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Author Topic: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws  (Read 1692 times)

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Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:25:51 AM »

Of course these are NOT available in the U.S. yet (I have no idea about Canada), but I can 99% guarantee this will bet one of the new 4-stroke Makita chainsaws my next chainsaw if they ever come to the U.S.


LINKMakita MM4 4-Stroke Chainsaws (Click Here)


Anyone see one of these bad boys in use yet?
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 10:48:18 AM »

Here is a link to the Dolmar version of the same engine, the MM4 (scroll to the bottom of the page) http://www.dolmarpowerproducts.com/ Makita saws are made by Dolmar, whats odd is, Dolmar is owned by Makita. hmmmm? Looks like a great saw.
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 02:53:25 PM »

I have the Kombi system from Stihl, a hybrid four stroke that uses the same premix as my Stihl saws. Starts easy, very torquey, definitely heavier than a standard two stroke weedeater.
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 04:52:54 PM »

I have a Makita DCS520i and it is a strong running saw. Just leaks a lot of oil. I just took it apart today and was using a little silicone around the oil supply from the tank and from the pump to the bar. I will definately keep an eye on this four stoker.
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 07:49:15 PM »

First time a few weeks ago I saw a makita chain saw at a pawn shop lol. Didn't know they existed lol
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 09:46:11 AM »

I know that price is not a primary quality indicator but,,,, the Makitas are >Stihl in pricing.  :-\
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 02:12:21 PM »

I have a Dolmar 5100s and like it a lot, fast cutting saw.


I see one feature on the MM4, I think is a bad idea.   Tool less... chain tensioner, seen some of those on Stihl and not impressed.

It is just not that hard to loosen two nuts and turn a screw... In my humble opinion it is something to break.
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 10:43:53 PM »

I have to agree on the Stihl toolless tensioner, its a POS!  I had a 210 with it and traded it off when I got the first chance to do so.  No regrets!
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 10:45:17 PM »

I can't believe you guys don't like the toolless chain tensioner.  I absolutely love it for a small throw around saw like my 211.  I use this saw 90% of the time and I always keep my chain spot on every 15 minutes or twice a tank of gas.  I also have a Remington rodeo pro 20" that I cut with for log sizes larger than I can cut with the stihl 211 but too small to have to dull my 36" chain.  That saw also uses the old school system and that's fine because I only cut 2 cords a year with that saw.  With my 211 cutting 10-15 cords a year I love the toolless system.  It' cut 50 cords and had 3 new chains without it "breaking" I wouldn't have it any other way.  Now for my 661 I would rather have the stronger system with 2nuts and a crank (wink)

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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 06:55:39 AM »

First time a few weeks ago I saw a makita chain saw at a pawn shop lol. Didn't know they existed lol
And you didn't buy it? Been looking for a cheep Makita want to put the 84cc big bore kit on one and have a big power saw without the big saw weight. I also have a four stroke Stihl brush cutter\trimmer, it's quiet compared to the 2 stroke and plenty of power.
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Re: Makita 4-Stroke Chain Saws
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 02:17:42 AM »

Just bought a Honda 25cc 4 stroke water pump for work.  Pretty cool little guy, starts and runs real good.  Only takes .1 quarts of oil.  Wonder if Honda would build a chainsaw someday.
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