McCulloch CS380 chainsaw review


McCulloch CS380 chainsaw review

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McCulloch CS380 is a chainsaw manufactured by the McCulloch Motor Corporation. They are reputable and well known for manufacturing powerful and reliable chainsaws that are mainly used for garden jobs. Although their main use is for garden jobs, these chainsaws may work with the heavier jobs as well. The company is more than 60 years in providing these quality products.

CS380 has an approximately 38 cc (38.2 cc for exact measurements) engine. It is a very compact light weight machine weighing about 5.2 kg. It has a power output of 1.4 kw / 1.9 hp. The bar is 40 cm / 16 inch and the chain is 3/8 inch long.

This chainsaw has a high performance engine which is the OxyPower 2-stroke petrol engine. This kind of engine provides more power, exhausts less emission by 70%, and consumes less fuel by 20%. The chain of the CS380 can be assembled and disassembled easily because of the tool less chain tensioning feature. This feature let you do the assembling and disassembling without the use of any tools.

The CS380 is very easy and very fast to start because of some features. One feature is the soft start. This feature enables the resistance in the cord starter to decrease by at least 40%.

It also has a purge, also known as the manual primer or manual pump, which makes sure that your engine starts with only less pulls. The goal is only 1 or 2 pulls.

The chainsaw also has great maintenance features. One feature is the integrated choke/stop control. This is to avoid any problems regarding the engine like engine flooding. It will enable to decrease problems and increase the reliability of the machine.

The integrated combi tool is place at the handle for easy accessibility. In using the combi tool, you are activating the other maintenance feature. The built-in maintenance of the chainsaw is the CCS air filter system. It always maintains the cleanliness of your machine so that it will last longer.

With this feature, you need only less manual maintenance but at the same time increasing the durability of the machine.

Another feature of the CS380 is that it has a fuel level window. This lets you see the remaining fuel of the machine. It also has an advance anti-vibration system which makes it more comfortable while using the chainsaw.

Lastly, but somehow the most important feature is the safety feature that the chainsaw offers. It has a double action safety chain brake which immediately stops the chain when activated by the user or when the machine feels that it is in the state of inertia.

The CS380 is a great and useful chainsaw. With it, you are able to work for longer hours because it is very comfortable to handle and the process of adjusting the chain is fast. It is very easy to use yet very powerful.

It has great advantage because of its usability and at the same time its safety. Another thing that makes it good is the increased durability and reliability that is done by the chainsaw itself through its features. Although the McCulloch CS380 is best recommended for garden use, it can be used with more challenging jobs.


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