Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 420
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by PastorJeff Satisfied customer
I bought this saw after reading several dozen reviews. I didn't expect a Stihl quality saw but I have no serious complaints. The chain did stretch more than a name brand would & I knew I would need a new, better chain very soon. I expected that from reading the reviews. The saw starts with no problems as long as you follow the instructions. The only unexpected issue has been the chain brake. It accidentally engaged & wouldn't reset. I had to disassemble the saw & still couldn't fix it so I just left it off. The saw performs just fine. If you need a chainsaw several hours a week buy a Stihl but if you only need one 4 or 5 times a year like me then this is good choice.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tank Awesome!!!!!!
Very good product love it very well built easy to start heavy duty switches extremely powerful well balanced cannot say enough good about it!!!!
July 21, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by funguy DON'T BUY, WASTE OF TIME
Right off the start , to secure the bar, nut was stripped, had to get another one. put gas in and after few pulls it started. Ran it for about 3 cuts, it went through wood like through butter. on 4th cut started loosing power and after that it just shut off. couldn't started for nothing, let it sit for 15 minutes and tried again and I got it running, but after few minutes it died again. let it sit for an hour tried again, ran for about 5 min again and died.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RW Excellent purchase
Chainsaw was exactly what I expected. Would recommend this.
June 28, 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 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