Written on: 28/03/2011
This is the third Ryobi saw I have owned (the 1st two - PCN 4545 - were replaced under warranty after the emergency brake began to bind permanently).
At first the RSC 4450 seems excellent (compared with PCN 4545) with a powerful motor which starts and runs well. However, after relatively little use, the chain oiler ceased to work. The worm-drive to the pump is PLASTIC and guaranteed to fail before much work is completed! If you have one of these saws then buy a number of these parts now... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2011
Used one for about 18 months. Robust & reliable. 20 inch bar a help with bigger trees . Good value for money but not for beginners due to power and size . (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2010
Had one for nearly two years, not a lot of work, been in for service, failed to run at high speed, need to replace a broken chain, would like to replace the throtle lever because it's broke but have not been able to find spare parts. Not a very robust unit. (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2009 by warner52 (1 review written)
Had this chainsaw for a week, read a few reviews which led me to buy one, the first time i used the chainsaw was for an hour, which i had problems starting it as it cut out, thinking now it was cos it was over heating, the second time i used it the chian was compleatly blunt, it gets in my veiw to hot and if it burns out chains as quick as this, id keep away from ryobi altogether,
looking at buying a mountfield, but for 200 pound theres not much on the market.
id never buy this brand... (read more)