Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 138
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigRed Real workhorse for the price.
I have used this chainsaw for about 3 years now and have been extremely impressed with it's performance. I recently took down a 35 ft. black walnut tree that was 26" diameter at the base and cut it up with this saw. I also used it with an attachment to rip cut slabs (with a rip chain) and it performed well.
The only thing is I would like to see a beefier pull assembly. This one is plastic and i have had to replace but it's not expensive and is easy to replace. Still going strong!!
May 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kaico Great Value
Great value for price. I would recommend to keep on the jobsite.
December 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Harry You get what you pay for
First, I will preface with; I love Ryobi power tools. I have many of their drills, saws and other lithium battery operated power tools. They are great and I have never had any issues with them. The chainsaw was very rough running and difficult to get started. I have used many chainsaws before and know how to properly use them, this one was bad. 20 plus pulls to get a brand new chainsaw, with brand new non-ethanol, properly mixed gas running is ridiculous. Then the chain came off, which is normal, but once I put it back on (the correct direction) the chain was locked as somehow the bar no longer allowed the chain to rotate around it, just from the chain coming off. I returned it.
March 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CountryBoy OK but wouldn't get again
I have had this saw for 2 years and have cut down about 6 small trees. When i first got the saw it was hard to start. The spark plug that came with it (Champion RCJ6Y) is not the spark plug that is listed in the manual (Champion RCJ4). I replaced the spark plug. Now it starts pretty easy but you must follow the starting directions exactly. The engine runs great and has plenty of power as long as the chain is sharp. The chain that came with it was dull. I bought a new Oregon H78 chain and it cuts great! I have found that the chain adjuster gets clogged with saw dust easy and must be cleaned frequently. And now the oiler isn't lubing the bar like it is supposed too. When the saw works its great but it seems like I am always working on it.
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ibuylow99 Ryobi Chain Saw
This was bought as a XMAS gift. It was difficult to start, but I was able to figure out how this specific saw needed to be choked to start. I used it for a year cutting down small dead trees and some firewood. No more than a 1/2 of a cord. Just went to use it for the first time in six months to cut some firewood (Oak) made 11 cuts then saw overheated. Let it stand for 20 minutes, Pulling the start rope, I heard a clang, as the engine started it was obvious that something broke. The whole starting mechanism broke.
This occurred on start-up, not cutting. The piece that broke should not break with this minimal use and minimal strain. Poor engineering and poor quality.
Very disappointed in Ryobi.
December 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CONJ GREAT FOR HOME USE
I have had the saw for 3 or 4 years now and have never had any problems. Usually starts within a few pulls, little tricky to find the correct balance of choke and throttle until it is warmed up. It is by no means a professional saw, my brother has an Echo, paid twice as much and you can tell. However for breaking up logs and trees around my property it is fine. Just cut a pretty decent sized sycamore up and it put it to the test, never overheated and got the job done. Best saw I have seen for the price.
December 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Commander Nice
This is my first chainsaw. I Am learning how to use a saw safely with it.
January 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gpmountainman Don't buy off brands if you plan to use your saw regularly
I have had this for a couple of years now and only used it for camping. Now that I've moved into the forest and have regular use for it, I am finding out what a piece of trash it really is. Stalls all the time, leaks oil everywhere, handle is loose... The amount of times I have used this and the fact that I brought it in for a tune-up/repair just recently tells me this thing wasn't designed for anything more than pruning branches. I have never let fuel set in this and have taken pretty good care of it. Buy Stihl and Stihl only!
November 21, 2015