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    Makita UC4030A Chainsaw

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    UC4030A
    This 16-inch, 14.5-amp, corded-electric chain saw from Makita weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-free bar adjuster, and a 1-year warranty.
    Description
    This 16-inch, 14.5-amp, corded-electric chain saw from Makita weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-free bar adjuster, and a 1-year warranty.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Cutting speed

    Cutting speed

    How fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.

     /  5
    Safety

    Safety

    Consists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Based on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.

     /  5
    Handling

    Handling

    Denotes horizontal cutting, vertical cutting, saw weight, and vibration (as measured with a vibration meter).

     /  5
    Weight

    Weight

    The weight, to the nearest pound, for a fully assembled saw with bar and chain but without any gas or oil added.

     /  5
    Bar length tested

    Bar length tested

    Length of the bar tested from all available lengths.

     /  5

    About

    The Makita UC4030A is part of the Chainsaws test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Chainsaws models like the UC4030A are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Cutting speed How fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.

    Safety Consists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.

    Ease of use Based on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.

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