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20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case

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  • 3-point Vibration Isolation Increases Comfort and Reduces Fatigue
  • Automatic Oiler for Smooth Operation
  • Includes Heavy-duty Carrying Case for Easy Storage and Transport
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This RYOBI 20 in. 2-Cycle Chainsaw features an inertia-activated chain brake. The chain brake is built to stop the chain automatically and it has a SAFE-T-TIP bar to protect against rotational kickback. The powerful 50cc engine will allow you to get any job done fast. It comes with a durable carrying case so transport and off-season storage is simple and convenient. The smooth operation and 3-year warranty make the RYOBI 20 in. 2-Cycle Chainsaw the ideal choice for a variety of cutting jobs.
  • Powerful 50 cc engine
  • Anti-vibe handle for increased comfort
  • Bucking spike for larger jobs
  • Inertia-activated chain brake
  • Safe-T-tip bar protects against rotational kickback
  • Automatic oiler and side-access chain tensioner
  • Includes a carrying case for transport and storage
  • Backed by a 3-year limited warranty






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Q:Does the oiler leak bar oil when it is not in use?
by|May 27, 2022
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A:  Hello, Rich - Thank you for your interest in the 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. Yes. It is normal for bar and chain lubricant to seep from the saw when not in use. To prevent seepage, empty the oil tank after each use. When storing the unit for a long period of time (three months or longer) be sure the chain is lightly lubricated; this will prevent rust on the chain and bar sprocket.  Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. I hope this helps! --Jewel

by|Jul 28, 2022
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    A:  yes

    by|Jul 28, 2022
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      A:  Yes it does 

      by|Jul 28, 2022
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        A:  My chainsaw does leak a small amount of oil when not being used. I do not know if this is normal for this brand or chainsaw.

        by|Jul 28, 2022
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          Q:why does the 18" ryobi chainsaw have a .375 3/8 pitch chain and the 20" a .325 5/16 chain
          by|Nov 23, 2021
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          A:  Hi, Trower. Thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. I'm sorry, these decisions are made by our engineering team. If they decided to give a product a different feature then it may be so there are many different options for the customers convenience or that it is a new and better feature. Thank you for asking, if you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, all contact services are available Monday- Friday from 9am to 6pm (est) to contact us toll free please call 800.525.2579. Other methods of contact offered are email (24 hr response) or live chat, to speak with someone immediately at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact I hope this helps! - Jewel

          by|Jul 28, 2022
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            Q:Can this saw handle a 24in bar?
            by|Sep 10, 2021
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            A:  Hi, Jfline2. Thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. I'm sorry, no. I would not recommend using a bar larger than 20 inches. We do not make any bars that are larger than 20 inches so our chainsaws have not been tested with a 24 inch bar. Thank you for asking, if you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, all contact services are available Monday- Friday from 9am to 6pm (est) to contact us toll free please call 800.525.2579. Other methods of contact offered are email (24 hr response) or live chat, to speak with someone immediately at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact I hope this helps! - Jewel

            by|Jul 28, 2022
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              Q:where is it made
              by|Aug 2, 2021
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              A:  Chainsaw, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. This product was made under strict quality standards in China. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

              by|Jul 28, 2022
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                A:  Some parts are made in China, and some are made in South Carolina, USA. It is assembled in South Carolina.

