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

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  • 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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About This Product

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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Product Information

Internet # 205346044

Model # XHU02Z

Store SKU # 1003578026


Dimensions: H 10 in, W 38.1 in, D 9.4 in


Assembled Depth (in.)

9.4 in

Assembled Height (in.)

10 in

Assembled Width (in.)

38.1 in

Blade Gap (in.)

.938 in

Blade Length (in.)

22 in

Blade Width (in.)


Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)

.938 in

Shaft Length (in.)

16 in


Assembly Required


Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Run Time (min.)


Battery Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Voltage (V)



Tool Only

Charger Included

Charger Not Included

Cut Strokes per Minute



Rechargeable, Zero Emissions


No Additional Items Included

Number of Total Batteries Included


Power Type


Product Weight (lb.)

7.4 lb





Shaft Type

Straight Shaft

Single/double-sided blade


Start Type


Trimmer Type

Hand Held

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

3-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Does the 24” trimmer have more power than the 22” version? Or does it just simply have a longer blade?
by|Oct 24, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Thank you for your question. No, it means that the XHU02Z hedge trimmer is designed with a blade length of 22".

by|Oct 25, 2023
    Q:Will this tool fit BL1830 battery?
    by|Jun 28, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Thank you for your question on the XHU2Z hedge trimmer. This tool works with the following batteries. BL1830,BL1830B, BL1840B, BL1850B, BL1860B.

    by|Jun 29, 2023
      Q:The manual says there is a "chip receiver" optional accessory available but I can't seem to find that product on Makita's website or anywhere else. Is there actually a chip receiver / clipping collector that's compatible with the XHU02?
      by|Dec 7, 2022
      1 Answer
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      A:  "Thank you for your question on the XHU02Z hedge trimmer. Please be advised, some items in the list may be included in the tool package as standard accessories, but some items are not available in the United States and may differ from country to country. "

      by|Dec 11, 2022
        1 found this answer helpful
        Q:Is this hedge trimmer brushed or brushless?
        by|Nov 21, 2022
        4 Answers
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        A:  Literature does not specify that it's brushless. I have one and I see no where that you would access brush to change. I own a lot of Makita cordless and as a contractor use them daily and hard. I have never needed to change a brush

        by|Feb 15, 2024
          4 found this answer helpful

          A:  It has a brushed motor according to Makita's website. As a general rule of thumb, if the descriptions and specifics don't mention if it's brushed or not, it's brushed.

          by|Feb 15, 2024
            3 found this answer helpful

            A:  Thank you for your question on the XHU02Z trimmer. This tool does not use carbon brushes. It uses a DC motor Part number 629930-2.

            by|Feb 15, 2024
              4 found this answer helpful

              A:  I don't know why MakitaTeam is claiming otherwise or mentioned "carbon brushes." Maybe the brushes are something else? It has a brushed motor accord to Makita's website. If it was brushless it would be listed in both the description and specifications.

              by|Feb 15, 2024
                3 found this answer helpful
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                Customer Reviews

                4.7 out of 5

                • 4.7 out of 385 reviews
                • 93% recommend this product
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                Another good Makita tool.
                I bought this to replace an old, loud electric hedge trimmer. My old one still worked but I wanted something newer and not to be tied to an electric cord. I already was on the Makita platform so I bought just the tool only. This tool has very low vibration which I appreciate, its also quiet. It's a bit heavier than I thought it would be but thats because in hedge trimmers there is so much metal. For only being 18V it does a nice job cutting through some branches I thought it might struggle with. Using it on evergreens and the spiral tree I have is as easy as could be. But it will also cut through the bigger hedges I have on the property line with relative ease. The 22inch length makes quick work of some of the bigger plants. Only a couple issues I'd mention. This model does not swivel. In that you can't spin the handle, so you have to adjust your grip to change the angle. For my use it's not a big deal. However, if someone had a large amount to cut it would be nice to move up to the nicer model for that reason. Also it requires that three switches be used to operate it. Meaning you can't really hold a bush with one hand while trimming with the other. I assume this was done for safety reasons. So you push a button, pull the front handle and squeeze the trigger all at once. I've included a couple pics so you can see what I mean and also the size of the blades. Overall this does everything I ask of it and does it quietly and vibration free.
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                  6 found this review helpful
                  Smooth Cut
                  Smooth Cut
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  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.
                    4 found this review 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!
                      • Recommended
                      4 found this review 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.
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                      5 found this review 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.
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                      9 found this review 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.
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                      4 found this review 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.
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                        8 found this review helpful
                        Works great and does not drain the batteries like I thought it would
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                        The Makita 22in Hedge Trimmer works well for its purpose. It makes quick and sharp cuts. Noise level is low and the run time on a 5.0A battery is adequate.
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