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A chain saw is a portable mechanical saw that cuts with a set of teeth attached to a rotating chain that runs along a guide bar. It is used in activities such as tree felling, limbing, bucking, pruning, cutting firebreaks in wildland fire suppression and harvesting of firewood.
Chain saws have been in use since the early 1900s.
Husqvarna 16-inch 120 Mark II chainsaw is ideal for tasks such as tree pruning, firewood cutting and hobby work. 38cc X-Torq engine reduces fuel consumption and gasoline emissions. LowVib anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels for the operator.
Simple tensioning system allows for quick adjustments while working. Compact, lightweight chainsaw that’s designed to start up easily Low kickback safety features, including built-in safety break, reduces risk during operation.
Automatic oiler delivers a steady supply of chain lubrication for safe and effective use. Air Injection air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, improving engine life.
I bought this chainsaw 6 months ago. It worked fine and started fairly easy when I used Trufuel 50:1. One day the chain fell off while it was running. I wasn’t sure if it was my fault or the machine, but when I took the cover off and put on a new chain I could not put the cover back (now I know that I need to reset the brake).
Brought it to Canadian Tire at Uxbridge but they WOULD NOT take it for repair. It said very clearly on the website there is a TWO YEAR REPAIR Warranty at any Canadian Tire location and I had the machine for 6 months.
No point of arguing with the lady. I contacted Husqvarna and was told to go to a service center but the shop manager said they would not honor the warranty (Huh!!??). Also, when I called 1-800 Husqvarna you can NEVER talk to a live person, it always tells you to visit their website.
Anyway, I am trying to purchase a replacement cover from Husqvarna and then I would try to sell this chainsaw. I ended up buying a STIHL from the service center where I know I can get good after sales support.
Husqvarna is not bad but there are virtually no dealer/warranty support.
Bought in March of 2022 at tractor supply. Used 3 different cutting sessions. Has not ran correctly since I got it!I! Continiously wont start, wont run full throttle!! Was advised at tractor supply that it was adjusted at sea level.
Has the carb adjusted for the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. It ran like a scalded dog for one cutting session 6 trees. Picked it up the next day and same old song and dance wont run full throttle, wont stay running and just basically a piece of crap!! Thos has been the worse chainsaw that I have ever owned from day one.
I bought this at CTC a month ago after first trying to save a few bucks on a larger, cheaper off brand saw. That first one never even started so I returned it and bought the Husqvarna 120. Good move.
Started after a few pulls and it works great on smaller to medium sized limbs and downed trees. One thing I did discover. Don’t skimp with regular grade fuel. I tried that at first and though it started up quickly, it didn’t run very smoothly and stalled out a lot.
I switched over to premium gas with Husqvarna 2 cycle oil and it was a different story. It now starts right up, idles well and runs perfectly under load. Very happy with this purchase.
Cut down wood as well as work time with the DeWALT DCCS620B compact cordless saw! This compact chainsaw from the DeWALT 20V MAX system of tools features a cordless, lightweight configuration designed for smooth operability and maximum user control.
It uses a 12″ bar and chain for wood construction and outdoor cutting applications. Along with its high-efficiency brushless motor, this DCCS620B saw is for use to maximize runtime and motor life. Additionally, this unit offers a tool-free chain tensioning and bar tightening knob that allows tension tuning without the usage of any tools for proper bar clamping force.
Furthermore, this chainsaw is integrated with a low kickback on operation, specifically designed to minimize the bore cut. It allows up to 90 cuts per charge on 4 x 4 pressure-treated wood with a 20V MAX 5Ah (sold separately).
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This is a really great concept. Using a 20 Volt battery (Which I have several of) to power a chainsaw is a great idea. The oil fill cap flips up to give you a handle then unscrews 1/4 turn to pull out.
How much easier could that be? The fill hole has a lip all around to avoid spilled oil to spread everywhere. That’s what makes most of the mess on a chainsaw. They’ve made it really easy to insert or remove the battery when it’s time for a replacement.
The chain tensioner is really a great concept. Like the oil fill, you flip up half of the cap to make a handle, turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise until you get the tension right then flip it down to lock it.
It’s that simple There are a couple things I’m not too crazy about. It leaks oil. If you store it flat, the oiler doesn’t stop the flow and you’ll end up with the counter and the bottom of the saw having oil on them.
Not a huge deal but =you need to store it with the bar and tensioner side on top. The other thing is the power. It works great for small jobs but don’t plan to cut down trees with it. That’s not what it’s designed for and it won’t perform like that.
It’s great for cutting up smaller branches and maybe some firewood. I returned mine and ordered the bigger, 60 volt saw with the 16″ bar. I’m pretty sure I’ll be happy with that. Overall I would recommend this saw for light work.
Make sure to get the DeWalt branded chain saw oil and fill your well before trying it out. Some YouTube videos suggest vegetable oil – DO NOT DO THAT! The instructions in the pamphlet are not easy to follow nor do they provide enough information.
You will need to watch several YouTube videos on safety and usage first. Otherwise the product is excellent. It is built for smaller jobs. Don’t expect to get out there and cut down a 70 foot pine! If a tree goes down because of a storm, you can easily use this thing to take the limbs down while waiting for a pro to come with proper equipment to dispose of the rest of the tree.
It is easy to get overconfident with this thing because of the size. IT IS STILL A CHAIN SAW. Be careful – wearing eye protection is a must.
I bought this saw a couple months ago and absolutely love it! No more yanking a rope, toxic gas fumes or loud saw idling in between cuts. I found myself doing more because this saw makes it so much more simple.
Its not as powerful as a gas saw of course, but it does a lot better than I expected and rips right through everything. Ive used it for pruning, cutting down wild trees and cutting up branches to size for firewood and it does wonderful.
Ive even cut down and then cut up a couple trees the full length of the blade and it went right through it without bogging down at all. I was impressed how easily it it did for such a light saw. I was using a Xr 8ah battery which did seem to give it a little more power.
I use low amp batteries for smaller stuff and it does fine. I believe this is more aimed at home owners, but Im sure it would come handy for on the job too. I would highly recommend this saw and have to several of my friends.
The pole saw is handy too if your thinking of adding that to your arsenal. It doesnt have the power this does of course, but for pruning those hard to reach branches its great! Just be sure the blade is spinning before contact and it goes right through them very easily.
Discover the gold standard in heavy-duty, workhorse chainsaws. Husqvarna’s world-renowned 455 Rancher is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high-powered, responsive workmate for all cutting conditions.
It combines the raw power of an X-Torq engine with new innovations, such as the LowVib anti-vibration and Smart Start recoil systems. Prepare to get the job done with this outstanding saw.
I’m disabled with severe muscle and tendon tears in the left half of my back and two crushed discs, and thus in severe pain 24/7/365. Once one is surviving on disability, it’s impossible to afford most services of companies to do things for you anymore, so it now becomes things one has to do on their own.
