Will change your life!
I bought this after a tool shop car park demo by a Makita rep impressed me. I already had a brand name plug in blower at home but this seemed quieter and more powerful. It has completely changed the way I clean up and garden. For the first time wet leaves and grass are not a problem, cleaning the lawn of leaves or anything short of bricks is trivial. This thing is really, really powerful it makes my mains blower look like a toy while at the same time being quiet enough not to worry about annoying neighbours. There is an optional nozzle (PN:1978...89-6) that fans out and speeds up the air that I found very useful for a wider effect, less than $20 it is worth ordering. This blower is more powerful than some backpack blowers I've tried but still lets me talk to someone next to me in a normal voice. Don't ask me how I know but with two of them you can hit 40 Kmh on a skateboard (wear a helmet). Can launch tennis balls into next street, clean a desk in 2 seconds, empties sand pits and style hair almost instantly. Seriously this is so good it is fun to use. It does flatten 2 x 6Ah batteries very quickly when set on '6' but that's plenty of time to clean back and front yards. I will never forget a neighbour across the road trying to move a single wet leaf off his plastic lawn with a Bunnings brand mains powered blower. after 15 mins I went over and the DUB362 cleared his green carpet of leaves in about 30 seconds. He went straight out and bought one, regaining his manhood and binning the cheap plastic toy that shamed him. Experience the power - own a real blower!
I got it as redemption for a mower. I tried it today to clean my double garage and the driveway. It took less than 2 minutes. My 8 years old son loved it. It can blow a thong from 2 metres easily. It was good value for a mower dml380, dual charger, 2x 5ah batteries, blower dub182 and blower dub362 together $599
In a word, it's a beast.
Have had an electric and a petrol powered blower before but they have not been as strong as this blower.
Overall the Makita Blower has a quality feel and materials used appear to be of a robust nature. It has heaps of blowing power (on its maximum setting you have to fight against the backwards push) but at the same time, it is not overly noisy. However, you really only need a lesser power setting for most blowing jobs and this will also increase your battery life. To this end, there is a power dial going from 1 (lowest) to 6 (highest). Reserv...
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I purchase a brand new Stihl petrol air blower. It was a nightmare to use. Constantly pulling the stupid rip cord to get it started and noisy as hell.
A tradesman was working at my home and I tried his Makita DUB362Z. I was blown away. Amazing power and compared to a petrol units noisy motor, its extremely quite. I have since purchased one of my own. The only issue is the initial investment of buying the 2 Batteries and the Charger which as sold separately.
So if you can afford it, you will never look back. Even the wife and kids can use it.
Hubby loves Makita products and this is so good! Powerful and strong, I use it quite alot with other Makita products we have such as the vacuum cleaner etc. We have the Makita Power tool combo is battery charge is fast and lasts a long time.. My neighbours want one too. Does the job perfectly and I find myself really enjoying to use it
Great tool, but poor support from Makita
I generally like this blower, bought in late 2015, and I use it once or twice a week. In 2020 it developed a weird rattling sound, evident as the fan came to a halt. I made a video of the problem and asked Makita Australia to view and listen to it, and comment. Their agent, "Charlie", was completely unsympathetic and unhelpful, and responded "Our service team and our service agents will not diagnose a fault by watching a video". It was left up to me, so I opened the back of the machine and used a small socket to tighten the bolt at the back of ...the fan. Voila, problem fixed. Makita need to look seriously at upgrading their customer service rep training. I own over 40 Makita tools, but this sort of service makes me think about buying other brands in future.
Questions & Answers
Does the battery for this suit other Makita cordless tools? Where Makita uses two 18v batteries for some tools (I think) would this battery also suit these tools?
Yes!!! All makita batteries suit all makita tools .. For eg, I have 4 batteries, 2 big ones and 2 small ones. I use it for Makita radio, the makita blower, vacuum cleaner and also cordless drills, angle grinders etc... hope that helps.
Yes. There are a few Makita tools that only take some types of 18V Makita battery, but generally batteries are interchangeable.
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