Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 105
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raskill22 Warrenty Issue
If you're looking for a chainsaw for commercial use then don't buy this. Get yourself a Husqvarna or Stiil. For kicking around the backyard this works fine until you need warranty work. One of the two clips that grab the flywheel when pull starting detached and broke off 6 fins of the flywheel. I popped off the cover and pulled out the broken pieces. The saw would still start up but certainly it needed repair. I was directed to a local shop and told it would take about two weeks. Now two weeks later I called for an up-date.
I was told that the pictures of the damage was sent 1 week after I dropped it off and now they were waiting to hear back from Ryobi. I called the customer service at Ryobi and was informed that the guy who approved the warranty work was off on holidays for a week. My unanswered question was, Why isn't someone covering his position to ensure fast turn-around time in repair work? I'm guessing it'll take a month to get it back. I'm not making money off this machine, just trying to clear some land. I could've returned it to Home Depot since I had it less than 90 days but why burden them when it's Ryobi's problem? Okay saw, poor customer service.
July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gep1 Ryobi 18 inch- great chainsaw
Picked it up about 1 year ago, this chainsaw is really great all around and a good value for the price. Glad i got the 18 inch- would recommend you do as well. it starts every time and has a lot of power- cuts through like butter and really easy to reset if you get the chain pinched- just a simple loosening of the side screws and the chain length resets easily and then you tighten and its ready to go again. You may see some reviews where people say it won't start but it does so long as you follow the directions exactly- it needs the exact priming in the way the directions tell you and it will start easily every time. Glad i bought it would recommend it to anyone.
February 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vin1 Leaks like a sieve
I wish I would have returned it. Leaked chain oil almost from the start. Messes up my garage and car if I forget to put something under it.
Harder to start than any other chainsaw I ever owned.
October 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DannyG Great value
Bought this saw 3 months ago to replace a 42cc Stihl that died. So far it has worked well. Although it has a slightly bigger engine than my Stihl, it doesn't have quite as much power, which isn't a big surprise since it was much less expensive. It still seems to be plenty capable for the typical home or cottage owner although I haven't run it all that hard. It handles logs up to about 18" fairly easily. Cutting anything bigger than that takes some effort. I have no problem at all getting the saw to start. I just follow the directions and it starts first or second pull every time, even in cold weather. The power to weight ratio isn't spectacular, but for the price this seems to be a decent saw.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by luvit Great chainsaw
Saw started right up and ran well. Made easy work of my tree trimming around the house. I even cut an entire tree down with it and used the firewood. I also cut my arm off while doing this. It hurt. I will not be using a chainsaw ever again. But I do recommend the saw it works great!
May 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Worst chain saw I have owned
It's impossible to start.. Won't idle, the chain comes off every other time I use it. It seemed like a good deal. The price was only $135. I guess you get what you pay for. I would never buy another Ryobi chainsaw.
November 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KentuckyG Easy to start, smooth cut and blade holds a edge
I purchased this saw June 30 2012, right after a wind storm of 75mph, in which it ripped through my front and back yard. Trees were laying down all over the place, large and medium size. I've been cutting all weekend 8 hours a day, all the debri is cut up, I've got a lot of firewood. This chain saw performed great after priming,started right up...first pull and every time after that. This is a smooth operating saw, very durable
July 1, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bert Cheap parts but works ok
I have used this a little here and there and it somewhat does the job. I use my father in-law's Stihl on big jobs and his is more powerful and better made although you pay for what you get as his was over $500. It starts ok and I only use ethanol free gas and never store it with gas in the tank or carb i.e. run it out of gas for storage.
October 20, 2015