Makita launches more 36V cordless chainsaws

by | Feb 1, 2019 | Featured Slider, Kit, Latest, News

  • Twin 18V batteries equals 36V optimum power output
  • 35cm and 40cm bar lengths
  • Captive nuts and chain adjustment system mirrors engine chainsaw systems

Makita chainsaws are renowned amongst forestry professionals for power, performance, reliability and great value. The new Makita DUC355Z and DUC405Z twin 18V Brushless LXT Chainsaws supply energy to the powerful 36V DC motor drive system inherent in these models. Combining the power and market-leading features that the industry has asked for, these new chainsaws are expected to be well received.

Compact and lightweight, these rear-handled chainsaws, with bar lengths of 35cm and 40cm respectively, can utilise twin Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries that generate a 1,100-watt output to run the 3/8-inch chain over the 35cm and 40cm bars at up to 20 metres per second. This exceeds the performance of Makita’s mains powered machines. The brushless motor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and overall lower maintenance.

Recognised as an industry benchmark these new models feature the main power switch with the Auto power-off function making them ultra-safe in use. This function automatically turns the machine off, to protect the operator from unintentional start up should the switch trigger not be pulled for a period of a few seconds after the main power switch has been turned off.

Weighing 4.8kg, without batteries, these cordless machines feature a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake, kick-back chain brake and battery protection circuit. Sold as body only machines these LXT chainsaws have a constant speed control, adjustable automatic chain lubrication and oil capacity display, as well as a comfortable ergonomic grip and metal spike bar that enables a firm grip to the timber.

Both models feature captive nuts designed to satisfy industry demand. This facility prevents loss of nuts when removing the sprocket cover to replace the guide bar, or saw chain, which greatly improves operator convenience and ease of use.

These powerful chainsaws provide the additional benefits of low noise in operation, low vibration of 5.3 m/s² for operator protection and comfort when cutting into wood, unbeatable charge times and zero emissions for improved environmental and sustainability qualities.

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