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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“complete garbage”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by Devond173 (1 review written)

Leaks oil badly. Ran good once. SENT IT IN FOR SERVICE UNDER WARRANTY AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. Warranty is now off. It won't run for long enough to cut anything. It stalls repeatedly. Complete waste of money. Shame on Sears for taking my hard earned money for this piece of junk… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“Spend the money and buy a better saw.”

Written on: 11/03/2013

I bought this 18" 42cc 2-Cycle saw with the SimPul feature in Aug 2007. I have had 2 main problems, first with the SimPul and hard starting. They came up with the SimPul to make it easier to crank. But this design is severely flawed. It contains an additional spring which gets distorted, causing the cord not to rewind. I took it back while still under warranty and Sears fixed it free. But the same thing happened again out of warranty. So I took it apart and studied it, compared it to another… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“very low quality saw,save your money”

Written on: 10/04/2012

This is my third craftsman saw.In reality one saw replaced by Sears three times.The first one would not keep bar oil in the resvoir.The second and third will not keep the chain tight on the bar no mater how tight the bar clamp is tightened. Have been useing chain saws for the past forty years.Stay away from Sears saws!… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“Terrible luck with this saw”

Written on: 27/03/2012

I bought my saw new and made a mistake. I let is set for a year --- warranty ran out -- before using it. I have replaced two pistons and cylinders plus another piston ring. It becomes impossible to start because there is very little compression. I think the design is not compatible with the gas pump fuels these days. I bought another brand to replace it and have not had a single problem theirs and the gas pump fuel… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“I have had one and had no problems. A few things to...”

Written on: 04/04/2011 by lawnman123 (1 review written)

I have had one and had no problems. A few things to keep in mind with equipment like this especially when it isn't used on a regular basis. It's real easy to blame the equipment or manufacturer. But for the guys that have the notion, "I have been using the same fuel and mixing my own fuel for as long as I can remember," they've only just started putting ethanol in the fuel recently. The ethanol absorbs the moisture in the air and the longer it sits the more water you will be running through the… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“I cut firewood for a business and also I heat with a...”

Written on: 11/03/2011

I cut firewood for a business and also I heat with a big wood furnace so it takes alot of wood. My chainsaw is a craftsman saw which I bought used. I have had absolutly no problems with this saw.Most people have a problem with not putting enough oil with the gas, and they burn out a piston.8oz of oil to one gallon of gas.I have cut firewood with it for 9 years now,no new parts put in except a sparkplug.I have cut all hardwoods many many cords and still runs like new… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“I purchased a brand new craftsman 18" 42cc chain saw,...”

Written on: 25/06/2010

I purchased a brand new craftsman 18" 42cc chain saw, chain will not stay on no matter how well it is adjusted, the chain will not stay on more than 2 minutes, ruined chain and sprocket, could not get any help from service center… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“This thing sucks, first the bar was the wrong size and...”

Written on: 16/04/2010

This thing sucks, first the bar was the wrong size and would jam after cuting only inches. Then when that was fixed the whole thing started to break. it would jam and stop suddenly and i had to disassemble the whole thing and put it back again to fix it. After cutting 2 14" pine this thing was totally done now it can't even start right. Oh almost forgot the gas cap is impossible to unscrew with out a wrench. buy a still or at least from a company that would stand by there product… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“This sear craftsman saw didn't last long enough for me...”

Written on: 02/07/2009

This sear craftsman saw didn't last long enough for me to cut 2 chord of wood.
It's the worse saw I've ever had ( I've had 5) and the service backup for warranty is non existant. The paint was still on the chain-bar and the muffler still shiny but no warranty available.
The saw didn't feel properly balanced and it was too hard to start. The craftsman name was an incentive for me to buy ,but never again. A totally unsatisfying experience… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“Used a Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw for years ... no...”

Written on: 18/05/2009

Used a Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw for years ... no prob ... cuts better than some high-end saws ... starts every time second or third pull (choke the first pull only) ... I give it a ten rating because it is what it is, a consumer, chainsaw for non-commercial use and it functions great. I have a feeling most negative ratings are coming from people who don't know how to use a saw. I like the semi-chisel chain. As long as I keep it out of the dirt, it will cut for days with no sharpening… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“I am on my third chainsaw bar for my Sears Craftsman...”

Written on: 03/12/2008

I am on my third chainsaw bar for my Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw, if you start having trouble cutting just run down to lowes or sears and buy a new chain bar it will cut like brand new. If you have trouble with the idle, just adjust the idle screw like I did and it idles perfectly now. After all that is why they give you the idle and high speed screw, it is a 2 cycle engine they need an occasional adjustment. I have only had to adjust mine once in 12 years… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“I purchased this Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw after...”

Written on: 22/08/2008 by revlimiter776 (1 review written)

I purchased this Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw after I had to take down an apple tree, my first saw. I haven't had near the trouble I have read here. it always starts, runs good, idle stay's constant, my saw is a 2005 model. oregon easy adjust bar is great to have. i cut down six maple trees with this saw, all over 80' and yielding many cords of wood. i have used it side by side with husky's and stihl's, they certainly have more power but they cost twice as much. i think it is a perfect saw… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“Bought this saw for light duty around house. First...”

Written on: 04/05/2008

Bought this saw for light duty around house. First time I used it, it stalled repeatedly (alright needs carb adjustment, no prob), but after fifth stall the starter rope would not retract. rRturned to sears for refund and promptly bought a Stihl MS230, from an engine repair place that actually services them, got a cool hat too… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“The first time I used my Sears Craftsman it cut great,...”

Written on: 18/03/2008 by dare197 (1 review written)

The first time I used my Sears Craftsman it cut great, but that's the end of the good part. The first time I put it back after use, the plastic case ended up filled with oil - and each time since if I don't drain the oil. What a mess! Now, after cutting a few trees, it won't idle. I've spent lots of time and money trying to get it right and my wife thought this was a great brand, after all it's a Craftsman.

Craftsman should stick to manual tools and not engine driven tools - this saw is… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“Fell apart after handful of uses. Typically I can keep...”

Written on: 01/03/2008

Fell apart after handful of uses. Typically I can keep a saw alive for decades. This one fell apart from gentle low hours use. Very very dissappointed. No good points… Read Full Review

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Sears Craftsman 42cc chain saw

“After a brief research, I went to local Sears and...”

Written on: 08/07/2007 by caasociat1 (1 review written)

After a brief research, I went to local Sears and bought the 42 cc, 18" Craftsman chain saw. Right away had trouble starting. Leaks chain lubricating oil like you wouldn't believe. I ended up taking it back to Sears. After I showed the rate of oil leak to the Supervisor Salesman at Sears, he agreed that the oil leak was excessive and he agreed to swap it out for a new one which was a blunder on my part, I should have requested for my money back. Although the swap didn't leak lube oil, it… Read Full Review

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Kevin M's Response to caasociat1's Review

Written on: 31/01/2009

the EPA strode into the Poulan factory and dictated to them the hi-lo carb settings- at these settings, the saw wont run- dont know why they decided to pick on one saw company producing dirty 2 stroke saws- all two strokes are virtually the same as far as polluting, perhaps Stihl convinced them theirs was a clean burn engine -anyway, remove the little red and blue locks on the carb needles and youll be able to tune the saw to run nicely in any ambient temp-both needles need to be turned out about half a turn or so - Poulan had no choice but to ship many thousands of saws set too lean and repair cant legally reset the locks so they just bounce from customer to repair with no fix

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