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Efco Gas-Powered Chain Saw - 51.7cc, 18in. Bar, Model# 152-18

Item# 190105
Efco chain saws feature legendary Italian design and performance, delivering astounding quality and reliability. These chain saws utilize engines with linear torque speed for rapid and responsive acceleration — even during extended periods of use. Nylon filters improve performance and ensure trouble-free operation and easy maintenance. Chain Saw Type: Gas, Engine Displacement (cc): 51.7, Chain Pitch (in.): 0.325, Chain Gauge (in.): .58, Bar Length (in.): 18, HP: 3.4, Fuel Capacity (oz.): 16.9, Oil Capacity (oz.): 9.1, Oil Pump Flow: Automatic / adjustable, Primer Bulb: Yes, Tool Weight (lbs.): 10.7 Ideal for more demanding uses like medium-to-large diameter tree cutting and felling Primer bulb, compression relief and semi-automatic choke for easy starts Side-chain tension adjustment Oregon bar and chain 72 drive links
Average Customer Rating:
4.25 out of 5
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3 of 4(75%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Efco Gas-Powered Chain Saw - 51.7cc, 18in. Bar, Model# 152-18
Review 1 for Efco Gas-Powered Chain Saw - 51.7cc, 18in. Bar, Model# 152-18
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Power

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July 21, 2009
By HappyVol
from Knoxville, TN
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"I decided on this saw after a lot of shopping around because I had a large project to do and I knew I needed power and I was impressed by the 5 year warranty. This saw absoulutly chewed through a huge green hickory tree that blew over in my yard. I was especially impressed how it cut through the 24 to 30 inch trunk over and over and the chain is still sharp! The Efco started up with ease hot or cold so I wasted no time or energy on that. I believe I will be passing this saw on to my son in 15 years."
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Review 2 for Efco Gas-Powered Chain Saw - 51.7cc, 18in. Bar, Model# 152-18
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

A very well built saw

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January 19, 2010
By Rayle
from Pandora, Ohio
"I did some checking when I was going to purchase a saw. I have used Echo and Stihl and I would choose Echo over Stihl But I would take my Efco saw any day out of the three. I think having a pimer bulb helps on a cold start. I have cut about 5 cords with this saw and never ran out of power. In other reviews it mentioned about service on Efco saws, I live only about a hour and a half from a dealer but I have not needed to use them and don't for see to have to use those services anytime soon. I would buy another one of these saws or efco product with out any hesitation."
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Review 3 for Efco Gas-Powered Chain Saw - 51.7cc, 18in. Bar, Model# 152-18
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Efco 152-18

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July 20, 2009
By talltailkennel
from Roosevelt, Ut
"I bought this saw and it worked very well for about 4 months, I had about 30 small trees (about 6-8 inch diameter trunk) to cut down after about 25 of them it stopped running and will not start. I called about the warranty (Northen Tool is always very helpful) and found out the closest warranty repair shop was about 600 miles away. So I called them to see if they could tell me what was wrong and maybe just get a part. They were very rude and unhelpful, he said it probably wasn't covered under the warranty, and that this saw isn't made for cutting alot of trees. I guess 25 is alot. I sure hoped for almost $400 I could get a few more then that. Even though Northern tools site says it is "Ideal for more demanding uses like medium-to-large diameter tree cutting and felling". I don't really want to send it ($30 shipping one way) to see if it is covered just to spend at least $60 more dollars for a saw that won't hold up.
Anyway spend your money on a Stihl, or make sure you live close to a warranty repair shop."
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Review 4 for Efco Gas-Powered Chain Saw - 51.7cc, 18in. Bar, Model# 152-18
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Efco mod 152 chain saw

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April 8, 2009
By Janos
from Fort Wayne, IN
"I have cut 2 cords of wood with my new Efco and so far I am very happy with it. I am still figuring out how many pushes of the primer will give the best chance of starting within 3 pulls when cold. When warm it always starts with one pull. This is my first saw with a compression release and it works very well. It has more than enough power for the 18" bar no problem dropping trees and yet it is light enough not to wear you out when cutting limbs. If you only want one saw that will do everything that the average wood burning person needs to do I would highly recommend the Efco 152."
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