Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 211
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NiteLord Cheap Construction
My Poulan Chain Saw of 8yrs finally quit..Bought this Homelite because it was the only Chainsaw available after the Hurricane, seemed like a good bargain for the price. After 15 minutes of "Light" use the chain came off even though the tension was checked and nuts tightened prior to use. The chains sprocket teeth were broken on several teeth. I replaced the chain and the same thing happened after "Light" use. The construction of the Housing is very flimsy causing the bar to flex causing the chain to fly off. I am returning this product...
October 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jersd89 Good lightweight saw
I own 3 husqvarnas ranging from. 136 to a 360 rancher. This saw is NOT meant to compete with those saws. This is a lightweight home user saw. Not meant for you to beat it too much but still gets the job done. I bought it for my dad and he lives on an acre. Mine has a 16" bar and that's the biggest you wanna go with an engine like this. I've cut down 14" branches and even 2 16" pines that were 20 feet tall with this saw. I always use an ethanol treatment in my fuel and I always keep the chain sharpened. For a saw at this price as long as you do those 2 things it won't fail you. Like I said it's plastic so don't throw it or do anything stupid with it and you'll be good.
September 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JayTee Quit running after 20 minutes
Bought this chainsaw to replace my garbage Poulon 42CC chainsaw...they both must have copied the worst of each others chainsaw designs. This chainsaw stopped running after about 20 minutes of light use. Primer bulb stopped pumping fuel and the gas cap spewed fuel all over me. Seemed like a good deal at 149 bucks but it cost me more to return this and drive around to find a decent chainsaw than if I would have just bought a decent chainsaw to begin with. Dont be tempted by the price of this paper weight to think that you will be getting a deal...its not. At least I got a killer back workout trying to start this chainsaw over and over and over again.
August 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JR Very Disappointing Purchase
Since new this saw was very difficult to start. Will not start after it has warmed up - until the next day. So your only choice is to fill the tank run until it's empty and pack it in for the day. Have only used it four times since I purchased it 11 months ago and would not recommend this product as it is very difficult and frustrating to use. Had an Echo chain saw previously for 36 years and had to get rid of it because I could not get parts for it any longer. My brother in law next door has a Stihl, which is a serious tool unlike this Homelite product. Do yourself a favor, spend the extra money and get something like the Stihl or Echo products that will start and restart when you need them to.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigAl Buy a Carb Adjustment Tool!!!
All 2 cycle small engines today are factory adjusted. Purchasing a Carb tool will save you many headaches. Also never use any gas w/ethanol in it. It's the main reason for 80% of all engine start and run troubles. All the problems I've read about on any 2cycle almost always points to the carb and/or the fuel or both!!!!
August 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by john Don't buy.
Bought the 18" home lite around a year ago and used it a total of 2 hours max. Won't run and shop told me it needs a new carburetor. Total pile of junk. Please buy another brand and save yourself a headache.
July 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bdemick 42cc Homelite Saw W/18" Bar
I've owned two Homelite gas chainsaws over the past 40 years and they have always run & cut well. Proper maintenance & fresh fuel are the key! My latest, a 42cc W/18" bar works great! I got a carb adjusting tool on the internet because from the factory the carbs are adjusted a little too lean to run well (Government Regs). Good saw, great price!
September 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Slim Nice little saw.
This is the second Homelite Chainsaw that I've purchased. The first one lasted several years. The price was excellent and even has extra accessories included.
June 29, 2016