Don't waste your money - spend a bit extra and get a Stihl
I've had my Ryobi chainsaw for a little over two years - so it is just out of warranty. I have not used it that much at all - probably a dozen times at the most. At first, it ran ok. However, the chain does pop off from time to time, even with the right tension. The oil does not flow easily and consistently onto the bar or not at all. The chain is of poor quality and becomes blunt easily. Does not idle correctly and the chain starts spinning on startup. It eventually got to the point where it does not even start at all, even with a clean filter..., clean spark plug etc. I always used the correct oil to fuel ratio. Now the clutch is gone too. So, I went and purchased a Stihl miniboss MS 180 fro $299. Absolutely brilliant! It weighs less than the Ryobi, starts perfectly, runs perfectly, cuts superbly (even when the Ryobi was new it did not cut anywhere near as good as the Stihl). And Stihl offers you a 4-year warranty if you purchase 1 liter of their premium oil. I know other people who have owned cheap chainsaws and eventually bought a Stihl or Husqvarna etc. They all say the same thing - wished they had bought one years ago and didn't buy a cheap made in China piece of junk chainsaw!
Purchased for $289.00.
Unfortunately chainsaw drive shaft stopped working after 2nd use. No service number to call on website. Only used it on 10 cm diameter green wood logs. After sale service very disappointing.
Worked good for first 15 mins. Than it all went south
Seem powerful enough than Bar oil started leaking Hard to start when hot got it started than chai screwed up
Spend the extra coin for something better
Going for a refund
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
No Very Good
First time using the saw with the chainbar tension set the chain came off & bent guides in the chain. So the chain won't sit back in the bar correctly. Took it back & got replacement it did the same thing. Took it back & got Makita, no problem.
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
Used this for lopping pine branches on my property. Nothing too serious or hardcore.
About 30 minutes in, the chain pops off. I refit chain etc. and adjust tension. Chain pops off again roughly 5 minutes later.
Refit chain once more and now chain no longer spins. Adjust tension back and forth several times however chain will not spin upon starting the engine.
Return to Bunnings for a full refund. Save yourself the headaches and get something serious.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
Fit for purpose
The little easy to use(safe) chainsaw another addition to our Ryobi fleet.
Great for modest branches and even light firewood.
Always amazed what it does with little effort, Sometimes I think NO Way but yes,my wife uses it easily.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.
This is a fantastic little chainsaw
I purchased my Ryobi chainsaw because my old McCullough brand had died after much use. I was a little bit sceptical at first because I though tit might have been a bit light for the work I needed to do with it. But after cutting down and old mango tree with it I've decided that I love it.
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings for $249.00.
Complete product fail
This chainsaw is lightweight. That is the only good feature. After that, it is an endless road of pain and suffering. Almost impossible to start. Engine resists as though it were seized.
Even though its new. Rear guard gap too small to get my steel toe boot tip into...even a little, to hold saw down when starting. Once finally started, the idle rate is incorrectly set, as well as the peak rate. About 5 small tree limbs in, and the chain comes off.
Purchased in December 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $300.00.
Great saw for the price
I already had a Husqvarna that was a little under powered so decided on the Ryobi as I am somewhat a Ryobi fan. Really like this saw. Very easy to start, does an excellent job and cuts green timber really well. Like all chain saws, maintenance is high, but keeping the chain tension correct, and ensuring the blade is kept sharp, with regular touching up with a small round file, you will get many hours of work from this little gem. I have found that the chain is lasting longer than expected, and kept sharp it really gets through timber q...uickly and with ease. I have been cutting red and blue gum that was recently cut down, and most of the branches were around 300 mm diameter. This saw went through that like butter. Very pleased with results. Could not speak better of this saw. At the price it is a steal, as most chain saws with similar cc are twice the price. I note some comments here are detrimental of the product. I would like to see how they are treating their saws. I suspect, very little or no maintenance. Look after this saw and you will be more than happy. One of the better efforts by Ryobi.
Purchased in February 2019 for $299.00.
I'm really happy with purchase. I read some bad reviews but if used correctly e.g. correct fuel and lubricants, maintain at correct intervals it's a great tool for the price
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
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Ran ok but the chain lubrication sucks.
Ran ok but the chain lubrication sucks. 1 month out of warranty took it apart and the plastic chain lubrication gear was worn out. You need to take just about everything apart to get to this
Purchased in September 2016 for $299.00.
3 of these chainsaws ruined in 1 day...
Purchased from Bunnings $269 within 2 min stopped the saw and tensioned chain 10 min of cutting later front front chain wheel guide seized. Took it back same day got a replacement, same again but this time the chain came off on step angle cut. Returned again, replaced again, then the 3rd one chain came off but would not sit back into bar...took it back all on the same day....asked for money back...NO MORE RYOBI CHAINSAWS FOR ME EVER, my old ozito electric chainsaw leaves this for dead.
Better than you think
At the $269 price, given how it performs and the Bunnings swap out warranty, I think it's good value. It's not perfect, but how many mechanical products are? Very few in my experience.
It's reasonably powerful and providing you keep the chain sharp, it will chew its way through most things. Not as quickly as my mate's big Stihl, but they're more than 4 times the price. I live an 60+ acres, so it gets used regularly and on some big trees and logs. It always starts easily, providing the air filter is clean.
After 2 and a half years it was ...getting weak and sloppy and I was seriously considering buying a Shindaiwa, but the one I wanted was $1,000+, so I decided to give the Ryobi a full service instead. The air filter, spark plug and bar were replaced, total cost about $95. After that it was as good as new. The other thing that makes a big difference is taking 5-10 mins to sharpen the chain before using it. I use a file with a jig that clamps on the bar - all manual and simple. Everything works more smoothly after doing that. Weaknesses: 1. The chain tension adjuster.
Returned my Ryobi on this date for a warranty claim.I have had an ongoing problem with the chain lubrication system.Oil everywhere except on the chain it was much the same problem l had with the last saw that i had.The saw is great when it is going well but seems to suffer a range of problems.The best point i can give this saw is the two year warranty.
Great price for a decent chainsaw that's built for some hard work.
Solid performance, sounds great compared to my old chainsaw and with a 2 year replacement warranty how can you go wrong? It's got large fuel and oil tanks and a decent gauge chain and bar. Easy to start and feels as if it can cut through just about anything.
I was close to spending over 3 x this price for a Stihl but I have no regrets after giving it a good hard workout. The chain doesn't even need adjusting.
Here's an update. The bar and chain were supposed to be by Oregon but the chain guides on the inside of the chain bent when I trapp...ed the bar. I've done that lots of times and have never had that happen before so I can only assume it was a cheap and nasty chain. I replaced it with a $50 Bunnings chain and now it cuts even better. The engine is powerful enough that it doesn't faint under load but is very easy to start, often first pull, even from cold.
Questions & Answers
Where is the oil pump located
There is no spark plug ?
Where is the oil pump
Mine is battery powered ,you just press the black button a few times and oil flows. Petrol ones the oil dribbles out as you use it ,I think.As for a pump????
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|Use||Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting|
|Bar Length||46 cm|
|Features||Anti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning|
|Engine Displacement||51 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||575 mL|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- MPN: RCS5145N
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