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Makita duc254
« on: February 25, 2019, 03:53:38 PM »
Apologies if I've missed a thread on this little 18v battery top-handled saw-i've seen the stihl/husky variants covered,this saw is fairly new to the uk at least.Tried one of these makita variants about 18 months ago-36v/twin batteries,but too heavy,too broad across the beam and a slow/snatchy chain speed imo.This saw is something else-extremely light,slim,with a petrol chain speed+a turbo button to increase speed for knotty thicker stuff.A brushless motor with a 4/5 amp battery will give you say 20 mins work on stuff under 5"-3-4" wood is probably its sweet spot.A push to start button which disables the saw in about 10-15 seconds if you dont press the throttle makes it pretty safe too.If you already have the makita infrastructure (as I do)-a few batteries+a fast charger,its a cheap intro into the world of battery chainsaws.If its dangerous-thats because it DOES lure you into one-handed use-I like the arm chaps as a precaution.As a long time and heavy stihl petrol machine user,I couldnt justify spending on a whole new battery infrastructure.This saw sells for 135 odd in the uk,but I'm not sure how widely available it is.But if you have makita stuff already its really worth a look.
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