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Craftsman  16'' 38cc Gas Chain Saw - Case Included

  Item#  07138170000 | Model#  38170
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Reg Price: $169.99
Savings: $20.00
$149.99

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Reg Price: $169.99
Savings: $20.00
$149.99

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Color/Finish: Grey
Product Overview:
Item Weight (lbs.): 13.4
Handles:
Handle Material: Nylon plastic

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Whether you're cutting firewood, trimming trees or cleaning up after a storm, this Craftsman Gas Chain Saw will be your next go-to tool. At 16 inches long, the Craftsman's two-cycle 38 cc engine is tough enough to take on many jobs around the house or yard. It will rip through trees or whittle stumps down to size. Its plastic handle is designed to cut down on vibration for comfort, and an automatic chain oiler lets you keep cutting for as long as needed.

  • Dependable two-cycle 38cc engine
  • 16” long
  • Nylon plastic handle for vibration-free durability
  • Automatic chain oiler
  • Convenient carrying case for easy transportation to and from the job site
  • Grey finish

Added on March 19, 2014

 

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7 Reviewers (64.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise7 found this helpful
rachelbreon
Jul 25 , 2014
GREAT purchase!!
big enough to use on a lot of sizes, but small enough to manage. Love this chainsaw.
Criticism4 found this helpful
cory11183
Sep 22 , 2014
Throw away saw - 2 year life span
Saw worked ok for its size for the first year. Now, 2.5 years later, it will not run for more than 5 minutes. This saw is not the exact same as the one I purchased, but is only cosmetic changes. After much diagnosis, I have determined that the saw no longer has compression after getting hot. This is a very common problem with craftsman's chainsaws. You are better off purchasing a reputable brand for approximately $100+ more. You will get 10+ years of use out of a brand name it. Take into consideration, you will have to purchase a new chainsaw in a few years and the more expensive one looks like a deal. Unless you are looking to do some clearing over the course of 1 year and never use it again, skip this saw.
 
Nov 10 , 2014
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chain saw

bought one 10 years ago used it a lot didn't like how hard it was to install gas or oil caps over time very hard to open n close

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 3 , 2014
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Nice, light duty chainsaw

Crafstman does it again, this chainsaw was bought to clean up after a storm damaged several medium sized trees. From the first cut to the most recent one, it performs well with little kick.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ChiefWoodChucka

Levittown, PA

Oct 27 , 2014
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Can't complain

I bought this saw in 2010 and the only difference is I have the tool less chain tightening system; but it is the 16" 38cc buzz saw. In 4 years I've cut through over 10 cords of wood from soft maple to fresh cut hard oak. I seriously want this to die because I want something with a 20" bar, but I can't kill this thing. I really can't complain so I thought it was 5 star worthy. I always keep my chains sharp, perfect fuel mixture, clean air filter, etc - I take great care of all my toys even though i want this one dead. I never had a single problem with this until this year. Gas started to leak at the bottom and it wasn't priming easily. I determined it was the gas cap itself. I replaced the cap (easy to find through sears parts with the part number) and it's back to out of the box new for me. That's what reminded me to review it. So all in all, I have to say this was worth the purchase for me. I already got my money's worth but it's still running strong.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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reviewer94523

Martinez, CA

Oct 21 , 2014
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It works but you should know the shortcomings...

It's the cheapest gas saw on the market, so what do you expect? Yes it works, and I've cut down 2 medium oaks, 1 large willow and trimmed a lot of trees. Pros: It's lightweight. This is important when climbing or using it all day. Cons: It's a pain to start - The trick is to give it 6 pumps of gas with the red primer bulb and pull the cord a few times, then repeat the process as many times as it takes (usually about 4-5 cycles). You will not flood this baby so don't worry about giving too much gas, it won't start without it. Once started, let it warm up first or else it will stall. It leaks oil - If you fill it with bar oil, it will all leak out overnight sitting in the case. My solution is to only fill it with about 1 - 2 oz of oil, then check every 30 min to make sure it hasn't run out. It's slightly under-powered. A 14" bar is probably more appropriate for this saw.


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cory11183

Holden, ME

Sep 22 , 2014
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Throw away saw - 2 year life span

Saw worked ok for its size for the first year. Now, 2.5 years later, it will not run for more than 5 minutes. This saw is not the exact same as the one I purchased, but is only cosmetic changes. After much diagnosis, I have determined that the saw no longer has compression after getting hot. This is a very common problem with craftsman's chainsaws. You are better off purchasing a reputable brand for approximately $100+ more. You will get 10+ years of use out of a brand name it. Take into consideration, you will have to purchase a new chainsaw in a few years and the more expensive one looks like a deal. Unless you are looking to do some clearing over the course of 1 year and never use it again, skip this saw.


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doogie55

Orland Park, IL

Sep 12 , 2014
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chainsaw

pretty good chainsaw,i think i would have bought one with a bigger blade if i could do it all over again

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PickAnotherOne

Huntley, IL

Aug 27 , 2014
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Skip this chain saw

I hoped we would get a unit that could handle some light duty cutting without any of the problems I read about related to this product. Unfortunately, that did not happen. It started up three times in a row without any real trouble, but it never actually cut anything. Every time we prepared to cut, it died without having touched anything. After three failed attempts, it just wouldn't start anymore. Nice. Then when returning it to Sears, they acted like they were doing a favor by allowing full credit because we had put gas into it. How else does one find out if the unit works or not?! Spend more money on a better unit if at all possible.


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Aug 13 , 2014
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Excellent cuts through wood like a hot knife through butter.

Excellent worked correctly right out of the box and the carrying case is a nice bonus.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rachelbreon

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Jul 25 , 2014
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GREAT purchase!!

big enough to use on a lot of sizes, but small enough to manage. Love this chainsaw.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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FairTax-Jim

Martins Ferry, OH

Jul 6 , 2014
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Good deal on a Chain Saw

Good price for this 16" saw. It took a while to get started but then made quick work of the branches and trunks left over from a winter storm.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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