Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool

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

Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool is a cordless ​magic master. It appears in the world in corless tool ​category in 2005. As a cordless tool It delivers corded speed and power​.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.

At a Glance

  • Model number - XMT03Z
  • Product Dimensions - 4*13*5
  • Weight - 3.31 pounds
  • Length - 12 inch
  • Power type - cordless
  • Oscillation - 6,000- 20,000 per min.
  • Oscillation angle - 3.2 degree
  • Batteries - Lithium-ion batteries
  • Voltage - 18 volts
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Customer review - 4.7 out of 5

Makita XMT03Z 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 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)

Features of Makita Oscillating Tool

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.


  • A lot of power which 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


Q. What blades are compatible with this model? I’ve seen the Bosch and Fein blades and they look they make work.

A: All manufactures blades will fit with this Makita 18v LXT Multi-Tool.

Q. Does it comes with a sanding pad?

A: 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?

A: Yes, probably but not for very long. As it is a high energy user.

Q. Is the change tool-free?

A: Yes. Makita lists tool-lees accessory change.

Q. Would this tool work for removing linoleum or carpet under laymen t?

A: Yes, by using the right blade you can do it.

Bottom Line

This 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. Makita XMT03Z 18V LXT Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool is most needed when you least expect it. Cordless models have made there use even more convenient.

You may check other Makita oscillating tools

This is Harvey Johnson. Having more than 8-years of experience as a woodworker & expert in uses of different power tools. But I love to share and advise people about home & woodworking tools. So I decide to work with the Expert Home Tools Team to share and review of Power & Home tools.

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