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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“Reviews seem to reflect the user more than the saw”

Written on: 05/08/2013 by Bugflipper (1 review written)

I haven't had the same experience as a lot of these folks. The saw is 10 or 12 years old. It weeps out bar oil. There's usually a teaspoon or so in the case. Also I let someone borrow it and they messed up the brake. It was simple to replace. I guess he was trying to cut with it on. I never use it to start the saw, probably why it hasn't messed up on me. I initially got this to keep from ruining my good saws. I wanted to cut stumps and saplings below the dirt line. Each time I'm done I will… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“Homelite Timberman 45 poor quality”

Written on: 11/11/2012 by robert4681 (1 review written)

This chainsaw proves the old saying you get what you pay for. I bought this chainsaw in 2008. It was cheap at $130 and was not satisfactory. Engine would die after it got hot when idling and constantly require restarting which was difficult when it was hot. The chain brake assy failed had to be removed to operate the saw. Chain automatic oiler failed and the chain and bar had to be manually oiled. finally the carb failed and I got fed up and gave it away and bought a new Husqvarna 18" chainsaw… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“Homelite timberland 45 18 inch”

Written on: 22/09/2012

Had this machine for 5 years and apart from the oil pump packing up under warranty have had no trouble with it. When you look at the price of thee saws they are defiantly vAlue for money. If it packed in today I would go and buy another of the same… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“The wrong parts are made out of plastic”

Written on: 17/09/2012

This saw worked well for awhile, but then the starter cord broke. Tried putting a new one in. The metal coil would not stay in place,I noticed the plastic sprocket which the coil connects to had big chips in it which made it hard to grip the coil. The side housing has a small plastic knob which holds the coil in place, this had broken off. I now need to replace all of these starter parts. May junk the saw and move on. To the makers of this saw change make the starter parts out of metal and not… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“mines a gem”

Written on: 27/07/2012 by bigbear400 (1 review written)

I've had mine for over ten years and have put it through heavy use. It runs absolutely fine and had no problems listed here on other reviews. Just replaced the chain this afternoon and am going to go cut up some logs… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“Much better saws available”

Written on: 17/06/2012 by tk48states (1 review written)

I have 6 gas chainsaws, 2 are Homelites, the old XL series Homelites were good saws, replaced about 10 yrs ago w. new models. The 35 cc 14'bar is still a pretty good saw, has no chainbrake, use it around my farm for trimming but the Timberman 45 cc 18" bar is prone to breakdowns and hard to use, handle feels loose because of rubber anti-vibration mountings, chain brake has tendency to snap on while in use, oil pump on mine broke so must manually oil with a can, engine seems OK but I'd recommend… Read Full Review

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Written on: 24/06/2012

Follow up to my review: ordered an oil pump kit to repair oiler, big job u have to split the case and remove the engine, immediately saw the problem, oiler runs off the cranklshaft via a plastic gear and it was stripped, imagine this will happen anytime saw is started in cold weather with thick oil, needs a redesigned fix.

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“junk”

Written on: 24/04/2012

like some of the other folks on here my homelight timberman 45 leaks ALOT of oil and the brake is always on unless you hold the brake lever back VERY DANGEROUS WITH YOUR FINGERS IN FRONT OF THE LEVER spend the extra $ and get a stilh it will last for years… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“Nightmare on homelite street”

Written on: 07/11/2011 by Shimmey1958 (1 review written)

I purchased this chainsaw. September 2008. Not knowing that this saw would let me down. My dad had a older one. Still runs and works great. My biggest complaint is that the Brake would stick alot. So i removed it. (2nd) the choke lever broke off. Made of plastic. (3rd) you cant get this part no longer available. (4th) The choke has to be at least a third open for it to run at higher speeds. If the butterfly is wide open, it will starve itself and quit. (5th) Oil leaks out of the oiler, leaving… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“Great Product”

Written on: 27/09/2011 by rrekstad (1 review written)

Have Timberman 45 18" and have used it for many hours with several chains in clearing 3 plus acres of fallen, dead, and sick trees. Have not experienced any of the negative things mentioned by others ... no melting, idles nicely and starts first pull and can go all day. Either the others have lemons from good product or I have a jewel from bad product. Is puzzling how could have such radically different experience rrekstad St. Paul, MN… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“This saw is total garbage, not only is it a waist of...”

Written on: 05/03/2011

This saw is total garbage, not only is it a waist of money and your time it can cost you your life. I burnt up three chains within four hours. It bogs down and cannot be adjusted. the screw holding the brake handle on came loose and fell off. the screws holding the teeth on the front of the saw came off as well.......this time the bolt went between the sprocket and chain sending it up thru the chain cover and over into my neighbors house thru there siding. It runs hot and the top housing over… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“This saw is the biggest POS I have ever owned, within...”

