The Best Makita Cordless Gardening Tools – Range Review

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Now, if you own Makita tools, I guarantee you’ll have at least one of these. Makita is one of the largest manufacturers of power tools in the world and their 18v platform is used by tradies worldwide. There is, however, a range in the Makita cordless arsenal that we feel goes under the radar.

We’re talking cordless gardening tools! In an industry dominated by petrol and corded tools, cordless tools are quickly becoming many people’s first choice, from homeowners, all the way up to professional landscapers and gardeners.


In this article, I’ll aim to give you just a taste of what’s on offer, but with over 80 cordless Makita Gardening listings on our website, I wouldn’t blame you for diving right in and looking for yourself here

Otherwise, I’ll break down the tools into their categories and provide a few different options to help you start or expand your Makita gardening tool collection!

Makita Cordless Gardening Tools Range Photo

Makita Cordless Lawnmowers

Now, when you think of lawnmowers, you probably think of that long cable you need to try to avoid running over as you move around the lawn or the big loud petrol models that you hear on those hot summer mornings (often way too early). Makita’s cordless gardening range eliminates the need for cables and those noisy petrol motors, providing instant, clean power when needed. We stock over 10 different Makita cordless lawnmowers on our site with a host of different power and size options. 

Makita DLM330 – 18V LXT Cordless Lawnmower

The only singular 18v battery option in our range (we’ll get onto that in a minute), the Makita DLM330 is a 3-in-1 cutting, mulching & collecting mower. It has a 330mm cutting diameter and the mulching function returns fine grass clippings back to the garden so the nutrients can be absorbed into the soil.

The mower can cut between 20 and 75mm and has a 30 litre collection box. It also offers a soft start, and electric brake and can be folded down for easy transport.

Makita DLM330 18V LXT Cordless Lawnmower

Makita DLM406 – 36V (Twin 18V) Brushless LXT Cordless Lawnmower

Makita DLM460Z 36V (Twin 18V) LXT Brushless 46cm Lawnmower

36v will be a recurring theme in this article, many garden tools need that little bit more oomph to increase power and run time. Makita has achieved this with their 36v system, which is powered by two 18v batteries running in series to a more powerful 36v DC motor.

This mower features a brushless motor and its 460mm cutting diameter is recommended for lawns up to 800m². It has constant speed control, a soft start and even a ‘quiet mode’ so you won’t annoy the neighbours. A whopping 10 cutting height adjustments between 20-75mm will have your lawn millimetre perfect, and the mulching mode will ensure it always looks its best.

Makita DLM533 – 36V (Twin 18V) LXT Brushless Cordless Lawnmower

This 530mm cutting diameter model is designed for professional use, it covers up to 2,300m² (8 tennis courts!) when utilising the twin 18v system and is equipped with 4 battery ports and a switch to let you select which pair of batteries to use, eliminating the need to wait around for batteries to charge on those larger jobs.

10 cutting settings range from 100-20mm and it features the soft start, quiet mode and self-propelling features of the other cordless models. A whopping 70 litre collection box will keep you cutting all day long!

Makita DLM533 - 36v (twin 18v) LXT Brushless cordless lawnmower

It’s worth noting at the time of writing there is a 40V XGT lawnmower model on the horizon! So stay tuned on our socials for updates.

Check out the rest of our Makita cordless lawnmowers here.

Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmers

Now whilst you might be more familiar with the corded hedge trimmer, Makita’s cordless gardening range cuts that cord for maximum freedom whilst not sacrificing power.

Makita DUH523 18V LXT Cordless Hedge Trimmers

Makita duh523 18v lxt cordless hedge trimmer

The DUH523 is perfect for trimming back those shrubs and hedges, it features a 520mm bar and can cut branches up to an impressive 15mm in diameter! The bar has non-electrolyzed nickel plating with an anti-abrasion surface to keep it sharper for longer. It’s lightweight at just 3.3kg and has a soft rubberised grip with anti-vibration technology to ensure maximum user comfort when in use.

