Poulan 16-in 13.5A Electric Chainsaw
This is a good little saw. Obiviously not as powerful as a gas powered saw, but for cutting meduim sized tree's and limbs - no problems. I cut down 3 tree's in my backyard, up to 8" diameter and it worked great. Some people have commented on how much oil it uses, I'm not sure what is normal, but a full tank of oil lasted me the entire day (lots of cutting). It's great not to have to keep filling up with gas/oil mixture and fight to get it started - just plug in and cut, very easy. Perfect for yard maintenance around the house. I would definately recommend this saw for any small to meduim jobs.
April 18, 2013
Saw is weak, it only cuts if you put all your weight into it. The chain stays sharp but uses a lot of oil. Bought it on sale, worst decision i have made in a long time!
January 8, 2013
Best product for $99.99
This is a great chain saw I got it on sale I trimmed about 30 trees 3 to 8 inches in diameter in my backyard and also my neighbor trimmed his tree branches about 15. Definitely I would recommend this product as a first time user I followed all the manual instructions and need to put the oil frequently and clean the waste underneath the handle...Finally my backyard look nice and happy....
November 26, 2012
Nice 1st time saw
We have 1/2 acre heavily treed cottage lot on 3 tiers. I had never owned or used a chainsaw, but after 2 years of using a reciprocating saw to clear fallen trees and limbing trees , I knew a chainsaw was essential.
Because I have a small lot, and electric saw was a viable option with the investment in a 30 m 20 A cord (note the cord costs as much as the saw).
I used it to buck a 14 m beech which fell over the winter, and it had lots of power to cut 8" super wet hard wood quickly.
The saw is very light and handles well and the chain stops instantly when the trigger is released. Also has a proper chain brake, so I have some confidence in using it.
The chain came loose after the 1st few cuts, but I learned how to re-mount it to drive sprocket and properly tension it. No problems after that.
Seems to use a lot of chain oil. Buy the large container.
Hope it lasts for a few years, but so far, I am happy with this purchase, particularly at CTC's sale price.
September 25, 2012
Sprocket tip Lubrication
I recently purchased this item based partly on the reviews here, haven't had a chance to use it yet but because of the number of comments regarding having to purchase oil, I purchased oil. One other thing that is not mentioned until you are well into the manual is you will also need to buy sprocket tip grease. The manual seems to assume that this is not your first chain saw
August 28, 2012
I bought this saw to use in making a firewood processor to try and reduce the amount of bending associated with bucking up firewood for the winter.
I found this saw to be as fast as my gas chainsaw and a lot quieter. Chain oil consumption wasn't noticeably excessive as others have stated.
We bucked up and split 4 cords of birch without a hitch...didn't even have to touch up the teeth and the tooless chain adjustment was a nice treat.
October 15, 2011
Great for weekend warrior and Pine Beetle logs
A great electric chainsaw for weekend cabin/cottages. Plug it into a large gas generator with a 100' heavy duty (12/3) extension cord and this saw just goes. Cuts no problem through 12" - 16" dead Pine Beetle logs. Faster than my gas chain. Only concern, chain spins for a few seconds after the cut.
September 19, 2011
I use gas chainsaws at work so I was a little skeptical about buying this. I brought home a few truck loads of fir and maple that someone cut down but the peices were massive, too large to split. I picked this up on sale to give it a try and because it's a lot less maintenance compared to gas. It cut through the smaller peices (12 inches and less in diamater) effortless. The larger peices I made it through but it took a little patience which is expected with an electric chainsaw. This exceeds the needs of anyone who needs a chainsaw for home use.
Only thing I didn't like is that it eats oil. Need to keep at least 1 full bottle handy when using this. Can't get a better electric chainsaw.
September 11, 2011
very good buy for the money
Again the gas saw didn't start. Checked out the web site for what was rated well and took a chance on this electric saw.
Very suprised with what it is able to do. Cut down a 40 + foot maple easily. No more worries about a saw running while climbing. Only drawback is the amount of chain oil required, but easily out weighs the gas / oil mixing cost and the constant pull starts needed for a gas machine. Also close to 1/3 the price of a good gas machine.
Could use a detail to hold the end of the extension cord to the machine plug in, but otherwise works great and can cut a medium size tree easily and I know it will start after leaving sit until the next cutting season.
June 5, 2011
This saw cuts well, and fast as my stihl gas saw. The negatives are only that it uses a lot of oil, probably 3-4 times as much as my stihl gas saw. Also the manual is next to useless in terms of the saw. It tells how to cut a tree, but not how to remove the chain or s what size file is required to sharpen the chain.
May 22, 2011
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