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Tanaka TCS40EA18 18-Inch 40cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw (CARB Compliant)
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- 40cc, 2.4 hp commercial grade engine
- 18-inch Oregon Bar and Chain
- S-Start reduces the amount of pull-force required to start the unit by 50%
- Side access chain tensioner provides for quick and easy chain adjusting.
- CARB Compliant
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|Item Dimensions||13 x 20.9 x 11 inches|
|Item Weight||16 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||TCS40EA18|
|Shipping Weight||15.9 pounds|
|Special Size Type||18" Bar Length|
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|Item Dimensions||20.9 x 11 x 13 in||15.4 x 11.2 x 11.8 in||15.8 x 20 x 22.3 in||12.2 x 20 x 12.5 in|
|Item Weight||16 lbs||12.4 lbs||10 lbs||25 lbs|
|Size||18" Bar||14" Bar and Chain||20" Bar Length||20" L x 12.2" W x 12.5" H|
Tanaka's 18-inch entry level homeowner saw features excellent power-to-weight and is backed by a 7 year consumer use warranty. Tanaka is a brand within the Hitachi Power Tools Group and for more information go to www.tanakapowerequipment.com.
This Tanaka 18-inch rear-handle chain saw is equally suitable for cutting firewood or cleaning up around the yard. The 40 cc commercial-grade engine's PureFire low-emission two-stroke technology reduces fumes and is CARB Tier III compliant. The saw is fitted with an 18-inch Oregon bar and chain set and features an inertia-activated chain break and a side-access chain tensioner. The saw's lightweight body and anti-vibration system aim to provide user comfort.
The 2.4-horsepower, engine provides commercial grade power along with low-emission technology. View larger.
A chain saw can only perform as well as the engine behind it. This Tanaka tool's 40 cc, 2.4-horsepower commercial-grade engine features PureFire low-emission two-stroke technology. Fewer fumes mean safer operation and less environmental impact. This design makes the saw CARB Tier III compliant for use in California.
In addition, this Tanaka chain saw's engine is built with the S-Start system and a purge primer bulb. This starting system reduces the amount of force necessary for pull starting, which reduces the amount of stress placed on your body.
Bar and Chain Set for Increased Efficiency and Reduced Kickback
The dependable Tanaka powerhead comes paired with an 18-inch Oregon bar and chain set with a versatile 3/8-inch pitch. Oregon's products are designed to provide effective cutting performance while reducing kickback for safe operation and controlled cuts.
An inertia-activated chain break stops chain rotation immediately. A side-access chain tensioner allows for quick and easy chain adjustment, and two secure bar-mounting studs improve the saw's cutting efficiency.
Compact, Anti-Vibration Design for User Comfort
This saw's five-point anti-vibration system aims to increase user comfort, even in extended-use applications. The saw also features a convenient D-style rear handle for additional comfort.
The powerhead weighs 9.7 pounds, which allows the fully assembled saw to remain manageable when used with most bar sizes.
This Tanaka 18-inch rear handle chain saw is backed by a seven-year consumer warranty. When used in non-rental commercial applications, the saw is covered by a two-year warranty. When used in rental applications, it is covered by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Tanaka TCS40EA18 rear handle chain saw and 18-inch Oregon bar and chain set.
Top Customer Reviews
The one major concern I have with the saw is the exhaust. With the Pure Fire engine, the exhaust is a catalytic converter of sorts and wow, does it get hot! I'm talking cherry red hot!!! And the exiting gasses go forward, so when cutting a piece of large dry wood, I have had the wood start on fire. You must really watch how long you keep the exhaust near any dry grass or wood.
Overall, I am very impressed with the power, performance, and ease of operation. This machine is an excellent buy for the money with an unbeatable warranty.
I have owned this saw for nearly a year now and decided to give an update on how I believe it is holding up.
The exhaust heat is still an issue, but now that I am aware of it, I avoid situations that would allow it to become a problem. The stop switch also went bad, but for $5 thats all I have had to put into this saw.
With nearly 100 hours on the unit as of this past weekend and all I can say is I am completely in love with the saw. The unit consumes VP Racing "Small Engine Fuel" and Amsoil Saber 100:1 Premix oil exclusively. I stay away from regular gas from a pump so that there cannot be any ethanol related failures. This bad boy runs clean and strong!!! I would put this saw up against any Stihl, Echo, or Husqvarna. 35-45 minutes of run time per tank of fuel is about the average. The bar is holding up fantastic. I am a very particular person when it comes to maintainence, so the tip is always greased and I keep the filters clean, as well as the chain oiler free of debris. Honestly, this is one of, if not the best saw of this size that I have ever run.
I work with my family at our Farm and Machinery repair shop. I bought this saw through our dealer network, not from Amazon. I am posting these reviews here because there is a lot of traffic here. Make the best decision you can in regards to buying power equipment online. I am not against it, but advise anyone to understand the risks. I believe anyone would be thrilled to own this saw. Thanks for reading.
Additional note after a month of use: While this saw runs like a champ on small diameter limbs, it's underpowered for any diameter > than about 8". If I had it to do over, would pop the extra $$ for a professional model with at least 50cc.
Shopped for this Tanaka when my 20 yr old McCulloch stopped running. The combination of price, engine size, favorable reviews and 7 yr warranty factored into my decision. So far, it's doing everything I expected of it and have no complaints. Observation: the components appear to be less sturdy than those of my old McCulloch but I won't be pushing it too hard. Advise buying an extra chain to have handy when the chain goes dull in the middle of a job.
I had bought this particular brand because Tanaka has a fairly good reputation in the lawn care industry for building reliable long lasting 2-stroke motors. I don't know when they shifted production to China but this model is definitely not made in Japan. My impression is they have applied a great deal of cost reduction in the design, however overall build quality seems adequate.
After assy, oiling, gassing, etc, the engine started on the fifth pull - not bad for the first start (with old 87 octane gas to boot). After warming up, I stopped it and re-tightened the chain which had loosened considerably. Subsequent re-starts, warm and cold have been reasonable, second or third pull.
Power and ease of cutting is what you'd expect from this size of saw - no surprises, it works like a chainsaw.
Time will tell regarding durability but so far, I am generally pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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