One of those things was figuring out how to save on bills, like the electric bill, and a wood stove for the winter was a superb example. Once the money was saved up to get the stove and piping for it (and put up myself, which was really fun with my back!), now I needed wood.
There was no way I could afford to buy wood. So decided no matter the pain, I would have to cut and split my own. Living in the country made it easy to find trees that were down from storms – in peoples’ yards, or where I could get to them easily.
Many trees were already halfway seasoned. One tree in particular, a black walnut, was old and dead and hard as rock. I got the 455 Rancher because of the price and because it seemed to have good specs.
I’ve used it for almost two years and it runs good and gets the job done. Once in a while it may give a fart in summer time and give trouble starting, but not often. It’s not powerful, but I got the black walnut cut up in 18″ pieces (limbs that I didn’t have to split) pretty easily.
The trunk, having a 3′ diameter, was another creature. The 20″ bar made it a little hard to do, but the motor at least had just enough power to get as much as I could out of that trunk. I think I had to stop at about 2′ diameter which left about 35′ of trunk (I wish I’d had the money to have it taken to the sawmill and cut into long slabs so I could have made a really nice desk out of it.
I mean think of it, black walnut, a *beautiful* wood for furniture!). It’s a tough little chainsaw. It even got run over by my ’90 Chevy half ton truck and all it got were some rubber marks on the case and ran like nothing had happened to it.
It’s still not a *powerful* saw, so keep that in mind. It can do large trees *IF* one knows what they’re doing, but will take a while longer to do them. A sharp chain is an *extreme* must with this saw so that the engine doesn’t have to work so hard.
I’d recommend this chainsaw mainly for smaller stuff than I used it for. I always wished I’d gotten something *meant* for the things I was using/needing a chainsaw for. This saw was great at doing anything with trees that were 1′ diameter or smaller.
It’s easy to use, easy to start, easy to clean. It does have a little trouble after a while with the bar oil feeder. it starts to give a lot more than is needed and adjusting it doesn’t seem to help.
I never could figure out how to fix it, but it didn’t use it up so fast I needed to keep gallons and gallons around, just starts using a little more than is really necessary, that’s all. It’s a little heavy, for just a saw for mostly homeowners with small tree and shrub work to do, but since it takes a beating and keeps running, this is the ticket for those folks.
Overall, if you don’t plan to cut timber larger than 1′ in diameter, this is the saw to get, especially because the price is nice and deals can be found all over easily.
My 455 Rancher is currently with a dealer awaiting warranty service approval. Generally, I praise Husqvarna in quality, so I likely bought a rare defective item from Lowe’s. It’s to be noted, that Lowe’s and there employees proved thoroughly useless in assistance.
This 455 Rancher behaved oddly from the start with the brake handle being a bit vibratory. With perhaps no more than 20 hours actual run time on the chainsaw, while cutting a log, it seized and the cover plate along with the entire brake clutch assembly shot off and out into the woods.
Always wear PPE, less I might have lost an eye and some finger to shrapnel. The coil spring for the braking mechanism looked like a stretch slinky. The plastic mounting components were shredded. Again, I think this a fluke against Husqvarna’s usual quality and reliability.
Hopefully, there warranty and service department will prove above average and replace the unit.
I bought this saw as a replacement for a Husqvarna I had for over 25 years. That saw was a beast and and I cut many a tree with it. It was extremely durable and just kept on running. After 25 years it started giving me more trouble than it was worth so I bought this Rancher.
I can’t speak to the durability of this one yet as I’ve only had it for a few month and have only cut one large Cherry tree and some misc. debris across a 4 wheeler trail but it doesn’t seem to have the power that my old Husqvarna did? It cuts well but it seems like it struggles a bit more than my old one.
Also, after that one tree (it was a big one) and those few smaller downed trees, the chain was so dull it almost wouldn’t cut anymore. I’m happy enough with the saw and time will tell on how well it holds up but it just doesn’t seem to have the power of my old one and I’m not sure why the chain would get so dull so fast?.
This 3. 5 HP 14. 5 Amp chainsaw is a cut above the rest. The Worx exclusive, patented tool-free chain replacement and auto tensioning system eliminates the headaches faced with most other chain saws.
You don’t need to be a lumberjack to operate a chainsaw. The auto-tension system includes a single, oversized knob that secures the bar and chain and maintains proper tension during operation automatically.
I bought this chainsaw last month and used it for the 1st time on yesterday (14Apr2022). It performed without any hiccups and my nephew was able to cut an upright dead branch off my dogwood tree in about 15 minutes.
Although I did not have any chainsaw oil, I was able to substitute vegetable oil/canola oil (after I Google-d alternatives for chainsaw oil). I am glad I bought this chainsaw. It’s not heavy at all. even for me (a woman).
I was able to register the warranty info online. My only problem was determining the serial number. There is no reference on the chainsaw nor the packaging stating “Serial number is _______”. There were two numbers with no reference, so I chose one and entered it.
The WORX website accepted it; therefore, I assume that on was the serial number.
I recently had a fire at home. It was mostly outside. The 50+ mph winds intensified the fire. I had quite a few trees that were burnt and killed. Insurance would only pay a small amount for what they call ruble removal.
I had a professional come in and fell the trees and cut up the really large sections of trunks. The balance, I have been working on with this Worx electric chainsaw. So far, it is doing a remarkable job.
I believe that I will have firewood for the fireplace for several years, thanks to the ability of this saw. Time will tell.
Purchased thru Amazon, read instructions and couldn’t get it to start. I called troubleshooting after verifying my power & 1st asked if there was anything else I could try. The rep didn’t hesitate, started process to send another.
As we finished she suggested I try moving the safety bar back then forward again(truth is, the step I forgot). It fired right up! Then the work began. This chewed thru branches & within 30 minutes I had trimmed up the felled branches.
Then I went after the 5’ tall trunk that was a good 18-20” in diameter. It took about 4 minutes but it’s down & outta my yard. It’s light weight but worked great! I have a battery operated saw but the battery isn’t holding a charge and the replacement is $25 less than this chainsaw.
So, cost, efficient, hard working, easy to handle and then customer service, I’m sold and so happy I bought. (FYI, I’m 68 year old woman retired from telephone industry).
First off, I used to be a professional lumberjack. I just bought a Husqvarna saw. Bought brand new jerry can for gas. Properly mixed 50:1 oil with premium gasoline. Saw died after 6 hours. Still under warranty.
Brand new saw. Have proof of all my purchases and Husqvarna just said I mixed fuel improperly w/o any proof. I said I have all the proof that I didn’t and they said doesn’t matter. Every time I reached out with more proof and evidence they gave me another run around and excuse.
Their machine malfunctioned after 6hrs and they won’t honor the warranty. It’s so frustrating because I didn’t do anything wrong. The dealer I called told me Husqvarna doesn’t honor their warranty anymore and that there is nothing I can do.
Buyer beware. I’ll be buying Stihl from now on as I’ve heard they honor their warranty.
