Model#: MKTNXRU04Z

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Makita XRU04Z 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Line Trimmer (Bare Tool)

  • Makita XRU04Z 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Line Trimmer (Bare Tool)
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  • BL Brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting
  • Efficient BL Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50 percent longer run time per charge
  • The BL Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
  • Adjustable speed dial (0 - 3500 to 0 - 6,000) allows the operator to match speed to application
  • Weighs only 8.6 lbs. with battery (Sold Separately) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Compact size is ideal for trimming and precise edging
  • Zero emissions and reduced maintenance without needing to use gas or oil
  • Easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head for increased user convenience
  • Reverse rotation system allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
  • Overheat warning system turns on indicator light and is engineered to automatically stop motor
  • L.E.D. battery indicator monitors battery charge status
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Line Trimmer (Bare Tool) - XRU04Z
  • Goggles - 195246-2
  • Hex Wrench - 783217-7
  • Accessory Bag - 831304-7
  • Bump and Feed Spool Set - 123235-7
  • Shoulder Strap - 125516-5
  • Hex Wrench - 783202-0
  • Bare Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately


Series: Brushless
Cordless: Yes
Length: 72.5 in.
Weight: 8.6 lbs.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Cutting Width: 11-3/4 in.
Drive Shaft Style: Straight
Drive Shaft Type: Telescoping
Handle Type: Wrap-Around
Line Feed System: Semi-Automatic
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0 - 6,000
Speed Settings: 2
Voltage: 18V



4.8 / 5.0
5 Reviews
5 Stars
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Would you recommend?
Yes (5)
Lightweight (5)
Powerful (4)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
So far so good
Bought this for two reasons: 1. My wife does not want to deal with the starting/refueling of a gas unit. 2. We have other Makita tools that use the same batteries & charger. She has only used it a couple of times, but is very happy with it. It has more power than I expected; maybe as much as my small Shindaiwa gas trimmer. It is not any lighter than the the Shindaiwa. We like the variable speed feature. Larger jobs will require multiple charges or extra batteries.
May 29, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent Trimmer with plenty of power and good battery life
This replaced our Troy-Bilt single line electric trimmer. After trying and returning several other electric trimmers we bought through one of the large homestores we were very disapointed with the performance and battery life and overall cheapness of the units.Then we tried the Makita. This one will not be going back to the store. It does everything we expected it to and is a great performer. Both my wife and I use it, we like it a lot and are very satisfied with this unit.
October 13, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Seems like a nice product
It seems like it will do all that I want it to. The user manual is useless. Putting it together was a chore. It would be nice to know that it has an on/off button.
January 15, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very easy to use and very good to own it.
Yes I happy with that
August 25, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy this trimmer again
Works great and it is very easy on the arms. One battery lasts at least 35 minutes under constant use.
July 18, 2016

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What size line is this?
Toolman on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Makita 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Line Trimmer (Bare Tool) uses (0.
08" - 0.12") line.
dual line feed or single line feed on this unit
SIr on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Makita's brushless line trimmer is equipped with a dual line feed


Warranty Information

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Tool Warranty

Every Makita® Lithium‐Ion Power Tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita Lithium‐Ion tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide, at Makita's option, a replacement or refund. Each Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during the three‐year period for the Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, return the COMPLETE Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This warranty does not apply to Makita Accessories, like flashlights.

This Warranty does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool

  • In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the three-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you many also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.