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Model#: HITNCS40EA18
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Hitachi CS40EA18 40cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

  • Hitachi CS40EA18 40cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw
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IMPORTANT - This product is Carb Compliant and may be used in the state of California.
Use this Hitachi CS40EA18 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw for cutting firewood or cleaning up around the yard. It features a 40cc commercial-grade engine, an inertia-activated chain break, an easy-to-access chain tensioner, and an 18 in. Oregon bar chain set. The saw's lightweight body and anti-vibration system are designed to make operation easy. The engine's PureFire low-emission two-stroke engine technology reduces fumes and is CARB Tier III compliant.
Features:
  • 40cc Commercial grade engine provides excellent cutting performance and reliability
  • Features PureFire low emission 2-stroke engine technology
  • S-Start pull-force reduction system and purge primer bulb allows for quick and easy starts
  • 18 in. Oregon bar and chain reduces kickback and provides excellent cutting performance
  • Vibration dampening system for user comfort and less fatigue
  • Side access chain tensioner provides quick and convenient chain adjustment
  • Two bar mounting studs keep the chain at peak cutting efficiency
  • Inertia activated chain brake immediately stops chain rotation for improved safety
  • Outstanding power to weight ratio reduces fatigue, resulting in higher productivity
  • Comes with a seven-year consumer, two-year commercial and one-year rental use warranty
Includes:
  • 40cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - CS40EA18
  • 18 in. Chain Cover
  • 18 in. Oregon Bar and Chain (assembled)
  • Combo Box Spanner (10/19mm) - 6685402
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Specifications

Bar Length: 18 in.
CARB Compliant: Yes
Chain Gauge: 0.050 in.
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in.
Engine Displacement: 39.6cc
Horsepower: 1.8
Starting System: Recoil

Recommendations

Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
12 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
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3
Would you recommend?
Yes (7)
No (4)
Pros
Easy To Use (8)
Powerful (4)
Lightweight (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Very Satisfied
Fast shipping from CPO... put in gas/oil, read starting instructions, and it started on the second pull ...plenty of power and easy to handle..
December 3, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Super saw
Two cycle engines are very finicky, if you get a hard to start one it will never change. This saw is very easy to start, just two pulls the first time and only one pull after it warms up. Cuts thru green oak and mesquite like butter.
Super pleased with the quality and the multipurpose wrench is a great design.
So far I have not found anything I don't like about this saw.
August 23, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great product, great price
This saw has plenty of power for cutting down trees and comes with a 7 year warranty from Hitachi.
May 29, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Buy it if your looking for a great chain
Very impressed with how easy it starts!
Alot of power for the size.
Buy it if your looking for a great chain saw for the back yard.
June 1, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
12 trees and I still like this saw!
I used this saw to cut down 12 trees at our church. Some trees were over 12" in diameter. I realy worked this saw and it didn't skip a beat. It was easy to start and easy to handle. The 40cc engine was a little light for what I was doing but It worked like a champ anyway. I like it!
April 20, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great saw 4 A Great Price !!!
Where can you get a 7 year warranty ?
Super little wood harvester !
Get ONE, TWO, or more !
You won't be sorry................
June 26, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
good product for the money
don't put pressure on the bar, will kickback fairly easily. sizable chips-just let the chain cut its way in without putting undue pressure on bar.
April 14, 2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Runs good but bar sprocket seizes on 2nd
Bar sprocket seizes after 2 cuts. After return of first saw the second one will get fixed by me.
Opened end of bar so sprocket is free and worx
fine now. Didn't want down time.
July 5, 2012
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
cheaply built
Instructions are worthless for putting spicked bump on which should have come already installed .I'm returning before even using .Lucky I found out before using .Plastic junk
December 16, 2013
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Nice saw, but the warranty is worthless
I got this saw two years ago next month. As the other reviews had stated, it starts easily compared to other chainsaws I have owned. It has been very lightly used and babied for the two years. It was working fine in the spring, when I cleared broken limbs from the property. Last month, I put fresh gas and oil into it and I tried to fire it up and it leaked fuel all over me and the work area. I took it in for service and they said that the fuel line had rotted and that's why it dumped the fuel. They said the cylinder was scored and now the unit is unusable. It would NOT be a warranty repair. The saw is now essentially garbage since the repair cost is almost what a new one would cost. So much for the 7 year warranty. I have plenty of two-stroke yard equipment, some of it 10 years old, and have never had a rotted fuel line. Yellowed, yes - rotted, no. Not that you can actually see the fuel line on this saw anyway, if you wanted to check it. I won't be buying Hitachi tools anymore.
November 23, 2015

