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Troy-Bilt TB4218 chainsaw -- Poor ValueJun 01, 2013
This chainsaw was purchased at Canadian Tire (Canada) and was made in Taiwan. I rated 2 stars simply because it can cut wood--when it works. Other than that, I find it frustrating to use. It is hard to start and once started, refuses to idle and dies, and then often floods when trying to restart. The chain bar oil leaks somewhere (can't find leak) so always keep newspapers stuffed in the bottom of the case to soak up the oil. I have about 10-15 hours time on this, but will probably replace it now with a GOOD North American-made brand.
they quit making the chain that fits this unit!May 26, 2013
By Brian L. Reynolds
This model has a bar that is disconnected but if you have a problem and need a replacement bar you can try ( Oregon 504322 ) i was able to make this bar fit my chain saw when the bar went bad. as far as the OEM bar good luck finding it because it is next to imposable. other then that this chain saw works pretty good for me. They quit making the chain that fits this unit and there is no chain to take it over according to them. they will not tell you that the (Oregon 504322 chain and bar kit) will fit this machine. hope this helps if you ever need a replacement bar.
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Not actually a Troy-biltAug 08, 2010
By Dog Lover
I bought this at Lowe's thinking I was getting a quality machine that was made in Wisconsin .
I never paid attention to the small writing on the label until the thing fell apart in less than 2 months. Oiler broke, enginge would die after about 2 minutes at a time.Then finaly would never start again
This is not a Troy-Bilt but a cheap China made product that is the exact same saw as the McCulloch that was selling for $100.00 less. Just red instead of yellow
In today's market brand name no longer matters because there are companies like Troy-Bilt trying to deceive you into thinking you are buying a better product because of thier name.
I wound up buying an American made Poulan pro 20" It is a pleasure to run and can cut a cord of wood without even adjusting the blade.
I dont like being tricked and will avoid Troy-Bilt products forever
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Can't find a REPAIR manualNov 20, 2008
By Kathleen M. Scheirer
"Clinical Research Professional"
I needed a mid-sized saw for smaller things around my place. This Troy Bilt got really, really great reviews. I bought it. Now after using it for less than 50 hours, the chain oiler is 'melted' and of course no oil on the chain - can't use saw. It starts GREAT! - no doubt about the Spring Assist it is a real asset.
My problem is that I took it to a repair shop. Normally, I do all my repairs myself, but I had a bunch of other things on the bench already. This repair shop is supposed to do all makes and models. Well, I get a call and they tell me that they can't get parts for it and therefore can't repair it. Did I want them to toss it for me? I said no, of course and in 5 minutes I had downloaded a parts manual and ordered the parts.
MY PROBLEM IS: nobody seems to have a REPAIR manual for the DIYers.
First I'm annoyed that it went bad after such a short usage and now I can't find a manual. I've wasted time looking. I probably don't really need the manual, I can fix most anything - but its just the idea of not being able to find one.
So if anybody has a repair manual they want to share, I'll have it.
I think it is probably a decent homeowners saw that gets ordinary use. I'll stay with Stihl from now on. I have a big model made by them. They are tight with parts and manual too. Only dealers can get you parts.
Troy Bilt, MTD, Craftsman and gosh knows who else are all made by the same Asia company anyway. I can't stand it anymore!
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TroyBuilt is a great sawNov 17, 2006
By V. Calvin Hoe
Bought this TroyBuilt used. Recently, we had a wet heavy snow and a lot of trees fell in the neighborhood. The neighbor's crabapple tree was mostly in my back yard so I asked if he had a chain saw. A few hours, he came back with a TroyBuilt chain saw and I cut up most of the tree branchs. He offered me the saw for $40.00 since it was running rough, I took it to a small engine shop for an overhaul. Cost me $67 for the rebuilt carb and a new chain.
The manual says MDT and the parts list says McCalloch. So it might be a party to corporate buyouts. Anyways, after filling the tank with gas/oil mix and chain lube, a 4 push prime and 4 pulls to get the gas mixture through the carb. A second 4 pulls got the engine started and idle for about 20 seconds.
Cut the branch to 12" rounds and hopefully, next fall, we'll have a nice fire in the fireplace.
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