Did the job well.
I purchased the Makita DCS34/40, chainsaw from Bunnings to clear a few trees from my back yard, and I'm pleased to say that I am very pleased with the results. It made light work of what otherwise would have left me with a very sore shoulder and wrists.. it's a great little workhorse.
Great Quality Small Saw
I have owned this saw for 2 years and use it to cut firewood on my farm every weekend during Winter.
This is a smaller saw (33cc) but has a reasonable length bar (16" or 400mm) which is a good combination.
Even though the engine is small, it has heaps of power and will chew through some pretty tough timber. I have used this saw to cut-up larger trees and generally for cutting that it is simply not designed to do - and it has not disappointed me yet.
I have found that the oil port gets gummed up a bit, and a daily clean-out is needed, b...ut you really should be doing this kind of thing anyway as part of your general maintenance, and it only takes a few minutes. It is easy to start, stop & service , and my only quibble is that the oil and fuel lids are sometimes hard to open, but having said that - they have never come loose on me.
Great handy chainsaw Makita DS34/40
Overall this compact robust chainsaw is excellent value for money.
It is the same as Dolmar, made in Germany.
Powers through branches, saplings small tree trunks, firewood and more...
Makita DS34/40 is easy to start first time every-time, unlike many of the cheaper machines like McCulloch, Talon or Homelite. No fiddly tricky cold-start sequence. Just flip the switch to choke lock the trigger, pull cord, then switch to start/run, pull cord and it starts every-time no matter how long it has been since last use.
Original saw chain had narr...
This is an awesome saw. Made in Germany by Dolmar. It is light,Powerful, easy starting and Good value for money. It has great design features, like the fuel tank always runs out before the bar oil tank.
I have owned this saw for eight years.
Easy starting. Light weight
Can be prone to the bar oil leaking during storage. I just empty the tank before storage.
I ran too much two stroke oil in the fuel and the fine guaze spark arrestor got blocked up resulting in power loss. Easy to rectify.
Questions & Answers
can the quantity of oil, lubricating the chain, be adjusted on the Makita DCS 34?
how do you adjust chain? Old school way?
There's a screw just next to the chain
You need an extra long screwdriver to adjust it
If you take the cover off you will see it
Hopefully this will help you.
Just in the normal way. The chain tensioner is located on the inside of the bar near the comb
It is a flat head screw and can be adjusted with the provided tool.
loosen off the two nuts that hold the side cover and bar in place slightly, before winding the screw clockwise to tighten the chain.
Check the chain tension in the middle of the bar. and re-tighten the nuts when you are happy with the tension.
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