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Makita/Dolmar EA7900 78cc ANY GOOD?

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Dolmar Chainsaws any good?
I have had the Makita/Dolmar EA7900 78cc recommended to me as being a good and powerful Chainsaw that is on par with the Stihl MS441 & MS462 and it smashes them on price. A big saving of £280 to £300 + VAT..
 
In fact I have been told it is a bit of a beast.
 
Anyone able to comment Makita/Dolmar EA7900? (Makita now own Dolmar Chainsaws).
 
It seems to look ok from the Youtube footage...
 
I currently Have a Stihl ms211 & ms251 and want something that is a whole lot more and able to rip into stuff.. It is mostly to be used in a Garden Maintenance Business role and felling up to CS31 level which it should smash through... (the MS 251 does the job but slowly, especially when chopping it all up). I will also be using it for dealing with wind fallen trees of various sizes
 
The only down side is that it won't have the backup that a local Stihl dealer with parts stock will have... But with that sort of saving you not far off having two of them for the price of one Stihl MD462.
 
Anyone own or used the Makita/Dolmar EA7900 78cc  that can advise?
 
Also If I wanted to add a longer Bar & Chain.... Say a 24" or the next size up.. I take it that you would use another manufactures product like Oregon. Does anyone know what is comparable?

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Yes, they a decent for sure. Feel a bit heavier than 440 but def gutsier. Few threads on them on hear already. Rad more tucker doing them cheap atm.

There has been a recall on brake handles and I think the one above which is new on Ebay wont have been done but this is foc

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Brilliant saws! Dolmar are, in my opinion, the dogs danglies of chainsaws so I'm very happy running my Makitas. I like them so much I have 4!! I have the baby brother to the 7900 (the old 6401) and it is a lovely, gutsy, saw. Depending on how much heavy use you do with it.. I can't see you needing many parts so I wouldn't worry too much. And it can almost all be gotten online anyway.

 

Never used a ms251 - but I have a ms210, too... thats 1 hell of a step up!😀

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If a larger saw is what you want.....I dont see a down side to the 7900/7910. There a simple non computer plug in design for a fair price . 

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i got one for nearly free as a guy didnt use it much now has a HD filter kit and modded the exhaust and has inner dogs on it now too   i would prefer a red one but mine is green 🙂 it pulls real hard , even a 28inch bar through a big elm was easy and has a whine like a turbo lol 

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Forgot to ask.... If I wanted to add a longer Bar & Chain.... Say a 24" or the next size up.. I take it that you would use another manufactures product like Oregon. Does anyone know what is comparable?

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It is an Oregon D009 mount(large mount Husky). You can also use an adapter if you already have Stihl bars.

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