ALDI Petrol ChainsawGardenline 50cc Chainsaw (Aug 2011-2015), Gardenline / Ferrex 45cc Chainsaw (Apr 2016, Oct 2016, Aug 2017, Sep 2018, Oct 2019), Ferrex / Gardenline 53cc Chainsaw (Mar 2018, Mar 2019, Mar 2020), etc...
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.
- Gardenline / Ferrex 4-Stroke 47.1cc Chainsaw (Aug 2018, Aug 2019)
- Verified purchase
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.
Wow - how dodgy
fuel priming problem - The priming pump seems to pressurise the fuel tank no problem but absolutely no fuel to the carby. And the chain lube leaks oil everywhere! Cant get a service shop to even look at it.
Purchased in December 2017 at ALDI.
Useless product, and forget any warranty claim!
Purchased back in April 18 knowing I'd need a new chainsaw for a property I purchased, but wouldn't go into until July 2018
Went to use it first time. Checked chain tension...OK. Ran 5 mins...chain came off.
Became a regular occurrence.
Then had misfortune to strike a nail in a tree. Blunted chain, lost a tooth.
Can't get replacements off shelf. Had to get a mower shop to custom me up a chain. $50.
The chain coming off the bar became worse. In the end, was seriously dangerous.
Checked the gear on the machine body. Had some sort o...
Aldi Gardenline 53cc Chainsaw
I bought this chainsaw for $A149. I tried unsuccessfully to start it for 4 days. I even changed the sparkplug. I also tried Start ya aerosol spray.The Manual contradicts itself on the starting procedure. The Manual does not provide information on options to replace the Chinese sparkplug, After 4 days, I returned it to Aldi and received a full refund. With my refund, I bought a Stihl Mini Boss MS 170 chainsaw which does start.
Started once now won't start. No customer service available because the product is discontinued. Leaks fuel everywhere. Stay clear & don't purchase.
This chainsaw started once after an hour of priming & a sore shoulder. Cut 2 trees & now wont start after almost an hour again of pulling & priming.
I guess you get what you pay for
It is often true you get what you pay for, however I have been, mostly, pleasantly surprised by products sold by ALDI so needing a chain saw for a few odd jobs purchased a Gardenline 45CC petrol unit. My experience has been like many others cannot get the Chainsaw to start. After fruitless hours of trying different starting settings changing spark plugs, checking fuel etc finally gave up, only had one little stutter (just to get my hopes up) and that as that. This product seems to have a hit and miss reputation, my recommendation is if you buy one try it straightaway if you have issues take it straight back and get a refund or exchange it until you get one that actually starts, then hang on to the receipt and warranty.
Don't buy it
Bought in February 2017 should have not bothered, oil leaks, chain easily loosens, under slight load slips spend extra go with a known brand I have used this to cut down a palm tree it couldn't keep up maybe ok with soft green wood rubbish for palms after every cut had to turn off tighten chain.
What a rubbish 12" Aldi Chain saw
I bought the 12" garden liner chainsaw about a year ago and used it once to cut a small size tree. After a year I needed to use it again and the fuel supply line had cracks and holes and started leaking. The plastic fuel line is clearly not fit for the purpose. What a rubbish product !
Waste of money
The chainsaw that I purchased is about 2 months old, never cut a branch and started only once. I needed to use it today and it would not start. Although the chainsaw only cost $100 it is not fit for purpose. If you are thinking about buying a chainsaw do yourself a favour don,t buy an Aldi Chainsaw. Lift your game ALDI, most people who shop at you stores expect goods to last for a little while
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...
Do not buy this brand of chainsaw, it is very similar to the Sunseeker brand (made in China), whereby the start recoil mechanism is too inferior to normal quality design standards and incapable of normal starting operations.
Whilst I was happy with the operating performance it is the inferior plastic used in the strating mechanism that lets it down.
I could not return the Sunseeker as the guarantee address and contact details did not exist, whereas the chainsaw purchased from Aldi did have these details and therefore managed to obtain a full refund.
Poor machine and poor service.
Chainsaw didn't start from the first attempt. Tried on multiple occasions and checked spark plugs, fuel etc. but still couldn't get it to start. My fault that I waited too long to take it back but now have to take it myself to a service centre at my cost. Cheap piece of rubbish.
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.
Gardenline chain saw dissapointment
Bought one just before Christmas ..only got to put together last weekend....Same as some of the others.. started for 30 seconds & that was it. Nearly tore my arm off with the recoil.Spent quite a bit of time on it even tried a brand new plug to NO avail & now they Gardenline inform me I have to take it to one of their service agents. What a waste of time.
The price seemed good so I bought it. I assembled it and followed the starting instructions to the letter. It ran for around 5 seconds and I was not able to start it again. I rang the service centre, which was nearby and they told me it would be a minimum of 10 days before they could even look at it. The instructions say that the service centre can adjust the carb if necessary but I didn't expect it would take so long. So I returned it. At Aldi, they asked me if there was petrol in it. When I told them there was and they said they couldn't take it back until I emptied it. So I had to return home to empty the petrol, then go back to Aldi to get my money back.
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.
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?
Questions & Answers
I bought one of these 53cc chainsaws in march 2019. The first time I used it everything went fine. The second time I used it was April 2021. When I opened the carrier, chain lube oil was everywhere, I don't know why. I managed to start it and everything was fine until I turned it off, but It would not not start on the second attempt. Start rope will only move 6 inches and something is stopping it operating freely. Frustrated
The chain oil leaks in most chainsaws, Chinese ones more so. Did you leave the same fuel inside the chainsaw this whole time? Because if so that’s most likely your issue. Best option is to empty out the tank and put some fresh fuel in, could be a build up of carbon or something else causing the starter rope stiffness, once you get it started leave it running for 5 mins or so minimum to get rid of all the stale fuel and you should be sorted
Yes I did replenish with fresh fuel and it did run ok initially but not the second time. I took the spark plug out and the rope pulls out ok. The spark does not appear to be very strong and although I primed the fuel fifty times or more, the plug was still dry and I wonder if the fuel is getting there. My biggest concern is why the rope is not releasing to it's full extent when the plug is in.
|Category||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws|
|Use||Pruning||Pruning, Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting and Tree felling, sawlog prep, and milling||Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting||Pruning|
|Bar Length||20 cm||36 cm||41 cm||40 cm|
|Features||Anti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Carrying Case Included and Tool-free Chain Tensioning||Anti-Vibration System|
|Power (kW)||1.5 kW|
|Engine Displacement||25.4 cc||46 cc||53 cc||45 cc|
|Special Buy Dates|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2021||Apr 2021||Mar 2018||Apr 2016|
|Discontinuation date||Apr 2021||Apr 2021||Mar 2020||Oct 2019|
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