Makita has introduced four new versions of their mains powered chainsaws. The new machines feature 1570watt and 1800watt motors with 35cm and 40cm bar lengths carrying 3/8” chain that run at 14.5 metres per second. The four models feature the new easier-to-use single lever tool-less chain adjustment system which is mounted very conveniently on the side of the saw. Coupled with the improved automatic chain oiling system, where the new pump delivers a constant flow of protection oil whatever the temperature or oil viscosity, reliability and cutting performance are enhanced. These saws have a 200ml chain oil capacity and the large oil tank window allows easy viewing of the oil level. The range features a soft-grip rear handle and a well-positioned front loop handle for precise machine control and safety brake operation. A strong metal spike bumper on the front of the machine body grips the timber for additional control. All have 10metre power cords.
The latest Makita UC3551A and UC4051A chainsaws with 1570watt motors are available in 110v or 240v modes, have the motors mounted longitudinally in-line with the blade which slims the saw body profile for greater manoeuvrability for pruning in tight locations. Both models feature the overload protection system which cuts the motor power should the chain snag in use. These saws weigh around 5.5kg which ensures comfortable use for operatives. The UC3541A and UC4041A saws with 35cm or 40cm blades feature the 1800watt motor and are lighter at 4.7kg and are available in 240v mode only.