I tryed to break it
I've tryed to destroy mine added s longer bar n chain used it on only large iron bark logs (1m+ round) n it's never missed a beat. Starts easy. Only complaint is it vibarates like a mofo n is thirsty af but what do u expect for 100 bucks.. the stihl saw has required more maintenance but I guess it is older
Starts everytime... good little chainsaw for under $100
Lots of negative reviews on here, but can't say I share their experiences. I purchased this product almost two years ago and had never really had a problem with it...and I've used it quite a bit and on some rather large fallen limbs and even trunks of trees.
Granted, the first time I started it, it looks like 20-30 goes, but that's exactly what it said in manual, so I was expecting it. Otherwise, I always used the 20:1 petrol/oil ratio mix for fuel and always made sure there was plenty of bar oil before cutting.
Also, I learnt how to keep...the chain sharp, and after accidentally bending one of the teeth, went and bought a new chain, but that was an easy process with a $20 purchase from the local Bunnings. I'd recommend this to homeowners as a handy tool around the house, that, if you look after it and follow the manual of instructions, should work fine.
Burnt for the last time
I have never given a bad review in writing but I feel my experience should be sharred.
In the last two years I have purchased three garden line products. Self propelled lawn mower, Whipper snipper, and chainsaw. I have problems with all devices.
What's worse, I can't find ANYONE who will fix them.
Focusing on the chainsaw, got it started, FINALLY, after about 50 pulls. I let it run for two minutes on idle and then turned it off before attending a job for which I needed to use it. That's it, never worked again. Could not start it. Clean fu...
I use chainsaws a lot, thought this was a bargain so bought one. Recoil is extreme, hard to start and runs for about 2 minutes then cuts out, chain is as blunt as you could get and keeps coming extremely loose. Really cheap quality and not even worth the cheap price it's sold for. This thing is going in the bin and a real waste of money on my part. Would take it back to Aldi and ask for a replacement, but can't see the point as from these reviews it seems they are all the same. One to avoid and will not be buying anything similar from Aldi in future, had my eye on a pool pump but this has really put me off cheap products.
Not bad but no Stihl or Husqvana
This saw didn't start out of the box.
After finding it had no spark but with a secondary coil voltage (digital multimeter set at 20ohms between the boot and ground), I replaced the crappy plug with a champion and it fired first pull.
The carb settings were not helping either. Screw the High & low jets all the way in and then back out 2 turns for high and 1.5 low. After powering up to full throttle, lean off (screw in) the high until the engine is developing its full RPM possible then out .25 so as to not run too lean. Next? play with low to get a stable idle.
It's actually not a bad junk saw (the one you'd lend out to friends or leave in the rain when camping) for the price.
Had So Much Promise
2015 Aldi chainsaw. Great features. Great price. I bought 2 at the same time. One to give as a gift. Tried one . Despite what others have said the machine is startable. A problem existed i,m sorry no one else seems to have picked up on. If you got a problem machine you probably had chain setup problems and if you got it running the engine most likely suffered overheating or the chain got thrown. I had a spare chainsaw to pull apart enough to find the factory design fault.I could have fixed it myself but it would have voided warranty ....The chain bars of both machines were out of alignment with the the drive gear .The Aldi store manager was great .We took the chains off the two last units he had in store to see if they were ok .They too had the same fault otherwise i would have exchanged. 4 chainsaws got sent back at the same time. They have to get the next supply of chainsaws right.I haven't given up hope.
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Yet To Let Me Down
I only bought this saw less than 2 weeks ago out of desperation when the Mchulloch saw I have failed me for the last time during the East Coast storms. A huge eucalyptus had come down accross 2 neighbouring properties and I took it on for firewood. The Mculloch would run ok for one tank of gas then refuse to start hot and even when I got it going again it would just stop after 5 min and refuse to start.
