*Review of the best according to the editorial board. Selection criteria. This material is subjective, it is not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. You should consult with a specialist before buying.
Makita chainsaws are characterized by increased reliability during intensive use, long service life and ergonomics. Due to the internal combustion engine, the units are fully autonomous, and the presence of a canister of gasoline allows you to use them far from civilization throughout the day. We have studied the entire range of the Japanese manufacturer to compile a review of the best Makita chainsaws, time-tested and with optimal features. Read the material to choose a reliable chainsaw for specific tasks.
Rating of the best Makita chainsaws
When compiling the top 5 Makita chainsaws, we were guided by the following parameters: power models, the length of the working tool, weight, additional features. We also took into account the reviews of owners to understand all the advantages and disadvantages of the product, as well as the peculiarities of operation. Feature analysis and rating selection was done on resourcechainsaws/.
|Rating of the best Makita chainsaws||1||Makita EA7300P-60||44 179€|
|2||Makita EA5000P-38||34 440€|
|3||Makita EA4301F-45||23 990€|
|4||Makita EA3502S-40||14 070€|
|5||Makita EA3203S-40||9 516€|
In first place is one of the giants “Makita” – a chainsaw with a bar length of 60 cm. This is a huge machine with an engine capacity of 73 cm³ and a power of 5.44 l.s., which is equivalent to 4000 W of electrical power. ⅜ inch chain pitch for confident cuts in all types of wood. The chainsaw engine gets hot during operation, so the manufacturer covered it with a plastic cover. If the tool jams or hits, the electronic brake instantly engages, which owners like in reviews. The chainsaw has an anti-vibration system in which all the moving parts of the body are connected to the handle through spring inserts, and this relieves the burden on the operator.
The first place of a chainsaw from Makita has provided the big working tool, allowing to make cuts of logs up to 55 cm in diameter in one pass. This machine can even cut a tree 1 m thick if used on both sides. The best chainsaw for felling virgin, perennial forest.
- All the hot parts of the motor are covered by the hood;
- there is an electronic brake for the rotating equipment;
- Start button with a fuse;
- Large rubberized additional handle.
- Hard to operate because of the weight 6.3 kg;
- high cost;
- key tuck.
In second place is a more compact chainsaw, equipped with a 50cc engine and delivering 3.8 l.s. In the equivalent of electric versions it is 2800 watts. The Makita professional machine is equipped with a chain with a pitch of 0.325″ and is capable of automatically braking the rotation when the left hand stop is triggered. Buyers like that the main handle is fully rubberized on top, so the unit doesn’t slip. The start-up lock is made in the form of a long key, which is convenient to hold in the sunken position for a long time. Without technical fluids, the Makita weighs 5.4 kg.
We found this model to be the best for working at height with limited space. It has a short 38 cm bar, making it convenient to manipulate among branches and hold the tool in outstretched hands. So Makita is the optimal choice for utility services to remove branches that block house windows or strain power lines.
- long engine life;
- Quieter than the “older” chain saws;
- has a chain brake;
- economical gasoline consumption.
- Key-operated adjustment;
- high cost.
We gave the third place to the chainsaw from Makita, which is equipped with a motor with a capacity of 42.4 cm². Gasoline filler neck on the rear for 400 ml gasoline capacity. Separate lubrication system with 290 ml reservoir. Makita model weighs 4.8 kg and has anti-vibration, chain brake and safety guard. In reviews buyers like the fact that the product has oil regulation, winter mode, and owners praise the “unbreakable” chain, which can be used for a long time without additional investment in the unit. Does not leave a mark on the teeth when encountering a nail.
We found this chainsaw to be the best in terms of power to bar length ratio. With a working part of 45 cm, the Makita unit is endowed with the power of 2200 watts or 2.95 l.s. This combination makes the chainsaw versatile in the place of use – it is suitable for cutting firewood, cutting down trees in the garden, building a log cabin and other operations (for example, cutting openings for windows and doors). Powerful for soft softwoods, oak, ash and beech.
- reliable cover included;
- protection against burns;
- quality assembly;
- Long second handle for sawing in different positions;
- True to power as advertised.
- the first start is heavy;
- In the warmed-up state can “float” idle speed.
This Makita already belongs to the category of the home-use chain saw, because it has a power of 1.81 l.s. or 1350W. A 40 cm guide bar is ideal for most applications in the yard or summerhouse. Makita power tools are easy to grip with the rubber-coated handles; 7. Judging by reviews, the saw has a low vibration level, but a loud sound of 103 dB. Owners also praise the way the chain saw starts, and the ease of starting can be felt both “cold” and “hot.
A real Makita specialty is the keyless tool tensioning. For this purpose, the manufacturer has provided a hinged screw on the right side of the body. If the chain with teeth stretched, you can fix it in two touches, without resorting to the use of additional tools.
- Saws trunks 35 cm in diameter perfectly;
- it has an adjustable grease supply;
- easy to start;
- handle is attached to the body via an anti-vibration mount.
- Some have the bar mounted at a slight angle relative to the top handle;
- loud operation 103 dB.
Rounding out the review is another household chainsaw from Makita with a 32 cm³ motor that generates 1,350 watts or 1.81 l.s. It has a 40 cm bar with a chain pitch of 3/8 inch. Implementation of the anti-vibration system and the electronic brake. The manufacturer supplies detailed instructions for first-time use with the product to make sure you get the right start. Feedback from owners show that the Makita is economical in oil consumption, compared to Chinese counterparts, in which a tank of gasoline 400 ml spends a full tank of grease 280 ml.
This Makita is considered one of the lightest in the residential class, despite its 40 cm bar length. Chainsaw weighs only 4.1 kg. It makes it easier to manipulate and puts less strain on your hands. More customers in the reviews like the fact that the kit comes with two chains Oregon and Dolmar, indicating the high repairability of the unit, which can install parts from other brands.
- Almost no vibration can be felt;
- A sturdy hood;
- The saw does not shake in the hands;
- It consumes oil economically.
- When starting up in the cold, it starts up with the third time;
- easy to accidentally shut down by pulling the trigger “start-stop”.