Makita have launched a new DUC353Z Twin 18v Brushless motor chainsaw which they say sets new standards for cordless chainsaws and matches the logging performance of similar size petrol powered saws.
The new saw offers the many values of cordless machines which have become recognised throughout the industry: zero emissions; super-quiet operation; total control and high levels of efficiency and safety as standard.
The Makita 36v direct-drive Brushless motor has a rated output of 1,100 watt, similar to a 32cc petrol machine, and comes fitted with identical 35cm length bar and a chain speed of 20 metres per second.
Trials have shown that two fully charged 5.0Ah batteries will deliver over 60 cuts through 5 inch diameter timber, at least seven linear metres of cutting per charge.
This back-handle saw weighs just 5.2kgs ready to operate – verses a 32cc petrol model fuelled for work which weighs 5.6kgs – with ergonomic soft-grip handle; variable speed trigger and constant speed control; automatic electric chain brake on trigger release, with kickback brake protection and lock-off lever.
The 200ml chain oil tank has adjustable flow through the pump with metal gears to the automatic chain lube system and has a capacity display window. The proven Makita tool-less chain tensioning and adjustment system is included, while the strong metal spike bumper allows easier cutting. The chain catcher can be removed for fast and efficient machine servicing.
In addition to the drive brake safety systems the main power system is automatically turned off if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever 10 seconds after the machine is switched on. The same happens if the operator does not squeeze the trigger switch within one minute after switch-on, even if the lock-off lever is gripped. The new Makita DUC353 36v back-handle chainsaw is super-safe in experienced hands and delivers professional performance time after time.
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