So, I grabbed this saw from Aldi for $169 despite swearing I would never buy Gardenline petrol tools again after once having their leaf blow...er that would never start. I unpacked the saw, filled it with correct 2 stroke mix and chain oil but could not understand the manuals starting instructions. They seemed to be describing a different saw. So I just pulled the choke out, pumped the primer bulb a few times and it fired on the 3rd pull. I pushed the choke in and it started on the next pull. It seemed a little reluctant at first but after half a tank it was on fire and just ripped disks off the eucalyptus trunk which was 600 diameter at its base so I've been working it hard. I have put at least 12 tanks of fuel through this saw now and have cut up a huge amount of firewood from storm felled eucalyptus. The only time it stops is when I turn it off or it runs out of fuel.
Same as the others...hard to start, won't start hot.
I have the same experience as the others. Once it starts and it's running, it's a great saw. But it's impossible to start, even following the convoluted manual instructions. "Pull twice with choke on, then pull 4 times with choke off. If hot, pull SIX times, engine SHOULD start". But it doesn't. What happened to engines that used to start like this: -> "Prime, Choke on, pull till it runs or coughs, then choke off or when it's warmed up, one pull, engine starts."
So far, two years old, and the "scavenger nozzle" has perished and split, leakin...g fuel. The primer bulb doesn't work, it's jammed on the output/scavenger side and won't pump. And I've only used it three times in two years! Apart from that it's sat in it's box in the shed. It's probably had three tanks of petrol through it when I could get it to start. My mates Stihl starts first go, every time. I also have the problem of it leaking bar oil out when just sitting. No other chainsaw I have owned in 30 years has done that. I've had McCulloch, Homelite, Stihl & Poulin brands. None of them did it. I've had the same experience with the Gardenline brush cutters. If you get one that doesn't start well, or doesn't start at all, TAKE IT BACK WITHIN THE 60 days! Try another if you like, as my second brush cutter starts nearly perfectly, but is miles above the first one for starting and running. The first one used to stop when hot, and not start again till it was cool. I got tired of doing 5 mins of work, then stopping for 20 mins. My step-father's ALDI lawn mower is the same. Once it's hot, it just stops and won't start again until it's cold. I don't know what it is, but a chainsaw, brushcutter, and lawn mower all doing the same thing, and multiple reports of this symptom from multiple people. Makes me think they don't like Australian petrol or something?
This is no 'lightweight'. I thought this tool would be the answer to my needs, a motorised electric pruner (reducing petrol weight) with telescopic variable reach plus a section of the blade that could be angled for what I thought would be perfect to trim the top of a hedge from ground level. Not so, the 'angle' was wrong for a horizontal prune but above all else, the entire tool was much too heavy to even lift let alone operate, even my husband couldn't life it.
A Bloody beauty.
I've had one now for well over a year and no problem with starting at all, I live in the country so use it often for fire wood and have cut big trees down with it never a moments trouble if ever it dies I'll buy another one no problem, and the chain sharpener I bought at the same time is also a beauty also no problem. and the oil leaking is a hazard with all chain saws Ive found over the years just sit them on a small drum and catch the oil to re-use.
Light easy to use, always starts.
Gardenline 50cc chainsaw fine when fixed
If you can be bothered doing a few repairs this is a good saw. 1. A gasket needs to be fashioned behind the the plate behind the chain bar, I used 1mm double sided tape from bigW, Do Not replace the retaining screw. 2. O rings need to be fitted to air filter, 31mm under filter a 5 mm on top. 3. Starting is not explained correctly in the instructions. While holding throttle in the full throttle position, pull out choke fully, let go of throttle then the choke, pull cord 2 to 3 times, push in choke, should then start easily.
Light and powerful
Not finished properly from the factory
When working it works
When it works it does well, plenty of power and fairly light weight. However, it is a terror to get started. It takes a lot of effort. It cannot be stored with oiler in the chain oiler as it leaks. The pull starter breaks. Could be resolved if was easier to start.
Light weight and cuts well when started
Hard to start, pull start breaks, leaks from the chain oiler
My review is similar to the last two reviews. It is a great little saw if you can get it started. It does leak chain oil when stored. However the most damming thing about the saw is trying to get is started. After getting caught with a hedge trimmer that would not start, I was not going to get taken again and returned this for refund. I will give Aldi that, no questions asked, returned with cash refund.
Price and lightweight.
Very hard to start initially and would not start at all after that.
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