Petrol chainsaw £80, 3 year warranty!!!! Aldi.
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Petrol chainsaw £80, 3 year warranty!!!! Aldi.

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Found 18th Apr 2015
Now this saw is going to be a massive PITA to start, and I bet it'll require greater than 50:1 petrol/oil mix so it'll smoke like a steam train.

It's 42cc and makes 1.5kW.

My old Stihl 026 is 48cc and makes 2.6kW.

But.

£80! 3 Year warranty! I doubt you'll find cheaper.

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deal title

3 year warranty!!!!



Someone's easily excited...

Original Poster

Shambles

Someone's easily excited...



Clearly you've never experienced a cheap petrol chainsaw!

3 year warranty represents probably 10-15 chainsaws in 3 years...

voted cold by mistake

championadam

Clearly you've never experienced a cheap petrol chainsaw!


Yet more exclamation marks X)

here have these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! got loads ain't i.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thing is...
I wonder how much the postage costs would be to send this off to an authorised repairer when the initial 12 months store warranty runs out?

Original Poster

Doesn't Aldi cover the postage?

If not then cold.



Oh, and why the hatred for '!'? They're fun! And free!

!!

Voted hot. But I have to say that these new tool free chain adjustment bars are mostly really s**t. Even the ones on the latest stihl saws are crap, so beware.

Are they in shop now on not till next Thursday?

i've got an aldi petrol chainsaw that's about 4 years old. Goes like a dream. I had to replace the inertia brake and handle once (£15 on ebay). Couldn't recommend more.

These superb. I had to retire my 9 year old Aldi petrol chainsaw last year when the engine seized. At less than £8 a year I really can't complain. Used much more than that in petrol and oil. If I didn't have my Husqvarna that I brought back from the States then I'd definitely be buying another.

Would this be strong enough to take down a tree?

Original Poster

cat123

Would this be strong enough to take down a tree?



Depends how big the tree, but should be fine, yes.

I think the bar is 18" which is far, far too long for 1.5kW/40cc so if you're thinking about cutting at full bar length (burying 18" in the tree) then it's going to bog-down and run like a pig, but if it's for one tree then it doesn't really matter.

12" would be a good bar length for this saw, but manufacturers know that amateurs assume longer bar = pro.

Pro users actually use the shortest bar they can get away with since shorter bar = lighter and faster.

Wanna play doom now....

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bigrabis

Wanna play doom now....



Haha

Hot, from me if only I had a use for it

have one of these , been ok

struggles at 12" conifer trunks but proper trees are easier

had to call in a pro tree surgeon recently , flies up the tree with just a little one dangling on his waist , only used his big one on the remaining 2 foot wide stump !

I love all my power tools, but these things just scare the crap out of me. Chain saws in general that is, not these specific ones. Makes me go cold just thinking about using one.

just watched the purge and now I'm thinking on getting a couple of these

Ozzie

flies up the tree with just a little one dangling on his waist , only … flies up the tree with just a little one dangling on his waist , only used his big one on the remaining 2 foot wide stump !



Stop it, just stop it. Alright!

NHS Trauma centers are preparing themselves right now

Please let me to cut her bush!
Edited by: "Jo444" 19th Apr 2015

3 years health insurance with extra dismemberment coverage will be more useful than 3 years warranty if you buy one of these

ghostm4n

I love all my power tools, but these things just scare the crap out of … I love all my power tools, but these things just scare the crap out of me. Chain saws in general that is, not these specific ones. Makes me go cold just thinking about using one.



I spent my childhood watching 999 (with Michael Buerk) so know the feeling, yet still find them pretty cool.

On the ground I think I'd be fine, I just don't fancy going up a tree with one...

Are they light enough to dual wield?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/18/files/2013/10/Texas-Chainsaw.jpg
MORNING HUKDers!

Might get one for the wife...............

oO

Original Poster

mercutio98uk

Are they light enough to dual wield?



you would want 'top handle' saws. rear handled saws are too front-heavy for dual wielding.

cheap top handle/climbing saws are available on eBay although be aware that they always have very small cc.

use really shouldn't use top handle saws on the ground (safety-wise) so make sure you keep this in mind when slaying zombies/vampires/Tory canvassers...

this post does not endorse slaying.

Safety kit will cost more than the saw!

Don't but it! I'm a professional tree surgeon and can tell you this saw is awful but also I'm forever seeing saws like this people have bought and used for five minutes, hit the ground with the saw and killed the chain so it sits in the back of the shed unable to cut anything until I resurrect the chain or tell them what new chain they need. But if you must, please use ppe!

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dan494

Don't but it! I'm a professional tree surgeon and can tell you this saw … Don't but it! I'm a professional tree surgeon and can tell you this saw is awful but also I'm forever seeing saws like this people have bought and used for five minutes, hit the ground with the saw and killed the chain so it sits in the back of the shed unable to cut anything until I resurrect the chain or tell them what new chain they need. But if you must, please use ppe!



Dulling a chain on earth/rocks etc can happen to a £1000 Husky/Stihl just as soon as a £50 chinese death-trap. Anybody buying ANY chainsaw is going to have to figure out how to manage a sharp chain, and how to sharpen a dull one.