                by|Jul 28, 2022
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                Great product for the money definitely great for fallen trees and little trees that you can't get...
                Great product for the money definitely great for fallen trees and little trees that you can't get with a brush cutter. just dont man handle it too much it will cause the engine to over heat and you'll have to wait 2 hours or so till it cools off to be able to use it again. If you can find a chain that stays sharp longer I'd recommend it helps out alot and you won't have to sharpen the chain as much but do sharpen it it helps with cutting down thick tree trunks.great product in all no real complaints about it
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                  Worked well, until the lower mount for the front handle failed. That attachment is, amazingly fo...
                  Worked well, until the lower mount for the front handle failed. That attachment is, amazingly for Ryobi, merely a sheet metal screw through the handle into the plastic housing of the saw. The failure occurred after only 1/2 gallon of fuel used. It's had occasional use for about three months. That mount comes under a lot of lateral stress when felling a tree, and apparently it simply pulled out against the threads and stripped them, because now the screw will not tighten. It's possible that the threads were stripped during assembly, but it is an inherently weak arrangement. I bought this saw for three good reasons: 1 - very positive long-term experience with Ryobi tools, 2 - I own and heavily use a Ryobi Li-ion cordless chainsaw. That tool is very effective and solidly made, which I naturally expected to be the case for their larger gas version. 3 - the low price for a fairly powerful saw.
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                  Response from RYOBIOutdoorsJan 4, 2021
                  Hello, PropertyOwner - We are very sorry you are having troubles with your chainsaw! We would love the chance to connect with you to address these concerns! Would you please email us at reviews@ryobitools.com? Let's see if we can turn this around! RYOBIOutdoorTools
                    3 found this review helpful
                    Powerful but lightweight
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this a month ago as I had been given some oak trees to cut up for firewood. I knew that my old 16 inch Poulan would not cut it. Yes read lots of reviews on lots of saws. Had used Husqvarna and Stihl as a volunteer firefighter but couldn’t justify the expense. Took the Ryobi out of the box, added fuel and oil, adjusted the chain, fired it up and was immediately impressed with how the Ryobi cut through those 24” diameter green wet oak trunks. Cut nearly 2 cords without a hitch. Even more importantly with the lighter weight of the Ryobi my arms, shoulders and back didn’t feel as though I’d been stretched on a rack!!
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                    Great Little Saw
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Three months ago, I was debating whether to go with a lesser known brand with a lot of good reviews, similar price but it's length and cc's were slightly more than this 20" Ryobi. Although I had read and saw positive reviews for this saw and I know and trust the brand from having had a couple of their other power tools i decided that going a little bigger while saving only a couple of bucks was the way to go....huge mistake that ended up costing me more in the end. I have about a quarter acre of wooded property at the back of my house and little by little we've been cutting and limbing trees trying to expand our limited backyard by a couple of feet and really also just trying to get some more sunlight on the property so we could enjoy it more. I started this project with the larger saw and from day one, it labored cutting 8"-10" thick trees which I assumed it was normal but then after the 5th tree it also started to leak oil, stalling and i didnt feel as tight. I knew it wasn't the right saw for the job so i put the job on hold, fast forward to last month and my son gave me a gift certificate for Father's Day so i decided bite the bullet and buy another saw, but this time i think i got the right one! As soon as i saw the case and then took it out, i knew it was just so much better quality. It came assembled, instructions were simple and even had a fuel additive included. My wife and I took a day off, rented a 50ft bucket lift and put the Ryobi to work. It started right up and man, it was cutting wood like butter! I coulnd't believe how effortlessly it performed compared to my other larger more powerful saw. It went all the way through a few 12" trees with getting jammed. In total we cut 6 trees and tens of thick tree limbs and branches with no issue. Applying the tension and cleaning afterwards was easy, IMO it felt better, safer and solid...overall just a great little chainsaw that I wish I had purchased from the get go.
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                      Awesome!
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this 2 days ago for my husband. Already got it. He is so excited to use it. He may even let me use it one day! I love the box it comes in so nice!
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                        Starts right up, lots of power for the weight. Dont care for the guard on the bar, one bolt to r...
                        Starts right up, lots of power for the weight. Dont care for the guard on the bar, one bolt to remove Was on sale for $149.99. No complaints, would buy again
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                        I had gone to Home Depot a few weeks ago, fully expecting to spend over $350 on an Echo chain saw...
