Rest assured, Dolmar leaf blowers are not gone. However, the name has changed to Makita.
As remaining models under the name Dolmar were sold out, the newly branded teal Makita leaf blowers took their place.
The same design, engineering, and manufacturing goes into providing reliable quality, powerful performance, and ergonomic comfort.
So while the name has changed, the characteristics that made Dolmar a trusted brand still remain.
How Dolmar's Name Changed
In 1991, Makita acquired Dolmar. While Makita was familiar with electric-powered equipment, Dolmar was experienced with gasoline-powered equipment.
Combining their knowledge and expertise enabled them to create an outstanding marriage of raw power and cutting edge technology.
For over 25 years now, the two brands have continued to market and sell their equipment under different names. But because Makita has built such a strong brand name for itself over the years, they decided to merge their outdoor power equipment and Dolmar’s products under one name – Makita.
Continuing Dolmar Quality
For those of you who have loyally stood behind the Dolmar name, you can trust that you’re getting the same product.
Makita gas-powered equipment is exactly the same in design and quality as the Dolmar power equipment.
The two companies joined forces 25 years ago, so many of the Dolmar models made over the years have had an equivalent Makita model as well. The only real differences were the color and the name.
What Exactly Changed?
You'll see that Makita leaf blowers have the same quality design and features that you've come to love and expect from the Dolmar name.
So whether you're a Makita fan or a Dolmar fan, you'll be able to get the same great blower you've come to trust in the blue/teal Makita leaf blowers.
The same transition has taken place for chainsaws and string trimmers as well. However, while the chainsaws carried over the warm red coloring from Dolmar, the string trimmers and leaf blowers are sporting the Makita blue/teal coloring.