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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aldi 4 stroke chainsaw
Simply great very light , as for fuel Ron 91 octane is fine . Starts first time every time and is very grunty without the noise and smoke . One oil tank is a very practical for crank and bar . The only thing I would improve would be using a larger bar and increasing the chain size , otherwise it was money well sent .
gardenline petrol chainsaw
BRILLIANT. A little beauty. Perfect for female gardeners. Light and so easy to start. Simple to pull apart for cleaning. Did throw its chain but quite easy to fix.
Felt quite safe using it. It did
ALDI please you need to reinstate this little gem There is nothing like it on the market place.
I bought this for my son to help his dad cut firewood, firstly we put a better quality chain on it ($30) and basically away they went. They have cut load after load after load of red gum wood and it has been extremely reliable. It needs to be cleaned thoroughly between uses as the filter is very thin and he did manage to break the chain tensioner, I rang the warranty people (5 year warranty) and insisted we needed to pay for the part due to the amount of work the saw had done in a very short time but the man said "no they stand by their warrant...y" and the replacement part was sent in a week. They are still cutting wood and this saw is still running as well as the day we bought it.....best $149 I have ever spent.....thank you Aldi....A+ for product and service.
Can't beat this saw for the price.
I bought the 16" garden line saw from my local Aldis on the clearance rack 8+ years ago. I've dropped gum trees with it and cut piles of firewood. It threw a bit of bar oil about at one point. A little twist on the screw on the bottom put a stop to that fairly quick. Now it runs a tank of lube to tank of fuel. the old girl starts by the third pull every time. I've only had to tune the carby once and she runs like a champ. Best $100 I've spent on a no name tool ever.
great little chainsaw
I have had large commercial size chainsaws all my life and use them regularly on the farm, but bought the Aldi for pruning which it is just perfect for. If you want a chainsaw to cut down trees then you don't buy this one. Fit for purpose is what it is all about and the Gardenline chainsaw is just that.
This is no 'lightweight'. I thought this tool would be the answer to my needs, a motorised electric pruner (reducing petrol weight) with telescopic variable reach plus a section of the blade that could be angled for what I thought would be perfect to trim the top of a hedge from ground level. Not so, the 'angle' was wrong for a horizontal prune but above all else, the entire tool was much too heavy to even lift let alone operate, even my husband couldn't life it.
A Bloody beauty.
I've had one now for well over a year and no problem with starting at all, I live in the country so use it often for fire wood and have cut big trees down with it never a moments trouble if ever it dies I'll buy another one no problem, and the chain sharpener I bought at the same time is also a beauty also no problem. and the oil leaking is a hazard with all chain saws Ive found over the years just sit them on a small drum and catch the oil to re-use.
Light easy to use, always starts.
When working it works
When it works it does well, plenty of power and fairly light weight. However, it is a terror to get started. It takes a lot of effort. It cannot be stored with oiler in the chain oiler as it leaks. The pull starter breaks. Could be resolved if was easier to start.
Light weight and cuts well when started
Hard to start, pull start breaks, leaks from the chain oiler
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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