                        I had gone to Home Depot a few weeks ago, fully expecting to spend over $350 on an Echo chain saw, to replace an '80s Poulan 3400 that's really starting to show its age. Home Depot didn't stock the CS-490 I'd wanted, so I started looking at what they did have in stock. It was then that the Ryobi 18" 2-cycle saw caught my eye. I decided I "had" to have the larger 20" saw, which Home Depot also didn't have in-store, so after some research and some internal debate, I bought it online for $150, during the last few hours of Home Depot's Labor Day sale. At the same time, I also bought a "better" Oregon chain online, to fit before my saw's first use, as I didn't think I'd have much use for the "safety chain" I knew it was going to come with. I'd also already decided to go against Ryobi's recommendation of using 50:1 fuel, and bought a small can of 40:1 fuel instead. I figured I'd burn through that, before moving on to mixing my own fuel. After unpacking my new saw and going over it like a little kid with a new toy, I read through the manual. I was a little disappointed in the fact that the chain oiler isn't adjustable, but I thought, "If it works as it is, who cares?" After finishing with the manual, I loaded my RY5020 up with fuel and bar and chain oil and attempted to start this thing for the first time. I followed the starting instructions to the letter and within 4 pulls, it was up and running! Right away, the sound of the saw impressed me. It seems to have a deeper, growlier sound than the other saws I own (the Poulan 3400 and a Husqvarna 261). I let it idle until the chain started to move slightly, then I blipped the throttle to take it off high idle. At that point, I felt it idled nicely and was very responsive to trigger inputs. Within a few hard revs, I noticed the chain was nicely coated in chain oil. I was ecstatic! I couldn't wait to use it in the woods! Three days later, I was on my property, clearing brush and smaller diameter trees from my dirtbike/snowmobile trails. I used the saw on and off for over 4 hours and it never failed to impress me. At one point, I refilled the saw with fuel and chain oil, even though neither had run out. I'm sure my old Poulan would have gone through multiple tanks of fuel over that same amount of time! At any rate, after the engine was hot, it easily started in one pull, every single time I went to start it. Numerous times throughout the day, I talked my new saw up to my fiancee, who was helping me pull the branches and limbs I'd cut off into the woods. At one point I said, "This is easily the best $150 I've ever spent!" I would gladly recommend this saw to anyone in the market for a "hobbyist" chain saw. I can't yet speak to its longevity, but I feel like it should last me at least a dozen years or so, especially since I'm using an "oilier" mix than what Ryobi calls for. The saw comes with a 3-year warranty, plus I bought the Home Depot warranty for an additional $18, so the saw is covered for a total of 5 years - just like the Echo. The case it comes with was weird to me at first, but now I really like it. It can be locked shut with a padlock, and has built in places to store a set of files and a spare spark plug (all sold separately). I can also get two 1-quart bottles of oil in there as well, along with a shop towel, the owner's manual, and some little "odds and ends." Anything else I might need while I'm out cutting, I carry along with me in a 5-gallon bucket. I did give the saw a 4-star rating in the features and ease of use categories, because even though you can check the saw's air filter without using any kind of tool, you need a screwdriver to remove it. Also, there's a pre-filter that's supposed to be cleaned after every 5 hours of use, which seems to involve removing the pull starter and a cover situated behind it. Overall, it's a very nice product, and I'm sort of glad Home Depot didn't stock the saw I had originally gone in to look at!
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                          Starts right up , has a surprising amount of power , cuts fast , cut up a tree downed by a storm ...
                          Starts right up , has a surprising amount of power , cuts fast , cut up a tree downed by a storm , and took down a pretty big oak (by residential standards I'm not a lumberjack) and then cut slices of the oak to be painted for crafts by my GF and mother . It's not a professional saw , or it would be 800.00 , but it is a very good weekend or honey do list saw, I highly recommend.
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                          5 found this review helpful
                          Found a big job perfect for this saw. Two tall palm trees, as you can see. This saw cut through...
                          Found a big job perfect for this saw. Two tall palm trees, as you can see. This saw cut through them with ease, and then into 18” logs. Believe it or not both trees were down and into logs in just under 45 min. The saw made easy work of this big job, so happy with the job it did. Blade slide through the trees with the greatest of ease. The tensioning system worked perfectly and the self oiling made it easy. A great tool for the price.
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                            I've had several pole chain saws, and several 14" and 16" saws, so it was finally time to step up...
                            I've had several pole chain saws, and several 14" and 16" saws, so it was finally time to step up to the 20" bar. This chain saw comes in nice quality case, with instructions on the top whan you open it. It shipped directly to me, it suprised no one that it was a chain saw. It even comes with a bottle of oil to mix with 1gal of gas (50:1 mix). You'll need to get some bar oil if you don't have any. The tension adjustment is is on the side of the bar cover and this saves a lot of effort. Once filled the saw was a breeze to start the engine (2 attempts). The 50cc engine seems to have plenty of power, and the chain is oh so sharp. It cut throught a 5" oak log like butter. The 20" bar makes cutting large branches/logs much easier than with a smaller saw. The saw says that it has 3 types of vibration dampening, I was legitimatly suprised that my hands did have that "bee" feel that you normally get after using a chain saw for any period of time. The saw weighs about 10 lbs, it includes a chain break, bumper spikes, tip guard and automatic oiler. It also has a 3-year warranty. I've owned numerious Ryobi tools, all have been reliable, but this is my first chain saw from them, so far I'm very impressed. Can't wait for a larger job to do some real work. And did I mention, I really like the case it come with.
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