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blue max chainsaws @ atwoods

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by jd548esco72, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. jd548esco72

    jd548esco72 ArboristSite Operative

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    i was in atwoods today looking for a roll-pin and i just happened to stroll by their chainsaw displays.

    good news for the "homeowner crowd" atwoods has the blue max chainsaw for sale-in stock for $139.

    you no longer have to buy those famous blue max saws over the internet!


    they also have the home-lite 38cc saw for $78! what a plastic wonder!(same saw they were selling last Christmas for $59 i think?

    and the usual box store poulans, and box store huskys.

    the blue max didn't look so bad out of the box--i may have to warm up the old credit card! with the 25 to 1 mix it can also double for a mosquito fogger!:spam:
     
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    DSS uneducated rif raf and lovin it

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    Can you really buy a homie for 78 bucks ? Must be a beauty. Thats insane...:givebeer:
     
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    has anyone tried those blue max saws? I have seen them and they appear on the outside to be a cheap husky/poulan clone. Not sure if they are any better than a wild thing though:chainsaw:
     
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    sbhooper AboristSite Guru

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    Our local Menards store had them for $99 and did not sell them. The next time that I saw them, the price had gone to $110 and they still have them. If they are worth a crap, that is still a bargain to be sure.
     
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    roncoinc Official Stihl Disser

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    I have seen thre diff size blue max saws..
    i guess sale price depends on size..
    i "think" the big one is 55CC ??
    i want one !!
     
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    indiansprings Firewood Purveyor

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    I need to buy one and keep it as a loaner. That way they'll never ask to borrow a saw again.
     
  7. jd548esco72

    jd548esco72 ArboristSite Operative

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    the big one is 55cc! WOW! i got to see which one atwoods is selling!:chainsaw:
     
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    Third hand info about the blue saws (FWIW): B-I-L knows someone who bought one, used it to cut a pickup load of firewood.

    Ran OK, but hard to start the next time. Saw runs until out of gas, then won't start. No compression.

    Flash chromed cylinder losing plating and saw hadn't even finished using up the first gallon of mix. Owner took it back, traded it for a shop vac, and bought a used McC Timber bear at a junk shop. That saw had problems too, but I gave the B-I-L an old Mac 610 to give the kid for parts; he made 16 cords without trouble this fall!
     
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    Are'nt they a Redmax 5000 clone? I wounder if a 5000 cylinder would work on one? Of course it would be a waste of a good cylinder.
     
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    POS comes to mind for me.lol
     
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    jd548esco72 ArboristSite Operative

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    yea--thats what i heard about the blue-max--quality through and through!

    i don't think the word clone is correct. more like reasonable fax/faux/copy of a real saw would be a better description. on the bright side the blue max might make a good hollywood prop saw!

    i am sure we will see somebody post " i bought a blue max last year cut 10 face ricks with it. i must have a PRO saw!":cry::greenchainsaw::dizzy: LOL!:greenchainsaw:
     
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    I know someone that needs a bar for the infamous blue max. Since the obviously weren't designed to last longer than the bar he can find no info on the bar mount pattern. Does anyone know what bar mount will fit the POS?
     
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    Blue Max Equipment - Built for Extreme Measures
    Blue Max Outdoor Equipment means durable, reliable and powerful. Backed by the industry’s Leading 3 Year Warranty, Blue Max is guaranteed to power you through even the toughest conditions. With equipment ranging from blue max chainsaws to chipper shredders you'll find exactly what you need to get the job done. With Blue Max equipment at your fingertips, you will quickly find that maximum power only comes in one color. Now, When some asks you, "Who Makes Blue Max equipment", you can tell that we do. Homier Distributing.

    http://www.homier.com/brands/blue-max/blue-max-outdoor-equipment

    ...Bob
     
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    The 45cc Bluemax made in China looks just like a copy of the Redmax 4500 at Menard's.
     
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    why then? The blue max is at menards too...
     
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    I'm thinking that any bar that will fit a redmax 5000 will fit the Bluemaxx, not 100% sure though.
     
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    I believe the moden Homelite chainsaws are made in China and Modern McCulloch's are made in Taiwan.
     
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    That is a POS Chi-com saw, that often is used in scams, with other colors and decales! :censored:
     

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