Chainsaw buy from Tradetested

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9 years 5 months ago #39129 by primephotos
Hi,

I am Gerry Leibbrandt (New member :D ), South Taranaki, and we have an acre block with a bit of free firewood that need a chainsaw....

I do not want to buy an expensive Chainsaw as we will only be using it for cutting our bit of firewood.

This deal sounds very good, and so does all the small print. We have a Lawnmower from them, and it is very good. We were wondering if anyone here knows anything about this chainsaw?

Chainsaw 52cc Heavy Duty with 20" Bar

www.tradetested.co.nz/chainsaw-52cc-heavy-duty.html

Regards,
Gerry Leibbrandt (New member)
South Taranaki

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9 years 5 months ago #502122 by WillEyre
One of the biggest drawbacks in buying an el cheapo saw (which this undoubtedly is) will be finding someone to fix it when it breaks down.
Engine parts for these cheaper saws are usually unobtainable and even if they are they will tell you that the repair would probably cost more than what you paid for the new saw.
I don't own one of these, but have used one of these (new) and I have to say that it sounded 'tinny' and certainly felt like it wouldn't give the 'year in, year out' service that they promise in the blurb.
If you've only got small amounts to cut every now and then you can buy a small Stihl for under $400. Something like that will last a long time - and start every time. And, if it does need specialist attention, service will be available.

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9 years 5 months ago #502123 by muri
Replied by muri on topic Chainsaw buy from Tradetested
That store has a lot of negative feedback and not many return customers, that would put me off buying their product.
I also think at the end of the day, you waste a lot more money buying things not made to last, nor expected to last, than paying the extra to get quality. It is unfortunately, part of our throw away culture.

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9 years 5 months ago #502180 by Kiwi303
A lot of those are just generics, exactly the same as the next store over with a different brand name.

Cut out the middle man and use www.aliexpress.com

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9 years 5 months ago #502185 by primephotos
Thanks for the good advice. We took the advice and paid a bit more for the MS 170 STIHL MiniBossâ„¢ Chainsaw. Got it today and happy with our decision.[;)]

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9 years 5 months ago #502188 by Aquila
"All Trade Tested chainsaws have an auto bar oiler to keep your engine running year in year out"

Aye?

The oiler is driven by the engine and oils the bar and chain. Wonder if they got the office girl to write the description

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9 years 5 months ago #502191 by WillEyre

Aquila;508159 wrote: "All Trade Tested chainsaws have an auto bar oiler to keep your engine running year in year out"

Aye?

The oiler is driven by the engine and oils the bar and chain. Wonder if they got the office girl to write the description


Look, I'm pretty cynical, by nature but that description actually makes pretty good sense to me - except to say that they appear to be claiming, as a 'feature', something that is, in fact, an industry standard. ie an 'automatic' bar oiler. ALL chainsaws do that - as opposed to saws of yesteryear, which were manually oiled by the operator during use.
However, if you want a bit of a giggle you could have a look at this; I found this on one of the AliExpress sellers, recommended by Kiwi303.
It's here - www.aliexpress.com/item/Chain-saw-chain-...hain/1871705509.html

but here's an extract from their blurb -

1, the new streamlined fuselage design, embedded flat handle after sex, grasp the comfortable, more human.
2, high hardness, gong spiral bevel gear, using Japanese technology, the machine noise is low, operation sound more fluent,
3, self-locking switch, security is good, while equipped with straight handle plus main handle and grasp more firmly.
When using occasions
Used for timber, building materials, such as lopping and building material, railway sleepers are saw etc.
Low performance characteristics
The product has large power and high efficiency of small vibration cutting, logging low cost a lot of advantage. Has become our country forest handheld dominant mechanical cutting


Now, how's that for classical Chinglish! (Mind you, they do speak English rather better than I speak Mandarin!)

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9 years 5 months ago #502195 by RaeM1
Replied by RaeM1 on topic Chainsaw buy from Tradetested
WE have a Stihi chainsaw,and its the second one that my hubby has owned. the first one is still here, but because of his age (76), and the chainsaws age(at least 30 years), he has trouble starting it, (I still have its book as well) but last year I talked him into buying one that you gently pull the cord, and its an automatic start, not sure how it works, but normally about 3 gentle pulls and away the chainsaw goes. Its fantastic, and we have just finished building a loading race using 6x2 timber that is all native, and was around the tops of the old cattle yards. We have just put together a really good steel set, that we brought 2nd hand, and will be a great help dealing with our cattle because of the fact we are old folks. In the past we brought a cheapo small chainsaw to cut tree branches off and have had it repaired several times, and now its under the house, as we cannot get it started at all.

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9 years 5 months ago #502215 by LongRidge
I've had Husqvanas until I got the Stihl a couple of years ago, and hugely prefer Husqvana.
The easy start part of the Stihl is good, but my Husqvanas were easy to start even without the recoil system that the Stihl has.
The big problems that I have with the Stihl are
1. the oil tank cap is very difficult to put back on when the tank is full.
2. the chain tightening system is difficult for me to use.
3. the petrol tank is a bit small.
A thing I do like which is less common with Huskies is that both the chains of the Stihl that I have had so far have had 2 teeth facing the same direction. Thus it is really easy to see where to start and stop sharpening, and means I dont have to spray the start spot with a bit of spray raddle.
Remember to sharpen the chain at least after every petrol tank full.

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9 years 5 months ago #502219 by Ruth
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WillEyre;508163 wrote: ... here's an extract from their blurb -

1, the new streamlined fuselage design, embedded flat handle after sex, grasp the comfortable, more human.
2, high hardness, ...

Heavens! You'd wonder what was being described!

This bit's quite entertaining too:

Start the steps:
First, mix oil gas tank, machine to join the oil tank;
Second, pull open throttle back, turn off switch (open);
Third, pull the starting handle, repeated several times, until he heard ringing bombs;

Ringing bombs?

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9 years 5 months ago #502223 by muri
Replied by muri on topic Chainsaw buy from Tradetested
The english may well be as good as the product?

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9 years 5 months ago #502228 by Kiwi303
I doubt those sellers use Chongging Mingteng Translation company! :D

One of my friends is a registered translator and she often sends me bits and pieces to polish up, I'd never let her publish anything like that advert :D But then again, her english is good enough that she wouldn't post that advert. It looks like a straight Baidu online electronic translation job.

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9 years 5 months ago #502242 by WillEyre
Furthermore to the vagaries of Chinese/English translation, one of the funnier things I've ever seen written on a printed label was one attached to a Chinese-made generator (as sold by one of the big box stores).
It read -
'Under no circumstances should you return this to who you bought it from'.

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9 years 5 months ago #502243 by Stikkibeek
Translation in a Brother knitting machine user manual. "wipe needle bed with an oily rage"

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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9 years 5 months ago #502245 by WillEyre

Stikkibeek;508218 wrote: Translation in a Brother knitting machine user manual. "wipe needle bed with an oily rage"

It actually gets far worse. Have a look at some of these gems;

www.buzzfeed.com/nataliemorin/chinese-si...anlsation#.rlnb04E20

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