I got this for my husband based on reviews both on the net and on YouTube. He has two other Husqvarna chainsaws for smaller work but he needed something for very large hardwoods that fell during two large storms.
We have 7 acres of land that are heavily wooded. I am a Stihl gal, but this purchase sold me on the Husqvarna product. It is easy to start. It was like a plug-and-play. It didn’t stall out ever, it is incredibly powerful and he is extremely happy with it.
I recommend going to Youtube and checking out what others have to say about this chainsaw, you will not be disappointed.
Purchased this chainsaw because it had a 24” bar. This saw will get the job done quick. As with any saw this size it’s a little heavier than most but it’s very well balanced and while using it I didn’t find that it mattered.
The saw has plenty of power and we have great luck with all of the husky saws we own. The 455 and above saws will do quick work if you’re clearing or doing storm cleanup. I prefer Husky over Stihl.
It is lighter and more efficient than a gas chainsaw, leaving you feeling and smelling better after working in the yard. This electric, cordless chainsaw is more compact and energy efficient than your old chainsaw, weighing in at just 6.
2 pounds. Skip the tiresome maintenance routines. This tool features an automatic, tool free tension system as well as automatic chain lubrication. Instead of filling up with gas, plug in the battery.
This package includes a 10-inch chainsaw, chain, chain bar, blade protection cover, charger, and battery.
POWER SHARE 20-Volt Li-Ion 10 in. Electric Cordless Chain Saw, Auto-Tension, Auto-Oiling Battery and Charger Included
Reviews From Real Customers
Have only used this once to cut up a six inch branch that came crashing down in the yard. Bought this for exactly that kind of situation. My loppers do fine cutting up the smaller branches but when I get to the thick stuff, it just isn’t worth firing up my large gas powered chainsaw for a six inch branch and is too time consuming and tiring to mess with a bow saw by hand.
This did the trick just fine and I was done in about ten minutes cutting up the thick branches as well as some other larger pieces I had lying around. Went through a really hardwood locust tree like cutting butter.
Some folks have said these tend to leak oil. I’ll have to keep my eye out for that, but I just filled the bar chain reservoir with enough oil for the job at hand so there wasn’t much left in the saw when I was done.
Saw was easy to assemble and chain is easy to put on and adjust. I’m a fan and have several other WORX products. Haven’t come across one that is not a winner yet. BTW, only used about one third of the battery charge for my 10 minutes of cutting, so I was very satisfied.
Purchased this late Spring with pole attachment to trim tree limbs. This Summer my 38ft, 16in diameter Maple discovered a new source of nutrition & begin dipping into the sewer line. Not a good result in toilet flushing action.
The previous owners didn’t take that into consideration when planting the Maple next to the sewer line. I knew I needed a longer saw to tackle removing the Maple & deliberated on the cost of bigger saw, or hiring an arborist.
Procrastination & spending time reflecting on options I looked at my 10in saw & decided to give it a go. I spent 3 full days dismantling the limbs leaving an 18ft, 16in diameter trunk. Sizing it up I thought I would give it a try.
By making large notches around the perimeter I was able to eventually bring that sucker down. All done on 3 batteries. Honest! This success was not without its mishaps & problems. The chain made its reluctance at such a task by jumping off several times but no big deal.
Gave time for a welcomed rest & restoring the chain back to its bar, a simple fix, thanks to no requirement for tools. I now have a large pile of “logs” seasoning for next winter’s fireplace. I went on to bring down a couple 8in fir trees, a 9in flowering plumb & removed magnolia limbs up to a full 10in.
Indeed, the little saw that could & still is doing, on the original chain. I did learn that trying to use it as a shrub trimmer is a big mistake. You will spend more time resetting the chain on the bar than any trimming you’ll do.
It doesn’t like taking little bites, but then that’s what hedge trimmers are for. Keep it well oiled & sawdust cleaned out & feed it fully charged 20V & it won’t disappoint.
In a pair of confident hands, a chainsaw is the ultimate backyard tool, able to tackle everything from brush and tree limbs to entire trees. The Husqvarna 435 E-Series 16-Inch 2. 2HP Gas Chainsaw is a great all-around saw, whether you’re a first time saw buyer with a backyard that needs taming, or a seasoned pro with rigorous performance demands.
One of the biggest hassles with gas-powered outdoor equipment is pull start engines and maintenance. Luckily, this Husqvarna chainsaw makes it simple. You’ll love how the Smart Start, combined with start/stop switch and fuel pump, makes it easier and less unwieldy to get this chainsaw going.
With a 2. 2 horsepower X-Torq engine, this chainsaw also has more efficient fuel consumption, and with the air purge and centrifugal air cleaning system, gunk doesn’t get between you and smooth operation.
Using this chainsaw is a breeze too. This saw features an ergonomic rear handle with anti-vibration technology built in. It also has tool-less chain tensioning, and with the 16-inch bar, you’ll have enough reach to tackle most cutting applications.
I have been working with chainsaws for 40 years. I’ve been an arborist, tree feller, limber, skidder operator, I’ve worked in lumber mills, and I even carve ice, I have bought probably a hundred chainsaws in my life.
I nearly lost half my hand with a climbing saw. I have the hamburger hand to prove it. On October 4th 2020 I purchased a Husqvarna 435E chainsaw from Lowe’s. After getting home and setting up the saw, I started it.
Even though I had engaged the chain brake as I do by habit before starting a saw. To my surprise after the second pull, the saw started and spooled up instantly. I nearly cut my leg off and almost killed my dog.
I stopped the saw and took the side plate off. The brake band is completely missing, not installed, making the chain brake useless. How can you allow saw to leave your factory without a chain brake?.
Saw was purchased brand new 4 months ago. 2 weeks ago it started great, now it won’t start. It’s only ever had Husqvarna pre-mixed fuel and Chain Oil in it. First time using a Husqvarna product and was very disappointed.
There customer service is terrible to, it’s a big pain to talk to anyone and to get service done. Now I have to wait 3 weeks for a repair center to diagnose the problem. 2 stars because when it works, it works well.
Bought this chainsaw 2 weeks ago, used for 2 times only. Used premixed fuel with manufacturer’s two-stroke oil. Very difficult to get it started with normal operation, had to pull trigger and pull starter cord.
After it was started, it didn’t stay running unless I pull the trigger and ran the saw. I felt dangerous to use this chainsaw.
SALEM MASTER Gas Powered Chainsaw has an ergonomic and lightweight design with high performance, making it a perfect tool for farm, garden, home use. The Gas Chainsaws comes with an automatic oiler supply system, delivering a steady supply of bar and chain oil for safe and effective use, this will help extend the using life of your chainsaw.
