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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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Questions & Answers

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Q:I need Send to Puerto Rico
by|Jul 11, 2023
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A:  What is the question? How to send to Puerto Rico 🇵🇷?

by|Jul 12, 2023

    A:  Hello, Levid - Thank you for your question. For assistance with this I would recommend contacting Home Depot. I hope this helps! 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. And thank you again for your interest in the 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. - Jewel

    by|Jul 20, 2023
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      Q:does the 5020 have an oil adjustment screw?
      by|May 31, 2023
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      A:  Hello, Eltorito - Thank you for your question. Lubrication is provided by the automatic oiler system. The oiler is driven by the sprocket and adds lubrication only when the chain is moving. I hope this helps! 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. And thank you again for your interest in the 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. - Vini

      by|Jun 6, 2023
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        Q:Where can I find the extra chain for this saw? Also can I bye smaller bars to cha get the size? Can I bye a 18? or 16? bar and chain that will work on this motor?
        by|Apr 8, 2023
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        A:  Hello, Mrmatt - Thank you for your question. We only recommend using a 20 inch bar and chain with this chainsaw. You can use any brand as long as it is the correct size chain. If you would like the same bar and chain that came with the chainsaw then it can be ordered from Gardner at 888.427.3637. I hope this helps! 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. And thank you again for your interest in the 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. - Jewel

        by|Apr 13, 2023
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          Q:How easy or Hard is it to start compared to a Stihl?
          by|Feb 22, 2023
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          A:  Easier to start than my buddies Stihl. Usually fires right up and a few times he was over there having to crank a bit to get it to fire.

          by|Mar 29, 2023

            A:  Mine starts easy and runs fine. I bought mine as a first saw to learn on. Not a great saw if you're cutting down a lot of trees. I upgraded to a Stihl without regret. Just a far superior tool and well worth the extra cost. And my Stihl starts easy and runs great too.

            by|Feb 24, 2023

              A:  Hello, Cjct - Thank you for your question. I am not familiar enough with other brands in order to compare them to RYOBI tools. However, to start a cold engine: Make sure the chain brake is in the run position by pulling back on the lever/hand guard. Fully press and release the primer bulb 10 times. Pull choke lever all the way out to FULL CHOKE position. When the temperature is above 50°F, pull the starter grip and rope until the engine attempts to start, but no more than 3 times. When the temperature is below 50°F, pull the starter grip and rope until the engine attempts to start, but no more than 5 times. Push choke lever in to RUN position. Pull starter grip and rope until engine runs. Allow the saw to run in this position 15–30 seconds, depending upon the temperature. Depress the trigger release and squeeze and release the throttle trigger to return the engine to idle after a total run time of at least 30 seconds. To start a warm engine; Make sure the chain brake is in the run position by pulling back on the lever/hand guard. Pull choke lever out to FULL CHOKE position then push immediately back to RUN position to set fast idle. Pull starter grip and rope until engine runs, but no more than 5 times. If engine does not start after 5 pulls, use cold engine starting procedure. Squeeze and release the throttle trigger to return the engine to idle. I hope this helps! 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. And thank you again for your interest in the 20 in. 50 cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw with Heavy-Duty Case. - Jewel

              by|Feb 22, 2023

                A:  My saw is new and starts easily . Having said that, I have owned several saws over the years. All new saws are great. the third year is when the starting is hard. It is not a professional saw and does age quickly. I also have a battery-powered saw and it has fewer problems because it does not have a carb. However, the battery overheats or has to charge. I suggest keeping the problems down is not to mix your own gas but buy the "gas" made for two-cycle engines. cost more but avoids the alcohol that is in most gas.

                by|Feb 24, 2023

                  A:  I've never started a Sthil so I can't really compare but I do have this saw and it starts very easily.

                  by|Feb 25, 2023
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                    like a hot knife
                    worked great!!!!! will post more pics in a few days
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                      Efficient an Effective
                      The Ryobi 20” 50cc gas chain saw is impressive. It‘s powerful yet light weight. It easily works through 10-12” diameter logs. Above all, it’s safe with reduced vibration technology. I also comend the SAFE-T-TIP bar which adds a much appreciated safety dimension when under bucking. Other chain saws may be good tools but the Ryobi 20“ is an impressive machine!
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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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                                5 found this review helpful
                                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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                                  16 found this review helpful
                                  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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                                  Included2 Cycle Oil, Case, Safety Tip, Scabbard, Scrench/Combination WrenchChain, Scabbard, Scrench/Combination Wrench2 Cycle Oil, Chain, Scrench/Combination WrenchChain, Scabbard, Scrench/Combination Wrench
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                                  Engine Displacement (cc)5035.859.850.2
                                  Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)36 in28 in35 in35 in
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