Makita introduces two cordless top handle chainsaws

Makita U.S.A. launched the 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 14-inch and 16-inch Top Handle Chainsaws (models XCU08 and XCU09).

Both chainsaws feature a Makita-built outer rotor brushless motor direct-drive system that provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas chain saw. Two 18V LXT lithium-ion batteries deliver 36 volts of power and performance.

According to Makita, the 18V LXT cut 25 percent fast and longer than a Stihl MS193T.

Saw Features:

  • Makita-built Outer Rotor BL™ Brushless Motor direct-drive system provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas chain saw
  • Variable speed trigger and high chain speed (0-3,940 FPM) for improved cutting performance
  • Torque boost mode powers through thick or hard branches
  • Two 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries deliver 36V power and performance without leaving the 18V LXT® platform
  • Includes 16″ sprocket nose guide bar and 3/8 pitch, .043″ gauge chain
  • Captured bar nut and lateral chain tensioning for convenient operation and maintenance
  • Adjustable automatic chain lubrication with large oil reservoir
  • Large oil filling port with view window allows operator to easily add and check bar oil level
  • Built-in L.E.D. on/off switch with auto power-off function; automatically shuts the saw off after 60 seconds for extended battery life
  • Built-in lock-off lever helps prevent the chain from accidentally engaging
  • Low noise level and zero emissions for operator comfort
  • Rubberized soft grip top handle is engineered for the user to more easily apply even cutting pressure
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls™ to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • Features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) which is engineered to provide increased dust and water resistance in harsh job site conditions
  • 3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
  • Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers


  • Pitch : 3/8″ LP”
  • Gauge : .043″
  • Chain Speed : 3,940 FPM
  • Net Weight (without battery) : 7.5 lbs.
  • Net Weight (with battery) : 10.3 lbs.