There is growing demand for cordless alternatives to gas-powered outdoor power equipment. Makita is meeting demand with an expanding line of cordless OPE, including the 40V XGT® 16” Top Handle Chain Saw (GCU03M1). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance than gas-powered chain saws, the GCU03M1 is a welcome solution for cutting and trimming applications. It is ideal for use by a professional arborist with up to 25% faster speed than equivalent gas-powered saws, with a high power-to-weight ratio designed for in-tree work.
Powered by one 40V XGT® battery for maximum power, speed and run-time, the GCU03M1 is easy to start by simply loading the 40V XGT® Battery and powering on. The GCU03M1 has a variable speed trigger and high chain speed (0-4,882 FPM) for improved cutting performance.
It has zero emissions and reduced maintenance: there's no engine oil to change, no spark plug to replace, no air filter or muffler to clean, and there's no need to drain the fuel for storage. The Makita-built brushless motor provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas top handle chain saw.
Other convenience features include adjustable automatic chain lubrication, built-on lock-off lever to help prevent the chain from accidentally engaging, an electric brake for maximum productivity, and more.
XGT® is a system of equipment, tools, batteries, and chargers utilizing 40v max lithium-ion batteries. XGT® is engineered to deliver high power to take on high-demand applications, allowing users to completely transition to a cordless job site. XGT® is equipped with advanced brushless motor engineering, intelligent digital communication, and superior durability features to outpower, outsmart and outlast the rest.
OUTPOWER: Makita-built brushless motor provides power equivalent to a 30cc gas top handle chain saw
OUTSMART: Up to 25% faster than gas*
OUTLAST: Up to 160 cuts in 4x4 cedar with 40V max XGT® 4.0Ah battery
Professional arborist chain saw with high power-to-weight ratio designed for in-tree work
No gas, emissions, oil mixing or pull starts
High performance with low noise levels
Reduced maintenance lowers operating costs and minimizes down time
Variable speed trigger and high chain speed (0-4,882 FPM) for improved cutting performance
Captured bar nut and lateral chain tensioning for convenient operation and maintenance
Adjustable automatic chain lubrication with large oil reservoir
Large oil filling port with view window allows operator to easily add and check bar oil level
Built-in lock-off lever helps prevent the chain from accidentally engaging
Includes 16" sprocket nose guide bar and 3/8" LP pitch, .043" gauge chain
IPX4 weather-resistant construction for durability and long life
Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) engineered for improved dust and water resistance
The digital communication within XGT® actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge and overheating
XGT® Tools and Batteries are designed with a multi-layer contact interface for more constant power delivery to take on high-current demands
XGT® Batteries feature rigid rails with impact-resistant construction to secure the battery to the tool during high-demand applications
The XGT® Rapid Charger with dual-fan design circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for faster charging
The XGT® Rapid Charger’s digital display indicates battery charge level (-80%, +80%, 100%)
The XGT® Rapid Charger’s built-in chip thoroughly communicates during the charging process to control current, voltage, and temperature for more efficient charging
Compatible with Makita® 40V max XGT® BL4025, BL4040 and BL4050F Lithium-Ion Batteries
3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
Only use genuine Makita® Batteries and Chargers
*Compared to 31.8cc gas top handle chain saw cutting speed
XGT® is a new 40V | 80V max system of cordless equipment and tools. XGT outpowers, outsmarts, and outlasts the rest. Through Makita’s innovative engineering, the technology within XGT will lead to creating the equipment and tools of the future [Learn More]
When the job takes your Makita tool into harsh conditions, Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) provides added protection. XPT™ is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Wherever the job takes you, Makita tools equipped with XPT™ are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.
Power Equivalency (cc Gas) : 30
Product Type (CS, PS) : Top handle, Captured Bar Nut