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.
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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I bought the chainsaw and from word go it would not start just about ripped my arm off took it back to aldi replaced it and the same thing happened wouldnt start avoid like the plague rubbish.
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?
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.
Questions & Answers
How do I remove the chain drive sprocket wheel to access and seal the panel screwed onto side of oil tank to stop the chain oil leaking out?
Hi where can I buy the chains to suit this model can’t seem to find them anywhere. What is the part number please
How to change the chainsaw? How to tighten the chain ? Any user manual for this chainsaw ?
When we tried our with no success initially, I noticed that the on symbol (I) was directly under the word STOP if you look closely. We put the switch the opposite way to which we had it and it started. The trouble is can’t remember which way we had the switch first. We’ll find out today. Also if you keep pressing the fuel bubble you may flood it, so let it rest a while before trying again.
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|Bar Length||45 cm|
|Engine Displacement||50.1 cc|
|Special Buy Dates|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2011|
|Discontinuation date||Aug 2015|
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