McCulloch chainsaws are very popular because they offer, cheap, serviceable chainsaws. They are definitely not the best in the industry, but they work and they get the job done. When compared to other chainsaws that cost nearly $400, you get ones starting around $120 from McCulloch.
If you want something even cheaper, you can go with their electrical ones that cost less than $100.
McCulloch chainsaws tend to get polarized reactions from their users. People either give it a 5 star rating or a 1 star. The problem is that they are made for a specific purpose and with a certain market in mind, and if you do not do your research properly you are definitely going to be disappointed.
For example, if you want a really powerful chainsaw and one that is so robustly built that it is just its size that prevents it being used in the logging industry, you will have to shell out quite a bit of money.
Most home owners however are not loggers, and the chances of them ever wanting to cut down a tree is remote. Most of us want something that can be used to trim the branches of any trees we have in our yard, or maybe prune some shrubs. Sometimes, you may even want them to chop up some firewood, if you are in the habit of getting them in large blocks.
An electrical chainsaw is more than enough for these purposes which is why they are very popular. Electrical motors are not as finicky as gas ones, and they also keep much better, in the sense that you can leave them lying around for months on end, and then when you plug them in and switch them on, they will work.
McCulloch has a few electrical chainsaws for this reason in their line. They are pretty decent and although they are not the most powerful they are adequate for most of our needs. The only problem with them is that they are constrained by the length of the extension chord. Also some of us do not like the fact that there is a wire snaking along behind us.
If it gets snagged somewhere when we are using it, it can be potentially dangerous, which is why McCulloch also has a few gas powered chainsaws that you can choose from.
The good thing about them is that they are cheap, you get them for around $120. The bad thing about them is that everything about them feels cheap. This is the cause of the polarized reactions. If you understand that you are paying cut rate prices for a chainsaw, you will definitely be happy with these. If on the other hand you want something more robust and better quality, you will be disappointed.
All McCulloch chainsaws are made to a price, and they also make sure that all their parts are very easily replaced. This means that if something breaks you can only replace that part and you are good to go. You don’t need to replace the whole machine.
The motor fires up at the first pull, and you can even cut down small trees with it. It may huff and puff like a middle aged man on a treadmill, but it can do it. The plastics all rattle and vibrate and give you the feeling that they are going to shake itself to pieces in a few seconds, but even after a couple of hours still remain fixed.
Of course you can get better ones, but none as good as this at this price. Everything that costs the same is even worse than the McCulloch. This is why you will have to know beforehand what you need the chainsaw for before you get one.