Thursday, August 6, 2009

Makita BUB182Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower (Tool Only, No Battery)

Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower seamlessly combines the convenience of cordless with the superior power-to-weight ratio of Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery technology (battery sold separately). The BUB182Z is the perfect addition to any kit, tool bag or work shop.

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BUB182Z Features
POWER - Makita-built motor moves 91 cubic feet/minute or 20% more air volume
CONTROL - Variable speed (0 - 18,000 RPM)
PERFORMANCE - LXT Li-Ion batteries charge in 30 minutes, run longer and deliver 2.5X more cycles
Battery and charger not included

Tool Specifications
Max. air volume91 cfm.
Max. air velocity179 MPH
No load speed0-18,000 RPM
Battery18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Overall length20-3/4"
Net weight3.9 lbs. (w/battery)
Makita-Built Motor Engineered for Versatile Power
The BUB182Z features a Makita-built high-torque motor with a no load speed of 0-18,000 RPM and an air velocity of 179 mph. The BUB182Z has three speeds: Low (75 minute run-time); Medium (25 min.); and High (12 min.) when using the full-size 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery (sold separately). The BUB182Z will also run on Makita's 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery (sold separately).

Ergonomic Design in a Compact Size
The BUB182Z weighs just 3.9 pounds (with battery, sold separately) with a more compact design at 20-3/4 inches long and an ergonomic shape that fits like a glove for reduced operator fatigue. The two-finger variable speed trigger switch is easy to handle, even with a gloved hand.

Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The BUB182Z is a versatile cordless blower built for maintenance professionals, repairmen, remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, woodworkers, and any general contractor seeking a cordless blower with excellent power-to-weight ratio and longer battery run time. The BUB182Z is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

About Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Tool Series
As one of the pioneers driving the cordless tool revolution, Makita changed the game with its breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series. Three years after its debut, Makita's LXT Series has grown from seven to over 35 tools, providing a wide range of cordless solutions for professional tradesmen. Makita also added 18V Compact Lithium-Ion for cordless power in a more compact size.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to produce tools that are stronger, lighter, more powerful and easier to use. Makita USA, Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Every Makita Lithium-Ion tool is backed by Makita's 3-Year Warranty that covers repair due to defects in materials or workmanship up to three years from the date of original purchase. Makita Lithium-Ion batteries and chargers have a limited 1-year warranty. Please see for complete details.

What's in the Box
Makita BUB182Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower (tool only).

Other Makita Lithium-Ion Series
More 18V Lithium-Ion Tools from Makita
See the entire 18V Lithium-Ion Lineup
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ConcreteMetalworkingCombo Kits
BHR240BCS550BPB180LXT1500 15-Tool KitLXT1200 12-Tool KitLXT902 9-Tool Kit

Customer Review: Works well for light duty clean up
For me it works well to clear up leaves around the pool. It is much smaller than the usual electric or gas power blower. The air flow is much more narrow but still powerful. It small and light enough that my six year old daughter can handle without difficulty. Added bonus, it works wonderfully in starting a charcoal fire. It take less than 1/4 time to do so.For major clean up I still prefer my old Homelite gas power blower.
Customer Review: Read first before giving it a bad review EDIOT!!!!
If you can read you would know this blower does not come with a battery. That's why Makita tools are so great. If you have other tools from Makita like their combo pack, you don't need other batteries. I already have 4 batteries, and I don't need more. I can save money because I don't need a case, or another battery to bring up the price on the blower. I also bought the Makita FlashlightMakita BML185N 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Flashlight, and I was able to save money because it came without a battery. Do you see now why it's nice to buy a tool without a battery. I've seen so many people give a bad review to a product, because they didn't understand or read the description. As for the blower it works great. It small, but surprisingly powerful. I use it to blow all the saw dust off of my tools. I was surprised to see that it's strong enough to blow leaves off the side walk too. The plus side too is that it's quite compared to the gas powered blowers you see people use on their lawns. If you have a small property I would recommend this over the gas power ones. Your neighbors will thank you for not waking them up when you use this.

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