Suits my needs
I picked up a CS400T at an auction for $100.
The chain was blunt as expected.
I bought a new chain, spark plug and cleaned the filter.
It fired up straight away and I put it to work in the garden cutting back tree branches.
I have worked this chainsaw hard. It has delivered the goods.
I have used it on some very hard wood and undertaken some plunge cuts in difficult cut areas.
I have put about 20 tanks of fuel and oil through it.
It is light weight and easy to use..
Loads of power. ...
Bought the cs400t as I had bought a McCullouch before and enjoyed its realibilty and power. Cuts well but didn't enjoy the fact I had to replace the clutch within the first 30 hours of use, didn't want to mess around at a shop and being a mechanic and all replaced it myself, i found it a very easy unit to work on so it would be suitable for the DIY person for when the warranty period expires to keep on.
Chainsaw. McCulloch CS400T 18" Bar.
I bought a McCulloch CS400T recently. Cost $269. I mixed the Stihl oil at 1:40 (20mL per Litre UL petrol). Filled it. Pumped the diaphragm several times. Filled it with Chain Oil (a vegetable based oil) . Chain brake on (as per instruction). Choke on (It is not a good mechanism when wearing heavy gloves). Pulled the start cord a few times and it fired. Go to run position 2. Pull again and it runs with higher revs. Smoke appears from the chain break within seconds. Flick chain break off and blip the throttle. All is well. Start cutting up...large gums fallen after the Sampson Flat Fire. It works well and has plenty of power. Makes a meal of the large timber. After a few good size cuts it dies, maybe just 10 minutes of WOT use. It will not start again. It is very very hot. I try again at 10 minute intervals but it will not start. After an hour it starts again then fades away after 10 minutes or so of hard use. It is obviously too lean. I check the high needle to make it richer by 1/8 to 1/4 turn and discover you need a special tool. You can't buy the tools either. I took it back to Bunnings and replaced it with a chainsaw you can adjust the mixture. I was working at about 1000ft elevation. Summary the CS400T is a good cheap chainsaw but get it tuned for the altitude and temperature you are working in. The warantee is only good for 30 days commercial serious use, but 2 years for domestic use. Bunnings gave me cash back. Their (unpublished) policy is if it is less that two weeks old - no questions.
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|Use||Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting|
|Bar Length||45 cm|
|Features||Anti-Vibration System and Quick / Easy Start|
|Noise Level||113 dB|
|Power (kW)||9,000 kW|
|Power (HP)||1.5 HP|
|Engine Displacement||40 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||300 mL|
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