Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||0.089|
|Color and Styling:|
|Chain Saw Length:||18 in.|
|Guide Bar Type:||Low Kickback, sprocket nose|
|Reduced Kickback:||Bar and Chain|
|Translucent Oil Tank:||No|
|Included with Item:|
|Extra Chain Included:||No|
|Includes Hearing Protection:||No|
|Includes Safety Glasses or Face Shield:||No|
|Extra Bar Included:||No|
|Anti Vibration Handle:||Yes|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||42|
|Max Engine Speed (RPM):||0|
|Chain Oil Capacity:||0|
|Chain Type:||Oregon low kickback|
|Tool Free Chain Adjustment:||No|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
|Meets ANSI Standards:||Yes|
Ratings & Reviews
Heavy-Duty Cutting is Fast and Easy with This Red 18" Gas Chain Saw
Powered by a potent 42cc, two-cycle gas engine, this Craftsman Red 18" Gas Chain Saw is a great choice for an after storm clean-up or cutting through medium-sized trees with great ease. Sim-Pul technology and inertia activated chain break make for faster and easier starts and stops. Comfortable plastic wraparound handle with a sturdy grip is designed for reduced vibrations and easy operations.
This Red 18" Gas Chain Saw features 48-percent more cutting teeth. Its screw-adjust tensioning system enables longer easy use between the anti-vibration handle and chain tensioning. Automatic oiling system keeps the chain and bar lubricated for smooth running. It also comes with an Oregon low kickback chain, for greater functionality.
- Featuring patented engine technology and 48-percent more cutting teeth, the Craftsman Red 18" Gas Chain Saw has the fastest cutting chains in the industry
- 42cc, dual cycle engine delivers raw power for heavy-duty cutting
- Easy-to-grip handle is designed to reduce vibration for user's comfort
- Sprocket nose bar guide
- Automatic oiler increases the life of bar and chain
- Inertia activated chain break and low kickback features for added safety
- Available in a red finish
- Case is included
- This CARB-compliant tool meets ANSI-standards as well
Added on June 01, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
Bought this for small projects around the yard. I had never owned or ran a gas saw in my life. The salesman showed me how to use it in the store and I had my tree cut up by the end of the day. I am a medium sized woman and am able to handle it with ease. It was a great purchase for me.
Great chain saw for the money, but the chain supplied with it is a "consumer" version low-kickback Oregon 91PX, which dulls quickly on large logs and works well only on small branches. It has only one cutting tooth every third chain link. I was very disappointed in the performance and nearly returned the saw, but decided to try a professional chain first and installed the Oregon 91VXL. New chain has 50% more cutting teeth. Saw works like a champ now and easily cuts through large tree trunks all day. Don't blame the saw if it can't handle large trees - replace the consumer chain with a logger's version (if you know how to avoid kickback).
Colonial Beach, VA
I originally had another saw, which would not start. I Love the return policy at sears, it?s the only reason why I still buy stuff there. Other reviewers complain about the return policy, but I've never had a problem, I always keep the original packaging and receipt, maybe that's why. It states 30 days on most items, but I have returned stuff way past that; Including the aforementioned useless saw that would not start. This saw starts on the first pull. A word to the wise, I have noticed that all two stroke power equipment these days must have fresh fuel. Years ago, I used to have no problem using up mix from last season. NOT anymore. Having said that, keep fresh fuel in it, only try to use as much as you will need, then store it empty. If you do this, it will start on the first or second pull each time. Power is not bad for a 42 cc saw. I cut up many 12-16inch logs with no problem. My guess is it would really bog down on anything over 20 inches, once the full length of the chain is used. It does appear and feel cheap, but it is. You can by a 500 dollar saw or three of these and still come out ahead. BTW, I paid less than the online price, yesterday in the store. So, if you have a sears nearby, go to the store, or maybe call for price.
We bought this chainsaw for my husband to cut wood for the woodstove. So far he's very impressed! The first time he used it he was impressed that it cut big logs on its own without having to apply pressure. Another great product from Craftsman!!