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    Discontinued Makita   20 in. 64cc Gas Professional Chainsaw

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    • Description
      Model
      DCS642120
      Internet/Catalog:
      203612150

      The Makita 20 in. 64cc Chain Saw combines a high power-to-weight ratio with easier starts and lowers vibration for a full range of applications. The 64cc engine delivers 4.7 HP and an engine speed of 13,500 RPM with an easy-starting automatic half-throttle lock and fully electronic ignition with optimized timing across all speed ranges. For extreme conditions, the slide-out baffle can be configured for efficient cold weather operation. Additional features include an easy-to-clean chain compartment for efficient clearing of chips, even when rip cutting and the advanced vibration dampens system is engineered to reduce vibration. The DCS642120 is ideal for forestry work such as tree felling and stripping.

      • Easy starting automatic half-throttle lock
      • Chain compartment is easy to clean and clears chips away efficiently
      • Slide out baffle can be configured for efficient cold weather operation
      • Large metal spike bar for increased productivity
      • 2-point durable inertia/mechanical chain brake
      • Decompression valve reduces force required for starting
      • High power-to-weight ratio: weighs only 13.9 lbs. with chain
      • Maximum engine speed of 13,500 RPM
      • 1-year warranty
      • Includes series: 20 in. chain (523-102-072 Amp), 20 in. guide bar (445-050-665), universal wrench (941-719-131), torx wrench (940-827-000), chain cover (952-020-660)
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    • Specifications
      Antivibration handle :
      Yes
      Bar Length (in.) :
      20
      CA (CARB) Compliant :
      CARB Compliant
      Case Included :
      No
      Chain Size :
      20 in.
      Chain brake :
      Yes
      Chain tension adjustment :
      Yes
      Chainsaw Type :
      Hand Chainsaw
      Commercial :
      Yes
      Engine Displacement (cc) :
      64
      Engine Type :
      2 Cycle
      Engine Type :
      2 cycle 64cc
      Features :
      Antivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
      Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.) :
      25.4
      Handle Type :
      Rear Handle Chainsaw
      Maximum Cut Diameter (in.) :
      20
      Power Type :
      Gas
      Product Depth (in.) :
      11
      Product Height (in.) :
      13
      Product Length (in.) :
      11
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      22
      Product Width (in.) :
      22
      Recommended oil :
      2 cycle synthetic Oil
      Reconditioned :
      No
      Refurbished :
      No
      Returnable :
      30-Day
      Translucent fuel tank :
      No
    • Reviews
      (5)

      Ratings & Reviews

      100% of customers recommend this product
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      • Great Power
      • November 24, 2014
      • Recommended Product

      5-Stars across the board! Saw came reasonably packaged. Only assembly required is to secure the bar/chain to the saw body using two nuts (included) and an adjustment of the chain tension using a screwdriver (included). Saw also includes chain guard and small tool kit with the tools needed to adjust items like bar tension, spark plug removal and speed/oil adjustment. All the basic tools you need to keep it running like a champ. Instructions are easy to follow regarding operation, assembly, adjustment, etc. (in multiple languages). READ the instructions. Thinking "I know what I'm doing since I've owned a number of saws" I skipped the instructions ... initially. Managed to flood it the first time ... ooops. Time for a quick read & found out that the choke also advances the throttle for cold startup. Pulled the plug, cleared the cylinder & first pull it was running! Running: The saw has crisp throttle response and rev's quite high! Plenty of power to handle the pine trees I threw at it (up to 30" in diameter). The included blade was throwing chips fast & clean! Chain held an edge without sharpening for 4, 60' tall pine trees; from limbing to cutting it all up in 12" long rounds. By then, I was tired & the chain was starting to get dull from all the pitch on the trees. No issues with cold or hot starting of the saw. First or second pull each time. Chain adjustment is easy; loosen the two nuts & adjust the tension with the included screwdriver - re-tighten the nuts. Check the oil reservoir & cut away! Seems to get good fuel "mileage" I used just under 1/2 gallon of 50:1 fuel mixture & about the same amount of bar oil. Little to no vibration in the saw & it felt well balanced for operation. The compression release makes pull starting a little easier, though I didn't find a need since it is easy to pull. Cleanup: Access to air filter & dis assembly for cleaning was easy with the supplied tools. Clean operation: I chose to NOT mix my own fuel with this saw to give a real-life comparison of operation between this saw & my others that I mix my own fuel for. Since this saw was new, I chose to only run it with pre-mixed (engineeried) fuel available at Home Depot. After running about 1/2 gallon of this thru the saw, I pulled the plug to see the difference in the fuel. Plug looked like NEW! No black build-up like I normally find with 2-stroke motors. I also noticed a total lack of "blue smoke". Burnt clean, ran crisp and appears to be a big difference in quality operation. Worth the extra $$ to me! Chain: My only "complaint" is lack of 20" chain availability that fit this saw at my local Home Depot stores. I'll have to order online. This saw would also benefit from a 24" bar since there is plenty of power. At no point throughout the day did this saw 'lug down' while cutting. Final thoughts: Cut as good as any of my other 'professional' saws. Just as easy to fill (fuel/bar oil), adjust & use!

      Pros Powerful, Great Engine, Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight Cons chain availability @ h.d. stores

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