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McCulloch M3414 / M3616 / M3816 / M4218 / M4620

McCulloch M3414 / M3616 / M3816 / M4218 / M4620

M3414, M3616, M3816, M4218 and M4620
3.2 from 20 reviews

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Reviews

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6

A hidden gem of a chainsaw

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Date PurchasedJan 2010

Bobby

BobbyOphir

Great little chainsaw

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Date PurchasedApr 2015
stevil

stevil

  • 2 reviews

Top Chainsaw

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This chainsaw is easy to start and use .I have had mine or a few years and have had good service from this machine .
I use it mainly for trimming trees both at home and for customers of my home and garden maintenance business.

The machine is well balanced and performs all tasks with ease.

Date PurchasedMar 2013

Excellent saw

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Have been using the saw continually for 3 years now with no issues. I have had many saws, husky, stihl, solo and all including this one have been very good. I cut normally large hardwood trees but do full maintenance and chain service after each use. Sharp chain, clean saw, clean filters and flow starting procedure place less strain on the saw and makes light work of large cutting jobs. I feel many comments made about this saw by some lacking experience are totally unjustified. Engine is made in the USA, bar and chain are made by Oregon and the rest of the saw made by husqvana the parent company.

Date PurchasedMar 2013

Saabman

SaabmanSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 18 reviews
  • 12 likes

Cheep and cheerfull

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1 comment
Saabman
Saabman

Simon

Simon

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

No prpoblems with M4218

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I purchased a M4218 from Bunnings over 2 years ago. I have used to cut up a few quite large pine trees from my yard, some of which were stretching it a bit due to their girth, but it did a great job. I found it a great light weight little saw, with no problems starting and handling. The only maintenance has been having chain re-sharpened.
I regard it as a good little handyman saw. Using the correct starting technique and ensuring correct 40/1 fuel mix is something I am diligent about. From a value-for-money point of view I rate it highly from my experience.


Steve, Eatons Hill

Steve, Eatons HillBrisbane

  • 2 reviews

works very well if treated well

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AJ

AJAdelaide

These bad reviews are spot on!

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1 comment
AJ
AJ

Dangerous barchain tensioner

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OK for a year or so. Then......... time for recycling

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The unit started ok for the first few months then had problems starting when hot. Took to local repair shop, tuned etc. Was ok for a while then started having problems again. Got it tuned again! I ended up putting on a Sthil chain and wow did it cut nice. Again the saw would start ok then after running for a while would simply conk out. Managed to get it going a few times. But alas the saw is no more.
Bought an EFCO instead. This is a world apart in quality and starting ease. Will never buy McCulloch chainsaw again.
Great when new.
Hard to start, harder to keep running,

2 comments
Berts mobile
Berts mobile
Toe Cutter
Toe Cutter

M3616 no problems with mine

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Have had this chainsaw for around five years and is running strong i have used it for mainly light odd jobs around the house but as of late it has been taking on some heavy fire wooding jobs.
The only issue i have had is losing teeth from the chain but in saying that i am using it to cut 70 year old rail sleepers :).
Was one of the more pricey units but we are talking bunnings! so cheap really.
I did find i have to adjust chain tension more than i would like but no biggie .
Seems i got a good unit starts first pop and has never given any major problems.
Price and has run without fault for me
Will not hold chain tension well

3 comments
Berts mobile
Berts mobile
Ben
Ben
Berts mobile
Berts mobile

The savings will cost you

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Thought I'd go for the top of the range at Masters. Apparently McCulloch quality isn't what it used to be. Had trouble starting it by the third use. Struggled to cut gum for fire wood. Disappointed with the performance. I would not recommend any one buy this saw for what it is meant to do. Returned it to Masters.
Value for money
Performance. Trouble starting it.


Spent most of the warranty in repair

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To use the words of their own warranty guy, cheap chinese junk that he wouldnt waste money on. Absolute rubbish. Got it at Bunnings, used it the second time and the motor ceased. Took a month for their repairer to get it back. A few uses later, ceased again. Repaired under warranty again, but they also charged me $100, as not all parts were under warranty. Now it's out of warranty, spent 3.5 months being repaired, won't run much higher than idle, and parts are falling off as the repairer slapped it back together.
It's a pretty yellow lol.


