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#224129 3-Nov-2017 21:00
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Hi all,


Does anyone own and use the Makita  EM2650LH 25.4 cc Petrol Brushcutter and if so is it any good? Asking because i'm thinking of replacing my old Jonsered 2-stroke Brushcutter with one

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  #1895350 4-Nov-2017 22:06
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I can't give you precisely the advice you're looking for but maybe this will be of use.


I've got a Makita EX2650LH multi-function powerhead that I use mainly with its brushcutter attachment and which I believe has the same engine as the EM2650LH.


It's a well-crafted, well-balanced unit.  It's been very reliable and has always started on the first few pulls of the starter cord.  It's relatively quiet compared to 2-stroke units.  


I find it difficult to rate with respect to raw power.  It replaced an Echo 2-stroke backpack brushtrimmer, and the flexi-shaft of the backpack design robs power.  Therefore, even though the Makita seems to be as powerful as the Echo was, it may not be so powerful as a competing 2-stroke unit; I wouldn't know.


Oil changes are easy even for a nonmechanical type like me, and the sump is translucent with obvious markings, so you won't inadvertently run it with insufficient oil.


Good luck!





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