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What happened to blue Smurf Makitas?

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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!
 
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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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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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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?
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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USA+Canada: Makita gas RED, Makita electric BLUE
Europe: Dolmar RED, Makita BLUE and both can be gas or electric - depends on the market
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
 
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I suppose I'm in the minority but I am drawn to that blue smurf color scheme.
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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