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Old 07-05-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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Makita UC4020A Electric Chainsaw

Rating: 3 out of 5
  • Currently 3.0/5.0

As a a DIY enthusiast, I have a garage full of power tools and I have found that the company Makita are probably about the most reliable in comparison to all the competitors, for the majority of my needs.* For that reason I contacted them when I was looking to purchase an electric chainsaw.* I perused their catalogue - which to my shame and wife's annoyance, is often my bed time reading - and I found their UC4020A chainsaw to be just what I was after.*
Its weight was fine at 3.7kg and the bar length of 40cm was ideal.* It came with a chain protection cover which is always nice to see, from a safety point of view.* I have a local distributor who is able to get hold of all the tools I need, so he is always pleased to hear from me.*
Makita have never let me down and they certainly came up trumps with this piece of equipment.* It is a beast of a machine, able to meet all my needs with very little effort and able to give really tidy cuts, unlike some who leave areas looking savaged.* Their power tools have been around since 1915, but the UC4020A is a relatively new item, but is certainly one I would recommend. *
It has a very useful feature which is only available on this version and that is the tool-less blade change, a terrific advancement, both in terms of time and safety.* Whilst I am just an enthusiast when it comes to DIY, this saw is undoubtedly one which could easily be used by a professional for all sorts of necessities.*
The environmentally friendly McCulloch M738 is possibly gets the closest when comparing with others, but only has a bar length of 35mm and would cost $30 more than Makita's asking price of $220.* This cracking bit of kit is as good a purchase as I have made on the tools side of things and has pride of place amongst my collection.

Review by professional reviewer, Sep. 1, 2010
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