands and was very surprised at the speed both tools operate at as this is my first larger battery operated tool. I don't doubt that I will get a lot of extended use out of it this summer.
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          AWESOME TOOL MUST HAVE!! took about 20 minutes to set it up . Trimmer head was simple screw on. T...
          AWESOME TOOL MUST HAVE!! took about 20 minutes to set it up . Trimmer head was simple screw on. The chain saw attachment took some time to set up but not difficult. I did install the chain backwards first but was really easy to flip. The battery doesn't last very long, but was enough to do alot of cuts. I was able to cut the top of a 30ft crape myrtle tree alot faster than if i used a ladder and a chain saw. Love the long reach. You do have to press the power button often because it turns off after like 10 seconds. Cuts pretty fast but does cut off if jammed which i think is a good safety feature. I would recommend people to watch safety videos before cutting largger branches for safety. I like that its very easy to assemble for use and to switch attachments. Also another thing like it comes with strap .
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          Great multi tool power from Makita. I thought I was just ordering the string trimmer and it came ...
          Great multi tool power from Makita. I thought I was just ordering the string trimmer and it came with a 10" pole saw attachment. There are over ten available attachments pictured on the box. This unit has High and Load speed power switch to extend the battery life and has a variable speed trigger. It has a led on switch for safety.. It is a long unit with the trimmer attached but with the battery attached has a nice balance. Only semi negative are the instructions. Many pages, Lots of very small not HD pictures. took a little while to figure out. The trimmer head comes off and you insert string though hole to half way point and then twist and it draws the string in, Easy once you figure it out. comes with battery and charger. The chain saw attachment works good and comparable to another 120V electric 8" pole saw I have. Great for trimming and will cut 10" tree with no problem, larger if you cut from both sides. Makita includes everything you need, 2 wrenches, screwdriver, bag to keep everything in and even safety glasses!
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          3 found this review helpful
          My bride is not gonna like Makita, I have a confession to make; this is my first Makita tool. It ...
          My bride is not gonna like Makita, I have a confession to make; this is my first Makita tool. It WON’T be my last. After assembling and testing I can say this may be one of the best built tools I’ve owned. For such a sturdy build it’s surprisingly light and very balanced, making it comfortable to hold/carry. Adjustments to the handle, the shoulder strap etc are easy and intuitive. Well, it’s the middle of February, but I wanted to test out the battery life by doing my normal trim so I did it (neighbors already think I’m nuts). After about 25 mins, according to the gauge it still had at least half its charge left. My old trimmer using a 4.0 Ah battery might complete the task or I’d have to change batteries. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that excites you, this was the case with this trimmer. In addition to the impressive build and quality materials the string head has the newest & simplest method to load the line. Cut a 13ft piece of string, align the arrows, insert ½ the length straight through the case and twist the bump knob to get the line in. No more taking apart, losing springs, washers and patience. Did I say I love this?! I also got the Pole Saw attachment which has a 10” blade, it has a 7’ length. I am so bummed that I didn’t have one of these at my last house which I had about 70 fruit trees. What took weeks I think I could knock it out in a day or 2. This this is PERFECT for trimming branches too thick for the rope levered Pole Pruners. The kit includes a charger and an 18-Volt LXT 4.0 Ah battery. I got the shoulder strap and safety glasses as well as a bag to keep manuals and tools together. Overall, I am extremely happy with the String Trimmer and the Pole Saw. If you are reading this review and you are shopping for a good quality, well built, sturdy and easy to use String Trimmer and/or Pole Saw, this one is my suggestion. Without hesitation I say it exceeds all my needs and expectations. WELL done Makita, you have a new customer going forward!!!!
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