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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ideal For Light Work
Bought this 37 cc chainsaw from Aldi primarily for light work during annual camping trips. Starts every year with 2-3pulls,nice compact size does the job great. Its not industrial designed so only good for light domestic jobs. But it does overly leak chain oil so only put enough oil in for what you need.
Purchased in February 2014 for $100.00.
Tough little saw 47.1 CC Chainsaw $199
47.1 CC 4-stroke chainsaw from Aldi Toowoomba for $199.
I think Gardenline finally listened. This saw kicks butt. It's a 4-stroke which is completely different fom
other chainsaws I've used in the past. I know chainsaws and this thing blows my mind. Sounds like a
generator when idles and sounds like a trailbike revving. Love the sound. Haven't had much negativity to
say except, get a better spark plug as the cheap chinese sparkplug causes the saw to spit after that, it's a
47.1 CC monster. Make sure yall use 98 octane fuel and 10w 30 pure oil for the best performance.
Starts everytime now. Don't drop start it, won't help you much.
16" 54. 6cc GARDENLINE CHAINSAW; I bought about 16 months ago and starts every time 2-3 pulls on choke then starts 1-2 pull off choke. I tuned carby to factory settings 1 1/2 Low speed & 3/4 turn out on high then turn in 1/20 back in and runs awesome, Also put the idle up as too low! Now I have been cutting everything from 1ft+ wide red gum dry and fresh to hundreds of pallets etc. Get another chain $35 for 5 off eBay (16" 57drive teeth). I run 40:1 on full synthetic 2 stroke oil. Tensioner is perfect ( IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW CRAP INSTRUCTIONS). C...hain has loosened on me a couple of times (probably didn't tighten enough). Sharpening file is USELESS so get either a good one $40 or spare chains $35 for 5 which is what I now do after file wore out. Most people can't start as easy to flood! Start on choke and pull until it fires for a sec then push in choke and should fire first or second pull. July 9th 2018 Update: Finally failed! After almost 2 years of punishment my Aldi 54.6cc Gardenline Chainsaw failed. The tensioner bolt broke in half ( Sheared somehow). I will buy again as WALBRO CARBY, OREGON BAR AND OREGON CHAIN (replaced chain as 1's I'm using cut better ($7). I ended up returning it for a FULL CASH REFUND. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR.
Plenty of power starts easy
Gor my 53cc aldi chainsaw for $100... was on the clearance rack to start it i dont listen to the instructions i turn the ignition switch off give it 2 pulls with the choke on then turn ignition switch on with no choke & it starts easy although the bar is 16 inch ive been cutting hardwood logs up 20 inch thick wirh no problems the stated 2.2kw of power isnt to be laughed at anyway so far so good
A great Chainsaw
Although I have only have had my ALDI Gardenline 53 cc Chainsaw for a few weeks I have found it to be a great piece of equipment, but must admit the spark plug connection is badly designed, while checking the spark plug gap the clip came off with the rubber boot, could be the problem why some don't start, a new clip fixed the problem.
Works good but is cheaply made
Workss good plenty of power, but safety brake broke chain got hot and stretched with caused the chain to wear out the chain bar cost me $90 to get fixed as l lost my reset so if your just looking for something to use every now and then ok but not to use alot
Clutch could be the problem sometimes
I am surprised how such cheap chainsaw perform. Starts very easy every time, specifically after stopped while still warm. Some problems with chain falling off and clutch that keep slipping terribly while the smallest bit of oil gets from oiled bar very easy. Overall quite not bad chainsaw for the price, enough power to fall 30 cm trees.
I tryed to break it
I've tryed to destroy mine added s longer bar n chain used it on only large iron bark logs (1m+ round) n it's never missed a beat. Starts easy. Only complaint is it vibarates like a mofo n is thirsty af but what do u expect for 100 bucks.. the stihl saw has required more maintenance but I guess it is older
Starts everytime... good little chainsaw for under $100
Lots of negative reviews on here, but can't say I share their experiences. I purchased this product almost two years ago and had never really had a problem with it...and I've used it quite a bit and on some rather large fallen limbs and even trunks of trees.
Granted, the first time I started it, it looks like 20-30 goes, but that's exactly what it said in manual, so I was expecting it. Otherwise, I always used the 20:1 petrol/oil ratio mix for fuel and always made sure there was plenty of bar oil before cutting.
Also, I learnt how to keep...the chain sharp, and after accidentally bending one of the teeth, went and bought a new chain, but that was an easy process with a $20 purchase from the local Bunnings. I'd recommend this to homeowners as a handy tool around the house, that, if you look after it and follow the manual of instructions, should work fine.
Aldi 12" saw.
Bought Aldi garden line chain saw 12" have had 3 years I've cut Cyprus trees 40' up in cherry picker all day long you need a dependable saw doing that type of work. Take it with me when I camp I have a stil saw bought Aldi one for back up works just as hard as stil. I find if you run 50 to 1 petrol oil no probs. Also you've got to tune them properly they don't come that well tuned cheers.
Works well so far
Same experience as the last reviewer. Once I started it the first time (the instructions are pretty bad) I have used it to cut 2 big gum trees and it has not missed a beat. I empty the chain oil after each use just in case. I have started it first time (after the initial go) every time and after running out of fuel also. Big green gum trees (50cm diameter) are now piles of firewood. Chain brake feels a tad cluncky but seems to work. Chain oil might be set wrong or a bit blocked too but I will set it again next time. Chain still sharp aft...er 4 hours work on green wood so happy with that. Chain tensioner is weird but nor problem yet. Fuel and Oil caps seem flimsy. Blew smoke for first quarter of a tank but runs well except revs hard when its about to run out of gas (normal). Use the brake please people...
- Gardenline 50cc Chainsaw (Aug 2011-2015)
- Verified purchase
Yet To Let Me Down
I only bought this saw less than 2 weeks ago out of desperation when the Mchulloch saw I have failed me for the last time during the East Coast storms. A huge eucalyptus had come down accross 2 neighbouring properties and I took it on for firewood. The Mculloch would run ok for one tank of gas then refuse to start hot and even when I got it going again it would just stop after 5 min and refuse to start.
So, I grabbed this saw from Aldi for $169 despite swearing I would never buy Gardenline petrol tools again after once having their leaf blow...er that would never start. I unpacked the saw, filled it with correct 2 stroke mix and chain oil but could not understand the manuals starting instructions. They seemed to be describing a different saw. So I just pulled the choke out, pumped the primer bulb a few times and it fired on the 3rd pull. I pushed the choke in and it started on the next pull. It seemed a little reluctant at first but after half a tank it was on fire and just ripped disks off the eucalyptus trunk which was 600 diameter at its base so I've been working it hard. I have put at least 12 tanks of fuel through this saw now and have cut up a huge amount of firewood from storm felled eucalyptus. The only time it stops is when I turn it off or it runs out of fuel.
Questions & Answers
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|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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