makita xru15pt1 string trimmer

Makita String Trimmer Review | XRU15PT1

Makita XRU15PT1 is a battery powered string trimmer that really stands out in a crowded market. It is designed to offer a balanced speed and perform well in adverse conditions. This Makita string trimmer is affordable and works quietly.

The updated version is an excellent model that can meet the demands of both commercial and residential lawn needs. Users can expect increased torque and more power. In addition to these, it features 3-speed options, automatic torque technology, and four batteries with a dual-port fast charger.

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  • Rotor Brushless Motor system to provide increased torque and high power
  • 3-speed options that include high, medium, and low
  • The automatic torque technology ensures an automatic shift from 3,500 to 6,500 RPM. This feature will add more power while increasing the operating time
  • 15″ cutting swath will ensure better productivity
  • Equipped with feed trimmer head and bump trimmerReverse rotation function to enable users to clear the trimmer head fast and easily
  • Extreme Protection technology to support work in unfavorable working conditions
  • Star protection controls to prevent over-discharging, over-heating, and overloading.


  • Cutting capacity of the trimmer- 15″
  • Model Number-XRU15
  • Net weight( including battery)- 10.4 lbs
  • Net weight (excluding battery)- 7.6 lbs
  • The overall length-69-1/4 in
  • No-load speed of the trimmer-3,500/5,300/6,500 RPM
  • Cutting swath-15 inch
  • Motor- Outer rotor brushless
  • Battery-5.0Ah
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When it comes to power, users can expect excellent performance with Outer Rotor. The brushless motor provides 36V power. The motor drives a cutting head. The design of the outer motor makes the trimmer lightweight. The back will be lightweight, and the front will have a little weight. The outer design of the motor will help to increase the torque and power more compared to inner motors.


Durability is one of the key considerations. You would like to buy one that can help to meet your landscaping needs for a long time. Makita XRU15PT1 can serve this purpose. The product is designed to offer zero-emission and lower noise. It is powered by 5.0Ah batteries. The electric controls will use the battery energy efficiently to meet the changing demands of users. You can expect increased speed and power whenever needed.

The trimmer features overload protection, overheat protection, and over-discharge protection to ensure the durability of the product. Also, it uses commercial standard spindles to offer better durability and added convenience. The extreme protection technology makes it capable to work smoothly in harsh conditions. It demands minimal maintenance as well.

makita string trimmer handle


Makita string trimmer with its 5.0Ah batteries weighs 10.4 lbs. The trimmer weighs 7.6 lbs without batteries. The weight makes it convenient to use for a long time. Even if the tool is lightweight, you can expect better efficiency and improved performance. Also, most of the weight of this trimmer will sit at the front.

In addition to the above, the Makita XRU15 trimmer features a shoulder strap with an attachment point. By wearing the shoulder strap, users can eliminate any extra weight and perform the task easily.


  • Three speeds with reverse mode and automatic torque drive
  • Runs quietly at low speed
  • Powerful motor to offer increased torque and power
  • High speed will clear the grass quickly
  • More run time and battery-powered
  • Easy to assembly and easy to use in unfavorable conditions
  • Fast recharge and lightweight
  • Supported by a satisfied warranty-period


  • Auto mode is not helpful always


The product is supported by a warranty period. You will get three years limited warranty on the charger, battery, and tool. The three years warranty period proves the credibility of the trimmer. You might not expect such an extended warranty from its competitors.

Our Rating

Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Power:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Durability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)


Wrapping It Up

The Makita string trimmer tops the list when it comes to the efficiency, durability, and quality built. More importantly, most users find the product worth buying. They appreciate the increased power, lightweight design, quiet operation, and durability. If you want a trimmer that you can use for a long time with a little maintenance, you can consider buying a Makita XRU15 trimmer. It can be the best alternative for gas engines.

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One Reply to “Makita String Trimmer Review | XRU15PT1

  1. The trimmer keeps strutting off with 2fully charged batteries? I can’t find anything in trouble shooting about it?

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