Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 99
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 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dorkchop Please, for the love of GOD do NOT BUY THIS CHAINSAW!
When I first saw my father's day gift in 2014, I was exstatic to see a chainsaw cleverly disguised as a chainsaw wrapped in wrapping paper. When I peeled back the paper to expose the Ryobi logo my blood pressure dropped to 15/8. My experience with Ryobi power tools is one filled with remorse, regret and dismay. But instead of taking it back and offending my wife and three step-daughters who put an amazing amount of thought and love into their gift, I decided I would give it a shot to see if the gas operated tools are any better than their battery operated tools. So I set off to fire up my Ryobi chainsaw for the very first time, and followed the steps EXACTLY as they are listed in the operators manual, but that doesn't help much, because there are actually TWO operator's manuals, one for the chainsaw, which normally should be all you need, but another for the gas engine... apparently Ryobi isn't sure which engine is in which chainsaw at any given time. So you have to bounce from one operator's manual to the other and back. This being my first chainsaw, I was adamant about firing it up correctly the first time. That's 3 hours I will never get back. When I finally got that bugger buzzing as advertised, I was completely out of breath. It only took somewhere between 15 and infiniti pulls to get it going. Once going, it cut up the broken log on our lawn with a quickness... I was liking this saw! Then I turned it to cut a tree that was still standing.... NOPE. The chain tension screw happens to be made out of teflon, on of the flimsiest materials one could ever produce. So when the saw starts cutting a horizontal line, the chain jumps off the bar and gets stuck. Any attempt at tightening the teflon adjustment screw is futile. This saw is now sitting in it's case, as it has since that day, and I will be purchasing a different chainsaw this weekend. Please don't waste your money on any Ryobi tools... you WILL REGRET IT!
April 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LINY For those looking for a toy, you found it.
For those looking for a toy, you found it. My friend bought this saw because it was cheap. He couldn't get it started. I was able to start it, but once hot it is difficult to restart until it cools down. I had to remove the tip guard because it makes it difficult to use when installed.
I called this a toy because it is. It has no power and bogs down on even softer woods. When stored it leaks oil so I suggest you store it after removing the bar oil or store it in the case, with the blade tilted up or you will be cleaning up the oil spill. Adding bar oil from a one gallon container is difficult because the handle is too close. Using a funnel blocks the view and you overfill.
If you need saw for a light weekend cleanup and then tossing it in the trash, this is the saw for you. Otherwise invest in a real saw.
I'd like to end on a positive note so here it is. This saw is light and easy to handle.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by veryhappy 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimN Excellent product
The saw is very easy to start if you follow directions. It cuts through 6 to 8 inch branches with ease.
My only concern is the weight of the saw, I think it is relatively heavy.
May 5, 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