MAKITA has added two new pruning products to its ever-growing outdoor product range. 

Powered by the manufacturer’s 18V LXT battery system, the DUP180 brushless pruning shear and the DUC150 150 mm pruning saw are said to offer a comfortable and powerful solution to make quick and light work of repetitive or heavy pruning jobs.

With an adjustable shear blade opening angle, the new DUP180 18V LXT accommodates four different cutting capacities up to 30 mm and provides up to 8,800 cuts on a single charge (when used with a 6.0 Ah battery).

Thanks to a brushless motor and belt holster to carry the battery, this tool is extremely lightweight and comfortable to use at just 0.68 kg (without battery). To further minimise user fatigue, Makita has engineered the tool so that the control of the shear blade is interlocked with the trigger, meaning the blades will only open and close depending on the degree the trigger is depressed or released.

Additionally, an external oil port is designed for easy blade lubrication without disassembly, enhancing the tool’s durability.

Joining the outdoor line-up is the DUC150 18V. 

Operating with a chain speed of 8 m/s, this compact machine offers excellent cutting performance despite its lightweight design, making it ideal for general garden applications or orchard maintenance.

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Additional comfort and efficiency-enhancing features include tool-less chain tensioning and automatic chain oiling, while a brushless motor ensures low maintenance requirements and a longer working motor life.

The DUC150 is available as a kit with a BL1850B battery and DC18RC charger, or as a standalone tool body only.

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