|Bar Length:||16 in.|
|Chain Gauge:||0.050 in.|
|Chain Pitch:||3/8 in.|
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Reviewed by 10 customers
The saw arrived very quickly and I basically took it out of the box, added fuel and oil and it started on about the 3rd pull. I used it to cut up some dead limbs in the back yard and it took care of everything very fast.
I do wish it had come with the grab spikes for the base of the chain so that I could get a better purchase on larger diameter logs.
Arrived quickly. Followed the instructions and started easily. Let it warm up for a couple of minutes as per the instructions and it worked like a charm. Good power and easy to handle, weight is well balanced.
I bought this saw as a trim saw when cutting firewood. When I drop a tree, it's nice to use a light weight saw to trim off the small stuff. I burn about six full cords of wood a year. I have two Stihl saws about double the size of this one for the bigger stuff. Read what other people have written and I mostly agree. The biggest complaint was how fast the bar wore. After about 4 or 5 tanks of gas, the tip was extremely worn. I bought an Oregon sprocket nose bar at home depot to replace it. Overall, it does what I wanted it to do. And it does it well.
At 61 and a retired logger I have run some of the best saws in the world.Now I needed a saw to cut a few trees around the ole home stead.After a lot of looking I gave the hitachi 32 cc a try. It was a great choice.It is fast,light,and it really is a stand out from what is on the market in its price range. Sure I could have spend the big bucks and had a supper saw,but I would all most call this a supper saw.Like they say try it you will like it.Cpo is all so a great place to buy,good price and I got my saw in two days,supper job.
Regarding chainsaws, I'm a novice but I did do some pretty serious tree trimming with this saw and it did everything I expected it to do in a manner consistent with a good product. No surprises. I consider any chainsaw to be extremely unsafe, especially when I'm cutting a few limbs out of a large tree. I probably wont use it again for a few years unless we get another hurricane through here (gulf coast). The blade tension adjustment is very easy and a convenient adjustment tool is included.
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Q:SO for this saw stinks ran 3 hours then had to buy a new chain. Tring to adjust it all it does is move around so it cant be adjusted.
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