The chain saw is matched with a sharpen chain, which is right-angle cutting teeth, higher cutting efficiency, and longer use time. Feature: – Low kickback bar and chain for multi outdoor cutting applications – Auto oil supply system for continuous lubrication – Quick stop chain brake makes you use more securely – The safety throttle switch use more safer – Big rope wheel, easier to start, can reduce half of the resistance – Comfortable slip-free handle can effectively reduce the machine shake, operating more balanced and comfortable – The front guard can be used for emergency braking and improve safety, and effectively protect hand – Air cleaner quickly eliminates exhaust gas, maintains cylinder stability and low temperature working for a long time Specification: Saw Chain: 14Inch/ 3/8lp/.
058G/52DL Fuel: Mixture (Gasoline 25: Two-Cycle Oil 1) Chain Oil: Motor Oil SAE #10W-30 Fuel Tank Capacity: 550ml Oil Tank Capacity: 260ml More Options for SALEM MASTER GAS CHAINSAW: SALEM MASTER 20 inch Chainsaw 6620G $149.
99 SALEM MASTER 20 inch Chainsaw 6620H $149. 99 SALEM MASTER 18 inch Chainsaw 5820G $135. 99 SALEM MASTER 16 inch Chainsaw 5820G $135. 99 SALEM MASTER 16 inch Chainsaw 5820F $129. 99.
Seems quite a bit heavier than 10 lbs but handles pretty nicely and doesn’t pull jerk or twist while cutting hard. The weight isn’t really an issue while cutting logs on the ground since the weight pushes in the direction of the cut and you just guide it.
Cutting a tree (sideways) is a little unwieldy but not a problem for 1-2 cuts in short succession. I use this for medium to heavy cutting, not pruning or trimming. Easy to start, follow the directions to the letter.
Has a short pull, don’t try to yank it like a lawn mower or you’ll run past the end of the rope and break the recoil mechanism. My friend broke it by trying to pull well past the length of the rope on the first pull.
I suggest slowly pulling the rope until it reaches the end of travel to get a feel for where the limits are before actually trying to start it. Parts were readily available and pretty straightforward to change if you’ve ever worked on lawn equipment.
The plastic cover for the sparkplug on mine could be opened with the included wrench tool.
A huge pine tree almost hit my home after Zeta passed through. I physically could not manage my heavier chainsaws and found this 16 inch saw at very low price. I risked this saw and was pleased with the performance and value.
The pine tree top was about 18 inches in diameter and this saw managed to cut it without having to call and pay a tree service. I can’t comment on long-term service but the power for a small saw was excellent.
The allen wrenches were chromed oversize and did not fit the allen screws but scraping the plating off worked. The adjusting screw is on the side cover and not on the blade side front as the instructions appeared to show.
Once I figured this out assembly was easy. The choke required significant force to lock in choke mode to start. the saw served my immediate needs all things considered. I mixed the fuel with more oil than recommended and this had no negative effect on the performance and I did not have to readjust the carb as the factory setting was fine.
Low noise, low maintenance, will start up after every winter. No brainer for the suburban guy who doesnt have time to fight or fuss with the constant hassle of small engine headaches. That is all in the past from here on out.
The future has finally caught up with technology! Cuts through wood like pastrami too! I was not paid to give a 5 star rating neither. I am your average Joe who is simply stoked with this product. Before this review I gave another review 1 star (gas fire pit) just to give you an example that I dont love everthing.
I am simply excited about this product. I also did a ton of research on the chainsaws. I was close to getting a Greenworks saw but read how leaky they are with chain oil, so no thanks. Wen was at the right price and the reviews sounded pretty solid.
The sun Joe saw was a good one too, but just a little too pricey. I love this saw!.
CUT BACK ON GAS! Take a pass on gas and choose the one chain saw that’s a cut above the competition. Introducing a greener, cleaner way to maintain your yard and garden with the Sun Joe SWJ700E Electric Chain Saw.
Sun Joe’s powerful 14-amp electric motor makes light work of loads of limbs and logs, and easily slices through thick brush and branches up to 15. 5 inches thick. Quickly cut a cord of wood, collect a load of logs, or prune a pine tree with the simple push of a button.
Premium features include a safety switch to prevent accidental starting, and a safety hand guard with kick-back brake function. And at just under 10 lbs, the SWJ700E is designed for maximum maneuverability around the yard or garden, without the need for gas.
So, why lug a jug of gas when you can Go With JOE. SUN JOE Model SWJ700E comes with a full two-year.
I did a ton of research before buying this product. The reviews and the price are what led me to make this purchase. I was concerned with the name Sun Joe. I had never heard of it and to be honest I thought it sounded like some cheap brand that one would find in a tent sale or something.
So far, I have not been disappointed. This saw works great! I was skeptical of a chainsaw being electric as opposed to gas, but the prospect of low maintenance appealed to me. All I have to do with this saw is keep the lubricating oil filled up.
The chain lubes itself as long as you keep the oil filled up. I had a tree in the front yard that I tackled with this saw. I easily cut branches that were at least 16″ diameter, maybe more, I didn’t measure.
It held up quite well. I read a few reviews about the chain coming off frequently, but I have not had this problem. As long as you keep an eye on the tension during use it will stay on. It fell off once on me and that was all I needed to remember to keep an eye on it.
Never had a problem after that. I used it heavily for 3 days now and have not thrown the chain off again. The only complaint I have with the product is that the instruction manual was confusing in a couple of places.
It stressed that the chain would continue to move for a couple seconds once you let off of the trigger, but mine does not do this. I thought maybe I had the tension too tight but that was not the case.
I was worried that maybe I was going to burn up the motor so I emailed the company and they told me that it was fine. The assembly instructions for mounting the chain were confusing for me too because I was missing a hex nut that was supposed to be holding on the bar.
Sun Joe is sending me the missing nut, but my saw actually works just fine without it. It has been over a week and I have not received the part yet, so those are the reasons that I only gave the saw 4 stars.
You can consider the saw a 5 star buy though. I doubt many saws will be shipped missing the part that I was missing. I really like this saw. I like it so much that I also ordered the Sun Joe SWJ803E-CMO Electric Pole Chainsaw.
I have a ton of high branches to cut and some 4-5 inch diameter ivy that is strangling my tree in the backyard. The pole saw has been amazing as well. ****DON’T FORGET TO BUY THE OIL WITH IT.
I really tortured it, cutting logs lengthwise since I don’t have a log splitter. The motor got hot and there was a plastic-type smell but it kept working and didn’t need to cool off. I would’ve given it 5 stars except the chain tightening screw fell out and got lost.
Easy enough to replace with a 1-1/4″ 8/32 thread screw. I cranked an 8/24 thread nut on the end so it couldn’t fall out again. Also it has a skip-tooth chain. I’ll try to get another chain for it that isn’t skip-tooth.
I ‘ve never put a chain saw together, so the gear chain and getting the tension on the saw just right took me about an hour for everything. Getting that plastic chain gear cover back on took some extra time.
But after that I went out and sawed my two 25 yr old trees into a very manageable smaller trees. I even held the saw up a bit to cut higher limbs from the ideal cutting stance. It sailed right through the wood so well.
