You may have noticed another banner appearing over on the right hand side of the page, and so I'd like to say "Hi" to Makita UK. As well as having a history in providing tools used heavily in the construction industry, they also make chainsaws. Find out more after the jump...
Ahead of some articles that I'm planning on writing for a magazine, Makita offered to provide a saw for these articles and support this site. As it happened, they were kind enough to provide not one, but two, loan saws - the home / farm-user 42cc DCS4301, and the pro-level 50cc DCS5001.
This gives me a chance to take a look at some of the maintenance tasks on these Makita chainsaws and provide a review of the DCS4301 and it's bigger brother - the DCS5001 saw.
Without giving too much away just yet, there's some nice touches on these saws that will make ownership that little bit nicer and you might want to be putting Makita on your shopping list if you are in the market for a new chainsaw.
Makita provide ground saws from 33cc to 90cc for amateur and professional users, as well as two top-handled saws for use by arborists (one of which is the worlds lightest top-handle saw at 2.5kg). If you're not sure that you need a petrol driven saw, they also produce electric chainsaws and battery driven saws too.