Author Topic: first look at a Dolmar ME 246.4 pole saw...side x side with a Echo PPT 266  (Read 451 times)

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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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Well it just arrived today and i had to compare it to what i consider one of the best pole saws available. Here are some side x side shots of the new Dolmar ME 246.4 pole saw beside an Echo PPT 266.
Retail on the Dolmar is $749.95 MSRP
Retail on the Echo is $599.99 MSRP

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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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IMHO Echo still takes the top spot in quality of the bar mount/adjuster category.

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Offline Cut4fun .

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Only thing I didnt see you compare was the weights?

I like my echo ppt due to being a 2 stroke.
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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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As some of you may know i have become a dolmar fanboy but at this point i was thinking Dolmar screwed the pooch on this one until....

collapsed length with the power heads lined up even as best i could by eye.
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And now for extended all the way out.
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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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For anyone that has ever ran one of these back breakers there is one thing that is an important consideration when buying one...weight

i weighed each end with the unit sitting flat on the floor.
first up the business end

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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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Dry power head weights. Keep in mind that the Dolmar also holds 80ml of oil in  the crankcase

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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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Only thing I didnt see you compare was the weights?

I like my echo ppt due to being a 2 stroke.

already ahead of you but hadnt posted it yet
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Cool.  They do get heavy. 

You have any good shoulder strap set ups to help control these bad boys when extended all the way out?  I know just holding on for dear life gets tiring after using half a day.
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Offline Nathaniel Vansickle

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The echo doesnt come with anything but does have a loop to attach a strap to. Dolmar comes with one of those standard over the shoulder straps. I bet one of the X strap setups for the brush cutters would work good.

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5105H and 6400H in stock

Performance Outdoor Equipment
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Dolmar, Echo, Jonsered


 

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