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I live in the south. I've never seen a heated handle saw, never needed one. Never ran a saw below 15f. How warm do they get? I don't even know how they work... Do they warm through your gloves? I'm just curious.
 

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They have a magneto in the flywheel that generates electricity. That electricity is used to heat the carb and the top/back handles of the saw. It works like an electric blanket; resistance heat running through wires. No need for one anywhere warm. They are designed to be run in below freezing temps.
 
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don't need them here, I don't like to cut when it's cold. cut many days when it was 100 or better.
 

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I can imagine they would feel good in cold weather. If it was cold here most of the time I would have them.
 

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I just got my 385xpg in the last yr and this is first winter using it. I had the switch on and forgot. It was cold that day and had my leather gloves on. Just a few mins and i was very surprised how warm my hands got and how well it works. Wish all my saws were heated.
 

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I'm looking out the window right now at blowing snow and 20* and falling. And i gotta go cut. I wonder if the Dolmar 6100 wrap comes with heat?
 

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depending on model and age the carburetor has a heating plate as do the top handle and reat handle, at least on Stihls your components need to match, different generator and sometimes flywheel depending on which heating components the model has
 
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I'm looking out the window right now at blowing snow and 20* and falling. And i gotta go cut. I wonder if the Dolmar 6100 wrap comes with heat?
Not in the USA. I already tried.
 

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Figures. They make a 5105 and a 6400 with heat but not their newest saw. They have them in Europe?
6100H exists but not in the US market. when i ordered the 5105H and 6400H i had to order them by the skid or they wouldnt import them. Not sure if that is going to continue now that makita has taken over or not. Since i still have plenty of each sitting in my showroom i havent bothered to ask if they are available.
 

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Got so used to the comfort that I can't see myself going the other way. Heathed handles isnt just for cold days, kinda nice on rain days also.
I have a couple 42's that I rebuild to G nowadays.
 
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