Homelite 18 in. 42 cc gas chainsaw review

Homelite 18 in. 42 cc gas chainsaw review
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If you wish to own a chainsaw that is ideal for landscape jobs, cutting of firewood, and for storm clean-up, then the Homelite 18-Inch 42cc Gas Chainsaw is the right one for you. This piece comes with an automatic oiler which keeps its chains to be well-lubricated. It also has a side-access chain tensioner mechanism which makes chain adjustments faster and easier.

This piece of equipment is also very safe to use with its Safe-T-Tip system which prevents any rotational kickback. Other than that, it also has the Inertia Activated Chain Brake system that automatically stops the chains from functioning in some cases for safety reasons. It also comes with Clear Fuel and Oil Tanks indicators to easily have a view of the respective fluid levels. This product comes with a carrying case for easy handling and storage.


The Homelite 18-Inch 42cc Gas Chainsaw requires no assembly that’s why it is very easy to use. With its comprehensive and easy-to-understand manual, you can surely get started with your cutting jobs so easily without going through any technical difficulties. Basically this piece of equipment is capable of doing light-weight to medium-weight cutting jobs efficiently and effectively.

This chainsaw is also very easy to handle. It comes with a casing for the ease of storage and handling. Aside from that as part of the whole package upon purchase, an extra chain is provided for your own convenience.


The concerns and issues of this chainsaw are more focused on the start-up system and its chains. There were instances when there were problems encountered in restarting the chainsaw after just minutes of shutdown. Even worse, it did not function anymore on the third time of restarting.

On the other hand, the chains just come off so easily and frequently. The bolts of the chains were dismantled thus making the whole non-functional anymore. Basically the chains are not that durable as expected of this chainsaw. So far based from the feedbacks, this saw can only handle cutting jobs of logs with10 inches diameter only.


Antivibration handle Yes Assembled Depth (in.) 12.600 in
Assembled Height (in.) 36.22 in Assembled Width (in.) 12.6 in
Chain brake Yes Chain size 18 in.
Chain tension adjustment Yes Chainsaw Type Hand Chainsaw
Commercial No Engine Displacement (cc) 42
Engine Type 2-cycle Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 11.23
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year Maximum cut diameter (in.) 32
Product Height (in.) 36.22 Product Length (in.) 12.6 in
Product Weight (lb.) 9.7 Product Width (in.) 12.6
Recommended oil 2 Cycle Returnable 30-Day
Translucent fuel tank Yes

Homelite 18 in. 42 cc gas Chainsaw Review

  • 4.90 / 5 5
123 votes, 4.90 avg. rating (95% score)