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Light Utility Saw
I use this chainsaw as a backup when my circular saws are inadequate, such as when I need to cut pine posts or logs. Have never regretted buying it. Main support saw for carpentry work and main saw for handymans chores.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$179.00.
Adapts perfectly for commercial work. This saw performed brilliantly. Now I have 2!!
Used the saw for clearing conservation walking tracks in New Zealand. I cut through multiple trees with 3-5metre diameter. Good reliable engine. The bar was the let down. 1 rivet for the bar tips just not good enough for commercial work. It's a great saw with an after market bar set up. It performed so well I brought another. Its nice & lite for carrying up mountains or working up trees with. I thought it might be a bit under engineered with so many plastic parts, but it gave no problems. It performed equally well in the wet. I utterly thrashed...the saw, & it ate everything I challenged it with. I ran the saw a lot richer than recommended (25:1) & it never skipped a beat. If you want a light, cheap reliable saw for commercial work, buy this saw & replace the bar with an after market multi rivet tip bar & your set! I appeared in the New Zealand April 2019 edition of the Carterton Crier for my work developing a conservation walking track.
Purchased in January 2019 at Bunnings for A$125.00.
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Great Performance and Unbelievable Value for Money
I bought this for $119 from Bunnings a few days ago and have used it a number of times for pruning in my yard, the peach tree, the apricot tree and some Christmas bushes.
I actually bought then returned the Ryobi 36V chainsaw 35cm bar for $335. I had Ryobi 36V garden tools already and I love battery. They work well but I spent up big on them recently so something had to give... enter the inexpensive Homelite Chainsaw.
Easy to start? Easy enough. I had to get use to the chain brake and remembering to turn it on...other than that it is quick to...fire it up. I used nice fresh six month old two stroke mix and it went like a rocket. This thing cuts impressively. It is my second chainsaw after a cheap electric one over a decade ago that was rubbish. I also sharpened the chain just in case before I first used it. The largest branches I cut were maybe 5 inches across and it went through them very easily and quickly. This chainsaw really isn’t either cheap or nasty. It looks great in black and feels and looks to be well built. I highly recommend this product.
A great cheap but reliable saw
I had an olive tree that needed removal. After getting tired using a bow saw decided that I needed to expedite the process without spending too much. Decided on the Homelite 12inch product under $100. Perhaps a bit small for the size of the job but it certainly did the trick. The only issue was that the chain did go blunt relatively quickly but I don't thing this was a fault of the product. It was easy to start and had no issue with it whilst it was working. Never used a chainsaw before so it was a bit daunting Intially but got used to it very quickly. I was a bit concerned about kickback. Did not happen once. Chain replacement is a relatively easy process.
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings for A$99.00.
A great cheap saw
Cheap does not have to be junk, plenty of power and light weight. Goes Good, starts easy but more suited to smaller jobs with its 12 inch bar, but take your time with it and anything is possible.great for $99
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Great chainsaw for the price.
Purchased this small chainsaw to tackle small jobs such as cutting up fire wood and pruning small trees. Great little machine, starts easily and lightweight, so you can really throw it around. 12" blade and plenty of power for its size. Would not suit large jobs, it is more suited to the small stuff.
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