If the saw starts (as people say they do), and runs (as people say they do) then for a weekend warrior it fits the bill.

I have years of chainsaw repair behind me and currently run a 372xp and an old 026, so I do at least know the difference between a cheapo saw and a proper one...

veralum

Are they in shop now on not till next Thursday?



From Thursday 23rd April

aldi.co.uk/en/…pr/

I see nothing wrong with using this on small jobs , logs, small trees , overgrown shrubs etc
ours has been very useful.
use goggles , gloves , ear protection and common sense

at the prices pro tree loppers charge we only call them when climbing is involved or close to a road.



Edited by: "Ozzie" 19th Apr 2015

Bought. Just need a decent deal on a boom stick now. Shop smart.

dan494

Don't but it! I'm a professional tree surgeon and can tell you this saw … Don't but it! I'm a professional tree surgeon and can tell you this saw is awful but also I'm forever seeing saws like this people have bought and used for five minutes, hit the ground with the saw and killed the chain so it sits in the back of the shed unable to cut anything until I resurrect the chain or tell them what new chain they need. But if you must, please use ppe!



If people are going to buy this saw they aren't going to get a tree surgeon so I fear your and you comment is slightly wasted as people aren't going to spend £80+ on a call out when they could own this saw.
Would like to know what are you basing your opinion on that this saw is awful (which I doubt) as although it is a homeowner range of saw (slightly detuned for more torque) I strongly suspect is of German origin and identical in design and specification to the more expensive Einhell variant as per below.
machinemart.co.uk/sho…cha

The fact is that chain maintenance aside, this is obviously not junk as it could not be sold with a 3-year warranty otherwise and represents an excellent buy for anyone wanting to do some light cutting duties.

On a serious note, chainsaws are deathtraps, never cut with the upper side of the tip (look-up videos of kickback), and you should consider getting PPE such as chainsaw chaps, a decent faceshield, and cut resistant gloves.


bfcsnowy

Bought. Just need a decent deal on a boom stick now. Shop smart.



Shop S Mart
Edited by: "john184" 19th Apr 2015

john184

If people are going to buy this saw they aren't going to get a tree … If people are going to buy this saw they aren't going to get a tree surgeon so I fear your and you comment is slightly wasted as people aren't going to spend £80+ on a call out when they could own this saw. Would like to know what are you basing your opinion on that this saw is awful (which I doubt) as although it is a homeowner range of saw (slightly detuned for more torque) I strongly suspect is of German origin and identical in design and specification to the more expensive Einhell variant as per below.https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/einhell-41cc-petrol-chainsaw-with-toolless-chaThe fact is that chain maintenance aside, this is obviously not junk as it could not be sold with a 3-year warranty otherwise and represents an excellent buy for anyone wanting to do some light cutting duties.On a serious note, chainsaws are deathtraps, never cut with the upper side of the tip (look-up videos of kickback), and you should consider getting PPE such as chainsaw chaps, a decent faceshield, and cut resistant gloves.



I would say PPE is a MUST not a consideration, as for the three year warranty, without the PPE there's a fair chance the saw will out live many of the purchasers!
I always feel that these cheaper saws can become very dangerous as the chain brakes always seem to fail on them, and the vast majority of people won't be able to find spares and so just continue to use them without a working chain brake.

Cold even at this price. Cheap power tools are a false economy. You will be p!ssed of when 2/3 way through this job and this piece of junk dies.

I had a £100 Ryobi from screwfix and have been through this. I can guarantee the plastic (yes plastic) chan tightner will snap off.

You are better if hiring a decent one. Or buying a top brand.

Dyslexic_Dog

I would say PPE is a MUST not a consideration, as for the three year … I would say PPE is a MUST not a consideration, as for the three year warranty, without the PPE there's a fair chance the saw will out live many of the purchasers!I always feel that these cheaper saws can become very dangerous as the chain brakes always seem to fail on them, and the vast majority of people won't be able to find spares and so just continue to use them without a working chain brake.



I do agree, but I personally believe in free choice to the point where i'm not going to be the nanny state and say it is a must, plenty of people do get away without using any.
Saying that I cut plenty of wood and have a makita DCS7901, 4301 and had the deathtrap which was a Stihl 070 (have a nice vid of her on youtube), and I would not use any saw without wearing PPE (I have been lucky not to be caught with a chain spinning off). I've beat the odds so far, but it's not just chainsaws that are dangerous. Plenty of people get killed by junk falling out of the tree they are cutting.

Just to come back to a couple of comments/ questions about this saw. Yes any saw can be blunted, but they are then useless until they are properly sharpened, I did a job last week where there was a stump a chap had been trying to cut down with a saw just like this one, brand new and he'd spent all afternoon on it as had killed the chain, took me 30 seconds - no charge! Without knowing how to use these tools properly they are a waste of time and money and you'd realistically spend twice the purchase price of this saw on boots trousers and helmet to be safe. If you must have a saw go buy a stihl ms171 from a proper dealer who can advise you in its correct use, can be bought under £200 and will last. Just be safe everyone!
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