The XMU04ZX has dual blade action and a wide 6-5/16 cutting width and delivers faster blade speed (2,500 strokes per minute/SPM) than the previous model. It has 3-stage adjustment so the cutting height can be matched to the application. Additional features include a rubberized soft grip handle, tool-less blade changing, non-electrolyzed nickel-plated blades to resist staining and rusting, and a compact size at only 4.1 lbs. It's part of Makita's expanding 18V Lithium-Ion System, the world's largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer ControlsT. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.