Hitachi CS40EA18 18-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw, 39.6cc (Reconditioned)

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Hitachi CS40EA18 18-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw, 39.6cc (Reconditioned)
Price $179.95

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Condition: A
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N New $210.69 Out Of Stock
ARecon $179.95 Out Of Stock

N New
New tools have never been opened and have never been used. These are brand new tools.
A Reconditioned Grade A
Grade A Tools are restored or rebuilt to factory specifications then fully tested and inspected to make sure they operate properly and safely.  Grade A tools have a cosmetic condition of very good to excellent, having no more than light scratches or other minor blemishes.
C Reconditioned Grade C
Grade C Tools are restored or rebuilt to factory specifications then fully tested and inspected to make sure they operate properly and safely.  Grade C tools will have pronounced cosmetic imperfections.

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A-CS40EA18
Manufacturer Part Number: CS40EA18

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The Hitachi CS40EA18 is an 18-Inch 40cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw. This Chain Saw from Hitachi is strong, powerful, and ready to make easy work of cutting down large obstacles.
CARB Compliant 40 cc, 2.4 hp Commercial grade engine provides excellent cutting performance and reliability Features PureFire low emission 2-stroke engine technology S-Start pull-force reduction system and purge primer bulb gives quick and easy starts 18" Oregon bar and chain reduces kickback and provides excellent cutting performance Vibration dampening system for user comfort and less fatigue Side access chain tensioner provides quick and convenient chain adjustment Two bar mounting studs keep the chain at peak cutting efficiency Inertia activated chan brake immediately stops chain rotation for improved safety
Engine Type: Two-Stroke Displacement: 40 cc (2.4 C.U. I.N.) Output: 2.4 hp Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.8 fl. oz. (380 CC) Carburetion: Walbro Diaphragm w/ Purge Primer Bar & Chain Brand: Oregon Opt. Bar & Chain Combinations: 14", 16" Pitch: 3/8" (Low Profile) EPA Phase 3/CARB Tier III Compliant: Yes Gas/Oil Ratio: 50:1 (Hitachi FD Rated)
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Customer Reviews
  1. I would think this would be a dangerous saw to use in very cold weather.
    I am astounded that Hitachi would put their name on such a poor quality tool. Not only is the bottom half of the moter made of plastic, but the part the bar bolts onto is also plastic. The aluminum cylinder does not have a steel liner which makes this saw nothing more than a future piece of landfill trash. BST used their return policy to pretty much force me into keeping it.

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  2. Solid deal. Best saw you can get for the money.
    I've had an excellent experience with this saw so far. It's been through about twenty tanks of gas with no issue. Very happy with the quality of the refurbished product, too.

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  3. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Started easily. Not too heavy. Very little, if any, vibration. Used it to lop off some logs into firewood. Seemed to cut well and worked like it should. So far I'm very pleased with the saw.

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  4. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This is one of the best I've ever used. It is five star. All the way. I'm 73 and used many.

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  5. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This is a nice little chainsaw for cleaning up limbs,small downed trees, etc. Not for big heavy cutting (I used to cut timber as a second job) but as much as you'll ever need as a homeowner. Perfect for most firewood needs.Clincher was the price. Similar size Stihl is about $600. This one was a real bargain.

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  6. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This saw started on the 2nd pull out of the box. It appeared new and it performed much better than anticipated. It is well balanced and cuts large diameter pieces with ease.

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  7. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I found Big Sky and continue to buy from them. I have been pleased with Hitachi, this is not exception. I'm going broke on the irresistible daily deals. This is was one of them.

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  8. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I have been very pleased with this Hitachi chainsaw. It's my first Hitachi purchase first deal with Big Sky Tool, and it will not be the last. Great customer service and great deal!

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  9. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I am very pleased with my purchase. Took it out of the box and pulled the rope and it cranked up on the third pull. It has performed great. We had just had an ice storm a couple of days before and I have cut a bunch of tree limbs and tree with it since. I would recommend it.

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  10. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I HAVE NOT TRIED IT YET LOOKS COMPLETELY NEW. VERY STRONG COMPRESSION.

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  11. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    great little saw

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  12. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I would not do business again with you if you paid me. The original order was screwed up, there were parts missing. The only way you can contact your company is by e-mail, hoping they will reply to your inquiry. Why have a number listed to call for assistance when you never get an answer or responce back from your Customer Service Department. Come on the voicemail prompts even tell you to e-mail your company because you would be taken care of faster. (yeah right) I returned your product and was suppose to recieve a refund within 2 days, that was a joke also. After 5 days of trying to get a hold of someone I finally get an e-mail telling me that the person that handles refunds was there. That they would return after a holiday week on the following Tuesday. So if someone takes any time off from your company your customers are left in the cold. That sucks, what if they took 2 weeks off. Can't you hire someone to cover this persons responibilies. I will never do busy with you again

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  13. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great tool for cheap price I'm a very satisfied costumer Q. Marquez

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  14. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The Hitachi chainsaw was received in excellent condition, and started and operated as new. The product has high quality construction in comparison to other brands, and was an excellent value.

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  15. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great saw , Big Sky have the best refurb tools around . I tried the other guys "CPO" and they XXXX . Thanks again !!! 16 purchases and counting. ACM

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  16. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The saw was very easy to start and performed great. Thank you.

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  17. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    have not used yet

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  18. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Got this for Christmas. Have used two times already. Looked brand new and was shipped in timely manner. Can't beat this price. Looked at comparable saws but their reviews were poor. Reviews here were good. Saw starts easily runs and cuts well. This is the third time I have bought reconditioned tools from Big Sky. Have been very pleased. I have really been pleased with the electric handtools from Hatachi we well see how well this gas powered tool holds up. So far very pleased.

