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  1. Yes it’s an easy upgrade most of the DCS 5000 and up numbers use the same clutch drum as does ea-5000 and ea-6100 if you get stuck I got some here
  2. I’ve had one the WC88 for about 5 years now always run it on a international 434 good size chipper it’s nice and slim when transporting had no real problems only belts breaking the hydraulic system is self contained and has been problem free Plenty of grease nipples , good bearings and a heavy flywheel i will be upgrading to a new one before Xmas hopefully ive never chipped any 8” logs never had the need to do this iam a tight ass when it come to wood anything over the size of a donkies manhood is firewood
  3. no there’s one extra model the ps-352 ea3601 it’s a reed valve design with two reed valves you gotta watch the video to see how it works the saw is around the same size as a 242xp
  4. Yes there a Totaly new design they’ve gone down the strato design
  5. Thanks Gary happy your getting on with it ok
  6. no you won’t regret buying that model well liked by many
  7. If you where thinking of going away from the stihl / husky option I would opt for the Makita ea-4300 or Dolmar ps-420 hands down the ea-550 and ps-550 are nice saws and develop a lot of power and are physically bigger than the 40cc saws the ea-4300 has been a great value for money saw and has plenty of power and there’s plenty in reserve if you want too dig deeper
  8. shavey

    Orange makita

    Usualy lavender the same as those chiefs wear on away games
  9. shavey

    Orange makita

    PM scented
  10. shavey

    Orange makita

    I would say the Makita ea-4300 or Dolmar ps-420 they come supplied with a 15” bar and chain .325 050 gauge 64DL very substantial saw built strong and cuts well above its size Easy too start straight forward little motor easy maintainence quick too clean and all consumable parts are easy too inspect and change and good value for money
  11. shavey

    Orange makita

    There an art to getting these to run Wes and you got it right
  12. shavey

    Orange makita

    There have been a few coming across the water but at the moment there coming from Belgium in the teal colours but I’ve had customers wanting Dolmar decals for teal makitas
  13. They are a good solid saw and som do leak and some are ok there is a suction line and a pressure line both pipes arent that expensive and it doesn’t take too long too clean strip down and replace
  14. I forgot to add some photos
  15. Yes they are a nice saw well built I got mine to use on a trailer mill I made
  16. Was that the one that burnt the lawn
  17. shavey

    Sachs Dolmar 166

    Yes It’s up too the individual Iam like @Stubby don’t ever use it at all but it’s there in an emergency got several dolmar’s and solos that haven’t got one and newish big Echo that is standard without one but it’s for your own use only
  18. shavey

    Sachs Dolmar 166

    I’ve got a couple hope it’s detailed enough
  19. The longer pin shouldn’t make any difference to the side cover I’ve chopped and changed from red too blue covers and never had any problems your chain tensioner shouldn’t be breaking there pretty robust here’s a couple of points that should help 1. make sure your bar nuts are loose enough before you turn the adjuster screw 2 make sure your chain catcher isn’t bent or comprised as it affects the depth the cover fits into the frame as shown in photos 2 and 4 the adjuster pin runs along a groove in the chain cover so it can’t go out of the place it sits and has a good travel length as in photo 3 photo one shows the chain catcher and a standard chain cover
  20. The part number you need is 161791-9 teal cover the Dolmar red cover is 161792-7 they cost approx £10-£12 +vat
  21. Not yet you gotta get triples and quads of each model yes the Dolmar ps-420 is still readily available and there still as likeable and great value
  22. Yeah some of the earlier ps-6400 , ps-7300 , ps-7900 red tops didn’t have a left side de-comp valve and at the time one cover was used for both variants so some saws came with this cover when the later black top models arrived on the scene they all had the right hand de-comp valves standard Makita EA-7900
  23. shavey


    It should be. a Walbro or tillotson on there I’ve got a parts list I will PM too you tomorrow
  24. shavey


    Most parts are NLA for this Saw but it does share its chassis with four other models 112 114 117 119 and you find Parts saws come up pretty cheap sometimes You’ll find it’s a strong Saw once you get it running
  25. Husqvarna 572 full wrap handle with large spikes and chain cover in stock


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