Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 409
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OilyMess Beware
I bought this chainsaw off of the Home Depot deal of the day. My old chainsaw had bit the dust after about 6 years of use and this one was very affordable and the reviews at the time looked pretty good. I felt the 1 year warranty was pretty good. I ordered the unit on 1/21/16 and it shipped timely. I opened the unit but did not need it until today. Last weekend I followed the start up instructions and the unit started up but it took numerous pulls for it to start. I also noticed that the chain loosened up by just starting and running it so I readjusted it. Restarted and readjusted it again. It also appeared to be leaving too much oil when I would sit it down so I read the instructions and adjusted the bar oil screw down as low as it would go. There was no cutting done last weekend and I started it 3 or 4 times for a total of maybe 2 minutes. Today I grabbed the carry case to do my first job and oil was leaking out the case when I moved it. When I opened the case the bottom was standing in oil. I opened the oil reservoir and it had a little left in it. I called Home Depot and they have a 30 day return policy. I called the manufacturer and got their voicemail and will call them back Monday. Now I'm headed out to but a name brand unit to do the work that needs to be done this weekend.
I feel this is just probably a too good to be true price range. I will post with how the manufacturer handles the repair or refund. Perhaps this was just a lemon unit but now I do have the pleasure of going and paying retail for a good unit plus I've got the pleasure of dealing with this one. I've probably owned 5 or 6 chainsaws before, but I'm only 53 so perhaps when I grow up I'll learn that it is true that you get what you pay for!
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SmokerinTexas Excellent Buy
Had many saws before but by far this is better than a pullon even better than my craftsman. easy to assemble and starts right up everytime so far. Used it to cut some big old dry red hearted mesquite and cut through like butter. And it doesn't leak oil when not in use.
February 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CoMaddMax You get what you pay for... the worst saw I have ever bought.
I thought I was buying a chain saw, instead I got a wood burner. Finally put the saw together (Bought it in January on a daily deal.) and it started after 7 or 8 pulls which you would expect for a brand new saw WITHOUT a primer bulb to move the gas to the carb. I went to cut some dead limbs off my aspen tree and was very disappointed with the blade performance. It was like someone had been cutting dirt with it. I know it was new because it was in the plastic bag still. Granted it comes with a file to sharpen the blade but come on.... right out out the gate you need to sharpen the blade??!!! I looked to just go buy a decent blade and guess what, it isn't a standard size that is in the store so you are screwed! Headed to buy a new saw that I can get blades locally.
May 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mikeant Cuts great the first tank of gas
Cuts great the first tank of gas Wait 30 to 20 minutes (cools down) before you start chain saw back up. I return the first chain saw. Order the same one again and it did the same again had to wait 30 to 20 minutes to start it back up and i return this one to. This chain saw cut great the best one i cut with in a long time. I`m going to wait maybe they will fix the problem with this chain saw and i will buy another one later and try it again. Would not recommend this product just because you have to wait too long before you can start cutting again then it cuts great.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jsc Good value for light to moderate work
The engine shroud is plastic which has me concerned with durability, however the saw starts and operates well. A fuel mixing bottle, chain file, screwdriver, and wrench/socket are included with the kit. The 14" bar stores in the bottom of the case. The case is acceptable, but again I am concerned with longevity.
I would not purchase this for heavy or commercial use. If you need a saw for infrequent light to medium tasks this will fit your needs.
I have cut roughly two cords of mixed hard and soft woods from 6 to 18" in diameter after having some trees cut down in the back yard. The saw has cut true and fast.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SawUser Good Value
Only used the saw three times but so far so good. Good product for the price. The saw works well and fits neatly in the case, even able to side the extra chain bar in the case. Assembly instructions could have been more clear images may have helped. We will have to see how it holds up in the long run.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yono good saw
the saw was well packed upon arrival very easy to very start well worth the price for the value nice 14"-20" bar excellent cut strong motor well built
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ed 16 month review.
I'm a homeowner who bought this product to cut down some small trees and buck some larger trees I had cut down by a tree service. I'm not satisfied with this product. The 20 inch chain snapped within the first month. The fuel line leaks, chain oil leaks, a spring inside the safety brake bar has broke. Replacement chains must be bought online. At my local HD they don't carry them. I only use fuel sold in the can so not to degrade the fuel lines but it leaks anyway. The saw will stall if you have it at a low angle, that could be caused by air in the fuel line from the leak. If you don't drain the chain oil after use that too will leak.
April 9, 2016