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Posted by Dai on 13th Apr 2016
I'm not an expert on chainsaws or 2-stroke engines in general, so I did have some concerns that I might struggle with assembling and starting this saw, as others have reported.
Yes, the instructions are not very well written and the diagrams are not the best, but it really isn't difficult to put together. Yes, I had a few problems starting it - with hindsight I should have closed the choke a lot sooner than I did, but I got it going in the end and I've no problems starting it since.
It works well, cutting through the trees with ease and I am delighted that I decided to buy it. At the end of the day it's all about cost verses the amount of work you need the tool to do, and for me this one certainly struck the right balance.
For anyone looking to fell the odd tree or cutting up logs for the fire, I would certainly recommend this porduct.
Posted by Alec on 4th Mar 2016
I have owned three chainsaws before this one and the experience came in useful in setting up and early use. If you are new to chainsaws then the manual may confuse or disappoint and some YouTube research would seem like a very good idea. A good general introduction is provided here:
Don't expect your first attempts at starting to be necessarily easy-peasy. They are not. Remember this is a powerful machine with strong compression. Take great care to use the choke ONLY until the machine gives some indication that it may start (it gives a little kick) then push the choke button in. If you don't do this you are likely to flood the engine and seriously consider a bad review and return This would be a pity. You are well advised to hold the saw firmly to the ground and expect to fell some strong resistence to your pulling on the starter chord. I found the first few starts were best done with one foot on the handle plate and the other foot on the top of the black sleace of the wrap-over handle. In this way the saw couldn't budge as I used both hands to pull the starter. Another tip is not to over tightten the chain and to make sure it will move easily around the guide bar. Do this wearing a strong pair of gloves (engine OFF of course). The starting will get easier the more you use the machine.
How does it perform in operation?
Pretty well. I have had my saw for a few weeks now and in that time have cut down three trees - around 20 foot tall with a girth of 14 inches or so. I haver also spent several hours cutting firewood from the trunk and branches. The saw hasn't complained at all - although my back complains from time to time (old age approaches I'm affraid).
Would I recommend this saw?
Provided you are realistic in your expectations, spend some time and patience in getting used to it and don't expect it to last a lifetime then the answer is a definite YES. As a pretty good chinese copy of existing saw features it represents extrordinary value for money. My last saw cost more than five times as much - but it did last 12 years. The likely after sales service and spares is a consideration but I will be happy enough if the machine lasts beyond its guaratee period.
A final note.
This saw is no lightweight (which can be seen as a good thing) and If you expect to use a machine mainly for cutting logs and clearing branches then perhaps you should consider a 15" or 16" model - 20" takes a bit more care and management. Just a thought.
If you expect to use you saw
Posted by Jeffrey on 1st Mar 2016
This is the 4th Timberpro item I have bought all great machines and value for money with a good back up and helpful sales/service team
Would strongly recommend.
Posted by john m. on 17th Feb 2016
Saw arrived promptly. Assembly was straightforward. Was a bit worried about the lack of priming bulb but it started after a couple of pulls. Have used the saw fairly constantly over a four day period and it has started easily each time and cuts well. Seems well made so very happy with it so far.
Posted by Andy on 10th Feb 2016
I now have a large pile of logs from a tree that blew down in a storm, but it was quite a struggle to get there. First thing was the order, which the website clearly states 'next working day delivery if ordered by 2pm'. I ordered on a Friday morning but it wasn't even dispatched by Timberpro until late Tuesday afternoon, and then Parcelforce 24 took a further two days to deliver. When I complained I was told that I had placed a "pre-order" rather than an "order", but that is not what it says on the website.
Assembly of the chainsaw was a bit of a challenge as the instruction booklet is hopeless. The drawings are so tiny as to be useless, and the text is not in plain English. I had to use the helpline a couple of times and watched the online video.
Getting it going was also difficult. Partly my fault as I first tried using fuel I had in my cellar, which would not spark. So I bought fresh fuel and even then it took a lot of pulls on the cord (and seriously hefty pulls) before the engine caught.
However, once it got going it was excellent and made quick work of my fallen tree.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Feb 2016
Having read other reviews I was prepared for problems for the first start, they were right! But the next time I had to start the saw was easy.
Great value for money and really does the job.
Posted by Michele on 27th Jan 2016
It is brilliant very powerful and does what it is supposed to do.
High compression motor .
Posted by Chewitt on 22nd Dec 2015
Was impressed by how quickly the saw was delivered, apart from a very grumpy delivery driver, Bah Humbug... Unfortunately not had a chance to use but it all looked intact, everything was included, nicely packaged. Have used nothing but Stihls n Huskies for 15 yrs but this saw looks on a par with them. Can't wait to go chopping! Hopefully it will turn out to be great value, will wait n see.
Posted by R Erwin. on 12th Nov 2015
looks good,no primer bulb on this model,assembly easy,big engine so needs a few pulls, like most 2 stroke engines theres a knack in starting ,but fine, will add a durabilitly review when i use this saw for sometime overall for the money so far so good 9.5 out of 10.
Posted by mel hopkins on 6th Nov 2015
Ive bought 4 of these saws one for myself and 3 for others these saws are worth the money and delivery is very quick very happy
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