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great small saw even after much abuse
Almost my first purchase after the Dec 2019 fires wrecked my place. This Makita was put through 6 months of pretty ugly (sooty, dirty) cleanup work, including dead, fallen and hanging trees were realistically bigger than the spec and remaining structural timber etc. Still working fine!
With the usual maintenance (air filter, de-gunking, sharpening, etc), it keeps on starting fine and working well - we were gifted a slightly bigger H*** saw that has needed a service already (it's pining for the Fjords maybe), while the Makita just keeps on going like Honeybadger
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
I reviewed this saw approx 3 yrs ago . Good news still going strong.
I reviewed this saw approx 3yrs ago and it was about 5yrs old then, apart from 1 small repair 3 yrs ago it’s still going strong and never been serviced. Still on first spark plug .
Purchased in April 2012 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
This saw is very easy to start. It is very well made (as you would expect from a Makita. It cuts through trunks of a size it has no business cutting through. Maintenance and cleaning is very easy. Top product.
Purchased in December 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
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.
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The best small saw I have ever owned
I have reviewed two Ozito saws and a 236e Husqvarna. I also have a Huge Stihl saw that I can use for felling any size tree I may need to & it is in a class of its own for quality & performance. I have had many others over the years, and have even owned a McCulloch chainsaw back in the day (when they were good). So, you can see that I use chainsaws on a regular basis.
My Makita EA3201s is without a doubt the best built small saw I have ever owned. Actually to be honest it is the best build "of any saw" I have ever owned. It is light, quiet, s...
Bought this saw cause my other got stolen and Bunnings only shop open on a Sunday. It's been sitting in my ute tool box for approx 5yrs and always starts, I use on average once a week. In 5 yrs never had a service and just last week the pull starter started to slip. $15 later I replaced cam plate and it's been good again.
Very happy that it starts every time.
After 3 years of faultless use, I thought I'd leave a positive review of a product. My little Makita chainsaw has started first time (after choke pulls) every time. (Touch wood - don't want to jinx it). It is used for garden pruning and occasional firewood for camping, not forestry work, but it cuts through logs of 300mm quite well.
I make sure I use fuel preserving additive so that the fuel doesn't go off between uses, and have also been using canola oil for bar lube to be environmentally friendly, and that works quite well too.
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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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