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Customer Reviews for Makita 20 in. 56cc Gas Rear Handle Chainsaw

Internet #304325211

Model #EA5600FRGG

Store SKU #1002971288

  • Powerful 4.1 HP engine delivers high cutting performance
  • 13,800 RPM with fast acceleration for optimal performance
  • Touch & Stop single lever shuts off engine with just a touch

Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 49 reviews
  • 79% recommend this product
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Expensive garbage
1st day, took a few hours to get it running. 2cd day, couldn’t get it to run at all. Day 3, took quite a while to get it running, was sputtering and the chain didn’t stop moving even at idle. Paying hired hands to fiddle with a brand new chain saw? No tks
by Benb
    by Chainsaw
      Good power, loud, however can get bogged down with...
      Good power, loud, however can get bogged down with hard wood. Also chain will need to be adjusted frequently and heavy over time
      by Junk
      • Verified Purchase
      The first time I used it the oil hole in the bar plugged up with sawdust and wouldn't oil the cha...
      The first time I used it the oil hole in the bar plugged up with sawdust and wouldn't oil the chain. Cleaned it out and plugged up again after a couple of cuts. Called Makita tech support, explained the problem, they said they would get back to me. Tech called back 2 hrs. later and told me he discussed the problem with 3 other techs with 30 yrs. experience and they never heard of such a thing, and I was on my own! Sent e-mail to Makita and explained the problem and what I was told by tech support. Some one called me the same day and said they would get to the bottom of the problem. Next day, Friday, someone from Makita's shop called and we had a good discussion about the problem and I was told they would call me back on Monday, that was 3 weeks ago! Since that time I went over the saw and found that the oil pickup line in the tank was stuck with the end in the top part of the tank where it would only pickup a little oil before sucking air! Used the saw again and it oiled fine but then the engine developed a high speed miss! That was enough for me and I took the saw back! NO SERVICE WHATSOEVER!
      by Disappointed
      • Verified Purchase
      1 person found this helpful
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      I think this is an incredible value for anyone who...
      I think this is an incredible value for anyone who needs a solid chainsaw. I only have about 6 hours on it so far but I can tell you I absolutely love it. Starts up easy every time, the bar oil adjustments are easy-to-use, it sits fuel but still has plenty of torque. I couldn't get it to bog down in oak or cedars. I did get a 16 inch lightweight bar for it to for limbing and firewood and I like it even more like that.
      by AJ
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      My friend bought a Stihl 271 the same day I...
      My friend bought a Stihl 271 the same day I got my Makita. The Makita cuts circles around his chainsaw! I couldnt be happier
      by TxTreeFeller
      • Verified Purchase
      by JB
      • Verified Purchase
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      I've cut up three trees already with it and it...
      I've cut up three trees already with it and it has the power and cutting ability with no problems. It is as loud as any chainsaw and the weight is light enough to handle it with no strain. I would recommend it for medium duty use with trees 12" to 24" in diameter. Nice saw. It came with an oregon chain that makes cutting quick and easy and holds up. Unless you find a stocked parts store, parts are ordered.
      by FRANK
      • Verified Purchase
      I have owned it for about a month now, used...
      I have owned it for about a month now, used it twice to cut up maple and oak trees. No issues so far, a little difficult to start after you have used it for a while then shut it off, but it does start. Chain cuts like hot knife through butter. It absolutely rips through the wood. Havent had it long enough to say how it holds up for the long run.
      by JOSHUA
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      This is the second Makita saw I’ve owned. I have...
      This is the second Makita saw I’ve owned. I have nothing but good things to say about them. They’re honestly the best saws I’ve used.
      by ROGER
      • Verified Purchase
      This saw is amazing!
      My old Makita (DCS540) finally gave up the oil pump after 19 years, so I treated myself to a new saw. Broke it in on a 24" red oak, and it went through the large sections in about 25 seconds each.
      by HardDog
        • Recommended Product
        Best chainsaw for the money
        Will this saw compete with a 90 cc professional grade Stihl? Probably not. Will this saw outperform any other farm/ranch-type model chainsaw on the market? Absolutely. I have lots of experience using chainsaws from Stihl, Husqvarna, and Echo. I have owned several of their saws. Does this compare? No, it blows them away! For the money you cannot find a better saw. Now what remains to be seen is parts if and when it does break down. I will also post an update after I have put some hard use to this saw. I can say without a doubt, this is the best saw I have ever owned/used.
        by Ryan
          • Recommended Product
          1 person found this helpful
          I only use the saw for one day so far...
          I only use the saw for one day so far but it was a pleasure. Starts easily is very powerful and made quick work of what I had to cut. Look forward to using it in the future
          by ROBERT
          • Verified Purchase
          This is the best saw I've ever ran. Very strong good running saw.
          This is the best saw I've ever ran. Very strong good running saw.
          by Bigjake
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended Product
          This saw has plenty of power, starts easily and is...
          This saw has plenty of power, starts easily and is well balanced. It is not over engineered and that makes it easy to use with easy controls where there supposed to be. It seems to rev very high and cuts fantastic, like a knife through butter. It has loads of quality all around.
          by HomeDepotCustomer
          • Verified Purchase
          Beautiful, powerful saw. User friendly and handles well....
          Beautiful, powerful saw. User friendly and handles well.
          by DON
          • Verified Purchase
          I also have the 16" Makita battery chainsaw and have...
          I also have the 16" Makita battery chainsaw and have never been disappointed in it, but this saw is on another level entirely. I've only had it a month or so but I've been impressed with it so far.
          by ANTHONY
          • Verified Purchase
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          by HomeDepotCustomer
          • Verified Purchase
          Most don’t know that Makita bought the oldest and arguably...
          Most don’t know that Makita bought the oldest and arguably the best German saw company. They only changed the name, but kept all their design and even the color! They knew the importance of the color to those that know these saws are the best. All metal construction, even the tensioner, which on husky and stilhl are plastic. These saws are priced below the name brands that you would usually think of, but are a much better quality.
          by BK
          • Verified Purchase
          2 people found this helpful
          Easy starting plenty of hp. The saw revs very high had no problem cutting a tree 30 in
          Easy starting plenty of hp. The saw revs very high had no problem cutting a tree 30 in
          by Rt
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended Product
          1 person found this helpful
          Very happy with the Makita. light and powerful. Makita makes...
          Very happy with the Makita. light and powerful. Makita makes it easier
          by HomeDepotCustomer
          • Verified Purchase
          1 person found this helpful
          Very fast shipment, really nice saw!...
          Very fast shipment, really nice saw!
          by HomeDepotCustomer
          • Verified Purchase
          Finally, a chainsaw I don't spend all my time &...
          Finally, a chainsaw I don't spend all my time & energy trying to start!Lots of power, and the anti-vibration lets me keep working much longer. With my old Homelite, my hands would be numb after 10 minutes.Well worth the premium price tag!
          by jtcarm
          • Verified Purchase
          1 person found this helpful
          Cut great... only reason only 4 stars was chain that it came with did not last long at all. But ...
          Cut great... only reason only 4 stars was chain that it came with did not last long at all. But overall a great chainsaw!
          by Scooter
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended Product
          1 person found this helpful
          Everything looks good. I have not used it yet,...
          Everything looks good. I have not used it yet, but with Makita you know there will be no issues!
          by Scott
          • Verified Purchase
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