There are so many oscillating brands are available on the market. Nowadays oscillating tool is an essential product both in commercial and household work. Two types of oscillating tools are available. One is electric and the other is cordless. Each one is different from its quality. A Cordless tool is ideal for a DIY person. Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool is a cordless tool. It created the 18VLithium-cordless tool category in 2005. It delivers corded speed and power without the cord.

The Makita LXT is engineering with so many extra features. Like, reduce vibration and lower noise for improved performance. This tool is ideal for cutting, sanding, scraping, grout removal and more.

The Makita 18VLXT battery has the fastest-charge time in its category. This tool delivers up to 20 minutes of run time with Makita’s fast-charging battery. The variable speed control dial and soft start feature enable the user match the speed to the application with more control.

Its 3.2- degree oscillation angle ensures faster and aggressive cutting and sanding. Both DIY person and general contractors love this cordless Multi-Tool.

Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool

Product information for Makita
Cordless Multi-Tool

Basic information indicates the quality and characteristics of the tool. Here I present the basic information of Makita cordless tool.

  • Part Number - XMT03ZItem
  • Weight - 3.31 pounds
  • Length - 12 inch
  • Product Dimensions - 4*13*5
  • Model number - XMT03Z
  • Power type - cordless
  • Oscillation: 6,000- 20,000 per min.
  • Oscillation angle - 3.2 degree
  • Batteries - Lithium-ion batteries
  • Style - tool only
  • Power source - battery powered
  • Voltage - 18 volts
  • Package Quantity - 1
  • Number of handles - 1
  • Batteries - not include
  • Customer review - 4.7 out of 5
  • Warranty - 3 years

Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Accessories

Makita LXT 18v comes with the following accessories-

  • Makita xmt03z 18v LXT lithium-ion cordless Multi-Tool
  • 1/4 inch Plunge Blade - 1, 14TPI (A-952550)
  • Multi-Tool adapter (313249-6)
  • Multi-Tool adapter (196371-6)

Best Features of Makita Oscillating Tool

Every brand company tries to launch the best quality product. So each tool contains some features. This feature shows the basic characteristics of the tool. Both corded and cordless tools are different in the feature. Here I introduce with Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool features.

Cord-less tool:

XMT03Z is a cordless tool. This is the main feature of this tool. This tool is battery operated. It does the job very well. 

As you need not drag cords around behind you. So you feel much comfort while working.

High power battery:

Makita 18v LXT is a cordless tool. This tool is the world’s largest cordless tool. It comes with fast charging 18V LXT Lithium-Lon 3.0 ah battery. So the battery spends more time working and less sitting on the charger.

It delivers up to 20 minutes of runtime. When it is time to recharge the battery, the warning system turns on indicator light. And helps the motor to automatic stop.

Variable speed control:

Makita Multi-Tool xmt03z features the variable speed control dial. Its speed control from 6,000 - 20,000 OPM. The soft start feature enables the user to match the speed to the application with more control.

Great oscillation angle:

This is another best feature of this tool. Makita xmt03z has 3.2- degree oscillation angle. Which ensure you faster and more aggressive cutting. And sanding from a different angle.

Light in weight:

Oscillating tool user always give priority to the weight. As light weighs tool gives you more comfortable while working. It is easy to carry and handling.

The Makita tool weighs only 4.9 lbs with battery. It is very light to reduce operator fatigue.

A Wide range of application:

The Makita xmt03z 18v can perform a range of applications. It includes cutting, wood flooring, tile, plaster, Sheetrock, PVC, sanding, scraping, grout removal and many more.

This tool is ideal for re-modeler, carpenters, and general contractors.

Video credit Makita Australia

Though oscillating tools are good for quality. The user faces some problems also. In the review, they reply their opinion. Makita xmt03z review helps me to find out the pros and cons of this tool. Here I discuss few of pros and cons of Makita cordless tool.


  • A lot of power
  • It saves a lot of time at work
  • Weight is well balanced
  • Cordless feature ensure constant work


  • A little bit bulky tool
  • This tool is quite loud
  • Batteries are not long lasting
  • No LED light

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What blades are compatible with this model? I’ve seen the Bosch and Fein blades and they look they make work.
All manufactures blades will fit with this Makita 18v LXT Multi-Tool.

Q. Does it comes with a sanding pad?
Sorry, it doesn’t come with a sanding pad. It includes 1 cutting bit as the picture. You can buy those accessories from Amazon or local tool store.

Q. Will it work with 2 amp batteries?
Yes, probably but not for very long. As it is a high energy user.

Q. Is the change tool-free?
Yes. Makita lists tool-lees accessory change.

Q. Would this tool work for removing linoleum or carpet under laymen t?
Yes, by using the right blade you can do it.

Final Verdict

The oscillating Multi-Tool has changed the carpentry industry. In besides to the time and labor savings, these tools have delivered to the job-site. The Multi-Tool is often the perfect choice for tight spaces.

Awkward angles and generally tough cuts. This tool is most needed when you least expect it. Cord-less models have made there use even more convenient.

I purchased this Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool. To cut out holes in cabinets like outlets and so forth. For this purpose, it works like a charm. I have also used it to cut out can lights and boxes in ship lap we installed on a ceiling, again worked very well. It saves a lot of time at work. I would like to recommend this tool to anyone. It would be a great tool for you. I wish it won’t disappoint you anymore.

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Harvey Johnson

More than 8 years experienced woodworker & expert in power tools. He is like a geek in the woodworking arena. He is love to share and advise people about home & woodworking tools.

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