I checked the chain saw oil and the level hardly went down a bit. But I sawed and then moved the tree parts before sawing again. I stopped once for an hours break and worked for 2 hours and 5 minutes total before the chain fell off the blade.
By then I was pooped and ready to put things back inside my house. Great Chain Saw for this 69 year old Grandmother.
Get revved up for your next outdoor project with this gas-powered chainsaw from Husqvarna. The Husqvarna 130 Gas-Powered Chainsaw is built for homeowners who need a lightweight and efficient tool for use around the yard.
Take on tree pruning, hobby work, and other light tasks with this small and lightweight chainsaw. Made for homeowners, this gas-powered chainsaw only weighs 10 pounds and uses vibration dampening technology so you can work until the job is done with less fatigue.
This easy-to-use chainsaw is easy to start and boasts safety features that make it easier and safer to use. The lightweight chainsaw starts up with a simple recoil pull start. Once it’s running, the inertia-activated chain brake halts the chain on kickback.
This keeps you safer by reducing the risk of injury due to kickback, and helps you feel in control of the chainsaw. The Husqvarna 130 gas chainsaw is powered by an X-Torq, 38cc, 2-horsepower engine. You’ll have all the power you need to tackle weekend yard work tasks.
The X-Torq engine also lowers fuel consumption and decreases emissions. Easy to start and simple to use, the Husqvarna 130 Chainsaw is a smart tool to have in your shed or garage in any season.
I have not used the chainsaw much except to cut down a large oak tree. I wore out my previous saw cutting down so many trees. This saw has plenty of power and tore through the wood like butter. No problems with it at all.
I do have a bit of a problem holding the saw steady when pulling on the recoil rope because of I guess high compression. I tried putting my boot into the handle per instructions but my winter boots were to big.
I am 70 years old so probably weaker than other people using the saw. Anyway, I would buy it again with no hesitation. I did a lot of research on chainsaw brands and found this specific model has high marks compared to others.
I think it’s fair to say know more than the average bear about usability. I’m professor of human factors research at two medical schools (Univ of Penn and Univ at Buffalo), My Husqvarna chain saw has excellent handling and balance.
The safety features are also very well designed. Last, the ability to cut is superior to any chain saw I’ve every had.
Good quality affordable chain saw. Just felled and sned 3 gnarly old fruit trees. Saw handled well. For such a small saw its quite powerful, started struggling through around 40cm trunk but I think this was more the angle of my cut and the weight of the tree resting on the bar.
I took it out started again and there were no issue.
I bought this saw a couple of months ago to help work our large Washington State acreage and to compliment our Husqvarna electric pole saw. This saw has exceeded all expectations. I use it all the time for limbing and cutting small to moderate size trees.
It truly performs. It is not the saw for falling the large trees we have. Our large pro gas Husqvarna does that work. Once those duties are done, the quiet 120i is our go to. No more yanking on a starter cord and that screaming high pitched noise and fume filled air.
Love my Husqvarna electric saws. Battery cost a bit expensive. Charger and battery connections are a little delicate so you must be careful to not damage male or female connectors. Compartment in saw for battery insertion could be a little more protected from weather so rain and snow water does not infiltrate compartment.
I purchased this saw in December, but did not have an oppotunity to cut anything with it until late February. When I purchased the saw, I read through the manual, charged the battery, ran it a few times, but did not cut anything.
all seemed as it should be. Then, I disconnected the battery from the saw and stored it in my garage, until late Feb. When I went to use it, the battery charge level indicator would not illuminate, so I put it on the charger.
again, nothing. Re-tried it in the saw, nothing! I returned it to my dealer last week, they felt Husqvarna would simply replace the battery under warranty, but I have yet to hear anything. so we shall see.
Happy to update once there has been more to update, and hope to get it running and cutting soon (then I can do a real review of the saw’s performance)! hate to put 1 star across the board, but until it is usable, it is a useless $300 object! I’m confident that the saw will work fine once the battery is replaced, as I purchased it based on the positive reviews and price point.
I bought this saw over two years ago and the battery failed after five charges shortly after purchase. It ran well until the battery suddenly failed to take a charge. The replacement battery was too expensive to purchase and the collection of saw, charger, and battery have been shop debris for two years.
I have owned and operated many husqvarna products at home and work for many years. This is my only complaint of their brand. I would not recommend this product until the battery issue is resolved.
This 16in. Husqvarna 435 E-Series Chainsaw is a reliable workhorse that’s simple to use. The slim, efficient and rugged saw features a powerful 2. 2 HP X-Torq engine that reduces fuel consumption and gasoline emissions.
The 16in. bar features a 0. 325in. chain pitch and an inertia-activated chain brake to reduce kickback for improved safety. A Smart Start starter system with built-in fuel pump, auto-return stop switch and easy pull starter cord get things going quickly with minimum effort.
A Husqvarna X-Cut chain teams with an X-Force bar to ensure precision cutting performance. Simple side-mounted tensioning system allows for quick chain adjustments while you work. Age Group: adult.
I decided on the Husqvarna 435 because I needed something for cutting limbs and branches and smaller trunks. I have a 460 rancher, and it has proven to be a workhorse when cutting anything over 16 inches in diameter.
But I don’t need a 24″ bar all the time. I was very satisfied with the 435 for several reasons. One, it cranked very easily. It warmed up very quickly, and it literally went through the limbs and several tree trunks like a knife through butter.
I know everybody says that, but it’s true. Very lightweight and easy to handle. Even felled a few 6 to 8 in diameter trees with it. One was a double White oak trunk, the two trees have grown together about a foot and a half up, and after I filled the two trees, which were about 7″ in diameter, I cut cookies out of the conjoined trunk at the bottom.
The song went right through them with minimal effort. The blade is still sharp, although I will probably touch up the filing a little bit before the next time I use it. I ran it on and off for about 2 hours this weekend.
Seasoned white oak, red oak, sweetgum, green white oak, and green-black walnut were not a match for it. It cut them all equally as well. Also, it had plenty of power but was lightweight enough to control any hint at a kickback.
This has been a headache since the day I purchased it. It leaked bar oil and gasoline right off the shelf. It then spent 2 weeks in the service department. They said they fixed it, but it continued to leak oil everywhere.
Took it back for another 2-week visit. It stopped leaking oil, but would not idle correctly. I adjusted the idle, but then it wouldn’t stay running. It will either idle so fast that the chain spins like crazy.
I took it to another shop, and they told me to get another chainsaw. After new spark plug, filter, and fuel line, it just doesn’t work. It was safe to operate because the chain would just keep spinning.
The brake would stop it, but as soon as you released the brake, it was full speed again. Terrible product.
Purchased new in January 2018. Light weight, adequate power, and a good fit for my needs for occasional trimming of trees. Ran Husqvarna XP+ Premix Fuel-Oil which extended the warranty from 2-years to 4-years.
