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Offline Spike60

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You can't knock-a Tanaka
« on: February 27, 2011, 08:56:14 am »
Interesting that Tanaka gets a forum of it's own here. I actually have one myself, a 320 top handle. And by virtue of the fact that it was my only top handle saw, it has always gotten some trigger time. Well built little machine.

I remember that Tanaka did build a 60cc class saw. That would probably be an interesting find.

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Re: You can't knock-a Tanaka
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 09:13:46 am »
My UPS driver has a Tanaka 60cc saw. He actually bought a 200$ carbide rescue chain from me for it, he was using it to demolish a old cabin and needed the chain to cut through roofing.  He says it heavy but starts everytime.

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Re: You can't knock-a Tanaka
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 06:45:40 pm »
Who is Tanaka owned by??

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Re: You can't knock-a Tanaka
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 06:59:11 pm »
Hitachi? At least partnered with them.

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Re: You can't knock-a Tanaka
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 08:31:42 pm »
Who knows now days on the chainsaws. Dont seem them same quality they used to be.

tanaka history

In 1989, Tanaka’s USA assets and marketing rights were purchased by the Ariens Co. of Brillion, Wisconsin. Soon after, a new subsidiary company of Ariens, Tanaka Ltd., was established to continue marketing and support of Tanaka products. In 1990, a new line of Ariens brand 2-cycle handheld products (made by Tanaka) was introduced for Ariens Distributors and Dealers. In 1992, Ariens discontinued its relationship with Tanaka and ISM was established by a five long-time Tanaka employees.

In May of 2007, Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd from Japan acquired Tanaka and created two new companies- Nikko Tanaka Engineering Co., Ltd. to conduct OPE manufacturing and domestic sales in Japan and then Nikko Tanaka Engineering USA Ltd., to conduct North American sales and support, based out of Auburn, WA.

By January 2009, the business functions of Nikko Tanaka Engineering USA were fully absorbed as a brand within Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd’s North American division; Hitachi Koki USA Ltd (commonly referred to as Hitachi Power Tools) based out of Norcross, GA. The goal has been to create synergy between Tanaka Outdoor Power Equipment and the Hitachi Power Tool business resulting in improved business efficiencies, and the collaboration of product lines to benefit from technological innovations, as well as share in R&D endeavors going forward.
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