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Makita EA3601...the most intriguing saw to date

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  1. paragonbuilder

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    Nope..
    here are the cases of the 3601
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    You have my attention, sir.
     
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    166 Habada

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    The 5600 will have an intake setup similar to the 6100 and not the 3601.
     
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    Is the bottom end different ? Modular, similar to the 3601/352 rather than a full oil tank and crank split case ?
     
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    modular, similar to 3601. we were supposed to have one at PBS to demo but one of the other reps ran off with it
     
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    Interesting !....Looks like it will take a purchase to get to see one in the flesh here for now.
     
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    I still haven't opened up the 3601...
    Life has gotten in the way. But I'm so excited to see these new saws from Makita. I think I'm going to need a 5600 also! And I think they nailed the styling! This thing is just plain sexy!!!
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    I love that the crankcases are modular! Let the skins take the abuse!!
     
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    This damn CAD is flaring up again :(
     
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    My Makita contact gave me this trio to test at work, will share my thought later. I'm excited especially with the 352 because I ran the pre production version earlier... I usually work with Dolmar ps-6100 and ps-4605. [​IMG]

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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    It will be good too see how that battery saw runs they've been critisced in the past for not being as lively as other brands
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    This pair got it covered cut and clean

    WP_20171016_17_35_23_Pro.jpg
     
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    The Sugi super light short bar on the 352, is it a good swap out Andrew ?
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Yes it definitely is Simon that short bar is suitable for this work
     
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    I have now put about five tanks through the new Dolmar ps-550. First impressions are good, it has high torque as you'd expect from a Dolmar. Accelerates fast, but doesn't rev as high as the pro models do, which can slow you down when limbing. The air filter has similar design with ps-6100 but is a lot smaller. Filtration is superb. Anti vibration is good, the 3 springs are somewhat thinner than on the 6100 that has 4 very sturdy springs. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Very, very nice. I wonder if we are going to get the 352 and 550 as Makitas here in the states? Wouldn't be hard to have the correct labels made for them!
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Great post Finn logger :)
    It is a nice saw it has very cool design lines I love the nice deep body , plenty of cooling around the muffler and engine block
    How did you find the rear handle set up I did find it annoying with the joins on the sides gotta do some work on them
     
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    The rear handle is similar that in my 6100, it feels good in hand because of its curvy profile. It's also slightly higher than on husky 560 (see picture), giving better control when tilting the saw. The rubbery grip that the Makita battery saw has is my favourite, because it reduces the power needed to grip the handle firmly. Ps-352 has has a textured surface casted in the handle, I find it rather uneffective.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Feel free to ask any questions, and follow me on instagram @Finnlogger
     
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