ArboristSite.com Sponsors
 
 


Makita 6421 good price?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Canatct, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Canatct

    Canatct ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    Hi folks! Looking for some advice.
    My parents heat with a Hardy H2 (which is great). My dad passed away 1 year ago this month, so I stepped in to cut the firewood. He left behind a Husqvarna 450, which has been a great saw. April 2018 I purchased a Makita 6421 from a local Makita/Stihl dealer. Great saw but I returned it for a refund only because we don’t burn wood at our home and needed the $$ for my family. I now have the money so called the dealer and spoke with manager who said he still has the very saw I returned and I can buy it for $535 + tax. No return policy but still get new saw warranty. Is this a good deal? It’s the blue version if that matters. Any advice would be welcome.
     
  2. computeruser

    computeruser Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    6,685
    Likes Received:
    2,954
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    That price is fine.
     
  3. Ryan'smilling

    Ryan'smilling Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    4,637
    Location:
    Western WI
    Can't get them in blue anymore. Personally I think it looks cool.
     
  4. Canatct

    Canatct ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    Thanks for your reply’s. Is there a way to tell what year it was manufactured?
    Has there been any changes other than color to the 6421?
     
  5. cuinrearview

    cuinrearview Red saw lover

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    5,503
    Likes Received:
    9,420
    Location:
    Hillsdale, MI
  6. Ozhoo

    Ozhoo Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    2,182
    Location:
    North Georgia
    Tank decal will tell you everything you need

    201707.jpg
     
    Dahmer likes this.
  7. Canatct

    Canatct ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    I’m going to the store tomorrow. I was surprised to find he still had the same saw I returned 10 months ago. Said he just hadn’t taken the time to paperwork the return to Makita.
    I didn’t ask for price on 6100 or anything else, just the blue 6421.
    I appreciate the help.
     
  8. Wood Doctor

    Wood Doctor Edwin

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    10,240
    Likes Received:
    5,990
    Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I bought a used one a few years back for $450 shipped (power head only) and sold it to one of my buddies for same. I believe I replaced the sprocket bearing. That was all it needed besides the 32" bar and chain. He loves the saw and mills with it:
    Ripping Ash1.jpg
     
  9. Oldsawnut

    Oldsawnut Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,224
    Likes Received:
    302
    Location:
    Washington St.
    Sounds like you are getting a pretty good deal considering you would be buying it from them twice and they stored it 10 months for you :) They are great saws with lots of love around here especially for the upgradability.
     
    Wood Doctor likes this.
  10. foeke

    foeke ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2015
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    276
    Location:
    DE
    Not sure why you mention the 6100, but it is the modern option. Same power, less fuel, way lighter, cheaper parts. For the same price.


    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G955F met Tapatalk
     
  11. Canatct

    Canatct ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    I loved the saw but only have the husky 450 to compare it to, which has been great. Starts every time and cuts good. Just takes a little extra time to get the job done.
    I called to price a new 6100 and he remembered my story and told me he still had the 6421. The store is Southern States. 2 stores 15 minutes apart. One stocks STIHL and the other Makita. Very good folks to deal with.
     
  12. MS460WOODCHUCK

    MS460WOODCHUCK Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    4,875
    Likes Received:
    1,295
    Location:
    Ohio
    With a 450 I wouldn't even consider a 6100. Very good saws but way bulky for 60cc saw and as far as having more power than the 6421, not IMO. The 6421 is on a larger scale saw which it doesn't feel to me compared to the bulky 6100 and the 6421 can always be upgraded to 73,79 and 84cc.
     
  13. Dahmer

    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2017
    Messages:
    3,987
    Likes Received:
    11,766
    Location:
    Makita, PA
    You won’t regret that 6421 and if the time comes, upgrade it to a 7900.
     
    MS460WOODCHUCK and Flint Mitch like this.

Share This Page