works even when set-up is wrong
The Chain saw was sold to me set-up incorrectly by Merhar's Ace Hardware in Ely Minnesota. Even though it was put together wrong, it worked for 3 days pruning about 700 trees. The chain brake assembly failed in the process. Merhar's claimed it was not their fault so I had to call your warrantee department. A very nice lady named Monica helped me with the problem and I received a new chain brake assembly and the saw is working fine again. Its nice to know a company stands behind there product even when a seller doesn't. If you would like to see pictures of the problem please contact my E-mail. Thank You,
December 15, 2013
Good value ... with reservations
The saw works well ... most of the time, and within its appropriate applications.
My carburetor went to acting up very early on, and we tried all sorts of fixes. Finally, about a year ago, my distributor replaced the carburetor, and the saw has run well since.
The material quality of this saw does not seem to be up to that of the more expensive saws.
Be careful about jerking this saw around when/if it gets stuck in the wood! You can easily break off one of the aluminum suspension points for the power head.
September 25, 2013
Powerful and Handy
Powerful and handy little saw. This little saw has some guts.
Starts easily every time.
August 18, 2013
better than expected, even
ah, such a pleasure of a saw. just look at it hard, and it starts right up - never, NEVER, a start up issue. That is so important! with a sharp chain (really needs a sharp chain) it just eats its way through wood. although really an "up in the tree" saw, have used it extensively also on the ground - easy on the back. bulkier than the tanaka or still, but ah! what a great saw!!! only issue was the one-nut cover closer - had a tendency to come loose - a lock-washer solved that easy.
April 21, 2013
Very powerful and easy to use
Very powerful saw for its size. Easy to handle and start. I use it almost everyday in tree work. I would recommended this saw to anyone.
November 12, 2012
Great, Powerful Saw
This saw has tons of power and cuts a 14 inch pine log like butter. Sometimes hard to start when cold. Use Oil 30:1 and will start easier.
November 11, 2012
Best little saw for the price
Bought the t435 for cutting up limbs after felling the tree. Have several pine trees that we have fell and this little saw has cut every limb and even some of the bodies on everyone of those trees. Have owned the saw for 2 years now and have used it very extensively that whole time. The only advice I could give to anyone that has outdoor power equipment is do the maintenance on it and it will last for you. After every other use the saw is taken apart and cleaned and this is what I attribute to its performance.
September 23, 2012
Great chain saw for 'hard to get' tree work
I had a large oak fall into my swampy wetlands.....I needed a powerful light weight instrument to break it down and the T-435 did the job!! Very efficient!
August 19, 2012