Questions & Answers

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Is this saw new or reconditioned?
Tony on Nov 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Hitachi 40cc Gas 18-in Rear handle Chain Saw is a new saw.
I bought a hitachi chainsaw CE40EA and it stopped working . I took it to a repair shop and the technecian disassembled the machine and found that the piston skirt had broken off. I am trying to find a replacement piston with great difficulty. I checked on google, got a part number and checked with hitachi distributors with no success. Any suggestions
Sweedol on Sep 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We do not stock parts here in our warehouse. You can contact Hitachi directly and they will be able to assist you. They can be contacted at 1-800-706-7337.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 40cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - CS40EA18,
18 in. Chain Cover,
18 in. Oregon Bar and Chain (assembled),
Combo Box Spanner (10/19mm) - 6685402
40cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - CS40EA18,
18 in. Chain Cover,
18 in. Oregon Bar and Chain (assembled),
Combo Box Spanner (10/19mm) - 6685402
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 7 Year Limited null

Warranty

Hitachi Outdoor Power Equipment Warranty

10-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

All Hitachi tools are inspected before they leave the factories to ensure the highest quality for customers. If you are not satisfied with any Hitachi tool within 10 days of purchase, please return the product with receipt to the original place of purchase for a refund or replacement. This guarantee covers Outdoor Power Equipment only. See the Hitachi “Limited Warranty” below for accessories and parts and further warranty information.

Limited Warranty

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. hereby warrants products manufactured by it or sold by it to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of seven years after delivery to the first consumer end user. “Consumer applications” are defined as all applications for household use. Products used in commercial applications are warranted for two years after delivery of the product to the first commercial end user. “Commercial applications” is defined as all applications other than rental which are not considered household use.

Products used in rental applications are warranted for one year.

Exceptions Include:

Two Year Warranty

The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchase to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the original purchase date.

  • Lithium Ion Batteries

One Year Warranty The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchase to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date.

  • Cordless Grass Trimmers

All solid steel drive shafts utilized in Hitachi products, including split boom attachments for SmartFit® models, retailed after January 1, 2005 are warranted for life. Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. will replace, at no charge, any failed solid steel drive shaft free of charge for those models. If Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. determines that the failure of a solid steel drive shaft effectively damaged other components, those components will be covered under the terms of the warranty and will be replaced free of charge. No labor expenses will be covered for drive shaft replacement, or subsequent replacement of related parts, after the expiration of the products original warranty coverage period.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. warrants its ignition systems for a period of five years.

All accessories, attachments, and spare parts will carry a 90 day part replacement warranty. Provided however, normal wear parts including hoses, spark plugs, starter rope, air and fuel filters, clutch shoes, vibration isolators, throttle cables, lubricants, and all cutting attachments, etc. are not subject to this replacement warranty. Normal maintenance and adjustments to the magneto, points, carburetor, and spark plugs are not considered the responsibility of Hitachi under this warranty.

This warranty is limited to repair or replacement by Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. or at the premises of Hitachi/Tanaka Power Equipment Authorized Service Dealers, of such parts as appear to Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., upon inspection, to be defective in material and/or workmanship.

This warranty is extended to the first end user, and no warranty is made nor authorized to be made assignable on resale by the first end user.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. makes no warranty with respect to accessories not sold or distributed by Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. Such accessories are subject to the warranty policy of their respective manufacturers or distributors.

For the name and address of your nearest Hitachi/ Tanaka Power Equipment Authorized Service Dealer, call or write to Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. at 3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093 (800) 706-7337 or visit www.hitachipowertools.com.

To obtain performance of any obligation under this warranty for failure during the applicable warranty period, deliver the Hitachi product, shipping prepaid, to Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., or to the nearest Hitachi/Tanaka Power Equipment Authorized Service Dealer.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. reserves the right to inspect the claimed defective part(s) to determine if the malfunction is the result of a defect covered by this warranty.

This warranty will cover only defects arising under normal usage, and shall not apply, nor will Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. assume any responsibility, if the failure was caused by the following:

  • Operation of product with incorrect fuel to oil ratio
  • Misuse or abuse
  • Negligence
  • Accident or physical damage
  • Repairs made by unauthorized parties and/or with unauthorized parts
  • Improper set up or altered products
  • Improper adjustments i.e. carburetor, etc
  • Operation of engine speeds above Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. recommendations
  • Failures due to contaminated fuel
  • Failure to operate the unit in the manner specified by the "owner’s manual"
  • Cutting attachments i.e. nylon line, blades, etc

ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS FROM THE END OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD.

No agent, representative, dealer, or employee of Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. has the authority to increase or alter the obligations of this warranty.

Warranty Disclaimers

NO WARRANTY, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OTHER THAN THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS MADE WITH REGARD TO THIS PRODUCT. HITACHI KOKI U.S.A., LTD. DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL HITACHI BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY COSTS, ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES, LOSSES OR DELAYS ALLEGED TO BE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF ANY DAMAGE TO, FAILURE OF, OR DEFECT IN ANY PRODUCT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF PROFITS.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental of consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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