New Makita chainsaw features tool-less chain tensioning

Makita has launched a new lightweight chainsaw for forestry and general timber work, boasting low emissions, vibration and fuel consumption.

Image: Makita
Image: Makita

The EA3601F's 35.2cc 2-stroke engine yields 2.4hp of power, while Makita's Stratified Air Scavenging combustion system ensures clean exhaust emissions and very low fuel consumption.

The centrifugal air cleaner enhances intake performance and reliability and the spring-assisted recoil starter reduces cord pull. A primer pump makes hot or cold starting easy while an anti-icing valve bleeds warm air to the fuel lines to ensure winter reliability.

Weighing 4.2kg, the compact EA3601F is fitted with a 35cm long bar and 3/8th pitch, 0.050" gauge multi-link chain and has a 0.26L chain oil tank with automatic oiling.

Chain tension can be adjusted without tools, while the chain brake can be engaged manually and automatically on kickback.

It also offers ultra-low vibrations thanks to the Makita M2M vibration dampening mountings that effectively separates the engine and drive system from the chassis and operator handles.

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