46cc Petrol Chainsaw @ ALDi from 25th August £79.99 + 3 Year Warranty
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46cc Petrol Chainsaw @ ALDi from 25th August £79.99 + 3 Year Warranty

£79.99ALDI Deals
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Found 18th Aug 2011
Perfect for cutting logs for the fire or wood turning. At £79.99 and 3 Year warranty cant go wrong in my opinion.

Fuel capacity 550ml, cutting speed 16m/s, cutting length 43cm
Chain brake/handguard
Safety trigger
Automatic chain lubrication
Centrifugal clutch

43 Comments

Dose it come with some sort of tree? I can not see any out of my window.

Original Poster

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_11_week_34/Product_detail_Wk34T28.jpg

Chainsaws are wolves in wolves clothing.

That is cheap but 'cheap' is not something that inspires when it comes to chainsaws for me.

Perfect for my new juggling act..... I'm going to buy 3.....

Have bought 2, with a large bag a caustic soda.

whatsThePoint

your right, where could you go wrong, oh … your right, where could you go wrong, oh waithttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355873/Tree-surgeon-Adam-Baldock-killed-chainsaw-accident.html


And you just happened to have this link to hand from February?????????

DownHill911

Dose it come with some sort of tree? I can not see any out of my window.


Proves how good they are.
Edited by: "Dave-T" 18th Aug 2011

whatsThePoint

your right, where could you go wrong, oh … your right, where could you go wrong, oh waithttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355873/Tree-surgeon-Adam-Baldock-killed-chainsaw-accident.html




I'd better not buy a car then!

OR fly anywhere,
OR go out in a storm.
OR travel on a Ferry

Its very sad that anyone as stupid as this chap should ever have gotten the job. If he was doing the job PROPERLY he couldn't have fallen out of the tree after cutting his head off (Nearly).

And how was he not able to recognise that the branch was under tension or be able to estimate its direction of whip?

ANY powered tool is lethal in the wrong hands.






Edited by: "rizla01" 18th Aug 2011

Dammit, I should have waited. I bought two of them hand axes the other day for the impending zombie apocalypse. This would've been much better...

In view of what has been said above, should I as a complete novice buy one. Is there any special training you need or can anyone own? I own a woodburber so this would come in handy

Sorry but Aldi or any supermarket should not be selling these to the untrained.
They should only be sold to people that are qualified to use chainsawa and those that wear protective clothing!

Sorry - health and safety rant over!

hugh3sy7

In view of what has been said above, should I as a complete novice buy … In view of what has been said above, should I as a complete novice buy one. Is there any special training you need or can anyone own? I own a woodburber so this would come in handy



You can take a chainsaw maintenance & cross cutting course, its a 3 day course but is between £400-600 unless you are unemployed & can get discount through a college for about £160
Any one can own & use one for private use but the above course is minimum requirement for business use.
They are extremely dangerous & there is actualy quite a bit to learn on handling a chainsaw & maintenance.
Edited by: "rhinopaul" 18th Aug 2011

Top-handled chainsaws sometimes require a valid licence before a shop will sell you one.

Normal chainsaws like this do not.

I wouldn't personally touch this with a bargepole. 9 times out of 10 these cheap saws have hideous kickback and the anti-vibration mounts will be terrible.

Although if someone does buy one please enlighten me.
Edited by: "JamieH" 18th Aug 2011

Groovy...

whatsThePoint

your right, where could you go wrong, oh … your right, where could you go wrong, oh waithttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355873/Tree-surgeon-Adam-Baldock-killed-chainsaw-accident.html


We need to BAN chainsaws, STOP immigration, and CUT benefits to the disabled
ONLY then Britain will be great again

Yours sincerely

The daily mail

Stop lying everyone we can all go out and buy these chainsaws.

dam0wned

Dammit, I should have waited. I bought two of them hand axes the other … Dammit, I should have waited. I bought two of them hand axes the other day for the impending zombie apocalypse. This would've been much better...




Think yourself lucky.I got the right angle drill last week but am shafted if they attack from the left.

Maybe more creative than the use of water cannon !!

I've had an Aldi chainsaw for 8 years and it still runs beautifully. Every year since I have owned it I have cut down probably 4 or 5 big trees to keep my wood burner running over winter.

Just upgraded to a Husqvanva chainsaw that I picked up cheap in Utah last month on business.

If you treat a chainsaw with respect it'll look after you.

Just what you need if you've been married as long as I have. Now I just need a cheap deal on a shovel for the burial...

True, you must wear special uniform. I have one and once it was pulled in and another time it caught a wire, which I thought was a growing plant. So it must be handled with care. But even an axe is quite dangerous to use, specially when split logs can be move to your head

CHEAP CHAINSAW = LOSS OF ARM OR HEAD... cold.... good price or not... too dangerous to buy rubbish quality products,

Perfect for zombies!

