Summary: I bought this because I am a occassional user of a chain saw in my work and the gas ones, if they are not run, will fowel and not start. I bought a Makita becasue I own other Makita Power Tools and they are really good with no problems or breakage. The design is good and it's strong and, if fact cut doen a one foot tree at the base, no problem. The 100 foot cord length is a bummer but it works. Really great product.
Summary: Good Quality. The Chain Brake is useless on a electric saw, it makes no sense. It really would be a better saw if it had more HP, it needs more power. My 5 year old 3.5HP Craftsman Electric 16" Chain Saw will out cut this Makita any day, all day long.
Summary: I bought the Makita hoping to upgrade the dependability over two cheaper brands and the Makita had a faster chain speed than some others. So far so good! It cuts very well and the overload protection seems to work pretty well. My new stove uses shorter wood than the old one and the electric is nicer to use in the garage.
Summary: The chainsaw performs exceptionally well. We use it to remove all the dead wood from our property and it works great - light weight - well balanced and it delivers the power. I have purchased three gas powered chainsaws and they all required a lot of maintenance this one requires little to no maintenance - other than chain sharpening. Its well worth paying a little extra for Makita quality.
Summary: After owning the Dcs6401, I have recently become a team of Makita...However, after Owning About a dozen gas Saws, Ive decided that there is an obvious conspiracy to waste peoples time and siphon off their hard earned money through built in obsolescence, and masterfully engineered jokes from many of the top makers. I assumed that some companies would be too proud, and would break the mold by building the best products that they could for a reasonable price.
Excerpt: использую пилу не по "назначению" - пилю лед. Испытание холодом проходит отлично! до минус 50 работал по крайней мере - и не подвела. Провод только заменил на "резиновый", - пластиковая оплетка провода мороза не выдержала.