Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 54
Rated 5 out of 5Â by brumfan Well worth the money
Needed a chainsaw to take down an old pear tree. Cost of rental was $46 for 4 hours so it was a no brainer to buy this at the price.
Never owned a chainsaw and only used one once before, was a bit leery of the electric versus gas powered but took the tree down and bucked it up in less than an hour.
Was impressed with the power and easy handling. Will definitely be of use in the back yard, less hand sawing from now on for sure.
Don't know if I got an updated packaging but there is a tag on the box reminding you to buy oil (other reviews said it would be good to have a warning on the box that you needed oil).
Would recommend to anyone that needed a new chainsaw.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Georgio Cheap and does the job
Unless you're felling large trees or are far away from an electrical outlet, this is the chain saw to buy. I use it to cut up small trees or limbs that have fallen from trees during a severe storm. The only alternatives would be a hand saw or a reciprocating saw, and this has them beat hands down. You'll be able to do in minutes what the others would take hours to do. I found that it cuts through smaller trrees and limbs as good as as a gas chain saw---and without the hassle of buying gas, getting service, etc. This is a great saw!
January 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Baldylocks Outperformed my expectations
I bought this saw to fell a storm damaged Boxelder (Manitoba Maple) that's about 50 - 70 years old. Big trunk, the diameter is at least 20 -24 inches.
The entire tree has been topped and I expect the saw will last to finish the entire fell. I will likely need to replace or resharpen the chain but it has handled use (read abuse) by rank amateurs. The chain has come off as a result of poor use about 6 times but it has been simple to remount. The auto oiler is convenient at least and the tool-less chain tension has meant no need to use any tools on the saw at all.
It tends to go through a fair amount of chain oil so by a big bottle. I'd buy this saw again in a heartbeat.
September 4, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by wrm62 Homelite 12.0A 16 in Chainsaw
Initially i was planning on purchasing a inexpensive gas powered chainsaw for use around my home. After searching a few different stores, i decided to investigate Home Depot! The saw i was looking for had been sold out, so i spoke to the sales clerk from that department. In our coversation he mentioned the Homelite 12.0A 16 in Chainsaw .
After reading the specs. i thought that this particular model and type may satisfy my needs. After trying it for the first time ...i was very impressed with it's performance. It is quite powerful(12 amps)... and cut through a 8" tree without any hesitation or slowing down! Real handy also for cutting trimming the dead limbs off some other trees.
I would reccomend this saw to anyone who needs a saw for home use. It is powerful, lightweight... easy to use... and very reasonably priced.
April 9, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Darrin Serious cut for the money
I purchased this saw to cut Texas Cedar, which is actually a variant of Juniper. Pretty dense and woodworks like hardwood. I made about 15 cuts on logs from 10" to 15". My method of cutting is more difficult as I do not sea-saw while cutting, but hold the saw perpendicular and slightly pull so I have a unidirectional cut across for my slices. I use these 4" to 6" slices for book ends and other crafts. With a new blade it cut like butter but I can also report plenty of power. I had a 10 yr Craftsman 14 inch 8 amp, which was a good saw that simply needed to be replaced, however, there was a noticeable power improvement with the Homelite. In the 15-18 cuts about half of the oil reservoir was emptied on the blade, which I think was good delivery. Hand positions were comfortable and for the money I would call this a top value. One additional item: I immediately removed the kick-back guard so I could cut the very large diameter logs (see attch pic). Not recommended, but without the guard, this adds more utility.
May 9, 2014