Makita launches new 18V LXT Top Handle cordless chainsaw

Makita has launched a new chainsaw for tree care professionals. The Makita DUC254Z 18V LXT Brushless Top Handle chainsaw runs a 3/8th-inch chain over a 25cm bar at over 24 meters per second, matching the performance of a gas powered machine.

The saw weighs just 2.8 kg and has a single 18v lithium-ion battery which generates a 570-watt output.

The DUC254Z provides zero emissions and low noise levels in operation, as well as low vibrations for operator protection.

Technical specs

Battery Type Lithium-ion
Body only machine Voltage 18 v
Chain Oil Capacity 140 ml (cm³)
Chain Gauge 0.043 “
Chain Pitch 3/8 “
Chain Speed 0 – 24 m/sec
Bar Size 25 cm
Noise sound pressure 92.2 dB(A)
Noise sound power 103.2 dB(A)
Noise K factor 2.5 dB(A)
Maximum Output 570 w
Vibration K factor 1.5 m/sec²
Vibration: Cutting Wood 3.1 m/sec²
Net weight 2.8 – 3.3 kg