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Model#: MKTNBUB182Z

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Makita BUB182Z 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Handheld Blower (Bare Tool)

  • Makita BUB182Z 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Handheld Blower (Bare Tool)
This item is no longer available.
It has been replaced by the MKTNDUB182Z.


Makita's 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Handheld Blower combines the convenience of cordless with the superior power-to-weight ratio of Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery technology (batteries are sold separately). The blower has a powerful motor that produces a maximum air velocity of 179 mph and a air volume of 91 cfm. When used with Makita's 8V LXT Lithium-Ion battery technology (batteries are sold separately) the blower provides up to 12-min of continuous operation at high speeds from a single charge.
  • Makita-built variable 3-speed motor produces a maximum air velocity of 179 MPH
  • Up to 12-min of continuous operation from a single charge at high speed
  • Variable speed (0 - 18,000 RPM) for optimal speed control
  • Compact design at only 20-3/4 in. long and weighs only 4.0 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control
  • Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Handheld Blower (Bare Tool) - BUB182Z
  • Nozzle - 132025-7
  • Bare Tool - Battery & Charger Sold Separately


Cordless: Yes
Weight: 3.7 lbs.
Air Flow (CFM): 91
Air Speed (MPH): 0 - 179
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Mulching Capability: No
Speed Controls: Trigger
Speed Settings: Variable
Voltage: 18V



4.6 / 5.0
28 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Would you recommend?
Yes (27)
No (1)
Powerful (20)
Easy To Use (3)
Lightweight (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Got it for free, couldn't live without!
I got this for free with a mail in form with the purchase of a big LXT combo kit last year, I got it on a lark, not really foreseeing any serious use of it.

When it arrived I laughed at its small size, for whatever reason, because I read the words "blower" - I expected a standard-ish sized leaf blower, not the case here. . .it's maybe the size of a Mac 10 or an Uzi, pretty small and very lightweight.

It has a dial with three power settings, 90% of the time I have it on 3, which is max, but it is nice to be able to dial it down for situations where you don't want too large of a volume of air to blow on something (like if you're using this to help dry a coat of paint on something, etc). As I mentioned in the pros/cons, the absence of a trigger lock is an oversight, it gets mildly annoying to hold the trigger down for the full 15-20 minutes this thing can do at full blast on one charge (which is impressive considering the amount of work the motor is doing). In a pinch, if I'm doing something that would greatly benefit from a trigger lock, I'll just cut off 10" of electrical tape and hold the trigger down with it temporarily.

I'm going to try to not sound like an infomercial or too sarcastic, but this tool seriously has added a convenience and expediency (to the cleanup of my tools, and work spaces) that I was somewhat shocked it was able to provide, and this is not something I would have ever gone out and sought sight unseen on its own merits, I'd have said it seemed frivolous.

Well, I literally use it every day - or at least every day I use any power tool for something, and other projects as well (cleaning out my A/C unit outside, and the coils inside, emergency quick drying of gloves on a winter day between snow blowing circuit runs, the fastest and most thorough dust off you'll ever do before painting or staining a surface, and yes - though it looks a little silly because it's so small, it does actually have enough power to blow the leaves off my back deck and patio if I'm having company over. This tool gives me the ability (since I don't own an air compressor) to really blow off all my saws really well after each use. . .I mean the list goes on and on.

And, if you're using LXT equipment you probably know the batteries charge up in 20min or less, so if you had 2 large LXT batteries, you could probably use this non stop if you kept swapping them out, though I don't know if you're using the right tool if you're doing something that requires you to use this nonstop for that long!

One more thing, I used some nice looking baseball bat grip style tape to firmly tape the nozzle on to the body, it had enough power to pop the nozzle off.

If you've read this far, I hope I've convinced you - just buy this thing! And this is coming from a Bosch guy, this is now one of the only Makita tools I actually own!

Hope this review helps people, I tried to put some effort and real examples in it.
October 25, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Useful blower
Finding this little blower very useful and a complement (not replacement) to a 200 mph 2-cycle blower. Sufficient power, and light enough to blow out house gutters from a ladder. Grab'n'go handy to herd leaves/grass clippings/dust out of the garage, blow out the truck bed, clean off the driveway and sidewalks after mowing. Can herd light, dry leaves, but not big piles of compressed or wet leaves. Leave that to your gas blower.

While it has three speeds plus a variable trigger with good feel and can be soft as a cat's breath, I still don't "blow around" sawdust, as I feel it's always better to vacuum sawdust, cement dust, plaster dust, etc. into a bag, rather than inhale it, or drive it into every nook & cranny.

Although there's an optional vacuum bag and alternate hole for vacuuming, I would think running debris thrrough the turbine would greatiy reduce its life.
November 24, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Don't let the wife get her hands on it!!
I found the blower in wife's car. She was using it to blow dry hair at horse show.
October 1, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It's tiny but it may suit your purposes
Good for the wife when she wants to do a quick clean up (of the porch, front steps, etc)
November 6, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
1.5% larger than a hair dryer. Very disappointing until you stick on a battery; then it is mind blowing.

It could not be better with a gas engine.

I am totally delighted. But then; it's a Makita
May 22, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Unexpected usefulness
What a surprise. Everyone who has the batteries should have one. I have a larger battery powered blower, a plug in and a gas power unit. This baby fills a convenient niche of something small and handy making it convenient. It's nearly as powerful as my large heavy battery powered unit, but can be on the bench ready to use and not take up the whole table. I like to variable speed trigger and the three power levels. A lot of control for dusting off things.
July 22, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Happy Customer
Does what it is supposed to.
October 12, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works for me
Looks like a toy, is a great little blower.
Great for sidewalks, driveways,decks and workshops. I rarely use a broom anymore!

Not for leaves.

This is the kind of tool you will will wonder how you ever did without!
October 19, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Cordless Blower
I have been using this blower for 6 months and it is excellent for the size. I use it to remove selenite dust from my tools and work area. If you need a small blower this is excellent.
November 5, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice small blower
Nice small size.
November 5, 2013

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New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Handheld Blower (Bare Tool) - BUB182Z,
Nozzle - 132025-7,
Bare Tool - Battery & Charger Sold Separately
18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion Blower (Bare Tool) - BUB182Z-R,
Nozzle - 132025-7,
Bare Tool - Battery & Charger Sold Separately
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


Warranty Information

Makita LXT Lithium-ion Tool Warranty

Every Makita® Lithium‐Ion Power Tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita Lithium‐Ion tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide, at Makita's option, a replacement or refund. Each Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during the three‐year period for the Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, return the COMPLETE Power Tool, Battery and/or Charger, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option, replace) without charge. This warranty does not apply to Makita Accessories, like flashlights.

This Warranty does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool

  • In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the three-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you many also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.