Earthquake 38cc Chain Saw, 16 Inch Bar
• Effective anti-vibration system
• Convenient primer bulb
• Easy-access air filter
• OREGON® brand bar and chain
• Quick-stop inertia chain brake system
• Easy chain adjustment
• Adjustable auto chain oiler
Used this saw all day and it ran great! Lots of power! Cuts like butter! The only thing I had to do during assembly was file out the holes for the side plate, there were a few burrs, other than that a really good saw!
this worked good for us for the price!!
First 2 times I used it about 30 minutes and it worked fine each time. tried to use it again a few months later with fresh gas started ok but died as soon as I started cutting now it won't start at all very poor product!
I bought this saw cause I wanted to fell and cut up seven medium sized trees with my son. I purchased it knowing it was a low cost saw. I have used some of the most expensive and well-built saws out there. Cutting it preformed flawlessly. It was hard to start the first time I tried to fire it up, but started with 2 to 4 pulls the rest of the time. After starting the saw, my son and I both found the back of our right hands were bleeding from a small scrape. We both had cut ourselves on the sharp edge of the air filter cover. If you get one of these saws, file the cover edge smooth or wear gloves when starting. Over all this is a very good low cost saw. It worked well. For the homeowner it a great buy, but serious long-term work, it?s not the saw for you.
Great product for the price, lightweight, easy to start, very limited vibration and kickback.
I PURCHASED THIS SAW AFTER A STORM LAST OCTOBER 2011 BEAT THE **** OUT OF MY MAGNOLIA TREE IT WAS A MESS BUT I WAS DETERMINED TO SAVE IT SO AFTER ASSEMBLING THE SAW WHICH WAS FAIRLY EASY I BOUGHT SOME BAR & CHAIN OIL AND GASSED IT UP FILLED THE OIL RESERVOIR AND AFTER A FEW PULLS ON THE CORD SHE FIRED RIGHT UP RAN LIKE A CHAMP CUT ALL THOSE LIMBS WITH EASE AND MADE A HARD JOB GO SO MUCH FASTER THE ONLY THING A LITTLE TIME CONSUMING WAS THE CHAIN TIGHTENER YOU HAVE TO LOOSEN TWO NUTS AND WHILE PRESSING DOWN ON THE FRONT OF THE BLADE TIGHTEN UP THE NUTS NO BIG DEAL AND I ONLY HAD TO DO IT ONCE SO OTHER THAN THAT IT PERFORMED GREAT AND I HAVE IT OILED UP AND WAITING IN MY SHED JUST IN CASE MOTHER NATURE DECIDES TO THROW ME ANOTHER SNEAKY STORM!
I purchased one just before Christmas 2011. In June when I went to use it after filling it with oil and gas per instructions, it would spurter and die. Never could get it to run. I took it to Sears for repair. Later, it was returned with a note that said that it could not be repaired, because the parts were not available. Therefore, it was returned to me as it was. The Sears store manager assisted in replacing Earthquake chain saw with Poulon chain saw in early September.
Started right up, worked strong and steady. I was skeptical of it's light weight, but it was stable and steady. Much easier to use on a ladder or in a tree.
I actually used this saw two times and that was it! The saw could not start right away and made me lose a lot precious time by trying to start it. When cutting, it was ok, low vibration but a good saw is the one that starts and works; this one did not. The spark plug cable melted and was done, back to the store. It seems that the quality used for important components in the machine was overlook by its design. I don't trust this brand anymore!
I have an Earthquake auger and that is great, so I purchased this. What a mistake! Never ran smothly, even though I tried changing the gas, the sparkplug, etc. It would start badly then just not 'pick-up'. Often it would just stop, as if the jets were blocked, normally when at a critical point (up a tree etc.) then refuse to start. Eventually it would start and run so I'd push on, with the chain getting looser (as I didn't want to risk it not starting again). Chain eventually came off, chewed up the bar and itself. I am not going to spend money on a new bar and chain, since I'd still have a sub-standard chainsaw after spending $60 more.By the way, the Earthquake website has a way to contact them "by e-mail" (a form) and they don't even reply. I just wanted a service manual so i could try to get the engine working properly. Wish I'd just taken it back after the first use, when it was obviously a problem.
will I bought in december while and I put up until yesterday and I got it out to trim some trees will it was hard to get started once we got it started it ran for awhile then it died it took 15 min to get it started then it wouldnt idle took back they sol said i would have to pay to have it fixed so no I wouldnt recamend sears to but a chain saw all they want to is there exstend warranty and then they find a way out of fixing it so you cant win so dont buy one there if you open and try it that day or you will be sorry
This chain saw apears to work good. I have not used it much!
After two months of light duty the chain saw stop working. Sears would not take it back but offered to repair it but parts to repair it were not available. Now I'm stuck with a non-working chain saw and on one to return it to. Way to go Sears.
Recoil snapped back several times . Chain popped off due to burr in bottom of bar. Found it by running a thin flat head screw driver inside the guide. Bogged down when trying to get high speed idle, sped up, then bogged again. Did same thing when trying to cut. Foot hold too small. Looking ast other comments, this unit is a hit or miss. Brought it back and bought a Craftsman 16" inch on one day internet sale.
cant keep running, stalls out, when it does run it cuts nice, the engine needs to be adjusted all the time.
got this for christmas and in time to cut up a fallen tree. got out of box assembled easly and started the first time
The earthquake 38 cc chain saw 16 inch bar was a great buy. The direction where really simple to follow after reviewing the guide for part assmely. To better assist the consumer in the future adding a picture illustration that provides a step by step assembly process would be very helpful.