Would just LOVE to know how many of the usual 'against' crew have actually ever seen one or held one or (God forbid) Used one.

Talking out of their rear ends in the main and stoking the Chainsaw Paranoia over again.

Using the time worn

Well I once read....................

over and over. It gets boring!


Then again, I must be an expert cos I own and use TWO chainsaws, 10" Angle grinder, 4" angle grinder, Reciprocating saw, Jigsaw, Table saw (With no guard) Mitre saw, Circular saw, Chop saw and a hand saw or three.

Know what?

I promise that the only tool that I have bled whilst using was the HAND SAW!!






Edited by: "rizla01" 19th Aug 2011

I think the problem is that our Health and Safety culture has led people to believe that they are no longer responsible for their own welfare. I can imagine a lot of people buying these things thinking "well they must be safe if they're on sale", or indeed not even thinking about safety at all, and then having a problem.

I have a chainsaw but use it with respect, and wear a helmet/visor, steel boots and chainsaw trousers.

dga

Better deal as you can dismember with this one too and fit it in your … Better deal as you can dismember with this one too and fit it in your back pack. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gelert-folding-shovel-3-97-delivered-amazon/993002


I've got the Gelert folding shovel, but I find it is a bit short for normal use, so if I get the chainsaw and trim my legs at the knee, the shovel will be perfect.

Hot price, but be careful people. Please invest in some decent safety gear (trousers, gloves, goggles, helmet) - not that expensive on ebay.

Get some training, it doesn't have to cost more than a 6 pack of beer to spend an hour or two with an experienced chainsaw user, watching and learning. At the very very least, invest an hour of your time watching tutorials / videos on youtube or similar.

With a 3yr guarantee, for light domestic use, this beats anything short of Stihl, Husqys and even the cheapo DIY store machines.



wirdy

Hot price, but be careful people. Please invest in some decent safety … Hot price, but be careful people. Please invest in some decent safety gear (trousers, gloves, goggles, helmet) - not that expensive on ebay.Get some training, it doesn't have to cost more than a 6 pack of beer to spend an hour or two with an experienced chainsaw user, watching and learning. At the very very least, invest an hour of your time watching tutorials / videos on youtube or similar.With a 3yr guarantee, for light domestic use, this beats anything short of Stihl, Husqys and even the cheapo DIY store machines.




100% agree with all of that.

rizla01

Its very sad that anyone as stupid as this chap should ever have gotten … Its very sad that anyone as stupid as this chap should ever have gotten the job. If he was doing the job PROPERLY he couldn't have fallen out of the tree after cutting his head off (Nearly).



"gotten"? Are you American or from the Middle Ages?

ED19



The funny thing about this picture is that the operator is straddled across the cutting line, and the log is unsecured. So if the chainsaw binds, the log rolls, and the saw kickbacks straight into the face or leg.

I bought a chainsaw with the intention of cutting down some trees, but after watching the professionals, I decided that it's way too dangerous for an untrained amature. However cutting up logs is easy, as long as you use safety gear and secure the logs with a sawbuck and straps (its easy to make one). After saying that it's easy to be complacent and lose concentration, and that's when the accidents happen.

simon1966

Sorry but Aldi or any supermarket should not be selling these to the … Sorry but Aldi or any supermarket should not be selling these to the untrained.They should only be sold to people that are qualified to use chainsawa and those that wear protective clothing!Sorry - health and safety rant over!



Could not disagree more. They buy it, they take responsibility. It's the buyer's responsibility to THINK.
I know we're so used to the fact somebody else will thinks for us it's sometimes hard to imagine we could do it ourselves.

Going in this direction we will start requiring training when selling kitchen knives and forks! You definitely can kill yourself with one of those!

Regarding Aldi products, we've had an Aldi petrol lawn mower for years now & its still going strong, no problems with the quality. Not sure I'd want to use a chainsaw without some guidance first though, if you make a mistake you'll only do it once!

Besford

"gotten"? Are you American or from the Middle Ages?




Archaic terminology is still used in common parlance by those of us that were well educated in English grammer and it's usage.

hugh3sy7

In view of what has been said above, should I as a complete novice buy … In view of what has been said above, should I as a complete novice buy one. Is there any special training you need or can anyone own? I own a woodburber so this would come in handy


Be very careful and use your common sense. I have a wood burner and use a chainsaw without any problems .

rizla01

Archaic terminology is still used in common parlance by those of us that … Archaic terminology is still used in common parlance by those of us that were well educated in English grammer and it's usage.



Pity about the spelling though

jsoap

Pity about the spelling though



Haha. Well spotted.

Posted without checking..

They won't notice though.

rizla01

Haha. Well spotted.Posted without checking..They won't notice though.


My Grammar did, and she is 132

rizla01

Haha. Well spotted.Posted without checking..They won't notice though.



I haven't noticed!

I assumed it was a wind-up, what with 'grammer' and the superfluous apostrophe in it's.
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