Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 355
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kats21 great saw value!
this is a great saw value for an occasional user. It is a little under powered for more frequent, serious use, but worked great for me when the wind brought down a large maple tree in my yard. My Dolmar and Husqvarna were more powerful saws and cut great, but at more than twice the price I expected them to last longer than the 3 & 4 respective years they actually did. If this one lasts two years it will have been more than worth the price. Haven't used the 14" bar yet and consider it just a bonus with the purchase. Read the instructions, go slow, and keep the blade out of the dirt.
August 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cabinbob For those that are hard or impossible to start........
Great saw, cut down a 112 foot hollow maple leaning towards our cabin. Had to use a winch to change direction and at 39 inches in diameter the saw was able to slice it up. Good firewood at that!
Had a problem with starting after that, almost impossible so I took the saw apart to see what was up!
Come to find out, the gas line in the tank was toooooo long to let the filter rest on the bottom of the tank. (Was actually holding the filter towards the top of the tank - couldn't get gas to start after using it for a short time.) Shortened the line using a pair of hemostats to fish the line out and took just a bit off at a time, A bent coat hanger will work also but be semi - gentle.
Adjusted so it would rest towards the front bottom of the tank. The filter on the line is a compression connection and is easy to put on and take off. Perfect! Starts easily and easy to use. This is an easy fix! Also put a CJ8 plug in it - as for the 40 to 1 mixture, I run that (and always have) in all the two strokes I have. Runs clean and the plugs don't foul. We are in the literal middle of nowhere half the year and the only communication is by satellite phone (when we can get a connection).
We own two of these saws from HD, extra bars and chains (Bars and Chains from Amazon, no tax.......)
Don't forget to flip your bar after about 20 hours.....
Remember, two is one and one is none.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ez Great Value
Great chainsaw. I like having the option of two different size bars for different types of work. Started easily as I followed the directions. Somewhat difficult to start after running for awhile like when shutting down to refuel. Stays running well after starting. Great value for the price.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Performed excellent on cutting this Georgia Red Oak. One great chainsaw
I have been cutting wood for 50 years and was a little skeptical when I first assembled the blade and chain to the motor. But was pleasantly surprised when I cut this good sized Georgia red oak. Such great performance and ease of use. I love it.
March 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RUTHIE POWERFUL AND EXCELLENT CHAINSAW
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT, AWESOME AND POWERFUL CHAINSAW! IT REALLY GETS THE JOB DONE! IT'S LIGHTWEIGHT, TOUGH, DURABLE, POWERFUL AND EASY TO ASSEMBLE, STARTS RIGHT UP, QUITE AND IT'S FANTASTIC HAVING 2 BARS AND 2 CHAIN SIZES AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO USE, 14 AND 20 IN. FROM THE PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE, IT HAS NO PROBLEM CUTTING ALOT OF CORDS OF WOOD, IN A FEW HOURS. GREAT PURCHASE!
March 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RadiologyKen Great Value
I really wanted a Stihl, but for the price and the amount of use, I opted with this. It comes with a smaller bar and chain, not sure why. If it's so it makes it easier when you're on a ladder, well it's still the same weight motor. Nonetheless, it cut through my maple tree like nothing! It could be because the new chain as well, but the motor on this puppy is strong. It starts easily. I read that people complain about how to start it, but these are the same people that probably use an electric weed whacker. This is no different than any other gas whacker. I like that this came with it's own tool to tighten the bar. I kept a socket for my old Homelite just for tightening the bar. Only thing better would be for the bottom of the handle to have a spot to house the wrench. The case is decent, but it opens weird. The biggest issue I had was when I used the chain brake. The bar was tight out of the box, and sparks were flying. I'm an idiot, but I don't need a brake. If you loose a finger because you don't have a brake, that's Darwinism. I wish it didn't have this brake dohickey.
Does anyone have patience to sharpen a chain by hand? It comes with a file to do so.
January 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RustyA I like this saw!
We've had a bad storm come through so I finally had a chance to put her to the test. The saw chewed through 10" oak trees like they were nothing! Easiest saw to start that I've ever seen! It has an adjustable bar oil screw that is nice! I'd give it five stars but it does leak a little oil in the case! But since I had to replace three oil pumps on my Poulan in one year's time, I'd rather have too much oil than not enough! Another Poulan will never be found on my property! I'll be buying another Blue Max to put back just in case! You can't beat this chainsaw for the money! It performs well!
May 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oknod7363 pleasantly surprised
for the price tag, i wasn't expecting much. i love to be mistaken. the saw is much more powerful than my 20+ year old craftsman(poulan), and smoother to boot. i cut for quite a while and didn't suffer the usual numbness my other saw inspires. you won't be disappointed. one thing i noticed in the reviews before purchase. starting difficulties. as soon as the saw sputters a little, shut off the choke. it'll start right up and purr like a kitten. happy cutting.
January 23, 2013