Makita DUG601 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Another step up in power, this 600mm brushless hedge trimmer will tackle branches up to 23.5mm, making light work of those heavier hedges and bushes. The rear handle rotates to 5 positions for increased comfort whatever the angle. A brushless motor and curved blades reduce friction and lead to increased run time for your battery. All this whilst weighing just 3.8kg!

Makita DUH601 18v LXT Brushless Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Makita UH014G 40V Max XGT Brushless Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Makita UH014G 40v max XGT brushless cordless hedge trimmer

The first 40V Makita Cordless Gardening tool in this list and what a tool it is! This brushless 750mm will also make light work of branches up to 23.5mm but the brushless XGT motor will see even more runtime for your battery juice. It also comes with new triple-edge teeth designed to catch and hold branches as well as a chip collector to make cleanup a breeze. Variable speed modes as well as a trigger allow easy control and the ergonomic handle and low noise are designed with the user in mind.

(side note, 40V tools are a separate platform and will not work with 18v batteries)

We have a load of other options when it comes to your hedge trimmer including kits and pole trimmers too! Check them out here.

Makita Cordless Line Trimmers/Brush Cutters

Getting the trimming done without the need for a cord or a petrol backpack is an exciting prospect. The Makita Cordless strimmer range will have you wondering how you ever did without one!

Makita DUR181 18V LXT Cordless Line Trimmer

Lightweight but powerful the Makita DUR181 features a 260mm cutting diameter. An adjustable head and 180mm adjustable shaft alongside a rubberised soft grip handle ensure you can find a comfortable working position.

Makita DUR181 18v LXT cordless line trimmer

Makita DUR190UZX3 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Line Trimmer

Makita DUR190UZX3 18v LXT Brushless cordless line trimmer

This brushless DUR190UZX3 offers increased runtime and performance over the previous model. A larger 300mm cutting diameter, paired with a symmetrical handle design for increased comfort with controls on the handle so they are always at hand. You can swap the nylon string for a more robust brush-cutting blade (sold separately) to get into the thick stuff. The RPM will change automatically depending on the thickness of the weeks you are cutting so you’ll always get optimal performance.

Makita UR002G 40V XGT Brushless Cordless Line Trimmer

Running off the 40V XGT system, the UR002G has a 350mm cutting diameter for those really heavy-duty jobs. It’s designed to perform to the level of its petrol counterpart and has 3-speed settings as well as a soft start. The automatic torque drive technology adjusts automatically based on load.

Active feedback sensing will automatically cut the machine out if you hit a snag. There’s a reverse mode to help clear debris from the line and you can attach the brush cutter blade to make light work of even the biggest job.

(side note, 40V tools are a separate platform and will not work with 18v batteries)

Makita UR002G 40v XGT Brushless Cordless Brush Cutter

We’ve got everything you need for brush cutting and strimming, including accessories! Check them out here.

Makita Cordless Blowers

Blowers are essential for that garden clean-up. Makita cordless gardening blowers provide all the power and run time you need, with the freedom of no petrol or cord. But many trades, not just gardeners, swear by having a blower in the van, just check out this video with Simon Bowler to see why!

Makita DUB185 18V LXT Cordless Blower

Makita DUB185Z 18v LXT Cordless Blower

This model is lightweight, portable & cost-effective. It was designed for not only the garden but the workshop too, making light work of sawdust on you or your other tools. It has 3-speed settings and you can even convert it to a vacuum with the addition of a dust bag.

Makita DUB362 36V (Twin 18V) Brushless Cordless Blower

This was developed as one of the most powerful cordless blowers on the market and can far outperform much of the competition. Its 36v motor delivers 21,500 rpm which can move a whopping 54m³ of air a second (that’s some serious power). This blower is actually pretty quiet when you look at the power it produces so you won’t need to worry about working in noise-sensitive environments with this one! As always the brushless motor ensures maximum efficiency and run time from your two 18v batteries.

Makita DUB362 36v (Twin 18v) Brushless Cordless Blower

Makita UB001GZ 40V XGT Brushless Cordless Blower

Makita UB001GZ 40v XGT Brushless Cordless Blower

The absolute powerhouse of the blower world, the UB001GZ can move up to a massive 64m³ of air a second, enough to move all the debris you could want! It has a cruise control mode so you can lock the trigger at a desired speed and its 3-stage telescopic nozzle adjusts to cover wider areas or more precise movements.

