Makita BUB182Z LXT Cordless Blower Review
If you are considering a Makita cordless blower then you are in safe hands. Makita is a world renowned manufacturer of industrial standard quality power tools. Many people that have bought the cordless blower say it is probably more valuable than a Swiss Army knife. Although it may look like a toy due to its small size the truth is that the device is not intended to replace a gas blower ore medium sized electric blower. It is a light weight blower and your expectations should not be that it will clear your entire lawn area.
This blower is an excellent addition to Makita’s tool catalog. Although the device is compact in size it does offer a quite powerful blower and can handle rugged use. Its compact size and very light weight make it a perfect portable blower.
The Makita is impressive on a work site as it is in the shop. It offers the ability to clean off any dust on your clothing. This is especially the case if you are working around heavy sawdust and drywall dust. Keeping this blower at close range is a must have in such situations.
The simple “twist to remove” operation to disassemble the blower offers the ultimate portability. Due to its construction the blower would almost fit in a toolbox. The quality batteries powering the device offer a great run-time for a portable device.
For many people the main issue is that length of the battery life. Some review will mention that the blower has about 3-5 minutes on the blower’s highest setting. Four minutes will blow a lot of grass off of your sidewalks). But after rigorous testing a better reflection of the batter is that it can last up to 15 minutes, but that is actually a reasonable length of time for a few hundred square feet of blowing.
The blower has 3 different speeds that allow a operator to vary the volume of air you need. The blower’s tube is constructed from rubber, so don’t about breaking it or scuffing whatever you’re blowing.
“I did buy the blower to add it to my 18 volt line of cordless tools. It is very convenient to use for many tasks. Parts you have just cleaned with carb cleaner or brake cleaner , instead of firing up the compressor and waiting for it to build up pressure, just grab the blower and blow off the part. Prior to painting something same deal,no need for the compressor. It is a time saver. And has enough pressure to blow off almost anything.“
Brian, Amazon Customer Review
“This is an awesome blower, so small and convenient to use, yet so powerful for the size. I started in my yard, but now I am even using it inside my house to dust. Includes lower fan speed dial so you can control the airflow for more delicate projects. Battery life is tremendous and the battery recharges in a heartbeat wtih the quick charger.“
K McBride, Amazon Customer Review
The Makita BUB182Z LXT Cordless Blower has been reviewed by 274 customers on Amazon and has been given a impressive customer score of 4.2 out of 5.0. Click here to read more verified customer reviews on Amazon.
The Makita cordless blower is a powerful piece of equipment that will never let you down and is flexible and versatile for those jobs the bigger blowers can’t get to. Make it a part of your tool room kit. The cordless blower will come with a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer.
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