Makita has come out with a new 18V cordless tool – a handheld grass shear, XMU02Z. The new grass shear features dual cutting blades and measures in at a compact 13-7/8 inches.
The shear cuts with a speed of 1250 strokes per minute and runs for up to 2 hours when powered by a 3.0Ah Li-ion battery pack.
Battery and charger sold separately.
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The new Makita cordless grass shear looks like a competitive design, and looks like it would be useful for trimming grass in areas a mower cannot reach, but I wonder who Makita is aiming the product at. Makita routinely asserts that it is a professional tool brand that makes tools strictly for professional users, but the action photo suggests homeowner use. I suppose Makita is marketing the gardening shear to the same types of users that would buy their 1/2-pint vacuum cleaner to.
While there are no obvious faults to the cordless shear, there are plenty of other well-regarded cordless grass shears available for less money.