Meticulously cleaned and maintained. Wouldn’t start last week so I took it to the dealer. Received a call a few days later informing me that the piston and cylinder were badly scored and trash less than 4 months out of warranty and very low hours.
I guess it’s up to Husqvarna which brand of chainsaw I buy next.
Cordless Compact Chainsaw features a powerful motor that lets you take on the tasks at hand. The V20 Cordless Compact Chainsaw is compatible with the CRAFTSMAN V20 range of batteries and chargers (sold separately).
You can purchase the full line of outdoor products available in the V20 system from tools only, such as this cordless chainsaw, to the cordless chainsaw kit which includes a battery and charger. You’ll find the complete line of V20 outdoor tools and equipment essentials to complete your outdoor projects and make you proud.
Purchased this through Craftsman Amazon, arrived within another box, which was nice. Opened it up and used it right away on a 30′ Pine Tree top that snapped off in the last storm and landed in my yard.
In addition, another tree that snapped, both with approx. 8″-10″ trunks at the largest. I had a 5. 0ah battery (60V) on hand so used that straight up and wow! Ordered Oregon Chain Oil to use as well and filled her up before starting.
Ran the chainsaw about 30 seconds to line the chain, visually making sure chain oil appeared on chain as well. Adjusted tension and away we went. and went, and went some more! Cut like butter! Adjusted the slack occasionally as it was new chain (of course) and checked oil frequently too.
Used chainsaw for a good hour+ a half and I quit before battery did! Was awesome not having to stop and gas up chainsaw, it did use oil at a pretty quick clip, but that’s ok, will only help keeping things running well.
I opened up the chain guard mid-way and was surprised it was pretty clear, not gummed up with too much sawdust or clippings. Was nice and quite too in comparison to the gas variety. Additionally, I like that when you release the switch, the chain stops pretty quickly! Overall very pleased and would recommend to anyone on the fence! Only suggestion I would make is the availability of a CASE for storage, not just a chain guard, even as an accessory or add-on purchase option.
I harvest branches and small trees for carving wooden spoons. Love the size of this saw because it fits in my backpack. Bought a pile of batteries so I can actually be productive with it. I’ve used it maybe a dozen times and now it doesn’t work.
Threw the chain, took it apart and put the chain back on. Threw the chain again and when put back on, the chain won’t spin. Checked the tension and its fine. Turned the gear wheel that drives the chain and I can hear it skipping a beat on the inside of the saw.
Came to the Craftsman website to find a user manual so that I can maybe service it myself only to find there is no manual available. Very disappointing for $150 saw. Guess I’ll take it apart blind and take my chances.
Great little chainsaw with decent battery life. I’ve been using it for small trees and limbs and it’s so much easier than my old Craftsman gas powered saw. Low noise and a less aggressive chain making for far less bucking and kickback.
I’d recommend it as an alternative to a small gas saw unless you’ve got more than a few trees or big limbs that you can’t wait for a recharge to get to. It seems ideal for most homeowners in need of a chainsaw for occasional minor use as it’s easy to use, isn’t loud, and isn’t fussy about fuel and oil.
Gas 40. 2 cc Chainsaw features a 40. 2 cc 2-stroke power boost vortex engine that provides ample power for tough jobs and a side-a ccess chain tensioner for quick and easy adjustments. The gas chainsaw features a heavy-duty air filter that helps add longevity to the engine.
It also features an automatic oiler that helps keep the chain lubricated.
So where to begin with this little guy. First off let me start by saying that I have extensive experience around chainsaws, not only on the farm but more importantly within the fire service. I’ve been around a whole slough of saws, Husqvarna, Stihl, Dolmar, Craftsman etc.
I’m not knocking the other brands but as for this Echo saw? I bought a CS-400 back in 2012, I’ve used it on I don’t even know how many tree removal projects, I also used it to build a 4200 square foot log cabin.
I ran it over with my pickup, broke the safety brake handle and bent the bar. “Obviously I had to replace those two items. ” Aside from that, literally the only thing I’ve done to my echo is replace a spark plug and blow out the air filter a couple of times, and probably a couple dozen chains.
I literally cannot kill this thing. It has honestly been the best chain saw I have ever owned. It has also been the most reliable out of every saw I’ve ever been around. I love my Echo!.
Had this saw for 4 years now. Use it for clearing brush, trimming trees around the yard and some cutting firewood. In the time I’ve had it, I’ve had exactly ZERO mechanical issues with this saw. Really a great saw for cutting tops and limbs under 12″ or so in diameter.
For a 40cc saw it really makes good power, as good as any COMPRABLY SIZED saw out there. Cuts are fast and smooth, very little vibration(even wiht a semi-chisel chain). Light and easy to use all day.
Great saw for general use, would be the only saw needed for clearing brush, trimming trees, if you needed to, could get by with it for cutting firewood(as long as you didn’t try to tackle trees too big for the saw).
All in all a great tool. The only thing I can say negative is it would be better suited to a 16″ bar than an 18″(although that is true of MOST saws in this catagory), with the smaller bar, this thing goes from very capable to a real beast.
I have owned this saw for 3 years now. It has cleared several acres of North Idaho trees for me from lodgepole to big ponderosa, red fir, and cedar, and and I’ve ran several hundred tanks of fuel through it.
The saw is amazing for its size. I purchased the 18″ bar version. I upgraded to the Oregon 62 advanced cut chain. Much more aggressive chain and bucks 16″ diameter logs with ease. I have ran this saw against several stihl and husky saws and this saw will keep up with saws 3 times the price.
It starts on the 2nd pull every time. (Follow the instructions on how to start it). 1st pull after its warm. The chains stay sharp for 4-6 straight hours of bucking firewood. Then a quick file and your back in business.
The new chains tend to stretch. If you don’t re-tighten after the first few cuts they get very sloppy. The stock chain did this and ejected off the bar. Oregon chains really wake this saw up. Had it pro tuned after 20 hours of use.
It’s a keeper. Can use it all day. Very light. Nice around the house saw! I have bigger saws for bigger jobs. But this saw is great for 95% of everything most homeowners will need.
The Husqvarna T435 is a mid-sized, top-handled chainsaw you cancount on season after season. This lightweight-but-powerful chainsaw is ready to tackle tree pruning at parks, vineyards, orchards & residential properties.
The well-balanced body makes it easy to operate, while an x-torque engine delivers a higher level of fuel efficiency.
received the 435 as a christmas present. Took it to the dealer, they unboxed it, fueled it and started it. I took it home and put it on the shelf. A week later I got it off the shelf and tried to start it.
Yes, I followed all the cold starting directions. over a hundred pulls, no go. Taking it back to the dealer to try and get my money back. If you’re like me and assume the negative reviews are a fluke, trust me, this chainsaw is a dog.
I think most people should learn to adjust their carb before whining about it not running. Maybe ,maybe not. I’ve had mine for a few years now and use it to Limb after I fell. Grab the branch with one hand cut it with the other, and throw it on the pile without having to bend over and pick it up.
