Makita DCS460-18 Commercial Grade 18-Inch 46cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw
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- Dependable and easy starting
- High power-to-weight ratio with 2.9 HP engine
- Automatic half throttle lock for easy starting
- Lateral chain tensioning for quick and convenient chain adjustment
- Easy clean chain compartment, clears chips efficiently where inferior saws become clogged
- ""Tool-less"" filter maintenance for operator efficiency
- 18"" Chain (523-102-064)
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|Item Weight||12.1 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DCS46018|
|Package Height||11 x 12.5 x 22.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||18.1 pounds|
|Special Size Type||18" Bar Length|
Top Customer Reviews
I've used it for maybe 6 hours so far, and it's working nicely. Starts easily, runs well, not too heavy, doesn't beat up my hands with vibration. But when I set it next to my Dolmar, they have exactly the same amount of cutting length on the chain! So it would appear that either the Makita is a 16" saw, or the Dolmar is an 18" saw. Either of those would come as a surprise.
I called Makita to ask about this, and they said they measure the length from a particular point on the bar that is internal to the body of the saw. Everyone else seems to measure from the point where the bar exits the body.
It worked out okay, because I actually *wanted* both my saws to be the same size. But if you're thinking about ordering one of these, be aware that you don't have 18" of chain to cut with.
By the way, the replacement chains that are offered by Amazon are the right size - which is to say, they're labeled as 18" chains, but they're really 16" chains by normal standards. So don't even think about using them with another company's 18" saw.
spent its first week at the makita factory repair facility getting a new pull cord installed (came apart on 3rd pull out of the box)
doesnt have a decompression button as advertised (there is a spot for it as shown in the manual, but no button)
$369 paper weight
Update: Used this saw almost daily for a couple weeks. Starts just as easily, and as far as I can tell has picked up some RPM after a thorough break-in period, and it is now even more gutsy than before. When it comes time to replace my aging big saw, it will be with a Dolmar/Makita saw. I can say I still prefer the Stihl chains over the oregon chain found on this one (though, this chain is still excellent), but otherwise, as long as they are available, all my chainsaws will be wearing blue paint :) The krauts really got it right on this brand!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great designed saw, easy to use and maintenance has nice anti vibration springs, cuts really fast, but have to stay away from the ground, cause will ruing the chain,(that was on... Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by vasok
Have not put a lot of hours on the saw, but like it so far. Out of the box it took about ten pulls to fire it up the first time. Only three pulls the next time I had to use it. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Matthew A.
Makita is a good brand, don't get me wrong. This purchase, though, leaves a lot to be desired. Found out after I purchased it that it could not be returned. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Bonnie Osman