Yardworks 9A Electric Chainsaw, 14-in
Bad chain tensioner, leaks oil constantly
The packaging had oil in it when I bought it. The manual says it will leak oil when not in use. The chain tensioner is badly designed. When the saw binds, the chain comes off. Maybe that's normal, but it takes 10 minutes (if you're lucky) to remove the tensioner, place the chain back in its guide in the blade and the re-install the tensioner. Try that 3 times in an hour. I gave up with only a single hedge limbed.
April 22, 2013
After having bought, used and sold the comparable Homelite 9A 14" electric from Home Depot, I thought I would give this one a try. I seem to have the older model with the Yardworks bar. I only use this occasionally for small jobs but keep running in to the same problems. The chain repeatedly becomes loose and, more troubling, the chainsaw is in constant need of oil. This must be a design flaw. I never had these issues with the Homelite and with the chainsaws being the same price, I'd rather go to Home Depot. Product quality like this gives Canadian Tire a bad name.
November 23, 2012
Great little unit
I purchased this saw last week, and have been using it a lot to cut down small trees & dead branches. It performs extremely well. It does require frequent oiling; the oil chamber is small, so this is expected. The chain does loosen itself once in a while, but it can easily be tightened. I'd say it is a great buy overall, considering its size and weight.
September 3, 2012
The locking mechanism on this chainsaw consistently loosens during use. Every minute or so of use the locking dial loosens and causes the chain to loosen. Other than this, the chainsaw seemed to work fine, although I only used it for about a half hour. If you don't mind stopping every minute to unplug the chain saw, tighten up the dial, and recheck the chain then this chainsaw will probably work for you.
August 6, 2012
Nice machine, works real well.
I just bought this 14inch chainsaw today to cut down and cut up 5 trees about 6 inch in diameter and it was more than adequate for the job. It cut real well and I had to only readjust the chain once because the adjuster may have not been locked tight enough at the factory. It does consume oil pretty fast because of the small oil reservoir so it's a good idea to keep an eye on the level often to get an idea of the rate of consumption. Overall, this saw is perfect for home use because it is light weight, gets the job done with ease and storage is trouble free compared to a gasoline type. A nice feature is that the chain adjustment is easy as a turn of a dial and a turn of another to lock the adjustment. This machine is also quiet enough so nosey neighbors don't know what you are up to. Don't forget to buy the oil!
May 20, 2012