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It has always been Very hard to start, stops running while using. Now won’t start at all. If I had the receipt I would definitely be asking for a refund
Purchased in May 2021 at ALDI.
It never started - the chord broke and when I fixed it still wouldn't start.
Chord broke on the first pull. I wasted time fixing it, re-read the instructions twice but I could not get it to work at all. Tried time and again to contact Aldi and got nowhere. What a waste of time and money.
Purchased in May 2020 at ALDI for $99.00.
- Ferrex 45cc Chainsaw (Apr 2021)
It's so bad DOS not start even is brand new
Not easy to start even did not start at all I did every thing the book said and did not start I did ring the support line about 4 time and every time the is they will ring u and they never did thx u for the bad service
Purchased in April 2021 at ALDI for $99.99.
good prototype. ... thats all..
I had to try a 4 stroke chainsaw. Not keen that engine oil serves as chain bar oil too. When idlying and also cutting, it sends out a spray of oil wherever you point the saw. Very messy. Also leaks when not in use. Relatively easy to start and I have cut small ; up to 120cm ; and it works for a few hours before it overheats and we both have a rest. Powerful, and could handle a larger chain.Needs to be run monthly , otherwise the fuel gums up and starting is difficult and revs are hard to build. The idea is great , just needs some decent seals and fine tuning.
Purchased in November 2018 at ALDI for $198.00.
Not a bad little saw
Bought my Ferrex 16" saw at Aldi for $99 a year ago as a back up saw for my twenty year old Husqvarna - TBH I didn't expect much for 99 bucks but now it's accounted for about 5 tons of firewood it no longer owes me anything - Just changed the OEM chain which wasn't the best and now with a decent one it cuts like a champ - Mainly cutting Iron Bark and Red Box Gum usually up to about 12" in diametre - Had no issues with starting cold or hot but it can leak chain oil a little if l leave it full to the brim - Bottom line is if you feed it fresh fuel keep the air filter clean and look after the chain it's a good little saw for occasional DIY use.
Purchased in September 2019 at ALDI for $99.00.
cheap and does the job
the chain lube is way too much from factory but you can just adjust the screw so less comes out. really powerful and in my experience starts within 3 pulls
Purchased in March 2020 for $149.00.
Has cut a lot of firewood!
Over a couple of seasons I've used my Gardenline 45cc as a backup saw for the smaller stuff, but also some heavier work. It's been pretty darned good value for being on the markdown table at $40! Always reliable to start and idle, easy to handle and no particular fuss. It powers through thick, hard timber in reasonable time. The chain is low quality of course, but has lasted until now. I enjoy using the handy tool-less adjuster, though it's probably not as robust as the typical two bolts and nuts. My saw doesn't seem to leak much oil for a Chinese unit and, unlike my 62cc eBay specials, actually does oil the chain! The fuel line has now rotted, its first failure, but one that is fixed for a few cents. So, overall, a decent little unit.
Purchased at ALDI for $40.00.
Ferrex 3 year warranty is fake
Chain tensioner is a nightmare.
Will end up maiming or killing someone. Either that or it will fail.
As I've mentioned, here in the UK the Ferrex tools Aldi's sell with a 3 year warranty.
I've tried to claim on this ( for their Ferrex cordless 40v circular saw (Lazer always fails as (bad design- on all the time via seperate switch so burns out. Happened on all ones I'm aware of (mine and friends that's 5 between us))))
I was informed by head office customer service that they'd refund but no repair or replace available.
Purchased in October 2018 for $100.00.
Single use chainsaw
Worked fine once last year. I drained, cleaned and stored it properly. It starts this year but won't keep running, and yes I am using correct mix of fresh fuel. It's going back for a refund.
Purchased in September 2019.
Used once on small bush. Worked for 20 minutes then nothing. Chain won’t turn. Don’t bother with this one. Leaks fuel and oil Really not buying anymore electrical stuff from ALDI. Too unreliable Finally learned my lesson
Purchased in December 2019 at ALDI for $199.00.
chain will not tighten anymore
Bought this one in August 2017, used it few times and replaced chain once. Today I got another chain and I am not able to tighten it anymore. Upon closer inspection noticed that screw is not turning anymore, something is broken is I don't know how to fix it. it is still under warranty as it has 36 months but I am not sure if authorized repairers are willing to repair it. unless anyone here knows how to get this one fixed and can provide detailed instructions
Purchased in August 2017 at ALDI for $199.00.
About time an affordable 4 stroke chainsaw
This saw is good on fuel. Runs nice and smooth. Ok it's not a 24" bar stihl or husky, but for what it is; it is a good saw. Ingenious how the engine oil is the bar oil. Only bad point, the file that comes with it, is soft and wears out after only 6 or 7 sharpens. That being said, new files are only about $7 at any mower/chainsaw store. No harder to start than any other saw. I have been cutting Aussie natives with it
Purchased in August 2019 at ALDI for $199.00.
great chain saw works like a treat
used for cutting fire wood and large tree branches on my farm in the country new i have 4 saw all two stroke but the four stroke is just great well done .
Purchased in August 2019.
Safety bar won't disengage. Can't cut anything because the chainsaw doesn't work. Waste of money don't bother buying one. No video on the website either. Very unhappy with this product.
Gutsy unit .....so far so good
I bought the 2 stroke 53cc Gardenline in March for $150. The unit has started well and coped easily with aged hardwood (yellow gum, red box and red gum) logs of up to 25cm diameter to date.
Found replacement chains at Bunnings for ~$35, though Ebay has the right spec @ 1/5 that price. As noted by other users 20 minutes continuous use will see the saw get quite warm and is probably the point to check your chain bar oil. It's been pretty thirsty on that front.
Re-tensioning the chain has been straightforward.
Don't bother priming 10 x as per s...
Purchased in March 2019 at Aldi Carnegie for $150.00.
Questions & Answers
Is there a specific tool for the high/low idle on the four stroke 45cc. This one seems to just have a small hole to one side of each mixture screw. I know my husky has a tool,but most are flat head screwdriver to adjust. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks. Pete.
I bought a chainsaw at Aldi Wanneroo - it never worked, the first time I tried the starter chord broke, I tried fixing it to no avail - still wouldn't start. Sadly I lost the receipt and the staff would do nothing to help me when I took it back. Very disappointed.
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|Category||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws|
|Use||Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting||Pruning||Pruning|
|Bar Length||41 cm||40 cm||40 cm||41 cm|
|Features||Anti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Carrying Case Included and Tool-free Chain Tensioning||Anti-Vibration System||Anti-Vibration System and Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication|
|Power (kW)||1.5 kW|
|Engine Displacement||53 cc||45 cc||54.6 cc||49 cc|
|Special Buy Dates|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Mar 2018||Apr 2016||Apr 2017||Oct 2020|
|Discontinuation date||Mar 2020||Oct 2019||Apr 2017||Oct 2020|
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