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Makita BUB182Z Review – Makita BUB182Z 18-Volt Cordless Blower

The Makita BUB182Z 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower is a great choice in leaf blowers, combining convenient battery operated function with a compact design that makes cleaning up small areas easy. While designed primarily for professionals like maintenance specialists, cabinet installers, electricians, and the like, this blower will function equally as well to keep your driveway, deck, and steps clear of leaves and debris.

The Makita has three speeds and runs with a high-torque motor with a no-load speed of 0-18,000 RPM and an air velocity of 179 mph. The speeds available are Low, Medium and High. Runtime varies according to the speed used, with low being 75 minutes, the medium has a 25 minute run time and high, 12 minutes.

The Makita BUB182Z Leaf Blower has a sleek, compact design and weighs a mere 3.9 pounds. The length of the blower is 20-3/4” and is ergonomically designed to comfortably fit in your hand. The speed trigger can be operated with two fingers and is designed to be simple to operate, even when wearing gloves.

As with all Makita tools, the BUB182Z Cordless Blower is backed by a three-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers any repairs that arise from defects in materials or artistry.

Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower Specifications

  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Weight: 3.9 pounds (with battery)
  • Battery and charger NOT included
  • Variable three-speed motor: Low, Medium and High settings
  • Ergonomically designed handle
  • Maximum Air Velocity: 179 miles per hour
  • Air Volume: 91 CFM

Makita Cordless Blower Reviews

We found plenty of reviews for the Makita BUB182Z, including a couple of video reviews. The majority of reviews were positive, and the average rating for this leaf blower is 4.4 stars out of five.

Reviewers appreciated the lightweight and compact design of this blower. One reviewer mentioned that his wife uses it to clear off their steps and another reviewer used commented that even his six-year-old child could use it without difficulty.

Many reviewers were surprised at the power this blower packs, given its small size. Many comments related how consumers are using the cordless blower including cleaning out debris from the garage, removing leaves and debris from steps, driveways, and decks, and when doing remodeling or projects that left behind sawdust and other particles.

There are a few drawbacks mentioned with the Makita Cordless Blower. The blower doesn’t come with a battery or charger. As one reviewer pointed out, these two items can run up to $100 combined, so this blower may not make sense for someone that doesn’t already own Makita tools that use these accessories.

While the blower is great for clearing out small spaces, one reviewer mentioned that the blower isn’t quite powerful enough to blow leaves off the grass in his lawn, and was better suited to removing material from concrete or finished surfaces.

Our verdict

Like other Makita tools, the Makita BUB182Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower received great reviews and is a quality product. If you have a use for the blower aside from clearing your lawn, you’ll probably find it a great addition to your workshop or tool collection. If you’re simply in need of a lawn leaf blower, you may want to take a look at other models.

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