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...
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.
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.
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.
The money is better spent in the pub
I purchased a 45 cc chain saw only stared it once at time of purchase, cut a small piece of timber and placed it back in the box, went to use it again some months later, I opened the box and it was full of the chain oil, which had run all over my path, lot of cleaning, then went to start the saw to no avail, checked the spark plug, pored fuel in the carbi. but still would like start, this is the second Garden line chain saw I have purchased from Aldi, just a waste of money not like a German Company to sell rubbish, it may be cheap but nasty bet...ter off waste your money at the pub, it ends up in the same place. February 11th 2019 Update: Money back Today I took my non going 45cc chain saw to be repaired, I was in Maitland and the only repair people were in Sydney, the company told me that there was a recall, and gave me a piece of paper for a refund, long way to go for repairs if you live in the country, so if you are not happy with the saw , get your refund.
Purchased in April 2016 at ALDI for $169.00.
Not a reliable item
I purchase my Alidi chainsaw about 18 months ago. I used it extensively for the first couple of weeks trimming tree branches at my daughter's place. Chain came off 2-3 times, even though I had it tensioned correctly and checked the tension after running. The oil tank leaks oil all over the place, so have to empty the oil tank after use. Went to use the chainsaw after several months and it wouldn't start. The priming pump seems to pressurise the fuel tank but not the carburettor. If I splash some fuel down the carby it will run for a short while...and then runs out of fuel and stops. Won't pick up fuel from the tank . There is no workshop manual available so it is probably "unfixable". I wouldn't waste my money taking it to a mechanic based on other reviews as it is likely to fail again. I wouldn't recommend this item.
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.
Questions & Answers
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.
So really a review
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 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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