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What happened to blue Smurf Makitas?

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  1. livemusic

    livemusic ArboristSite Operative

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    I keep learning about various Makita saws and each time I get interested, I'm hoping it's blue but, nope, it's orange! I suppose I'm in the minority but I am drawn to that blue smurf color scheme. What's up with so much orange now? Is there a general statement that can be made about blue color no longer available? USA or just what is going on with that? Like, right now, I am looking at 35cc to 50cc saws. Last week, it was bigger saws but I'm over that, lol. TIA!
     
  2. Adam08ski

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    Uk has blue Makita. I just got a 6100. Loved the little 420/4300/421 or what ever they call them now. Great great great little saw. Knocked the little ms241 I had out the park imo
     
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    Huh.. on the Canadian website they are now orange too.
     
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    My understanding is that once Makita killed off the Dolmar name they changed their pro saws into Dolmar red and homeowner makitas are still blue.
     
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    That is not the case in Europe they are all Blue.
     
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    USA+Canada: Makita gas RED, Makita electric BLUE
    Europe: Dolmar RED, Makita BLUE and both can be gas or electric - depends on the market
     
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    When did this change? It must have been within the last year cause I was looking at a catalogue in 2018 and they were all blue here in canada
     
  9. Matt93eg

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    I’m with you. I love the blue. I scored a 6401 a while back in blue. Love it. Just a sexy looking saw IMO and the muffler and top cover on mine are blacked out. Love the blue/black scheme.
     
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    I agree to, I love my blue 6401 as well. I do need to find some black top covers though.
     
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    Here is a few pics of my 6401.
     

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