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The Small Dolmar/Makita Thread..Max 50cc class

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  1. Simondo

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    I personally spend most of my time using saws from the smaller Dolmar/Makita cc class .
    From the ps-32 on up to the ps 5105 .
    Likes..Dislikes...Information ....Etc.
    If you have a interest in them , then this thread is for you.

    Il start the ball rolling .....

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    The start point...Ps 32 ...

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    The Ps-35 alongside the ever popular .......!

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    Spot the difference ?....you don't feel one !
     
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    Here’s my Poleman 5100s. It started off as a really clean saw with low hours. It was pretty impressive stock, but Rich really woke it up. I haven’t had any of the carb issues.

    Negatives: I guess it’s a little heavy compared to my my other 50cc, but it isn’t a deal breaker

    It’s the center saw. Top is a 421 bottom is 7910 1CCD74E7-AB65-4F45-8FD2-3692452E0270.jpeg CE02A642-6D4F-4FAA-8E8F-83B27FC7B3C3.jpeg I run a 20” 3/8 72 on it.
     
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    My 5105 is run with a 15" 1.3mm .325 set up....14 lb ready for fuel.
    Common to run 50cc class with the 15 " set up over here.
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    My employer had a ps420 a while ago I was fond of, I wonder why he sold it...
     
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    I ran a .325 and 3/8lp rim on my 421. 18” bars, but it was ported. I did not see much difference between the two.
     
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    Dolmars, for me at least, have been solid saws.

    Sounds like lots of 5100s died to being too lean. Dolmar was proud of that 14,500 rpm sticker!
     
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    What kind of work did you put it to ? I guess you climb so did it go air born .
     
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    I dont climb, however it did take a trip in the bucket truck on more than a couple occasions.
     
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    US had those plugged adjuster carbs ..not so good.
     
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    You find it started without much of a pull ?
     
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    Ps 420 sc ....Hex port. I feel they give the edge against the older single transfer port design that went before in the Dolmar/Makita range

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    Always started well and easily.
     
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    Bit of blue ...DCS 4301 . Same 2.0kw as the first Ps-420 was until it became the ps-420 sc and then gained .2 kw
    The DCS became the EA 4300 and went to 2.2kw.
    This 4301 has the Walbro WTE 6 carb rather than the Zama DM 23.

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    They seem to do that in all weathers .
     
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    No takers on the pop quiz yet ??
     
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    There is little something in the exhaust port!

    The only "Dolmar" saws equal and under 50cc in my lineup are my Sachs-Dolmar 105 & Sachs-Dolmar 108 - they are 40cc / 1.7kW.

    This is my latest addition, a fairly minty Sachs-Dolmar 105.
    She has some carb issues I need to track down.
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    Generally I don't use my small saws much, I tend to grab any one or multiple of my large ones no matter the job at hand.
     
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    Hi Wilhelm. :)
    I thought this thread might work nicely along side your 6xx 7xx thread as well as tempt you further to the smaller end.
    Yea...that is a FUBAR cylinder from a customer who let the saw ingest a little something !!
     
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    I have a 115. It's a good saw. .325 18" 3/816". It fits in nice with a 120 super 24" and ported 7900 28". IMG_20180414_124811768.jpg
     
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    The good news is, when you order a replacement carb you find that the limiters don't actually limit anything. I can tune mine as rich or lean as I like with the limiters intact. I suspect this was Zama giving EPA the finger.

    Love my 5105, everybody who has tried it loves it too. I have to admit, the Dolkita EA-5600 looks pretty sweet even though it has the wrong name on it.
     
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    limiters on replacement carbs are in service position.
    you set the l/h screws and then push them in.
    now they are locked and working.
     
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