Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 175
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Aayan Good for small cleaning/cutting jobs
This non-commercial chain-saw is the first one I have ever owned and my experience with it wasnï¿½ï¿½ï¿½t bad at all. It comes in a nice plastic molded case. No assembly required, just add the Bar oil, mix the gas with stabilizer oil in a dedicated gas container, pour the gas in the chainsaw and you are in business.
I had no problems starting it the first time/every time since I followed the exact directions mentions in the User Manual. This chainsaw helped in cleanup good amount of 15-25 feet tall trees that had about 3-6 inches thick trunk along with bunch of thick bushes. It took me about half an hour roughly to cut them all. This half hour does not include the time refilling the gasoline about 3 times, refilling the bar oil 3 times and adjusting the chain tension 4 times and of course cleaning time.
Overall I had no problems with cutting except when I cut anything that was thicker than 5 inches; it would struggle a bit even though the chain was brand new. I donât know if thatâs normal or not. While you are running it, you will notice the bar oil all over the bar and chain. Thatâs normal and by design to keep the chain lubricated. More than a month old gas is not recommended for this unit.
It weighs about 10 lbs. but after adding gas, bar oil and mixing oil, you will be carrying 11+ lbs. Itâs a good product for small cleaning/cutting jobs around the yard for what it costs. If you plan to cut anything thicker than 10â, I would not recommend it.
May 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ExpectBetterfromHomelite Don't make this mistake
The chain oiler has been leaking oil, making a mess, from early on. Now, after light occasional use for about a year, the pull-start has broken. I dismantled it to see what's wrong and found that everything except the spring is made of plastic. So that's what wrong. I bought this product because of positive experiences with Homelite in years past. Big mistake. Save frustration and don't make the same mistake. Price was low compared to the good ones but still a very poor value. Quality is so low, this wouldn't be a good value at any price.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LosRubios A good saw for occasional home use and winter logging
We got this saw to replace a 10+ year old Homelite 18" 49cc chainsaw which started having carburettor problems during the summer after 10+ years of great service. This saw is a little different to start than the previous one with no throttle button. Instead you use the chain brake during starting which takes a little getting used to.
I like the fact that the saw comes with a carton of 2 cycle oil, a quart of chain bar oil and a spare Oregon chain. It is all you need to get going and to keep the saw running. Even though we used our old saw every winter for firewood, we only had to replace the saw chain after 10 years as we kept it sharpened during use.
Following the starting instructions, the saw starts as expected and it did need a few seconds to warm up before the throttle could be opened without stalling the engine out.
My wife decided she'd like to try out the saw and found it to be light and easy to use as can be seen from the attached video and pics.
After 30 mins use we had to tighten the chain and the new design for tensioning the chain and bar is much better than our old saw. The tensioner screw and the bar nuts are easily accessible whereas our older saw had the tensioner screw betwen the bar and the exhaust and would get clogged with oily sawdust which needed scraping out before the screw could be adjusted.
I was a little concerned that the newer model is only 42cc (compared to 49cc our older model) however the smaller engine wasn't noticeable and the saw handled 10" thick logs with no trouble. We ripped through a decent amount of wood in about an hour. The saw needed refueling after about 20 mins of use as it ran out of gas, however it didn't airlock and started right back up again.
It does seem to idle quicker than our older Homelite saw and as a result, it drops more chain lube oil on the ground while idling.
The saw seems to have more plastic parts than the older Homelite 18" however it still seems quite durable.
If you cut your own firewood and have a decent sized yard with trees that need maintaining, this is an excellent choice. It is a great price and comes with a handy hard plastic storage case when not in use for easy storage.
October 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jessica65486 light weight chainsaw good for the price
This is an 18" chainsaw and you get two chains, for $99, that should tell you this is a light weight saw for the weekend do it yourselfer. I bought it as a backup and it has worked ok when my 361 stihl goes down. The handle is poorly attached and is the main problem. This is not for those that want to go cut wood for a living. If you are planning on that then buy a big saw, my 361 cost me around $750 when I purchased it at the stihl dealer.
December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great buy fast delivery
THIS SAW WAS A GREAT BUY. i BOUGHT IT FOR A YOUNG MAN FOR HIS FIRST CHAINSAW FOR CHRISTMAS.
December 24, 2014