Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 429
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wallyseibel Does not last long
I purchased this February 2015. I only have 2 acres, so, while I have some cutting to do, it is not a lot. I think it was December that I contacted the manufacturer, because the chain tightener had stopped working. They sent a replacement part, but then something else went wrong, and they had to send me a replacement engine. The engine they sent did not start or run well, but did work. Now (Sep 2016) it will not start at all. I have contacted discover card, because I purchased it on discover, and they double the warranty. I am hoping that I can get my money back on this purchase. I was impressed by the cutting ability -- but replacement chains have to be puchased through home depot, because they are an odd size.
September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nick As good as a a Stihl or Husqvarna
14" and 20" bars and chains and a case included. It was on sale for $150.
I had never heard of the brand, but figured what the heck, for a 45cc engine and all of the stuff above, I might as well give it a try. Best $150 I have spent in a long time.
Growing up on a farm my dad had Husqvarnas and my uncle always had Stihls. I have used both of those brands plenty. This saw is as good or better than any Stihl I have used and Husqvarna does not even come close.
I have been knocking down 10" diameter pines every day for the past week and the only reason I even broke out the 20" bar/chain is because I need to sharpen the 14" chain...that is over 100 trees 30-40 of which were over 10" across...this includes limbing and bucking all but the last few trees.
I don't think there is a better value out there even if it is no longer on sale.
I saw some reviews saying it just would not start at all out of the box. I would bet that like most things that go wrong in this world, it was user error. You flooded your engine. That will happen to any engine. Yes it is a pain when it happens, but it is your fault...don't blame the saw.
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bf Manufacturing Defects
I purchased this saw about a year ago (warranty expired) and used it only a few times. The last time, it ran poorly. I checked the fuel filter and noticed that the gas line running from the tank to the carburetor was shredded. This had to be done in manufacturing. It is a bear to replace this line. One of the bolts holding the carburetor on is cross-threaded and will likely break when it is removed. I turned it twice and it didn't loosen up. I'm not happy.
September 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Art Awful
Casebusted only one14 in bar suposed to be20 inch bar also
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PS 2 strikes your out.
I went though 2 of these saws. The first one lasted about 3 hours. After it died I took the cover off the air filter and noticed that the filter wasn't seated properly from the factory. After 3 hours of sucking sawdust, if gave out. Fortunately I had just purchased it and returned it for another one. The 2nd one ran for about 5 minutes. It appears to over heat and starts to bog down and seize. Unfortunately I didn't take it out of the box until over a year later after the warranty had expired. Bye bye $199. I should have just ponied uf for a Stihl in the first place. It's also an oily mess. If you leave any oil in the oiler reservoir it leaks out all over everything.
August 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sadchainsawguy Bad quality bar studs
Purchased online and when I received the saw it looked pretty good. Went together easy and even started easy when following the directions. I assembled it with the 14" bar as we were just going to be cutting through branches up to 8" from a felled tree. It ran great with no issues with the chain, engine or anything else. After @ 4 hours of on and off cutting I went to put it away for the day. I decided to put the 20" bar on the saw in order put the 14" bar back under the case. When I went to take the clutch cover off after removing the bolts it was binding. At this moment I looked at the bar studs that hold the bar on the saw and they were tweaked with the rear stud bent down slightly. This happened with the 14" bar on the saw cutting through light weight willow branches.....I cant imagine cutting through Oak with the 20" bar....needless to say I returned it and bought something different.
September 16, 2016
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