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I don't know how to be nice about this
on March 14, 2013
It's a steaming pile of crap!!!
Not sure who "Inspected" this as there are "inspected by" sticker all over this things.
I'm was in dire need of a chainsaw as my original one was borrowed and returned not in the same condition as I lent it. Since I only use my chain saw once a year or less. I wanted to save a few bucks by going factory recondition. I have no issue with factory recon.
Well I received today and from the word go I was disappointed with it. Overall the machine feels cheap my kids Fischer Price chainsaw feels more sturdy. Installed the chain and bar, filled the tank with gas, and put bar oil in. I set it back down to start it and fuel started dripping at least 3 drips for second out of the cap. So after using some "fuel lube" that I had from the Military to slow down the leak. I finally got it started and started to remove some fallen trees. I was able to get a 1/2 a tree finish when it died on me. As I type this I can't re-start this machine. I'm so disappointed with this it isn't funny. When it was running it actually was a good little machine and that's why I gave it two stars instead of one.
When I receive this item and originally wrote my review. I had to leave the next day on business. When I got home I looked it over and went through the basic trouble shooting steps. Well everything check good. I however change the spark plug and it fired right up and has been running ever since. I should not have needed to change a spark plug in the first place. I'm not happy that these things are not rugged. I should have spent the money on an American made Stihl. Right now this is a good throw away saw. Luckily for me that I don't remove trees on a daily or monthly basis. Since it's been running and I was able to clear a few trees I added an extra star from my original 2 star rating.