Not bad for a budget saw
Had this saw for over 3 years, its seen plenty of hard work, its been used for hard and softwoods most of which really should have had a bigger saw used on them than the little 400. Its performed well, still starts easily (regularly servicing makes a big difference), clutch still works well but now the bar has finally given up, actually the bar is quite soft, I suspect a lot of the complaints about dulling chains are due more to bar wear than anything else, it does tend to bananana out and dull the chain, even after bar servicing it does not take long to flog out again. I will replace the bar and see it last another 3 years hard graft.
Purchased in January 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
good,tough little unit and cheap.
purchased this little chainsaw from Bunnings two years ago and have given it a good work out on some tough WA timber. Easy to start and easy to use and does the small jobs its intended for. Quality motor from Husqvarna that is a tad under powered but if you want more power buy a bigger one. Keep a spare chain ready as hard work dull it very quickly and its easy to put a new one on and than sharpen the old one at leasure.
Great little unit! We live in Airlie beach North Queensland and there isn't a great deal of places of which hire out chainsaws etc, so basically had the choice of paying $120 for a days use of a stihl or purchasing the little black beast for $240, therefore was pretty happy to get more then 2 uses out of it!
It hasn't got the most grunt as tends to bog in a bit with the more dense and softer Timber so wouldn't be incline to buying one if it were my livelyhood, though it does everything that I need it to do and seeing as am only using it perhaps 2 per month it's excellent!
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Very good saw for the money
Bought from Bunnings for $270. I was looking for a reliable chainsaw to do some occasional work around home and for family/friends. I couldn't justify spending twice the price on a Stihl / Husky / Echo etc. and the specs of the McCulloch seemed to compare very favourably to the comparable saw of the more expensive brands. I also liked the fact it was made in the USA and in the back of my mind I remembered my Dad's old McCulloch that had plenty of power and lasted forever. I am aware that McCulloch have gone through many changes over the years f...rom being very good to being fairly ordinary but now they are owned by Husqvarna they should be on the way back up again. I also like that I can go to a Husky dealer for spares / servicing unlike some of the other cheaper models which those dealers won't touch. I have owned the saw for about 2 months now and used it to fell and buck 2 medium/large Cocos Palms and plenty of other trimming jobs. It was simple to assemble out of the box and easy to start when following the instructions. I have never had any starting issues with it. It runs well apart from the occasional stall while idling and the low profile chain has good speed and cuts quite easily when sharp. I also really like the tool-less chain tensioner. It isn't the most powerful saw I've ever used but still has enough guts to get through most home-use jobs. It doesn't feel as solid as as a Stihl or Husky but to be fair it cost half as much and really is very good for the money I spent on it. Only time will tell if it lasts as long as my Dads old McCulloch but so far so good! Good value, tool-less tensioner, reliable Occasional stall, some confusion over 2-stroke ratios.
|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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