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Good motor and chain, but because of the chain wheel system I give it only two stars. It ALWAYS gets stuck!
Makita is a good brand but this chainsaw is the worst thing they have, the other models without the "special" chain wheel are good. I don't recommend buying this model
Purchased in December 2019 at Gamma for $250.00.
Good chainsaw with some issues
This chainsaw itself when used for normal tree cutting is a good tool. Design however has some issues. 1). The rubber damper on the carburetor on the side of the choke gets cut through and fails intermittently because of the design of the choke - every time it gets moved in the upper position the carburetor assembly gets moved and after 10 times or so the rubber dumper gives up and needs to be replaced. Annoying, but not super critical and can be easily fixed. If left unfixed it increases vibration and overall not a good idea to stress the car...burator attachment like that (suggestion how to improve it was sent to Makita). 2). Design of the chain retention can be improved, however it still ok with normal use. The plastic chain cover on one saw (brand new) was accurate to fit in on another has a gap in a rear side of the cover. It still does the job, not critical but it was also annoying to see that (yet this was an old one and probably was used a lot). Overall a great tool however, easy to handle, well balanced and does the normal job. Suggestion to all users of this model do not try to use it to pry with the bar the stumps etc It is not designed for that. Brush cutting, light weight, convenient long operational time, economical on oil and good for small treas even up to 35cm in diameter, easy starting, etc good for regular use despite all issues found. The older one got flooded at the beginning, it was easy to remove the cover, the plug and to de-flood the saw quickly. The sprocket design also can be improved, but ok for that engine I guess. The second one saw's carburetor was adjusted and it is literally flying. The tool has a great potential and it is compact. Using safety gear is a must with any chainsaw. Makita is positioning this as an entry level saw. Yet the professionals use this saw and are very happy, know a few.
Purchased in May 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
Reliable little saw
I have had this saw for about 18 months. It starts within two to three pulls and runs well. The only problem I have with it is that it breaks the e-clip that retains the chain drive sprocket and washer. The e-clip only costs $1, but it is a pain to have to stop the saw, let it cool and then fit the new e-clip, after finding finding where it dropped the chain retention washer. During two days of heavy use, I broke three of these clips. Other than that, it is a great little saw.
Questions & Answers
Normally running chain side smoke coming what? Problem sir
My chainsaw' silencer is getting too much hot in few minutes. Its like red colour ..
What is the problem?
Hi my chainsaw is smoking badly from then chain side
Smells like oil burning. What causes this
Can possibly be a hot bar or chain that is burning the oil
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|Bar Length||40 cm|
|Features||Anti-Vibration System and Quick / Easy Start|
|Noise Level||83 dB|
|Power (kW)||1.35 kW|
|Engine Displacement||32 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||400 mL|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 0088381617420
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