I use pump gas and leave it all winter, still starts perfect in the spring. Sharp chain, (some people need to learn how to do that too) and it works just fine.
Haven’t been able to use it yet since the weather has been too hot, at my age, to be working out in the sun. However, I did try to at least start it up. The first pull on the cord and the cord separated from the saw.
I was now told to take in to a repair facility for repair. The only repair facility in San Antonio, TX the 7th largest city in the US, is 40 minutes away. I dropped it off and was told it would be about 3-4 weeks since the shop was back logged.
The next day I got a call to come pick it up it was finished. The mechanic started it up to confirm that it worked and it went into my shop and when the weather colls somewhat I will try it again.
Husqvarna 18″ Chainsaw 440E 40. 9cc New lightweight and efficient all-round saw, ideal for those looking for a chainsaw that is exceptionally easy to start and maneuver. Featuring X-Torq engine for lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels.
Equipped with Smart Start, fuel pump and Auto return stop switch for easier starting. Easier handling with tool-less chain tensioner.
I picked up the first 440 saw this past Sunday with a gallon of the husqvarna premix (50:1) and after filling up the gas tank and chain oil reservoir, and following the cold start instructions precisely, the saw simply refused to start.
After numerous attempts, which included inspecting the spark plug gap and testing for visual spark, the results were the same. Next I tried draining the fuel path (lines, bulbs, reservoir) and using a different fuel source (precisely 1.
00 gallon of 87 fuel mixed w/ 50:1 oil included mixture). I returned it to the store and got another brand new 440, went through the same setup steps, except this time I used the fuel mix I had prepared, and same results.
Regardless of how many pulls I did (with choke on) this new one also refused to start. While also inspecting the plug there was some small traces of burn residual which I would suspect was from testing the engine during the manufacturing process.
In any case, considering that both units came from the same store, I’m pretty sure both units probably also rolled off the assembly line together. In any case it’s a disappointing experience, and a let down to go through the effort and still end up with the same failed results.
I have had 2 of these saws, Both of which have issues with the fuel tank vent clogging. The first saw had about 5 hours on it. and the 2nd has about 7 hours. Both saws would run great under load for a few minutes, then fall on there face.
they would idle fine and rev up fine, But under load they had no power. Take the fuel cap off and put it back on, They would run fine again for a few minutes. Other times they would develop a really high idle and to get the idle to come down you would again need to remove and reinstall the fuel cap.
At first I thought there was a defect of some sort on the first saw, Because there is no reason a new saw with 5 hours on it should have an issue with the fuel tank vent. Exchanged it for a new saw and the new (2nd) saw has the same issue.
I believe there is a poor design with the fuel tank vent on these saws, I was going to make a minor modification to the tank vent, But decided I will be retuning this saw and getting my money back. There is absolutely no reason a saw with 5 to 7 hours should have any issues like that.
It really is a shame, When the saws ran properly they ran amazing. I was pretty impressed with the power on this little 40cc engine.
First off I have owned this saw for a little over 5 years, I know it well. If you are having starting or idling issues, adjust the carb screws. Also I always flip the choke up, give it a pull then back down, and pull again, don’t gas it.
It’ll high Rev automatically, you can take over with the gas soon after but this normally gets it going in between cuts. Early on I hated this thing with a passion. I am unsure if it was the break in, or just me getting used to it, but eventually it became like every other husqvarna I had used in the past, reliable.
I prefer bigger gas saws, but for a lightweight saw, this thing is a workhorse. Like many reviews, initially I cursed this thing, and nearly returned it. After a bit of time I learned a bit more about it, and finally figured out the differences between it and the older husqvarnas.
Husqvarna 400 Series chainsaws offer the best starting performance in their class. The Husqvarna 435 has a starter cord thats easy to pull and an engine thats quick to start. Features LowVib anti-vibration technology for safe, comfortable control.
Powered by an X-Torq engine for reduced fumes and fuel consumption, this superior all-around saw is ready to tackle your next project. Features Husqvarna 16-inch 435 gas chainsaw is ideal for tasks such as tree pruning, yard cleanups and firewood cutting 2.
2-HP X-Torq engine reduces both fuel consumption and gasoline emissions LowVib anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels for the operator Simple, side-mounted tensioning system allows for quick adjustments while working.
Effortless Starting helps the chainsaw start quickly with minimum effort. 9. 7-lb chainsaw is compact and maneuverable with excellent ergonomic comfort features. Air Injection air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, improving engine life.
First off buy a chain cover with it if it has the clear plastic over it. Back to the main game here: This chain worked fantastic. I chopped an entire tree to pieces in about 15 minutes. All I have to say is it was like a hot knife through butter.
I will also comment on the gas/oil lids being very user friendly. The grip was nice and I am a left handed guy. Was also able to use one handed without worry… though I am experienced so dont think you can Superman it to show off.
Engine HP: 3. 5. Easy to use tool-free tension and replacement system with easy-grip knob. – Patented chain tensioning system prevents over tightening and automatically sets proper tension during operation.
– Built-in safety brake stops chain in seconds. – Ampere: 14. 5 Amp. – Product Type: Chainsaw. – Finish: Orange and Black. – Number of Items Included: 5. Power Type: Electric. – Overall Width – Side to Side: 19.
69″. Bar Length: 16″. Overall Product Weight: 11 lbs. – Overall Height – Top to Bottom: 8. 07″. Overall Length – Front to Back: 36″ Color: Black.
This Chainsaw is a fantastic tool, heavy robust design. Plastics are strong and fit well. Kick back guard/switch is sensitive causing an immediate stop. This gives you confidence, always use it when the saw isn’t being used, this should be habit and checked every time you pick it up.
Pulling the plug isn’t always possible. Power button is definitely not left handed, saftey switch can be difficult to use. However once let go the chain stops within 10cm. Cable has a loose fit abrasion sleeve to reduce breaking the wire.
It is very short, so correct wrap around your neck to under arm may cause lifting the extension socket, this is a lack of understanding of cable safety. Motor is very powerful, 2000w of isn’t power, start before touching surface.
Apply no weight to blade, but lock to stop kick back, while pushing the body teeth in and Pivot the bar down. Feel for weight pinching, chain flex, watching for the end of the cut, Teeth help to stop saw dropping but should not be trusted.
Be ready to take full weight, keep the area clear of anything you don’t want cut if you fail! Good practice. This tool causes respectable fear, always plan your cut understanding the do’s & don’ts, weakness of a chainsaw and things that can happen.
Plan your cuts, Do not just go in with hope, itwill bite, jump, lock, flex till chain jumps. Fear is the correct state of mind here. Buy chain oil, clean and Lube and address any issues. If you cannot then detach the bar, to remind you its not safe to use.
DIY tools have long gaps between use, disabled an unsafe tool before putting away. Great tool, demands respect every time the motor growls. The price is just awesome for what you get.
