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It’s that time of the year when the grass grows fast, and yards need to be cut. I’ve had this Makita cordless string trimmer for a few months now, and it did not disappoint. It’s a no brainer if you are already married to Makita cordless tools. This will make things much easier, especially if you have a few yards that need to be cut without interruption! Introducing the 18 Volt L XT lithium-ion brushless cordless string trimmer chip from Makita.
Now, I’m not in the landscaping business, but if I were then I’d more than likely go with a gas-powered trimmer for convenience. As a homeowner, convenience for me is not dealing with gas or keeping up with a gas container. Battery-powered tools are very competitive nowadays, especially for your average user.
Let’s look at what’s included. This trimmer comes with a 4 Ah battery, a charger, a strap, a bag, a manual, and all the parts necessary to assemble the trimmer.
Cutting and trimming grass isn’t fun, but it can be fun when you have a new tool. One of the benefits of having a battery-powered trimmer is not having to deal with fuel. I never liked the idea of having two gas containers: one mixture for the trimmer and then one pure gas for the lawnmower. The only two things you need to worry about with an electric trimmer is if the battery is charged and if you have enough string.
These are some features on this trimmer that I enjoyed, and think everyone would love.
By tapping on the power button, you can adjust the speed of the trimmer in steps. For every press, the level of speed changes.
Here is a feature that you don’t see too often: the reverse button. This feature is undoubtedly unique, so you may have to use it to understand why it’s essential. By pressing the reverse button, you can change the direction of the rotation; although, this feature isn’t meant for trimming so that you can remove weeds and debris that get tangled!
This trimmer does an excellent job of trimming and edging. It features Makita BL brushless motor for delivering up to 6000 RPM, and its automatic torque drive technology automatically shifts the RPM for extended runtime.
The tool comes with a total of 3-speed settings: 4000 RPM for the low end, 5000 RPM for medium, and 6000 RPM at maximum power. As I mentioned above, the speed can be adjusted with a simple press of a button!
This kit comes with an 18 Volt LXT 4.0 Ah battery and a lightning charger, which gives you minimum downtime in between usages. My property size is just under a quarter acre, and one charge gets me through the majority of that. If you have a bigger yard and only one battery, then one thing you can do is to trim as much as you can, to begin with before putting the battery on charge. In the meantime, switch to the lawnmower and then swap back to the trimmer once the battery is done charging.
The trimmer has a rubberized grip that allows for comfort during use, along with a wing that is only 8.6 pounds. This makes it easy to tote around and is well-balanced, though one of the downsides is that I felt like it was a bit too long.
It’s easy to use, and just about anyone can pick this up and put it to work. Anytime you’re operating any spinning tool, it’s important to wear safety glasses to protect yourself from flying objects. Wearing ear protection is always a good idea, although, with this unit, it’s not necessary. Little noise is produced in use, so you can easily jam to your own music without an overpowering motor battling for your attention.
Electric trimmers are a great option. There’s less vibration, and with the electrical motor, you gain access to some cool features. This trimmer also features extreme protection technology in providing dust and water resistance for challenging conditions.
Overall, it’s a great trimmer! I would recommend it, and I highly believe that if you try it, then you will like it as well. This trimmer is light, easy to store, and well-balanced. Just for convenience purposes, I would always recommend getting a second battery to avoid any interruption, especially if you have a large yard. Either way, it would be an excellent gift for yourself or someone else!
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