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Dolmar GmbH
Type GmbH
Founded 1927
Headquarters Hamburg, Germany
Industry Forestry equipment, Landscape maintenance
Products Industrial Chainsaws, String trimmers, and Leaf blowers

Dolmar chainsaw

1950s log bucking bandsaws

Dolmar GmbH is one of the oldest manufacturers of portable gasoline chainsaws and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company founder, Emil Lerp, developed in 1927 the "type A" saw, which weighed 125 lb and required two men to operate. It was tested on Mount Dolmar in the Thüringer forest and the company took its name from the test site.

Dolmar exhibited at the first international exhibition of wood in 1951 in Lyon, France where they presented the full range (of that time).

In 1975 the first rotary engine chain saw, the Dolmar KMS4 was launched and in 1987, according to the manufacturer's advertising, with the first to be fuel injected.

The company became Sachs-Dolmar in ? after a merger/takeover with Sachs ?.

In 1991 the then Sachs-Dolmar company was acquired by Japanese power tool manufacturer Makita.

The chainsaw lines for both Dolmar and Makita brands are built in Germany.


The company also manufactures brush cutters, and electrical and engine powered trimmers, lawnmowers , and saws , and garden shredders and leaf vacuums. But its flagship product is the still chainsaw.

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Based on a translation from the french Wikipedia > the English version.

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