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Where Have All the Dolmars Gone?

What You Need to Know About the Future of Dolmar Chainsaws

By  | Chain Saw Product Expert

Rest assured, Dolmar chainsaws are not gone. However, the name will be changing to Makita.

While remaining models under the name Dolmar are still being sold, they will be replaced once they're sold out.

The same design, engineering, and manufacturing goes into providing reliable quality, powerful performance, and ergonomic comfort.

So while the name has changed, the characteristics that made Dolmar a trusted brand still remain.

How Dolmar Became Makita
TransitionIn 1991, Makita acquired Dolmar. While Makita was familiar with electric-powered tools, Dolmar was experienced with gasoline-powered tools.

Combining their knowledge and expertise enabled them to create an outstanding marriage of raw power and cutting edge technology.

For approximately 25 years now, the two brands have continued to market and sell their products under different names. But because Makita has built such a strong brand name for itself over the years, they’ve decided to merge their outdoor power equipment and Dolmar’s products under one name – Makita.

Maintaining Dolmar Quality Engineering
QualityFor those of you who have loyally stood behind the Dolmar name, you can trust that you’re getting the same product. Makita gas-powered tools are exactly the same in design and quality as the Dolmar power equipment.

The two companies joined forces 25 years ago, so many Dolmar models made over the years have had an equivalent Makita model as well. The only real differences were the color and the name.

How They Will Transition
ProductAny Dolmar and teal Makita chainsaws still in stock will be sold first, and then the change will take place. You’ll begin to see Makita chainsaws dressed in the warm red just like the Dolmar chainsaws. That’s because they are the still the same saw you trust from Dolmar, just under a more widely recognized name.

The teal colored Makita chainsaws will also be converting to warm red. So whether you're a Makita fan or a Dolmar fan, you'll be able to get the same great saw you've come to trust in the all new warm red Makita chainsaws.

The same transition will be occurring with other power equipment, such as leaf blowers and string trimmers, but will feature the Makita blue/teal coloring instead of the Dolmar warm red. The Dolmar warm red will only be used for the chainsaws.

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