There are many options for electric chainsaws. I have owned a handful over the years and all have underperformed, but that is to be expected with the exceedingly low prices on the units.
Chain brake- Required in my mind.
Kickback/pull-in teeth- These are the aggressive steal teeth below the bar that are more important than they seem, provide ...
I think make and model matter less than care & feeding. I have a
cheap Husqvarna and a used Jonesered that was fairly expensive
when it was new. Neither of them will start reliably if they
aren't taken care of, but they are both easy to start when well
Chainsaws are "special" in that they seem to need more maintenance than
other 2-cycle ...
This is a good question, but I'm not sure it's answerable. (Or, if it is answerable, you'll get answers from controlled experiments that will be useless to compare to real-world usage.)
I know from experience that my gas-powered saw will run for about 30-40 minutes on a tank of gas when I'm bucking logs for firewood. That's running at more or less full ...
Have you tried? Basically a good, sharp chainsaw will pretty much chew through nails and wire embedded in timber.
That doesn't mean you want to do it!
You want to ensure your saw avoids contact - even briefly - with metal obstacles in your wood. Because such contact will very very quickly blunt your saw. And if you value your time at all, you don't want ...
I am by no means a small engines expert (and someone should correct me if I'm wrong), but as far as I know, running with extra oil will make it smoke while running and may foul up your spark plug (?) which is easily fixable, but won't cause any permanent damage. Running it with less oil than recommended would mean insufficient lubrication and may damage the ...
I have a 18" Poulan, and it was my grandfathers, I guess it is 15 years old... last year I bought a new gas cap, plug, bar and chain, so 45 bucks for what now runs like a brand new saw was a great purchase.
Ok, so the answer seems to be...
Take better care of the chainsaw and the manufacturer won't matter. I suppose the is possibly true for the typical home owner. Professional users seem to use particular makes and models. I assume they do this for a reason.
In any case, I'll go back over the chainsaw I currently own, which ran OK for 1 season and then ...
To add on to what Tea Drinker says, which is what happens on contact with metal, I don't ever use a chainsaw without wearing goggles, a helmet with mesh visor, protective chaps, heavy-duty gloves (make sure they don't go up past your wrist, or they will be easy to catch onto), and tight-fitting heavy-duty long sleeve shirt. I've never had any accidents. I ...
How long are you storing your chainsaw fuel? My saw refuses to start if it has been more than 2 weeks since I mixed the oil and gasoline. Shaking up the fuel before use does not make any difference. So, I always dump out all the remaining fuel before putting the chainsaw away. That way I am always starting on fresh fuel.
Gasoline blended with ethanol ...
It can damage the chain blade. If this happens to you, use a sharpener to sharpen the affected blades.
I always find nail at the lower area of the tree where people like to hang things.
The same thing can happen if it hits wire or rocks, etc. Even with this, my chains usually last 5 to 10 cords of 18" firewood before I need to replace them
Pay close ...
I think you need to store your saw properly. By doing so, you will get a working saw every time you want.
Drain tank, run it dry, I usually wait for it to sputter, then choke it to get last drops.
Putting several drops of chainsaw oil in cylinder and crank it a few times will help super long storage.
I'm assuming you live in America. I've just done some quick Googling (which, perhaps, you also did). I think your chainsaw is made by Poulan, of the type Woodshark model number 1975. Is this correct?
Sears Parts Direct seems to offer chain saw parts for sale. You can pick the right parts from their exploded-out diagrams.
Stihl's website have a guide for engine oil/fuel mixtures, the following applies to ANY petrol driven chainsaw:
Your petrol-powered engine requires a mixture of petrol and engine
oil. The quality of the petrol and oil is extremely important to the
running and life of the engine.
Unsuitable fuels or mix ratios that do not comply with the