What a let down
It was ok first tank then deteriorated from then on.use solely on jarrah. It should have been a vacuum cleaner just look at a dry log and it blocks up. The 79cc dolmar beautiful, this pig well was a pig I sorted out the problem, I've put 5tanks through it and the filter is still spotless. I put a lot of effort into sorting out this problem the dealer said shows what a fantastic filter system it has I said shows what pathetic engineering I have a 365 husky and don't even think about the filter till I've gone through 4or5 tanks. Its a beast now t...hough and good fuel economy with the other filter system I was using a tank of fuel and 2/3rd chain oil. Without playing with the mixtures it now goes tank for tank..if you understand what I'm saying that's a hell of a difference. I said to the dealer did you stop to think I bought a lemon nah nah they're all exactly the same. I said I must be the only west Aussie that owns one then. Nah nah I sold heaps. After the first season I was ready to smash it you couldn't use foam filter oil on the filter. You'd be lucky to get through a couple of rings before it blocked right up. Dust was still getting in bunging up the plug and I was spewing when I pulled the carby off and the diaphragm was chockers with crap clean it all up another couple of tanks and diaphragm building up with crap again. Dont worry I looked very closely the filter mount to the carby looked bulletproof but it wasn't.. anyway I hope I'm the only bloke that had these problems. Chain adjustment at the front come on its 2019.. before I go start of the second season the pull rope nearly snapped my husky one21years old still going..still as I said earlier it's a beast now.
Purchased in April 2017 at Rather not say for A$1,200.00.
Do your homework makita
Whoever designed the filtration system wants a good kick up the backside. What a joke on dry jarrah not even through a tank of fuel and it chokes up..great the filter is doing its job says the dealer..i also have a 365 husky cutting the same wood that will do several tanks before i think about the filter. I'm toying with the idea of modifying the filter cover a couple of 90 degree elbows pointing at the operator with pre filters or maybe a cowling over the existing filter very disappointed..otherwise the saw has plenty of grunt.
Saw that performs as well as the other big 2
Very solid and rugged saw. Older design but well made. The antivibe system is an older rubber based design and the buffer on the front handle is a bit of a weak point if youre prone to 'throwing' the saw around. Ive used mine for milling and the presssure that puts on that mount isnt appreciated from the saw. The air flter system isnt as good as it could be (seems to clog fairly easily) however im using it in dry Australian hardwood. Ive had trouble sourcing bars in Australia as my saw had 14mm bar studs; i went to the trouble (and it was a fai...r bit of effort sourcing parts) of converting to husky bar studs (9mm) for a better range (this was a makita option). Parts are availble here in Au but wouldnt be what i would call easy to source. The purchase price was very reasonable for a saw of this quality and power range. The quality is every bit as good as some stihl saws i have but the older design and parts availability have resulted in a 4 star rating. Its a quality saw and its a consideration in the 90cc class with the other big 2 but these are the issues you are most likely to face with this saw.
tuff saw for tuff timber
Have had this chainsaw for over 4yrs now and it has cut up some massive trees at a friends farm it has never let me down I do make sure that I regularly pull it down after every use.cleaning and blowing out all the sawdust etc making sure chain and bar are adjusted and dressed which I recommend doing to keep this saw in good running order.With doing this this chainsaw will last a very long time as this saw is made in Germany using quality components throughout I would highly recommend this saw to anybody.
Buy once, buy right!
After much research on the 90cc saws out there, comparing the the stihl ms660 and the Husqvarna 395xp, I settled on the Makita (dolmar) dsc9010. The price was not a contributing factor, I would have been happy to pay for a quality product which should give me years of trouble free service. We live on acreage and our only form of heating is wood fires, so I cut wood all winter. I have smaller saws, Husqvarna 562xp and an old dolmar 109, which are great for the smaller stuff. The husky has been in the shop a few times in the last few years and ha...s made me hesitant to buy another, although I feel the new electronics were partly the issue there. I went to the shop and tried all three saws for 'feel' and check out build quality, read all reviews online, did the power to weight comparison etc. The Makita isn't the winner in the power to weight ratio, but I'm not in competition so I'll never notice the difference. It's a heavy, old school, solidly constructed saw, that feels powerful and comfortable in the cut. Hasn't set a foot wrong yet. I'm very happy.
An excellent performing, very rugged chainsaw
I have only had the chainsaw for six months but during that time i have put many hours on it cutting only dry, hard woods. Cuts through jarrah with ease. cutting large wandoo provided to be a real challenge, having to sharpen the chain every second ring, only due to the woods extreme hardness.
the saw feels great to use, very ergonomic considering its old type design. also noted the quality of the construction and the finish of the saw.
one drawback is the air filtration system which is substandard for cutting dry firewood in Australia. At f...
Questions & Answers
What year did they start manufacturing the 9010 dcs Dolmar Makita 90cc chainsaw
Not sure when Makita bought out Dolmar .But i will give you a tip mate if you're thinking about buying one and want to cut dry wood then don't waste your money. I live in western australia and cut dry jarrah the air filter blocks up before you use a tank of fuel and its not just a case of give the filter a quick rinse in petrol and start again if it's not completely dry it will block up again just about stralght away. The dealer said shows how good the filter system is..no it's not it shows a major design flaw one of the reasons they flog them so cheap..heaps of grunt light for the size but if you want to cut a heap of wood very infuriating. My 365 husky will cut the same wood and i'll probably use 6 tanks of fuel before i look at the filter. If you buy the makita with the 29 inch bar thats another problem the slot is wider than the smaller dolmars so you have to make modifications to use different sized chains.buy a still or a husky mate or the 8010 dolmar a great saw..
What year did Dolmar begin producing the DCS 9010 Dolmar -Makita model 90 cc Chainsaw
Anyone have a problem with the chain tightening mechanism on their Makita saw? On mine it keeps slipping and the chain becomes slack !
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