Homelite Consumer Products Inc. P.O. Box 1207 Anderson, SC 29625 - Homelite Chainsaws
16" Chainsaw - Complaint
ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Homelite Consumer Products Inc. P. O. Box 1207 Anderson, SC 29625
I had a homelite chainsaw for 25 years. It started every time. It was I believe a 30" saw. I gave it away to a friend when I stopped cutting due to health reasons. Last year I purchased a 16" which to me is indicative to the absolute cheapening of American manufacturing. Putting it mildly it is a piece of sh*t! Even with high test gas it doesn't start after 25 or 50 pulls.
Each pull has an abrupt jarring stop in the middle of the pull. I have never had such difficulty in all my years (25) of cutting firewood.
The chain tightening construction with plastic parts is ridiculous. Had a chain come off while cutting. To reiterate, I was a professional dockbuilder who built shipping docks up and down the Hudson River cutting pilings with the previously mentioned 30" that my company gave to me. I never had a single problem with it. After all these frustrating moments of trying to start this saw I am never going to purchase another Homelite product again and I recommend that anyone in need of one try the Husqvarna or another brand.