Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 524
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JFAN Good for the money
I think this is a good for the money, i was on the fence... should I spend twice as much for the ECHO or not. Everything else I have that is two stroke in my house is ECHO and love all there products but I had one BIG tree I needed to take down, trunk was 20-24 at the ground. This saw did a great job, idea needed some adjustment but other than that, it worked great for my project. I got the tree down and all cut up. I have a few more items to trim up but then I may just post the saw on CL. I am not sure I need to keep a chain saw this size. I did not rent a chainsaw since I did the cutting my self I did it over 3-4 days and at 77 per day I could have purchased the ECHO.
I think this saw would be great for the average homeowner.
March 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tdevri65 I really wanted to like this saw...
I really wanted to like this saw. After doing some looking, it's apparently made by Husqvarna, which I thought meant it would be a bargain. That's not the case. I ran into the things that other reviewers have found. It won't start again after it gets warm. I tried choking, not choking, priming, and not priming. The best it would do is sputter a couple times and stall. It won't hold an idle - it stalls then too. After I got it running, it would bog down almost immediately when the chain touched the wood. The chain is another problem. It won't hold tension very well, so, the chain jumped off the bar once. I checked the tension about 10 cuts before that happened, and it was nicely tight. I returned the saw after about 2 weeks of light use. I should have learned this lesson long ago, but don't try to save money buying cheap gas tools. You'll hate them, and they won't work. Just spend the money and get quality stuff that starts and runs correctly.
August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BUZZ973 PP4218AV 18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw
I've had this model for 5 years now and cut up close to 100 ash, elm, willow, and cherry trees (some bigger than the 18 inch blade) with it. That's a lot of cutting when cutting logs from 70 foot tall trees. Yes, as with all chainsaws, you do have to sharpen the chain and replace it occasionally, but it always starts and runs when I need it. I would say it has been well worth the money and has given me very few problems. Hopefully it will stay that way, I have another 50 trees to cut.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Good Value
starts easy and works great. great value for the money.
August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HuckSawyer A nice little chain saw
I bought it because I couldn't get the Stihl to start. This chain saw started easily and did well. Changing and adjusting the chain was easy.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DT Junk
What a piece of junk. I have spent more money trying to get/keep it running than it originally cost. One time I took it in because it was running backwards? How does that happen?
I use nothing but VP gas for my two cycles. So no water in the fuel.
If you are going to buy it, put a 14" bar on it. Better yet 12, which is really what the horsepower on the saw can support. But now you have a really heavy saw for something less than you wanted. Plus the bar they sold is cheap and bent almost straight out of the box in a wet log over 10" across.
Save yourself the trouble and buy a Stihl or Husqvarna. You will spend the same amount of money keeping this one operating, and you will never have to worry if it will start when you need it.
July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Landscaper Throw away saw
I've used several chain saws. I bought this one for cuts around the house, which is a larger than average with lots of vegetation. After a couple of hours of cutting 3"-5" branches......it decreased significantly in productivity, more than just a dull chain. Unfortunately i lost my receipt and home depot would not return. Double whammy. If your a city guy that just wants a chain saw in the garage for that rare 10 min cut.....this is the saw for you, otherwise don't bother.
July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by atimoteo Nice purchase
I needed to take down a fairly big tree and was able to do it with relative ease.
July 12, 2016