Tips for Maximising Battery Life for Your Makita Cordless Strimmer

Last updated: June 7, 2024

For many homeowners and gardeners, it’s a pleasure to keep their gardens colourful and well-kept. The Makita cordless strimmer is a well-liked option that provides flexibility and ease of use for trimming and edging without the inconvenience of cables. Like any battery-powered gadget, its longevity and effectiveness depend on your ability to maintain its battery properly.

We’ve compiled a list of vital pointers to help you get the most out of your Makita cordless strimmer and extend its battery life. These doable tips guarantee that your strimmer is always ready for action and performs at its best whenever you’re an experienced gardener or a weekend warrior.

Best Practices to Extend Battery Life

Best Charging Practices

To extend the battery life of your Makita cordless strimmer, here are some charging best practices:

Efficient Use

Using different speed settings efficiently can help optimise your Makita cordless strimmer’s performance and battery life. Here’s how:

Maintenance Tips

Cleaning after Each Use– Remove grass, weeds, debris, and dirt from the cutting head, guard, and exterior surfaces.
– Use a brush or compressed air for stubborn debris.
– Clean airflow by cleaning air vents and cooling fins.
Inspect and Tighten Fasteners– Regularly check all fasteners, screws, and bolts.
– Tighten loose fasteners to prevent parts from coming loose during operation.
Check for Damage– Inspect the cutting line, guard, handle, and other components for damage or wear.
– Replace worn or damaged parts promptly for safe operation.
Lubricate Moving Parts– Lubricate moving parts or pivot points as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
– Reduce friction by using suitable lubricant for the trimmer head, shaft, and trigger mechanism.
Battery Maintenance– Keep battery contacts clean and free of dirt and corrosion with a dry, clean cloth.
– Store the battery in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and extreme temperatures.
Proper Storage– Store the strimmer indoors or in a shed/garage, avoiding exposure to elements.
– Hang or store on a shelf/rack to prevent moisture buildup and rust.
Winterisation– Thoroughly clean the strimmer before winter storage.
– Remove and store the battery indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.
These practices will help ensure your Makita cordless strimmer remains in excellent condition, providing reliable performance and longevity.

Common Mistakes

Accessory Recommendations

Best-Selling Makita Cordless Strimmers

Makita DUR189Z 18V Brushless Line Trimmer (Body Only)

Makita18V Brushless Line Trimmer (Body Only)
  • Brushless Motor
  • Automatic Torque Drive Technology: This technology adjusts RPM (4,000 – 6,000 minˉ¹) based on weed density to save energy and lower noise.
  • Length Adjustable Bending Pipe Shaft
  • Overload Protection
  • Electric Brake and Soft Start
  • Constant Speed Control
  • Reverse Switch: For grass clipping removal.
  • Wire Guard: Reduces risk of damage to fences, flowers, or ornaments; foldable for convenience.
  • Speed Indicator: Displays 3 RPM levels and overload, overheating, and over-discharge status.

Makita DUR191LRT8 18V LXT Brushless 300mm Split Shaft Line Trimmer with 1x 5.0Ah Battery

  • 2-Section Shaft: Easy and space-saving storage and transport.
  • Brushless Motor: Offers more endurance, longer life, and a compact design.
  • ADT (Automatic Torque Drive Technology): Automatically regulates speed for optimal performance based on requirements.
  • AFT (Active Feedback Sensing Technology): Stops the motor when the tool is blocked.
  • Universal Protective Hood: Suitable for metal, plastic, and line heads.
  • Electronic Current Limiter: Provides overload protection.
  • Electric Brake and Soft Start
  • Constant Speed Control
  • 3-Speed Settings: High, medium, and low.
Makita 18V LXT Brushless 300mm Split Shaft Line Trimmer with 1x 5.0Ah Battery

Makita DUR193Z 18V LXT Cordless Grass Line Trimmer (Body Only)

Makita 18V LXT Cordless Grass Line Trimmer (Body Only)
  • Maximum Cutting Width: 260mm
  • 5-Position Adjustable Cutting Head
  • No Load Speed: 7,800rpm
  • Telescopic Shaft: Adjustable from 1,248mm to 1,436mm with a loop handle
  • Easy-Loading Bump and Feed Trimmer Head
  • 1.65mm Four-Leaf Nylon Line


What should I avoid cutting to prevent straining the motor on my Makita Strimmer?

Avoid cutting through excessively thick vegetation or branches to prevent motor strain and potential damage.

What are the key safety precautions when using my Makita Strimmer?

Follow all safety guidelines in the user manual, wear appropriate personal protective equipment, and avoid operating the strimmer in wet conditions or near water.

How does the automatic torque drive technology (ADT) help with battery life?

ADT automatically adjusts the RPM according to the density of weeds, which helps save energy and extend battery life.

At Toolden, we offer a wide range of Makita Grass Trimmers to suit a wide range of domestic and commercial applications.

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