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Mcculloch CS 42S Petrol Chainsaw, 42 cc, 16 Inch
- Powerful and easy to use 42 cc chainsaw for all round use, mainly firewood cutting
- Equipped with ox power engine for more power, lower emission levels and lower fuel consumption
- Quick and easy to start. Oil pump type-Automatic
- Featuring soft start, purge and combined choke/stop controls
- Combi tool integrated in the rear handle
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Powerful and easy to use 42 cc chain saw for all round use, mainly firewood cutting. Equipped with OxyPower engine for more power, lower emission levels and lower fuel consumption. Quick and easy to start, featuring soft start, purge and combined choke/stop controls. Combi tool integrated in the rear handle.
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The McCulloch Man
The power to get it done
Founded in 1943 by Robert McCulloch, the company has over 60 years of history in design and innovation of outdoor garden products. McCulloch offers a complete range of powerful garden products including: chainsaws, grass trimmers, lawnmowers, garden tractors, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, garden tractors, cultivators and snow blowers. Each one provides you with all the power you need to get the job done.
The Power To Get The Job Done!
Innovative and Smart Solutions that make work safe and simple.
Bring out the lumberjack in you and rid yourself of problem trees, trim those branches or cut your own firewood. McCulloch's new range of petrol chainsaws are low weight and offer an excellent power to weight ratio, and superior handling that gets the job done.
- 42cc engine
- 16" bar
- 3/8" chain pitch
- Easy access air filter
- Combined choke/stop control
- Soft grip handle
More Power & Lower Fuel Consumption
McCulloch's unique and innovative OxyPower engine technology gives you more power to get the job done, while emitting 70% fewer emissions, and using 20% less fuel.
Less Cleaning / Fewer Stoppages
It's centrifugal cleaning system (CCS) pre cleans the air entering the chainsaw removing any large particles or dust or debris before reaching the main air filter to maintain performance for longer, and reducing the need to clean the air filter.
Easy to Start
Soft Start makes your petrol chainsaw even easier to start, by reducing the resistance in the starter cord by up to 40%.
Double Activated Chain Brake
Safety is always a paramount concern especially with a chainsaw. In the event of kickback, the chain brake lever with activate by contact from the left wrist. For extra safety the break is also activated by inertia protecting the user from potential injury.
When using a chainsaw hold it close to the body, to maximise your control over the saw while in use.
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1. is that the claw is not attached, which makes no sense, Only takes a couple of minutes to fit though
2. on the first startup, it would not run at full speed, and I had to semi-squeeze the trigger, but after a while, it sorted itself out and is now perfect
However, they always good are when they are new - time will tell if it is worth it. For £130 I would be happy for it just to last 5 years, but it does feel quality and I suspect it may last longer
This is NOT a toy, it is a proper chainsaw and should only be used following safety instruction. I have never seen a little nick inflicted by a chainsaw, its always a right proper mess, and on the odd occasion the cause of death. So don't use it unless you know what you are doing.
That said; this is a capable saw, the housing is all plastic, the engine is 42cc's of easy start power. The anti-vibration system looks exactly like the one that is on my 35 year old Poulan, the chain brake works well enough and there is also an 'inertia' brake which operates if the saw is dropped and should only be tested with the engine off!
The saw itself is a little heavy for a 16" bar. Empty, that is without the bar, chain, fuel or oil it weighs in at a hefty 10½lbs. Loaded, it jumps up by 5 lbs to a good 15lbs. Lugging this about for a period of time becomes a chore. My 16" Stihl M2 weighs in at 12 lbs full up.
I do like the solid locking caps on the oil and 2 stroke tanks, a nice feature.
For firewood, I will replace the bar for a lesser 12" one, which is a much handier size for logging wood ready for the fire, I will stick to my Stihl saws for felling and big stuff. I prefer the feel and balance of the Stihls, however, they are a lot more expensive than the Mcculloch brand from Husqvarna. So if you want a cheap to run, not too expensive saw - this is the one to go for, don't forget the safety equipment and use it with loads of care.
Then came the McCulloch CS 42S. And what a great piece of kit this is! I’ve not previously used a petrol chainsaw before, but I have to say it is pretty simple to use, and not as heavy as I had thought it might be - although that’s not to say it’s lightweight. Depending on the type of job you’re undertaking it could become quite tiring if you’re just using it for light duties, in which case you might prefer a smaller and lighter unit than this.
This particular model is the middle of a range of 3 models, with the lesser model having a smaller 14” bar, and the top model having an 18” bar. But I’m happy with this 16” bar as it’s already bigger than the old mains-powered unit I used previously. This model and the top model also feature the special engine technology that is being lauded by McCulloch, which they call ‘OxyPower’ - and whilst I haven’t used a non-OxyPower engine to compare it with, what I will say is that it certainly does start easily, and it doesn’t seem too raspy or noisy compared to what I was anticipating.
In use it feels relatively well-balanced, and the controls are where you would expect them. The materials used in the principal holding areas are quite tactile and feel like sensible design choices. So far all I have used this for is long stints of firewood chopping, which it has helped make light work of, but as mentioned previously it was starting to feel a bit cumbersome after a while, so a smaller and lighter unit might have been preferable if that was all I was going to use it for.
Having a petrol chainsaw over a mains-powered one has made it feel a bit more ‘real’, and as such has made me think I don’t have enough of the right safety equipment - which strangely enough my time with the old Black & Decker never made me think that way.
It's not overly heavy and easy to both start and use, its both well-balanced and the controls are bulky enough to find and use even with gloves on. It's ideal for frequent use and perfect for cutting branches, trunks and making firewood. It started first time without hesitation every time and because of the design of the CCS, purge ability and air-filter its quick to clean meaning you have to stop less often.
This is a near perfect entry level chainsaw, the only limitations that I found was that it wasn't quite powerful enough for intended use at times, the plastic housing also makes me wonder how it will withstand the test of time and repeated use. Still a good quality and reliable chainsaw well worth considering.