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Model#: MKTNXNB01Z

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Makita XNB01Z LXT 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 in. 18-Gauge Brad Nailer (Bare Tool)

  • Makita XNB01Z LXT 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 in. 18-Gauge Brad Nailer (Bare Tool)
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The Makita LXT 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 in. 18-Gauge Brad Nailer is an ideal solution for installing narrow trim and molding. It is able to drive 18 gauge brad nails up to 2 in. while choosing two firing options: sequential or contact. It is designed to protect the surface you are working on, and with an ergonomically handle that features a rubberized grip.
  • Can hold up to 110 nails to decrease the amount of times you reload
  • 2-mode selector switch allows you to choose between sequential and contact nailing operation
  • Drives 18 gauge brad nails from 5/8 in. - 2 in.
  • Easy to use "tool-less" depth adjustment dial for a wide variety of finish applications
  • Anti-dry fire mechanism engineered to prevent driving blanks and damage to work surface
  • Battery gauge indicates battery charge level
  • Built-in LED light illuminates the work area
  • Rubber bumpers protect the tools and surface from damage
  • Ergonomically designed handle with rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 11-5/8 in. long, and weighs only 7.7 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
  • Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • LXT 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 in. 18-Gauge Brad Nailer - XNB01Z
  • Bare Tool: Battery and Charger Sold Separately


Series: LXT
Cordless: Yes
Length: 11.625 in.
Width: 3.8125 in.
Height: 12.5 in.
Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Dry Fire Lockout: Yes
Fastener Capacity: 110
Fastener Gauge: 18
Fastener Type: Brad Nails
Firing Modes: Sequential / Contact
Max. Fastener Length: 2 in.
Min. Fastener Length: 5/8 in.
Voltage: 18V



4.8 / 5.0
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Well balanced, decent power cordless finish nailer
I used this nailer to install 13 six panel oak doors with colonial oak molding and I tried to use it to install 200 lineal feet of 3/4" custom milled ash baseboard. The gun worked great for the oak doors and trim. It's easy to set the nail head countersink depth with the twist of a dial. I liked the trigger "safety switch". I also like the two nailing modes - single shot and rapid fire. The guns did not jam once unlike my old fuel cell powered "Bammer" that I sarcastically nicknamed the "Jammer". The fuel cells for the "Bammer" are obsolete and I needed a cordless finish gun alternative to the Bammer. This Makita was a good choice for most but not all trim uses.

When it came to the 3/4" Ash trim, it was hit or miss and about 1/3 of the 2" nails were not set and protruded 1/8" or so even with the depth dialed to the max. This gun shoots 18 gauge nails which is good and bad. It's good because it leaves a very small nail hole that is easy to fill but it's bad with dense hardwoods like ash because the nails didn't drive all the way and hand setting 18 gauge nails with a nail set and hammer is a real pain. I wound up using my air powered 16 gauge compressor powered Senco nailer for the ash baseboard because I can dial the pressure up and not have to hand set any nails.

Overall, the Makita XNB01C works well for light to medium use and it will run a long time on a fresh battery. I put in all 13 doors with one battery. The Makita is handy for quick repairs where pulling out the compressor and running the hose is a pain. Don't expect the Makita to work everywhere as my experience with the 3/4' ash trim demonstrated.
January 1, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It has saved countless trips up and down the stairs
I punch out prefab cabinets and it requires just a few nails. This is the answer.
December 24, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great solution when portable is needed
Works great for anything you'd use a smaller nailer for. Trim, tacking down siding, light fastening while framing things, furniture work, etc. More powerful than expected. A bit heavy and might be tough to hold for a long day, but that little bit of weight is far made up by not having to drag around hoses and a noisy compressor for such small work. A+ Makita!
January 18, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
July 31, 2016

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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.