Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 130
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SmIsler One Hit Wonder
A nice lightweight saw, started right out of the box after adding gas and oil etc.
Stopped the saw to fill the gas tank and hasn't worked since.
I guess you get what you pay for!!
June 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 Trouble from the start
Got this for Christmas but didn't get it up and running until February. I carefully followed all the instructions, but after 1 10" tree felled and bucked the muffler fell off. NB: the warranty won't cover the lost screws or the damage the red-hot muffler caused to the plastic components as it was rattling around in the casing. After only three trees, the blades are so dull that it can't cut through a 4" branch--it overheats and belches smoke. It frequently stalls, won't start easily (20-30 pulls), and the chain starts running on its own when it finally does start. Perhaps mine was just a lemon, but I'd consider something else.
April 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by caine 2 dead trees = 1 dead chain saw
Bought this a couple of days ago to take it camping to cut up some fire wood- 2 small trees later, it was dripping chain oil- and then the thing just stalled and wouldn't start-2 different problems in the first 15 minutes of using it.
The trees weren't even big! We're talking like 4 inches around...Pay the extra for a good saw, I'm taking this one back.
Maybe its just a lemon-but would you take the chance on another one? it's like an hour travel time each way for me too.
June 9, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by noonch impressed
After a week of reading reviews and ratings, I chose the Homelite over the Pouland pro, and I am extremely delighted with this saw! I have ran 32oz of fuel, about 2-3hrs of cutting up Black Walnut and Mesquite chunks for rough wood for projects. I cut 26in diameter logs into 2in thick planks. I have stopped and started this saw 20 times today. I cannot stress this enough, USE FRESH FUEL! And if the saw get hot, STOP and let it cool down! This is a mighty little saw that has amazed me! I did switch to an Oregon chain rather quickly, the chain that came on it dulled fast! The carrying case is a big plus! Highly recommended! After it broke in, starts in 3 pulls!
July 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by twotone mine has been ok.....
I've used it on my property now for 2 years. It has always started a little rough, sometimes it stalls during idle but all in all it has cut a lot of wood for me.
I have had to buy a replacement clutch cover because the bar tightener dial had stripped on me ($30) So, be careful not to over tighten...
Like you always hear "you get what you pay for" if you can afford a Stihl then don't bother with a cheap one like this...
August 28, 2014