I've got a cheaper 52cc version of the 45cc bluemax and it runs real nice also has good power. Check to see if it has a rim or spur sprocket. I noticed the craftsman 46cc saws now have a rim sprocket when I looked at the ones osh had.
There is plenty of AS info on them and google info. What would Black Friday savings make the total saw cost? My root saws are a corded and cordless battery powered sawzall. Blades are cheap and hold up better than chains. I also use beater poulans i find on trash day needing nothing or a fuel line or chain reversed to run the correct way. Also cheap bladed hand tools have gotten my job done and made me money. I looked like an ass on my own property!
I dont remember for sure what the normal cost was. I think it was the 45cc unit i believe it was 150$ . I just remember walking by and spotting them bc they hadnt carried them before. So theyd be down to 120$ this weekend
To answer you question no i dont NEED one, but i dont NEED all the other 65+ saws either lol. But looking at my collection theres not one i would let anyone else use. Just curious for the money if i should just have one anyway
One of my Neighbours ( He of Deep pockets & short arms) bought one of the 45cc models after exhausting his supply of "junk" saws, he's had it around 2 1/2 years & reckons it's the best bit of kit he's ever bought. I don't take much heed to that, but it seems to have worked OK during the time he's owned it; & not required any work on it which must make it reasonable as he's a known destroyer of things mechanical.
It's a clone of the G5000, so there's nothing wrong with the design. As long as they built it ok it should work fine. Probably has a large squish clearance. If it's sold in a retail store in the US it's likely EPA approved and has a cat. You can buy a non-cat muffler on eBay.
They seem a bit heavy for 45cc but reasonable for 52cc.
I know its no stihl or husky, ive got real nice pro saws like an 056, ms361,5200 poulan.....good stuff. But i want one just to mess with. If it works it works its like comparing my hi point to my glock. Im sure ill have to adjust the carb does it need a special tool or just a flat blade?