Makita Dual Mass
Vibration Dampening Technology
Working with Chainsaws and other heavy outdoor power equipment can be a strain on anyone. Hours of using machinery can become uncomfortable and working with tougher than usual materials can create a lot of vibration, causing mishaps and possible health problems.
Which is why Makita came up with the Dual Mass (M2M) system, a way to seperate equipment into two effective parts, one for comfort and the other for power.
The highlighted area on the diagram shows where the chainsaw handle is separate from the engine, bar and chain. The handle is separated by dampening springs which absorb the vibrations of the engine and from cutting.
Maximum Power with Minimum Effort
Makita have developed a particularly effective system for damping engine vibrations: the Makita two-mass system known as M2M.
The vibrating mass, consisting of the engine, bar and chain, is isolated from the other parts of the chainsaw by vibration damper elements. The damping mass is thus greater and – in accordance with the physical law of inertia – more effective than simply damping the handles as such.
Scientific measurements carried out by various test institutes have confirmed the remarkable effectiveness of the M2M system. Effective vibration damping reduces the physical stress of working with a chainsaw. The hands remain steady when cutting and the guide bar can be guided safely and accurately.