“ Brand: Oregon / Fuel Type: Petrol „
The Chinese built Oregon Parts Petrol Chainsaw
This chainsaw was bought from Huttimports for £89 brand new. It is of Chinese build but the parts came from a company called Oregon. So most of the parts are Oregon made.
The reason I am writing about this chainsaw is a simple one. I bought this chainsaw for my Husband as part of his Christmas present. We had trawled through various outlets looking for the right kind of chainsaw and the right length of bar and chain attachments and came up with this one. Ok it is cheap and you do get what you pay for but, who is to say you have to spend a fortune to get good value?
It is a very good chainsaw with a 20" bar and chain and a 52cc engine which makes it pretty powerful stuff. I think my husband is really chuffed with it as he has been out a number of times now with it and it has done the job required well. Mostly logging but the real test will come with tree felling when required.
The engine works really well and it has a self lubrication unit on it to keep the chain lubricated and working which also does really well. There is the usual safety brake guard on the machine which is now a legal requirement as no chainsaw can be sold without one these days.
The start cable is a pull system which is like the old style motor mower starter system. One or two pulls of the cord and the chainsaw is in action. Having said this it does not like the cold and can be a little tricky when the weather turns a bit chilly.
We have no problem with the operation of this chainsaw it works well and is a good chainsaw, the parts are easy to come by unlike some chainsaws we have had in the past and the chain and guard are readily available in most hardware stores that sell chainsaws.
The outlet we bought our one from was internet based, we do not have any problems with this system and Huttimports are more than willing to answer questions about their products if asked and have spares and other items of interest should we require them.
This chainsaw came with a filler jug with marked measurements to get the right mixture for the chainsaw oil and other useful items to do with the chainsaw like the file to sharpen the chain.
Both my husband and Huttimports would recommend that you take a course on handling the chainsaw first before attempting tree felling or cross cutting on your own because it is a legal requirement if you intend to do so, on other peoples land to hold a chainsaw licence.
My husband attended a cross cutting course at his local college and got a certificate of competency for his troubles he is waiting to do a further course for other chainsaw licences later.
Mostly this chainsaw is very good and although in some places the body seems a little flimsy it is holding true and works well. The chains and bar are good strong ones and so far we have had no reason to complain about it.
For £89 we think it is a good value chainsaw and would recommend this Chinese built Oregon parts chainsaw to anyone who would like to start their own logging.
Also recommended is a suitable set of protective clothing for instance protective goggles, ear protection, gloves and helmet, are just the basics. If you are really serious you also could do with chainsaw boots and trousers and jacket too. These are all made to protect you against getting cut.
Should you have an accident of course! Work safely, enjoy.