Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 121
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sno72 Good Fire Wood Saw
I have the Homelite (same). I use ti for fire wood, poplar, spruce tamarack, birch, etc.
My house is heated by wood. Yes it goes thru bar oil, you will need to sharpen the chain, etc. It's a chainsaw!
I've owned/used- pioneer, husqvarna, stihl, poulan, jonsered, echo, etc.
I sold my Stihl ms390. 2 years ago (was overpriced junk.. Only good thing about it was i got most of my money back, people seem to think way too much of them?). and yes i know about chainsaws, i maintain & repair them myself.
I've used & abused my homelite(again same as this ryobi), it's still working good. Don't get me wrong i'm not saying it's the best thing since beer. But for the money it's a very good saw.
I burn around 6 cord of wood a winter. (cord= 4' wide x 4' high x 8' long). I've fallen & bucked big trees for 2 years with it, no issues.
If you don't know much about chainsaws, do some research first. Like i said before. Chainsaws go thru bar oil, you will have to mix gas, sharpen the chain, clean the air filter, clean the saw, eventually change a spark plug, etc. It's not the saws fault.
March 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skifun20 Great for cutting up Storm Damaged trees
had to pick this up to cut up some trees that had been blown onto a radio tower equipment shed. Cut threw the maple tree like butter, very easy to handle, the chain break is a nice safety feature. I recommend picking up the gas/oil premix blend to get you going right out of the box. the long bar is very nice for going threw thicker trunks, and I MUST say that the end of the bar has a chain guard on it, I LOVE IT, its great for keeping your chain sharp when cutting up logs on hard surfaces like concrete.
July 12, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wobbly304 An excellent saw, with one caveat
This Ryobi 20-inch chainsaw is a real workhorse. It's easy to operate, and the anti-vibration feature is noticeably effective. It creates a LOT of sawdust in a short time.
I've rated Features, Quality, Ease of use, and Value as excellent. I've given it only four stars as overall rating for one minor reason. I discovered that it's necessary to check chain tension about every 30 - 60 minutes. Other models of saws I've used would operate just fine with the chain a little bit slack. With this saw, the chain may come off the bar. I'll have to admit, when that happened I was working the saw pretty hard in a large maple log.
I would recommend it to anyone wanting a 20-inch saw that won't dissapoint you. Just remember to check and adjust chain tension often. It's a quick, simple task.
September 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Project84 Awesome saw for the price, love it!
Worked great, never had a problem starting, whether the saw was hot or cold. Just followed the instructions and it starts right up.
Comes with the standard multi tool for chain adjustments and maintenance. Also has a nice case that has slots to store files and othe tools. With the saw in the case, there is still room for a 1qt bottle of bar oil, and a little bottle of the pre-mix.
I left the saw in the case sitting upright. It dripped a small amount of bar oil into the case. It was coming from where the bar connects to the saw body. It didn't leak a lot and I think its stopped but nothing new should leak.
Vibration resistant hand made a huge difference after hours of cutting.
Overall, I'm totally satisfied with the saw. I cut down and cut up several trees with no problems.
April 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PM123 Gets the job done
Worked right out of the box. Took down and chopped up a 24" diameter oak tree. This saw cuts great when chain is new, but the oak dulls chain quickly. Get a 3/16 sharpening file when you get the saw. A chain upgrade might hold the edge better. Follow the starting instructions to the letter and it will start up on a few pulls. Warm starting is hard if you don't follow the instructions. I increased the idle just a tiny bit, but that might just be my saw. Light weight and very little vibration. Gas and bar oil tanks could be bigger for longer work time. All in all a great value that does what it is suppose to do.
October 23, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Get an electric
Saw is hard to start and doesn't run decent, likes to stop a lot and is very hard to start again. I owned this saw for just over a year and already had to take it in for repairs. I was told that the engine setting was too lean thus burning the cylinder and making the saw unusable. The cost to repair was too much so need to replace, will NEVER buy or reccomend another Ryobi product.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigJerm This chainsaw is perfect for the price.
I purchased this chainsaw to cut firewood for my lake house property when I am there. I opened the case, added some gas/oil mix, also added chain lube and this chainsaw started on the first pull. It cut the 16" diameter tree like a hot knife on butter. I have always been a huge fan of Ryobi products and this is another great product that they have produced.
September 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eggman Don't waste your money!
I purchased this chainsaw in December 2011 and started using it in March 2012. It started leaking oil right away, but I continued to oil it when it was low. I only used it for light use, small branches. I never used it for large trees or stumps. When I tried to start it last week, March 2015 it would not start. I put it in a shop for repair and they told me that it has no compression and it not worth fixing. This saw was used less than 10 times over a two year period! Of course the warranty is over. Do not waste your money on this saw!
March 25, 2015