Written on: 30/05/2010

This saw is the biggest POS I have ever owned, within an hour of really running the thing to cut down some trees, I had to remove the safety brake because it had melted the housing and locked the saw up. After running is for a little while the idle gets so low and the saw becomes almost impossible to restart. I thought it was a good deal when I bought it, boy was I wrong. I will never buy another homelite product again… Read Full Review

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Written on: 01/02/2012

I totally concur with above comment. I had the same experience as above. Had to remove the safety brake after it melted the cheap plastic housing. Idle gets low quits after it gets hot. Hard to start.

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“I have a homelite XL for 30years now, my wife said I...”

Written on: 03/04/2010

I have a homelite XL for 30years now, my wife said I needed a new one so I went back to homelite , big mistake should have read the reviews before I bought, I got mine to clean up after Ike the first one was taken back and I was given another one from home depot, Now this one has not been run for any length of time, will not Idle down even when adjustment is made, hard to start,made of plastic, were my old is solid steel, will try find a chain for it and maybe another bar. I have never had my… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“My wife bought me this saw after my 25 year old Poulan...”

Written on: 13/02/2010

My wife bought me this saw after my 25 year old Poulan would not start. The first use was good, then a coil failure. Got it back from repair would not idle down. Tried to cut some fallen trees needed a new bar and chain. Bought a new bar and chain, cut 1 face cord needed a new bar! This is a piece of you guessed it! I am now using my 25 year old Poulan, its great!… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“The Timberman 45 even with a 16" chain and bar is a...”

Written on: 27/01/2010

The Timberman 45 even with a 16" chain and bar is a piece of junk. It has been in the shop more than in use. I had to remove the brake just to be able to use it. The drive sprocket and bars do not last. Fix or repair daily… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“This product is horrible. I would score them 0 stars...”

Written on: 07/10/2009

This product is horrible. I would score them 0 stars if I could. Their customer service sucks! This chainsaw has been in service longer than I owned it. Supposedly, 5 other similar models are in the same service shop as mine with some form of piston problem. I would encourage you to not only avoid this product but also avoid any other Techtronic based (a Hong Kong owned company) manufactured item. Homelite is owned by Techtronic which includes consumer based electronic/tools such as… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“My old Homelite was a workhorse, but the Timberman 45...”

Written on: 18/07/2009 by Nutherbeer (1 review written)

My old Homelite was a workhorse, but the Timberman 45 is a piece of rubbish. I'd never buy another Homelite saw since they have obviously cheapened the quality. Right now, my new Timberman 45 can't be started, so I'm back using my old one… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“The Homelite Timberman 45 18 is a good overall...”

Written on: 07/03/2009

The Homelite Timberman 45 18 is a good overall yard/handyman type saw. If you want a saw to cut more than a few cords a year get a stihl. If you only cut a few cords a year the Timberman will be just fine. Plus the price is right. No, the timberman cannot be compared to a stihl. The old homelites were the saws in there day. However, by replacing the bar and chain on the timberman18 with a quality 16" bar and chain you transform it into a decent little saw… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“The Homelite Timberman 45 18 is the worst saw I ever...”

Written on: 23/08/2008

The Homelite Timberman 45 18 is the worst saw I ever owned. Will never buy another one. Bogs down way to easy. Fine for limbing, which is not what I bought it for. Too heavy. Brake broke on it the 2nd time I used it. I went and bought me a Husqvarna and Love it… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“I've had Homelite chainsaws for many years. My last...”

Written on: 16/07/2008

I've had Homelite chainsaws for many years. My last was a 360 pro, and it was a great running saw. I have not needed a saw for several years, and when the occasion arose, I went out and found what I thought would be a decent saw for occasional use. Boy, was I wrong! It has been nothing but trouble. The clutch/brake needed to be replaced immediately. I found out from the Homelite support line there was a known problem, and they sent out the parts to my local dealer to fix it. Then, within… Read Full Review

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Homelite Timberman 45 18

“My Homelite Timberman 45 18 chain saw is not...”

Written on: 08/07/2008

My Homelite Timberman 45 18 chain saw is not dependable, I have owned chainsaws all my life, and this thing eats chains like it's free lunch! I sharpen regularly, but this saw will not cut straight, it walks to the right as you saw through a log, if you try to keep the saw from walking, the chain will track off of the bottom of the bar. I would not recommend this saw, next saw I get will be a Stihl, even though its a couple of hundred dollars more… Read Full Review

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