New Makita Cordless Chain Saw Ideal for Cutting Trees

New 18V LXT Chain Saw combines a compact top handle design with an efficient brushless motor for fast cutting

Makita has released a new cordless solution for tree care professionals with the 18V LXT Brushless Cordless 10” Top Handle Chainsaw, model XCU06T. The new chain saw has a compact design with less weight, and the purpose-built Outer Rotor direct drive BL Brushless Motor is engineered for high power efficiency. It’s part of Makita’s wide range of equipment with the power and efficiency for contractors to #ruletheoutdoors.

World’s Largest Cordless Tool System

This new solution is part of Makita’s expanding LXT system, which offers 200+ tools in 2018 and is 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.

Performance without the Hassles of Gas

The new XCU06T meets the demand for more cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. With zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the XCU06T is a welcome solution for tree cutting and trimming. It’s part of an expanding system of Makita LXT cordless power equipment that includes chain saws, blowers, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, a lawn mower, and more.

Engineered for Efficient Cutting Speed

The XCU06T has an Outer Rotor brushless motor with direct drive system that provides high power efficiency. It has a 10” guide bar and variable speed (0-4,720 FPM) for increased cutting speed and lower noise. For cutting dense stock, users can engage torque boost mode for faster cutting. Convenience features include guide bar nut chain tensioning with captured nut, adjustable chain lubrication, electric brake, a front hand guard engineered to actuate chain brake when engaged, an electric brake for maximum productivity, and more.

It has zero emissions and considerably less maintenance with no engine oil to change, no spark plug to replace and no air filter or muffler to clean. Simply pick it up, load a charged 18V LXT battery, and the saw is ready to use.

Brushless Motor Technology and XPT

makita_xcu03z_outerrotorbrushlessmotor (1)The XCU06T features an efficient BL Brushless motor that is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. And since there are no carbon brushes, the BL Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.

For increased durability, the XCU06T is equipped with Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™). XPT is a series of protective seals inside the tool engineered for improved dust and moisture resistance by channeling debris away from the tool’s key internal components.

Star Protection Computer Controls

For improved tool performance and extended battery life, the XCU06T features Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. For increased versatility, the XCU06T can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.

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