The manufacturer promotes this as the “world’s first 4-stroke power cutter” which should make it stand out right away. The Makita EK7651H is one innovative saw. The features point to this regularly including the advanced oil separation and lubrication system which extends engine life by improving valve train durability. A convenient on/off/choke single lever switch makes it easier to operate and the shielded exhaust plus spark arrestor screen make it safer to use as well.
Without getting too technical, Makita put a great deal of thought into the design and function of this product. It shows in such things as the external fuel tank which has a vent to eliminate the possibility of pressure being built up inside and the sealed cartridge recoil starter rope. This alone reduces the chance of dust or debris somehow sneaking into the housing fouling up anything to do with start-up. The cutting arm can be positioned in various ways to allow for centre or flush cutting, depending on the project and work space available. This professional 14-inch power cutter is designed to be used in concrete cutting applications and is the perfect product for contractors and construction crews. It should be in the tool shed of virtually any tradesman.
Shipping weight is 34.5-pounds and this saw also has an oil level check, easy to access carburetor and replaceable fuel tank filter. The complete package includes the Makita EK7651H Power Cutter, a wrench, a Torx wrench, screwdriver, adapter ring, tool kit, oil bottle and water supply kit. Online reviews are positive in relation to how this product operates and the design plus features. The 4-stroke power is a huge bonus with customers pointing out that not only is this model powerful, it runs quieter than some of its 2-stroke competitors. In fact, one reviewer commented that the sound and smell reminded him of a go cart, “…which is kind of cool!” The five-stage air cleaning system, no need for pre-mixing fuel and ease of operation all score high in the eyes of online consumers.
One reviewer did point out that getting this Makita saw started took several pulls of the starter rope when it was first unpackaged, but following priming and choking, the saw started quicker and with maybe five pulls after warming up. If you are looking for a solid professional saw that is powerful, yet quiet to operate, this would be one of your better bets. Read more…