With zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the 18V LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer, Tool Only (XRU12Z) is a welcome solution for landscapers. The string trimmer is ideal for precision trimming and edging. It features an efficient Makita BL Brushless Motor for longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life. The efficient brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting. The XRU12Z is equipped with Automatic Torque Drive Technology, which automatically shifts to speeds ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 RPM depending on the density of the terrain. There are three speed settings (4,000/5,000/6,000 RPM), allowing users to match the speed to the application. The easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head is compatible with .080 In. or .095 In. line and offers reverse rotation to quickly clear the head of entangled grass and weeds. The XRU12Z features Makita's Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components. Its part of Makita's expanding 18V LXT System, the worlds largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.