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Makita DCS6401-20 Commercial Grade 20-Inch 64cc 2-Stroke Gas-Powered Chain Saw (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Features double air filtration
  • Impressively High power-to-weight ratio
  • Easy to maintain
  • Provides low noise operation
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

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Product Manual [10.01mb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 22 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 22 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0000DCBIE
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: DCS640120
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,745 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Product Description

Includes 18-in 64 cc. Gasoline Chain Saw - DCS640120-R, Allen Key, Universal Wrench, Carburetor Screwdriver, Torx Wrench

From the Manufacturer

DCS640120 chainsaw has a 64cc. 3.9 cu. In.engine. Engine power 4.7 HP. The No-load speed is 13,500 rpms.Has an integrated chain brake with external sprocket which simplifies chain installation and clean-up of the bar mounting area. Competitors state in disbelief at the power-to-weight ratio of this chainsaw. A professional feature is the minimum clearance of only 23mm between the outer edge of housing and the guide bar The automatic half-throttle lock is engaged via a pull lever which sets half-throttle and choke at the same time. Vibration damping is achieved with a combination of sturdy, Steel springs embedded with rubber buffers. These take up little space and are fully resistant to oil and gas. The chain lubrication can be accurately adjusted through a 70 degree rotation of the adjustment screw. An innovative Makita development for quick and convenient tensioning of the saw chain. It ensures proper fitting of the sprocket cover.

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Customer Reviews

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Overall, though, a great saw, very powerful.
Swifty
Don't be afraide of this saw,,, heck its made for Makita by Dolmar our of Germany,,, same as the Solo and Dolmar models.
ffabric
The saw has served me well cutting up many > 30" oak, maple and ash trunks and lots of smaller trees and fallen timber.
Mikethevike

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mikethevike on January 17, 2010
This is a very powerful saw for the weight. A comparable Stihl is about 50% heavier and when you have a lot of wood to cut the lighter weight is worth the extra money. The saw has served me well cutting up many > 30" oak, maple and ash trunks and lots of smaller trees and fallen timber. The chain oil dispenser is leaking a bit but the saw has also been used extremely hard for several seasons. I have worn out 4 or 5 chains already and I have switched to a carbide tip chain (Really worth its hefty price!)
The saw looks really beat up but still starts on the first pull and runs like a champ. Only complaint: woodchips and sawdust packs inside the safety brake housing and can interfere with smooth running so it needs to be taken apart and cleaned out regularly.
This saw is a serious tool in the class of the midsize Husqvarna and Stihl.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. Wightman on December 5, 2010
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Video of my stock Makita 6401 cutting lumber this winter in Alaska at -18 degrees on my Logosol M5 sawmill. Very nice saw with plenty of power for cutting. I had to double the speed of the video to fit in Amazon review specs so its 2x speed. Its been a great powerhead for my sawmill, have a Stihl ms660 but prefer to use the Makita.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jason G. Godin on May 6, 2009
I did alot of research before buying a saw. I looked at alot of different modles. I chose this saw without looking at it but only from the reviews that I read(if you look long enough online you will find some). I am really glad that I went with this saw. It is well made and runs great. Just make sure you buy the right saw for your needs. This may be big for some people. if it is bigger that what you are looking for try the Makita modle a little smaller that this with the 18" Blade and 50cc's. You will not regret buying this saw. My best purchase in years.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Boston Pete on November 16, 2009
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From the reviews that I read, I was concerned about my ability to operate this chain saw safely. When I read the owners manual, I was even more concerned. However having used it now for a few days taking down 4 large Ash trees and cutting them into 18" rounds, I am happy to say that while it certainly is a lot more saw than my old Craftsman 18" 46cc saw, it is no more difficult to handle and control. While it is not Makita's fault, I did spend a bit of time looking for fully synthetic 2 cycle oil for the 50 to 1 mix, but I was able to locate a supply nearby. Using 91 octane gas is also a new twist that caused me to buy an additional gas can. However, I think it is worth it as the saw seems to run really clean. I definitely think it was worth the money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Crabs Rugby on December 1, 2010
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I have just completed cutting 5-6 cords in the last month to burn this winter. Before this saw I used a 18in poulan wild thing... There is absolutly no compairison! I have been cutting 12-25in oak, poplar, hackberry, dead elm, and shag bark hickory. This saw slices through all them them literaly like a hot knife through butter... Ok maybe not that quick but it is a substantial improvement over the little $100 saw i had before.

The saw is all of 15lbs with the 20in bar on it... If you are a novice to chainsaws i would recommend a using a smaller saw first to get the handle of a chain saw before moving into something this big. This is not a small limber saw so i wouldn't recommend taking it up a ladder to trim trees either... I am 6' 3" and 250lbs and it does wear my arms out after cutting for an hour or so. Remember this is a commercial grade saw that will last 20-30 years easy if you take care of it... not a $100 wal-mart saw!

I chose this saw over a Stihl and Husquvarna because you get more power for less money (stihl ms362 $650, husky 357xp $670). It came highly recommended on several online chat rooms by professional tree fellers. It has several cylinder and piston upgrade kits on the market for $100-$140 to upgrade the saw to a 79cc or even 84cc saw. There is also a pro-grade 2 stage air cleaner kit for it (part number 957173400). This saw is made by Dolmar which is a professional saw company from Germany. Many professional tree services use Dolmar saws for their quality and price. My local Grasshopper mower dealer sells them in fact!

Now for the bad... You won't be able to find a case/box to fit it... I bought the $30 hard case from Northern Tool (Item# 190700) and used a heat gun to "soften" a few spots inside so I could mold them to fit.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Bates on October 23, 2008
Well constructed, started easily, didn't leak, smart placement of everything and really cuts. The only thing holding it back from 5 stars is that I haven't used it long enough to talk about longevity (though the fact that home depot fills its rental fleets with these speaks well to their lifespan) and I though the chain loosens too easily. However, the the price, you are in the area of the big boys...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fred in NJ on May 8, 2010
I've had the Makita 64cc saw for 2 years. It is top quality, German made (Dolmar in Hamburg). Faultless reliability, lots of power. Easily handles heavy oak and maple logs. I would not hesitate to buy this saw again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Abreu on December 30, 2009
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Great saw! Took me a while to find a case for it since it would not fit the Stihl or Husky cases. I even tried the large boxy cases. I ended up getting a soft Echo case for it. There is some weirdness in the manual about using 2 different sized files for sharpening the chain but other than that it's not much different from other saws. It has a little plate that can be used to divert hot air to the carb for cold weather use. Though this is a large powerfull saw it is light and manageble. In the first tankfull I made about 30 cuts thru some really large oak logs!

I might get out there and use it again today!
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