I bought a cheap Electric chainsaw (Powerdevil 16" £60) to cut some logs for the winter. Everything was going well but after about 3 weeks (evenings and weekends), the motor started spinning without the chain moving. I'd looked after it, cleaning it after each use, ensuring oil was topped up, tensionong etc...
I assumed that it was my fault I'd bought one not really up to the job, so I upgraded to a 2.2kw McCulloch Titanium, and it initially worked like a dream, hot knife through butter. BUT.... After about 2 hours use, there was a screech and exactly the same problem as the power devil happened on this one. The moter runs, but the chain doesn't. On investigation, the teeth between the cog and the chain are properly interlinked, its just as soon as any load what so ever is put on the chain, the cog stops rotating.
Once unlucky, twice... well now I'm worried. Is it me? Have I gotten oil into the clutch mechanism, are they designed to break after x hours use, and I'm working them too hard
has any one else had a similar experience???