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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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The Makita Chain Saw I bought is easy to assemble and 20' s is a big chain, it has good power to ...
The Makita Chain Saw I bought is easy to assemble and 20' s is a big chain, it has good power to make big cuts. The only drawback I encountered was that the parts were hard to find, for example replacement chains for the chain saw, were not sold in retail stores.
by Glad
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1 person found this helpful
This is a great saw especially for the price point....
This is a great saw especially for the price point. It is a plastic clamshell design with the crankcase between. I replaced the stock chain with an Oregon chisel chain. Strong running saw. I ran mine side by side with a 455 husqvarna and would average 1-1/2 cuts to the 455's one.
by Clark89
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3 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
  • Verified Purchase
Nice well built saw, light, and powerful....
Nice well built saw, light, and powerful.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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2 people found this helpful
Makita saws are made by Dolmar in Germany. Quality and performance on par with Stihl and Husqvarn...
Makita saws are made by Dolmar in Germany. Quality and performance on par with Stihl and Husqvarna. If treated well these saws should last someone a lifetime.
by Woodchip
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    4 people found this helpful
    lasted less then a year...
    lasted less then a year
    by Mateo
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    1 person found this helpful
    Tons of power ,make sure you adjust the idle
    Tons of power ,make sure you adjust the idle
    by David
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    • Recommended Product
    Wonderful product. Went through many types of wood with ease....
    Wonderful product. Went through many types of wood with ease. Easy to start and not too heavy as well. Highly recommended, would purchase again
    by TODD
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    have used sthil for years this is as good or...
    have used sthil for years this is as good or better at half the price
    by Sam
    • Verified Purchase
    2 people found this helpful
    This is a great saw. But—It was way too much...
    This is a great saw. But—It was way too much for me to handle
    by DAV42
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    1 person found this helpful
    Very powerful and oem chain is the best one I've ever got with a saw. I ordered two skip chains a...
    Very powerful and oem chain is the best one I've ever got with a saw. I ordered two skip chains also to cut a 38" round ash and the makita put the other guys 455 rancher to shame, revs faster, with very little bogging compared to the 455 (both saws running 20" bar and new Oregon skip chains)
    by Al
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    • Recommended Product
    5 people found this helpful
    Purchased to replace my Stihl MS271 and Husq 55 Ranch for falling as needed and bucking fire wood...
    Purchased to replace my Stihl MS271 and Husq 55 Ranch for falling as needed and bucking fire wood (12 cord year average). This saw is in line with the Husq as my Stihl is 5 cc lighter (no comparison, this Makita way out performs it). Out of the box the saw is a shredder, easily performs as well or better than the Rancher. Chain tension-er on my purchase is fine. Not at all disappointed. This is a short term review, yet to see the test of time.
    by SMF
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      4 people found this helpful
      I'm sure it's a great saw however when I got it and went to assemble it the chain tensioner broke...
      I'm sure it's a great saw however when I got it and went to assemble it the chain tensioner broke. Put the chain and bar on and when using the little screw driver supplied the tensior snapped in 2 as soon as I got the chain was about to tighten up. Upon inspection it's a very flimsy peice. Looked online for a new one and it's already been discontinued and replaced with a new part number. Hopefully that one is stronger.
      by Jay
        1 person found this helpful
        Pull rope jammed up and saw was extremely didficult to...
        Pull rope jammed up and saw was extremely didficult to start
        by Ben
        • Verified Purchase
        Easy to assemble, just put the blade and chain on. Very easy start. I was warned about the big ch...
        Easy to assemble, just put the blade and chain on. Very easy start. I was warned about the big chainsaws being heavy and cause you to tire faster so this came as no surprise. Sucker flew through good size trees like butter, often catching me by surprise and almost over shooting the hinge in my cut. Take your time and let it do the work for you. After doing a lot of research on chainsaws I was finding that Makita had some of the best price to power ratios out there and and it showed while using it. I'm loving it!
        by Darkscourge
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        • Recommended Product
        4 people found this helpful
        Runs great real powerhouse ...
        Runs great real powerhouse
        by Chip
        • Verified Purchase
        This is an awesome saw! Tons of power. ...
        This is an awesome saw! Tons of power. Rips it’s way through 2 year seasoned 36” white oak trunk wood without hesitation. Cranks on the second pull cold, first pull hot. I have 2 Stihl MS290s and they are anemic compared to this saw, plus they are a pain to get started despite meticulous care.
        by Richard
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        4 people found this helpful
        This saw is by far the most powerful,fast reving and...
        This saw is by far the most powerful,fast reving and superbly designed than any other one in this price range! Not a built in China saw but a saw built in Germany by a company that knows how to make the best saws in the industry.. This is a new model and I couldn’t be happier with this chain saw fo!
        by offgridMainer
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        4 people found this helpful
        Great tool, easy to use after reading the user manual...
        Great tool, easy to use after reading the user manual and following all the safety instructions.
        by Mozz
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        2 people found this helpful
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