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April 15, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Makita 18V LXT Brushless Couple Shaft Power Head XUX02

Makita XUX02 18V Power Head

Makita 18V Power Head Offers Versatility

The Makita XUX02 18V Couple Shaft Power Head joins the line of OPE designed to help you “Rule the Outdoors”. This system offers you more versatility with quick and tool-less installation and replacement of attachments, as well as a stable of tool attachments to tackle your standard lawn care applications. Running on the 18V platform, you get plenty of power, but less runtime than the Makita X2 powerhead.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: Makita XUX02
  • Brushless motor
  • Line includes 11 attachments
  • Tool-less installation and replacement of tools
  • Features loop handle and shoulder strap
  • Variable speed control between 0-5,000 and 0-7,000 RPM
  • All kits come with 13 in. string trimmer attachment
  • Extreme Protection Technology
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $349 (kit with string trimmer and pole saw attachments, 4.0Ah battery, and charger)

Makita XUX02 System Key Features

Versatility is really the objective with a power head system, and the Makita 18V Couple Shaft Power Head has versatility in spades. It is designed for use with any of the eleven attachments that Makita presently has available. A lever-style lock lets you install and detach attachment heads without the need for extra tools.

XUX02 hedge trimmer

The platform for the attachment system includes a 13″ string trimmer. It features a rapid-load bump and feed trimmer head that loads by just aligning the notches, feeding the string through the head, and twisting the head to wind up the line.

The system also has other tools available as well, like a 20″ Articulating Hedge Trimmer and a 10″ Pole Saw.


Makita 18V couple shaft pole saw

The Makita 18V Couple Shaft features a padded loop handle and a hook for a shoulder strap to keep things comfortable. And, like many of the OPE tools Makita has designed lately, this system features the Extreme Protection Technology. This feature improves water and dust resistance by channeling them away from the tool’s vital components.

Pricing and Availabilty

You can pick up the Makita XUX02Z power head as a bare tool, or as part of any number of kits. You can also grab separate attachments and load up so you have everything you need to landscape your yard.

That said, here are the kit options you can expect when the Makita XUX02 Couple Shaft Power Head releases:

  • XUX02Z Power Head Only – $159
  • XUX02ZX1 Power Head, 13″ String Trimmer Attachment with Rapid Load Bump & Feed head – $209
  • XUX02SM1X1 Power Head, 13″ String Trimmer Attachment, 4.0Ah battery, and charger – $269
  • XUX02SM1X2 Power Head, 13″ String Trimmer Attachment, 20″ Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment, 4.0Ah battery, and charger – $399
  • XUX02SM1X4 Power Head, 13″ String Trimmer Attachment, 10″ Pole Saw Attachment, 10″ Saw and Chain Guide Bar, 4.0Ah battery, and charger – $349

Makita Couple Shaft Power Head Specs

  • Model: Makita XUX02
  • Motor: Brushless
  • String Trimmer Cutting Swath: 13 in.
  • No Load Speed: 0-5,000 / 0-7,000 RPM
  • Arbor Shaft: M10 x 1.25 LH
  • Overall Length: 71-1/2 in.
  • Weight: 9.2 lbs. with battery and string trimmer attachment
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $349 (kit with string trimmer and pole saw attachments, 4.0Ah battery, and charger)

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