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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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