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Offline pigpen60

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makita 6401
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:22:46 pm »
just wonderin, the Makita 6401 is a dolmar 6400 just wearing blue?

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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 02:24:31 pm »
Yes I had 6401 = 6400 with a 7900 top also called 7901 makita.

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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 04:38:31 pm »
Yep! color is the only diff.  Got 3 blue ones.  1-6401/7901, 2-6401/84cc BBK.
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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 01:42:27 pm »
whats it take to change the chain from .325 to 3/8?

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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 01:47:40 pm »
Never seen a 6400/6401/6421 with .325? couldn't even imagine some one converting it?

To answer your question, a different rim sprocket and bar for the kind of chain you are going to use.
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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 02:19:02 pm »
was reading where someone bought a rental saw from a box store, figured they would have consumer type chain.

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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 03:22:09 pm »
ok did some reading, comes with 3/8 .050 chain. don't mind me got my head up my exhaust.

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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 07:24:06 pm »
No problem
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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 08:15:02 am »
Never seen a 6401 w/.325 chain.  If someone had converted it from 3/8 to .325 all you would need is a 3/8 rim sprocket and a 3/8 bar.  Just thinking never seen a D009 mt roller tip bar in .325.  .325 could be done with a hard tip bar but what for.
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Re: makita 6401
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 05:53:03 pm »
Will a 665 Solo coil work on a 6401 Makita?

 

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