SX82 Baumr AG pro
Mine is not a n e-start model. I bought mine 4 years ago when my old faithful echoe’s coil died and can’t find one. I also own an old homelight 20” which has been a beast to use but has no chain break (yes it is that old) an it died the same time also. Having no money at the time and I’ve been cutting firewood for years as it is the only heating source I have, whilst living on property.
I bought this saw with the intention of still rebuilding my other saws as I have the knowledge and to use the bummer only for a stop gap solution. For the money yes it has had it’s problems but if you are like me with some mechanical knowledge, without being dangerous, I honestly can’t complain about this saw value for money. And yes it has been cutting boxwood, red gum and mountain ash. I’m on my third chain now, and since I’ve acquired a 18” Stihl 029 second hand and spent $650 on it, the bummer is more powerful for felling and will use it to cut larger sections. I also now have (my favorite CS 6701 echo 20”) so now I use three. Bummer fells and cuts large, echo does mostly the work, stihl for smaller cuts as it is the smallest. Yes I cut lots of firewood for myself and other family members. Cheers
Absolute rubbish, don’t waste your money.
Cord was left in my hand after the first pull, absolute nightmare to start. Money better spent at the pokies.
Nothing but Chinese rubbish dumped on Australian shores.
Warranty is non existent.
Got it started once, cuts very well but you need a miracle to restart.
Perhaps go to Bunnings and get yourself any brand at least you are covered with a satisfaction policy.
It really is crap
I,m a wood turner!I use my saw to cut burls of trees! Got this saw gaintz 24" 92 cc!!man it started first time easy after that it never starts or starts and stops when you start to cut!!!you a just everything, start to cut and it all shakes loose again!!hate it!!time to get a still or husky again!!never buy one of these prices of crap!!I,m a pensioner and this hurt,I saved for awhile to get this crap!
Replacement chainsaw is a crap as the first one
So my first chainsaw seized after just a couple of uses. Edison's sent a replacement (postage at my cost), which I used for maybe 10 minutes before stalling and is now impossible to start. A mate has one that he swears by, but from my experience, 2 duds from 2 is enough for me.
Of course these saws are not in same class as a stihl or husqvarna but I know you still will have problems with those saws and I can't justify handing over $1500 the counter to buy one I have a sx62 an sx82 and a sx92 they are all ok for weekend work but I wouldn't use them for professional logging. The sx62 chain lock keeps locking on the sx82 thottle spring keeps breaking and I had to replace the oil pump on the sx92.
not the best
Iv used the saw for about 2 hours and the chain kept locking up??i pulled the plug lead off to check the plug and the lead seperated from the spark plug and its end, the rubber vibration mount fell off from bottom of the handle,, doesnt match my stihl 38 magnum in power (72cc)
economical Chainsaw improved but still with faults
I have just purchased my fifth SX82 bummer as Stihl/Husqvana chainsaws in this size are not an economic option for me at about 10x the price in this size saw. The first 3 bummers lasted about 12 months (first one replaced under warranty after 11 months) but the common faults have been fixed in the new model (vibration mounts failed, E-start kept tangling/breaking, screw in cover damaged carby) . Number 4 has been operating without fault for 5 months (an improvement on the old models), so I got number 5 for when number 4 breaks. Faults with the newest model include a very week dog that will get bent the first time it is used, and this will allow the exhaust to press against the wood scorching the wood (the exhaust can cause bark to catch fire). The chain adjustment system is a good idea but not assembled correctly - be sure to lubricate the thread and wind it to the extremes to free up the thread while holding the screw in place before assembling it onto the saw, or you may damage the mechanism. E-start in not fitted to the new model and this makes for a much more reliable pull-start. The Truesharp chain is sharp and will cut meat but works best if lightly sharpened with each fill of fuel. A Stihl chains will cut more wood between sharpenings once the original has worn out but takes longer to sharpen. Number 4 saw will be fitted with a 20" bar and given much more work now while number 5 will be a spare and used with original the 24" bar for falling trees. (anyone need a spare 24" bar? I'm getting a collection.)
Good bones, CRAP organs
Okay so these saws are like taking a Ferrari chassis and dropping a 1981 Corona engine, electronics and bodywork on top of it... You've got good bones, but the rest is a huge bag of crap..
These saws are clones of the Husqvarna 362, which is a great saw!
The good: The Engine, crankcase, piston, cylinder, barrings, clutch, sprocket, flywheel etc, "good bones"
The Bad: Gaskets are garbage, top plastic is melty and cheap, decompression valve sucks, coil is crap tastic, oil pump sucks, worm gear is a bag of broken parts, needle barring is grindy, handle WILL brake off, chain brake wobbles and doesn't function without modification... oil cap leaks, petrol cap leaks unless tightened to extremes...
What i had to do to get this saw working? Had to strip the saw down, split the case, replace the crankcase gasket re-assemble the case.. ordered new aftermarket and OEM parts to replace "The Bad" items.
So yeah $206 for the saw, $110 OEM and aftermarket parts ... $316 later I've got basically a Husqvarna 362/365/372 with a bunch of aftermarket parts..
Worth it?? NO .... and yes.... but mostly no.... It runs it cuts, If you're mechanically minded just got to huztl and buy a saw kit...
Worth a go
I have used a few saws over the years (stihls n Mac's) but am not a logger. Used a new SX 82 on a 60' red gum and no real issues. Pro's plenty of go (maybe not total 82cc) still more the enough to drive 24" bar. Easy start the best of any saw I have used outright - decompression valve works well, vibration dampeners work well 10 hours use an arms leg n back not broken, easy idle adjustment, easy clean pull down clean, oil n re-assy in 1.5hours after big weekend of use. Cons, choke lever attachment poor fit, bar nuts wrong style virbrate loose, chain is a joke, all different size cutters n raker hieghts, big saw fuel moderate for its size but not amazing.Conclusion if you spend approx $100-150 on simple upgrades - quality chain, chain files, bar nuts, plus face shield ear muffs n gloves, supplied PPE is below par in my mind, you then have a saw for the general land/home owner which will handle that good size log for the fire or tree down in the back paddock well under the brand name $. Time will be the other tell tale n at this time spares are no issue n priced well too.
Next to useless , i cut with a 75BBT and after having a good run i bought the 82 , it worked ok for a while but now it is a waste of time putting it on the ute . The 75 is still going strong . Dont judge chinese saws just on this make . I am going to buy another BBT 75 .
Baumr-AG sets a new low in shoddy quality and design
I have some experience with cheap Chinese made chainsaws and overall that experience has been quite good within reasonable limits for duty of use, so worthy of a 3 star rating at least. The Baumr-AG 82cc 24" Bar Commercial Chainsaw changed all that by setting a new low in quality and reliability.
- Within the first day the handle on the recoil start broke
- Overheats severely within 20 mins of use
- Crankcase plug fell out, very poor fit by design
- Difficult to start
- Leaks oil (but they all do)
This chainsaw is fundamentally flawed in its design and the "commercial" duty claim is an outright false claim.
It's hard to justify the cost of the name brand chainsaws, especially for occasional use, but don't be tempted by Baumr-AG product as it is simply not fit for use and so it's false economy. Given my previous experience I'll probably try another cheap Chinese chainsaw of different design and make and hope for a better experience.