The Makita 79cc chain saw combines a high power-to-weight ratio with easier starts & lower vibration for a full range of applications. The 79cc engine delivers 5. 7 HP & an engine Speed of 12, 800 rpm, with an easy-starting automatic half-throttle lock & fully electronic ignition with optimized timing across all speed ranges.
For extreme conditions, the slide-out baffle can be configured for efficient cold weather operation. Additional features include heavy-duty air filter, full-wrap handle, & advanced vibration dampening system engineered to reduce vibration.
The EA7900PRZ2 is ideal for forestry work such as tree felling & Bucking.
Had difficulty getting the saw first time I ordered. It was resolved after about a week so not a big deal. Finally got the saw, got it outta the box. gas, oil & tried for 2 hours to get it started. After some thought and bit of research I had to cut the hi & low screws back to where they weren’t flooding it when I tried starting it and then I reset the coil gap to get a better spark out of the thing.
Quality control is a little lax somewhere along the line but the thing is a beast once I did some tuning and got it running right. Not a homeowner saw by any means. I put on a 28″ Tsumura light bar and run 3/8.
050 full chisel chain. Have taken it easy on it so far but I will be burying it in some white oak in the next week or so. I don’t foresee any issues popping up. To sum it up. If you know what you’re doing with one.
had this saw for 2 years now, starts like a dream, so easy to pull. cut lots of wood with it. it says in the manual not to run this saw on rich oil mix fuel like 25/1. so not liking that, i thought why don’t they want me to run this on 25/1 ? other than for some sort of emissions reason?.
i took the exhaust off and noticed it was tightly packed with a roll of steel mesh as a baffle, which looked like it would clog up easy with a rich fuel mix. anyway i drilled out the baffle and have been running it on 25/1 mix ratio without problem for ages.
yeh its noisy now, but not ear splitting. also the saw doesn’t like it too much when cutting on its side, like falling a tree, motor will stop periodically. i think its the fuel line in the tank isn’t too long or something, this is overcome by keeping fuel tank full when side cutting.
pros: lite saw, starts super easy, fair amount of power, feels good, seems reliable. cons: no rich fuel mixes due to muffler, doesn’t like side cutting, the stud that holds the bar on (is way to short) so it makes it fiddly to put the plastic bar cover on without the bar and chain falling out of position.
Having owned one of these for perhaps 10 years, it has performed very well indeed. I’ve just managed to damage the chain oil adjuster, which can be repaired easily enough, but I have a lot of sawing to do.
I’m happy to buy a new saw, so that the old one can be repaired at my leisure. The machine is no longer manufactured, but the electric replacements are heavier and less powerful, so I’ll go with another petrol one while I can get it.
When you rely on firewood to keep your home warm and cozy, you need a good chainsaw to build a solid woodpile. With an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the STIHL MS 250 is up to the job. It’s easy to use and combines great features to tackle clearing or cleanup tasks, as well as cut through small limbs and trees.
For many years, the MS 250 has been a customer favorite, a model of efficiency and reliability that brings incredible performance every time. Features Rear handguard Master Control Lever Built-in the USA Easy-access air filter cover Side-access chain tensioner Winter/Summer shutter Quick chain adjuster SpecificationsPower Source Gas Powerhead Weight 10.
1 lbs Guide Bar Length 18 in Oilmatic Chain. 325″ RM3 Chain Oil Capacity 6. 8 oz Engine Power 3. 0 bhp Fuel Capacity 15. 9 oz Displacement 2. 77 cu. in.
So to start off Ive only had this saw for a year after upgrading from a older ms 250 Amazing saw starts great, cuts great but lacks by having small felling dogs. I wish I bought a bigger saw because with dropping trees the bigger trees are thought to cut.
But I’m not saying this to downplay the saw because overall this saw is amazing. Lightweight, cuts great, good price for a 18inch bar imo. Highly recommend this saw I loved my old Stihl and I continue to enjoy their products didn’t get the 5 star from me because of the felling dogs being outrageously small and I feel as thought the saw cakes up with saw dust so fast that I just clean it at the end of my day when I sharpen my chain.
I reassembled my MS230 Stihl chainsaw, so its difficult for me to show a picture of the many differences and the quality of OEM and this kit I carb kit I purchased, but here are just a few of my complaints that make this kit unusable for MS230 Stihls: 1.
The carb itself would not fit over the two studs–the holes were not cast/drilled (machined) properly, so the carb would not slide down to the gasket. It would only slide about 2/3 of the way down before it got stuck as the holes were NOT parallel.
2. The carb did NOT have a inlet for the fuel primer bulb to prime the carb. The MS230 carb MUST have a tube on the carb to connect it to the primer hose outlet. 3. The air filter bracket also would not slide over the two mounting studs.
The holes were again not parallel. 4. And the air filter was made of cheap quality filter material that buckled when I tried to install on the air filter bracket. I’ve attached a photo of the very finely meshed, yellow filter that is standard OEM from Stihl.
This OEM one looks nothing like the open mesh white filter in the kit. It was also to large to fit neatly into the bracket, this caused a air entrance that was big enough for a fly to enter the card! See photo # 2 for a photo of the OEM filter.
5. The long, rubber gas line that goes from the gastank to the carb has a rubber grommet in the center that fits snugly into the molded hole in the plastic tank. However, the gas line included in this kit has a grommet that is to LARGE in diameter and it will not fit into the hole.
I tried for an HOUR to force it into the smaller hole–it would not fit. So, I purchased a NEW Stihl gas line and it easily fit in the hole. See photo # 1. its the fuel line on the left side of the photo.
6. The Oil filter is of a smaller design that the OEM one, so it would not fit. Things that DID fit: 1. The carb gasket 2. The fuel filter 3. Sparkplug So, the kit is worthless to repair a STIHL MS230.
Perhaps it works on newer STIHLs, but it is not compatible or machined properly to fit an MS230. Sincerely.
Bought MS 250 last summer. Has been a great saw, starts every time. I follow the instructions provided by small engine staff at time of purchase. I start on full chock and it usually “pop” on the fourth pull.
I go to fast idle, one position up, and its starts on the first pull. Pulling the trigger puts it in run position. I have heard that some people keep pulling on full choke until it starts. This can flood the saw requiring cleaning the plug to get it to start.
DON’T KEEP PULLING ON FULL CHOKE! If it does not start go to fast idle and try pulling it 2-3 times. If that doesn’t work go back to full choke for 1-2 pulls and then back to fast idle. If it does not start check to see if the spark plug is covered in fuel or dry.
If it is dry the saw probably needs to be looked at by a trained technician, it is not getting gas.
There are many different types of chain saws on the market for home use. The most important factor in choosing the right one is the size of the saw. The size of the saw will determine the size of the cutting area.
The second most important factor is the power of the saw. The power of the saw will determine how fast the saw can cut through the material. The third most important factor is the weight of the saw. The weight of the saw will determine how easy it is to maneuver the saw.