Mr JW

Mr JW

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great saw previous reviews obviously user error

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Great saw cant fault it for the money, cuts through firewood , ghost gum with ease!
Previous reviews sound like tyre kickers they sell these at bunnings still,
I have used mine constantly for the last couple of months with no problems except chain to be sharpened.
The double inertia brake is a great safety feature
Powerful reliable well priced
Spare chain would be nice

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Ele eng
Ele eng

"I have used mine constantly for the last couple of months" wow thats a long time....

McCulloch M4218 - Useless 2

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2 comments
Brennan
Brennan

Had chainsaw serviced only used it for 10 mins or less chain came off even when following instructions will not tighten as per manual useless

Berts mobile
Berts mobile

Utterly Useless!

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Had it 3 weeks , used it to cut through 5 inch logs.......decided to stop and then never started ever again! Cleaned it and cleaned it some more.....gave it fuel , gave it oil......checked the McCulloch website for support ....there was NONE! Only in USA.....[inappropriate language removed] useless! On the bright side I have a great video of me and my trusty sledge hammer beating it into many pieces!!!! Soon to go on youtube! For those who have had some luck with this product....I challenge you to come over to my property and cut some timber with me, Im sure your review on the product will change.
Colour.
Dosent work.

2 comments
Ylleka
Ylleka
CROCO29
CROCO29

GPX

GPXCHATSWOOD

  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Not the McCulloch of old

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dud?

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'bout 20 minutes work - stopped never to go again ?? seems hand saw's the go !!! took out a 3inch stump - 1/2 way through a foot one when she stopped and that was that !

local repairman mor euseful thankfully .......

fortunately I had it on newspaper in the shed so the leaking oil didn't do too much damage ..

y won't it go ??

3 comments
fred49
fred49

you werent running it on straight petrol were you?

Averald Articus
Averald Articus
fred49
fred49

Seahound

SeahoundLISMORE

great chain saw

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We have owned our M3616 now for two years. It still starts easily, as per the specified starting routiine, which for these sorts of motors is excellent. This chain saw has now done many many hours of work. The chain is now getting blunt after many hours of work. Value for dollar, it could not be bettered.

Bravo for a sound product.
reliable, excellent value, does the time every time.

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Bluey
Bluey
Peter Atkins
Peter Atkins

Had a 4620 for 3 years now I work it arse off every winter hasn't missed a beat.Even cut iron bark with it


Stephen D

Stephen DPerth, WA

  • 10 reviews
  • 15 likes

Early days but great chainsaw so far

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Questions & Answers

Alan marshall

Alan marshallasked

Is a McCulloch M3816 chain Available.

No answers

Andy B.

Andy B.asked

Could someone email me pics of the coil assembly for the M4218. I replaced the cylinder head and piston but forgot to take pictures before I took it all apart.

1 answer
Andy B.
Andy B.

parkers001@hotmail.com


Steven A.

Steven A.asked

M3816

What size chain for the m3816 chainsaw

1 answer
Scott
Scott

OK..chain size depends on the bar size.
I use a Stihl chain full chisel and Oregon chain
3/8 low profile (LP) 050"profile to suit the 16" bar. Throw away the original chain it's rubbish. (in cutting very hard Bush wood, the original chain is good for everything else in my instance it's not) Use good oil / good chain / keep it serviced...


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Details

McCulloch M3414
  • Discontinued

McCulloch M3414

0.0
(0)
McCulloch M3616
  • Discontinued

McCulloch M3616

2.0
(1)
McCulloch M3816
  • Discontinued

McCulloch M3816

2.5
(2)
McCulloch M4218
  • Discontinued

McCulloch M4218

4.0
(5)
McCulloch M4620
  • Discontinued

McCulloch M4620

4.5
(2)
CategoryPetrol ChainsawsPetrol ChainsawsPetrol ChainsawsPetrol ChainsawsPetrol Chainsaws
Bar Length35 cm35 cm40 cm45 cm50 cm
Weight4.7 kg4.7 kg4.7 kg4.7 kg4.7 kg
Engine Displacement34 cc36 cc38 cc42 cc46 cc
Fuel Tank Capacity380 mL380 mL410 mL
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)1 year(s)

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