Model#: MKTNXRU08Z

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Makita XRU08Z 18V LXT Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Curved Shaft String Trimmer (Tool Only)

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Product Overview


With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, the Makita 18V LXT X2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Curved Shaft String Trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. It?s compatible with Makita?s fast-charging 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, and features an efficient Makita BL brushless motor for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The XRU08Z has an adjustable speed dial and delivers up to 37 minutes of continuous run time under load on the high setting. The telescoping curved shaft easily adjusts from 60-1/2 in. to 64-1/2 in. in length, with a compact cutting head for precise trimming and edging.
  • Delivers up to 37 minutes of run time on high setting and 44 minutes on low setting under load using 18V LXT 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion battery
  • 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% 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
  • Telescoping curved shaft adjusts from 60-1/2 in. - 64-1/2 in. length for convenient operation in tight places
  • 18V LXT X2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Curved Shaft String Trimmer - XRU08Z
  • Trimmer Head - 197297-1
  • Shoulder Strap - 125516-5
  • Goggles - 195246-2
  • Hex Wrench - 783217-7
  • Hex Wrench - 783202-0
  • Accessory Bag - 831304-7
  • Battery and Charger Sold Separately
Compliance and Restrictions
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Series: LXT
Cordless: Yes
Length: 64.5 in.
Weight: 7.9 lbs.
Amp Hour: 5 Ah
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: 18V LXT
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Blade Construction: String
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
ETL Safety: No
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (SPM): 5000-6000
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Speed Settings: 2
Starter Type: Electric
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



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Questions & Answers

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Will this run on 3.0 batteries I use in my Makita drills? Will the charger I use on the 3.0 batteries work on the 5.0 Batteries?
Lora F on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have the single battery version of the Makita string trimmer and I've used it with the 3, 4, and 5 amp batteries with no problems. I assume the x2 battery version would as well, but best check the can download the manuals before you buy.

I have the newer and the older charger and I haven't tried to charge the 5 amp with the older charger, so I can't help you there.
How much does it weigh?
Peter on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This trimmer weighs 10.4 pounds.
Can I put a cutting blade on this?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To my knowledge, you can't. Review of the Makita website for this device wasn't helpful either. Next step would be to call Makita support to validate this.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V LXT X2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Curved Shaft String Trimmer - XRU08Z,
Trimmer Head - 197297-1,
Shoulder Strap - 125516-5,
Goggles - 195246-2,
Hex Wrench - 783217-7,
Hex Wrench - 783202-0,
Accessory Bag - 831304-7,
Battery and Charger Sold Separately
18V LXT X2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Curved Shaft String Trimmer - XRU08Z,
Trimmer Head - 197297-1,
Shoulder Strap - 125516-5,
Goggles - 195246-2,
Hex Wrench - 783217-7,
Hex Wrench - 783202-0,
Accessory Bag - 831304-7,
Battery and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year 120 Days


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.