Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 530
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JayTee If you like trying to start this chainsaw more than getting the job done then this is the chainsaw for you.
Owned this chainsaw for about 4 years, I purchased it when I had to cut a 15" diameter tree that had fallen in my yard. It ran great for about 20 minutes then began bogging down towards the end of the job. removed the fuel and bar chain oil to attempt to keep this product in good working order but to no avail. I have used this chainsaw less than 10 times over 4 years and it never runs right, recently the chain just broke on me. The issue is that the chainsaw will not idle down properly when letting off the throttle and once it dies you have to wait for it to completely cool down before starting again. The secret is once you get it started you just have to hold it full open and cut as much as you can before it quits and you have to wait an hour. Great brand for this chainsaw Poulon = Pull On cause you will be pulling on this trying to get it started all day long.
August 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jhsmoney Junk
Not worth the 170 dollars same day this was purchased it quit working ran it 15 mins got too hot chain came off twice, oil everywhere, extremely hard to start. Might be ok for occasional log cutting but was not a good saw for me spend a few extra dollars and get a remington or alot more for the best (husqvarna)
August 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bms Do not buy one
It does not start well. hard to idle. when it does warm up as soon as you touch the wood it bogs down. no power. the chain requires constant tensioning. Buy an ax or hand saw over this product. It will work better for you.
September 5, 2016
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pbfoot87 Good saw for the money
Needed to cut up some fallen 1ft dia trees that fell. Took care of it plenty of power , easy start , choke system is goofy but once running it will idle all day. No issues outta the box ran 2 tanks of fuel thru it . Buy chain lube
September 4, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigAl Get a Carburetor Adjustment Tool !!!
These chainsaws are made by Husqavarna. They are pre-adjusted at the factory and not thoroughly ran by anyone. Purchase a set of small engine carburetor tools and this machine will purr like a lion. Or take it to a small engine shop for adjustment. It's a great chainsaw when properly tuned.
August 29, 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