Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 139
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Ryobi 2 in. 46cc Chain Saw - Dependable
I had this chain saw for about 5 years now and it keeps working each time I used it. I had to cut a big tree into pieces the first time I used it so I did not have to hire an expensive tree cutter. It may take a few pull after a long time of not using it but after that it is easy to start just make sure you put fresh gasoline. Overall I recovered the cost I paid for this unit $199 at the time for the first two summers by not hiring tree cutter. It is dependable.
June 19, 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 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 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 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 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