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Written on: 06/10/2011 by philojester (1 review written)
Used 10 times and now plastic starter recoil stripped. I called around locally for parts and no one will work on it because parts are too hard to get… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2010
Piece of junk, just like everyone else's the starter recoil broke after only having maybe 20 uses. I'd give it a negative 5 if it was possible… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2010
I bought the mcculloch chain saw mx40 at Menards in 2009 in Elkhorn Nebraska. I drove 60 miles to my parents farm to use it. I pulled the starter, started right up. would not recoil, and ate the cord. I went back to Menards, very upset, they said that since I put gas in it I had to take it to a dealer for warranty. I said about 100 choice words and dealt with everyone except the manager. I tore the assembly apart, put in new string, and realized that the pulley and spring assembly was… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2010
same with everyone else starter messed up first 20 cranks saw is no good cant get parts if anyone finds out how to get saw replaced let me know email at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/01/2010
Piece of S??t...Same as the rest...plastic starter reciol is stripped after pulling maybe 20-30 times. JUNK...DON'T BUY… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2009
XM-40 or MS40A Whatever it's called, I HATE this machine. My rating is NO STARS... but that's not an option apparently.
I have used it only a handful of times and the self-tightening mechanism is stripped. Went to return it to Menards, they won't return it at all. Took it to a local service dealer, 45 minutes later, we STILL couldn't find a model number. Neither the XM-40 plastered on the bar nor the MS40A listed on the label under "Model Number" are the correct number when looking for parts… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2009
Looks like a defect with the starter pulley - Mine broke soon after purchase
Need to find a replacement. Bought mine through Menards but have had it to long to return. McCulloch should honor a recall/replacement for this issue.
Just would like to find a dealer to buy replacement part or will have to replace again. This time it won't be a McCulloch saw. Years ago I purchased a 16 McCulloch saw that was a very good saw - I used it until it was wore out - That is what I t.hought I was repeating -… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/06/2009
Starter recoil pulley broke on my McCulloch soon after purchase… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2009
McCulloch MS40A looks nice, easy chain tightning. The pull start power assist mechanism should be recalled on this saw. it is no good… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/06/2008 by ejustian (1 review written)
I purchased my McCulloch MS40A chainsaw a little over a month ago. Of all the things to break in that time, it was the starter. A metal plate with teeth is supposed to catch against plastic tabs to get the motor started.
Can anyone guess what happens when steel rubs against plastic repeatedly? Anyone? Of course you can. Yes. The plastic wears out. So now my chainsaw won't start.
The moral of the story is, ya get what you pay for I guess. And for $150 you get a chainsaw that you can start… Read Full Review