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Makita DCS460/38

Makita DCS460/38

MPNs: BCX220-38/38 and DCS460/38
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7 reviews



    Brought new one, more times back to makita than used, impossible to start. Was replaced with new one, went well for 3or4 times now have same problem with starting again. Even with fresh fuel still very hard to start. Had enough. Something needs to be sorted with this problem makita!

    Date PurchasedNov 2015

    HaloPerth, WA

    • 6 reviews
    • 1 like

    Great Chainsaw


    Have had two of these chainsaws pruning commercial orchards. Great power for the weight. No problems at all starting. Fine using for hours on end. First one only died because it had an argument with a tractor. At least as good as any Stihl I've used and much cheaper to purchase.


    DaveCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

    • 6 reviews

    I really like this saw, when it works

    Date PurchasedJul 2014
    Petrol Chainsaws

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    Great saw.


    Had the saw for 5 years now and never had no problems. Starts fine, lots of power. A little heavy but it sure goes down through the wood. Buy another no problem. I've used the saw with a beam machine attachment ripping logs, lumber, beams, and even joists for a shed( 2x10x12).



    • 22 reviews

    Great chainsaw IF it starts


    I traded my old Jonesred on this saw (HUGE mistake), when it starts (very rarely) it is a fantastic saw and punches well above its weight. You just need to have a spare hour or two before you want to use it to actually get it going.
    I bought the semi-pro model as it would be cutting iron barks etc around our property, and it has no troubles cutting effortlessly thru Iron barks when it is actually going.

    John peed off

    John peed offCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

    Makita chain saws - sheer teeth grinding frustration.



    awesome is the only word


    Ive had this saw for 4years now and cannot fault it one bit. Ive cut at least 15 meters each year with it with minimal maintenance ( 1 new sparkplug an blow out the air filter regularly). I love this saw so much i am going to buy the 90cc model next week for the big stuff
    lightweight, reliable, easy start, fuel efficient, alround awesome saw

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    CategoryPetrol Chainsaws
    Price (RRP) A$499.00
    Use Pruning
    Bar Length38 cm
    Weight5.5 kg
    Noise Level 108 dB
    Engine Displacement45.6 cc
    Fuel Tank Capacity470 mL
    Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
    Release dateMay 2008

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    • MPN: BCX220-38/38 and DCS460/38

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