It even has a boost mode to cover those really stubborn areas. Overall this tool will outperform its petrol counterpart and will save you time and money in the long run.

(side note, 40V tools are a separate platform and will not work with 18v batteries)

When it comes to your blower, the ease and convenience of a Makita cordless model compared to that of petrol can become really evident. We’ve got blowers to suit any budget and even a 12V cordless blower in our collection! Check out our blowers here.

Makita Cordless Chainsaws

Chainsaws are the area where most people are shocked at what a Makita cordless model can do. Petrol has dominated the chainsaw industry for years but the cordless models are quickly proving their worth in power performance and run time too.

Makita DUC307ZX2 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Chainsaw

The 300mm DUC307ZX2 is compact, lightweight and perfect for a lot of situations where a patrol chainsaw may not be appropriate. You’re at your local timber yard and attempting to cut down some wood to fit into the van, get this out and you’re sorted in seconds!

A powerful little model with no need for fuel mixing, choking or flooding any engine. Just instant power when you need it, every time.


Makita DUC405 36V (Twin 18V) LXT Brushless Cordless Chainsaw

Makita DUC405 36v (Twin 18v) LXT Brushless Cordless Chainsaw

The 36V DUC405 will give petrol a good run for its money. It has a 400mm bar and impressive runtime on the two 18v batteries. Low noise and no emissions make this tool perfect for working in residential areas or places you can’t use a petrol tool. It has a variable speed trigger and an ergonomic soft grip for ease of use.

At the time of writing, there isn’t a 40v model that we stock but there will be down the line. Check out our chainsaw section to see all available models.

Other Makita Cordless Gardening Tools

I’ve buzzed down some of the main categories of tools but we’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to Makita Cordless Gardening. I’ll touch on a few more categories now, just to give you a flavour.

Makita DUX60 36V (Twin 18V) LXT Brushless Cordless Multi-Function Split Shaft

Need a tool that can do a bit of everything? Look no further! The DUX60 has multiple heads and transforms from a brush cutter one minute to a pole chainsaw the next and can even become a cultivator! We stock 7 different heads (sold separately) for the ultimate versatile cordless gardening tool.

Twin 18v batteries and a brushless motor will ensure whatever it is you’re doing you’re getting ultimate efficiency and run time from your batteries. And of course, there are 40V models, check them out!

Makita DUX60 36v (Twin 18v) LXT Brushless Cordless Multi-function Split Shaft

Makita DUM111 18V LXT Cordless Grass Shears

Makita DUM111 18v LXT Cordless Grass Shear

Now, if you’re a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to your garden then this is for you, get those borders neatened up in no time with the DUM111 cordless grass shears! It doubles up and comes with a hedge trimmer head too so you can get those edges straight and those stray borders ship shape. It even has adjustable cutting heights for ultimate precision.

Makita DHW080ZK 36V (Twin 18V) LXT Brushless Cordless PRessure Washer

A cordless pressure washer?! This model is perfect if you need something to clear down the patio or wash the car and you already have Makita batteries. And the best part? You don’t need to connect to a water source!

Fill the 50L tank (that doubles as a storage box) and away you go! Perfect for those places that need a good clean but you just can’t reach the hose. Of course, you can also connect a hose too if you need a longer run at it. But with 34 mins of run time on 6ah batteries, this truly is cordless pressure washing!

Makita DHw080ZK 36v (Twin 18v) LXT Brushless Cordless Pressure Washer

So there you have it, whilst it looks like a fairly comprehensive guide, we’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to the Makita Cordless Gardening range. With tools to suit every need, budget & level of the profession. The only real question is why aren’t you using it?!

We stock over 80 Makita Cordless Gardening tools and you can check out the full range here.

If you have any questions or need any advice, let us know down below or get in touch on our social media!

Makita are always releasing new products, check out our article on upcoming Makita tools here!

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