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  19. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Added gas started right up works great. Was missing a part called customer service and a few days later showed up at my door. No worries with Big Sky! I have purchased many item from them and they are great!

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  20. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Good product light but gets the job done ...easy start and so far cuts well.

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  21. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    top notch,had my item befor projected delivery date 100% satisfied

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  22. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Very good chainsaw for moderate to heavy use. Starts easy, relatively lightweight, and easy to handle.

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  23. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I am very pleased with the chainsaw. It's better constructed than the cheaper saws I have purchased in the past. As a reconditioned unit, I was able to get a much better saw for the same price. It did not arrive in the original packaging, but it was well packed. It's been put through a good workout since arriving with no problems. Starts easy and runs well.

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  24. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It's a very nice saw! I cut about 22 or so trees down as soon as I got it, it works great have no complaints yet!! Great saw and very good deal on price! Thank you!!!

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  25. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The Hitachi Chain Saw I purchased has given good service.At first start up 2-3 pulls is all it takes to get it going. Very good saw for the price. Have bought other products from Big Sky Tools in the past and have been very satisfied.

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  26. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great saw just what I was looking for. Worked better than expected, started up easily,and done all I asked.

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  27. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    it looked like a realy nice saw when i bought it it was for so many reasons all witch were why they were made there others i like solo i own a sthil ms170 but this one fit me 4 the price and how that night it stud out when i run it i used the best oil in that engine and it cut but would lack power ,die i fond out that the air too the saw was closed by taking off the cap that rubber i fliped but still kind of needed rejusted i have the wrench here im sorry for getting it not in the box i did sharpen the chain a little it was just a carb issue and i dont know that much about that enigine to mess and why when i dont need to i hopping to get it back soon and was hopping that if the shop had chains for mine that were used maybe to get an extra if not in referbished state to send out i thank all the staff been very nice and i under stand these things happen on mondays and fridays im sorry for miss spelled words ryan

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  28. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Saw works like a champ and was in good enough condition to not appear used. Well worth what it cost!!

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  29. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    good motor, but one of the vibration mounts falls off all the time and the oiler is pretty weak

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  30. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Sent out dirty,clutch housing worn half way through.E-mails produced wrong part. I am realy un happy with your service. This started on dec. 10. This is the fifth tool I purchased. I would like to buy more,but would you?

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  31. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great homeowner chainsaw. Plenty of power, and very light for an 18" bar. Bought it reconditioned, but it looks new. Started right up after adding gas and bar/chain oil. Way better than any similar sized saw you can find at home depot, and the reconditioned price makes it less expensive as well. Great purchase all around.

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  32. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    WHEN I RECIEVED THIS CHAINSAW IT WAS NOT AS YOU DESCRIBED! THE THROTTLE LEVEL WAS BROKEN, AND THE SAW HAD TAPE ON IT! I WAS VERY DISSAPPOINTED WITH THE SAW!

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  33. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The saw I received was well worn, and very dirty. The air filter was clogged with oily saw dust,and the spark plug was loaded with black carbon. It looked like the only thing done to this saw was that the bar and chain was replaced. This saw should have been sold as a GRADE C. After cleaning the saw, and replacing the spark plug, the saw did run ok.

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  34. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The saw preforms well , the price was right, would buy another one, and would recomend to others.

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  35. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    As its comes out of the box has no power...BUT..get the PAC Man tool to faten up the high end it cuts great I am going to buy another one and have three saws for the price of a stil..roger

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  36. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Very nice saw. Easy to handle and cuts very well.

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  37. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Positives--Chain saw looked brand new, and all wrenches, manuals, and scabbard were included. Couldn't tell it was reconditioned by looking at the saw. Fueled, added chain/bar oil, and it started right up. Have only had the chance to make a few test cuts, but seems like it will get the job done. On the negative side--saw was shipped in a loose-fitting box with only a piece of bubble wrap on the bar and no other stuffing. Amazingly, it was not damaged in shipping, but i don't know how. I know that helps keep the shipping cost down (and it's really great to not have to deal with styrofoam) but a little crumpled newspaper might have been a good idea. Still...a great deal!!

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  38. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    the saw was in excellent shape, started up immediately but alas the chain was as dull as can be. I sharpened it and have since cut down five large oaks. Shame on you for sending the saw out with a dull blade. Poor final examination by your quality control folks. Otherwise a good value.

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  39. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I know you don't provide owners manuals, but the Hitachi web site didn't as well. There was no where on the chain saw that said what the gas/oil mixture should be; I had to guess. It is a good product, and I am well satisfied.

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  40. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It arrived in a timely manner. The product was what I expected it to be and works fine.

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  41. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It is a good tool, started right up and ran well. You would never know it was re-conditioned.

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  42. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    GREAT SAW HAD A GAS LINE PROBLEM FIXED IT WITH A NEW HOSE WORKS GREAT T0OK DOWN TWO TREES NO PROBLEM

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  43. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    great saw, received in no time, started right up and used, No problems, very happy with purchas, thanks big sky

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  44. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    used this saw hard for 8 straight days , cuts great , arm does not get tired from holding saw . One flaw the guard that keeps debris from getting into sprocket comes loose after ruining two chains used an oversized self tapping screw , end of problem . Other than that would have given 5 stars . Maybe after reading this Big Sky Tools will replace my chains .

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  45. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Very pleased. This saw has no issues so far.

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  46. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This chainsaw is off to a good start. It starts and runs well, is light, and cuts well. This was the largest of the Hitachi saws and is the minimum size I would recommend for any serious cutting. I have run it through about 6 tanks of gas and several hours of cutting, and it is performing well.

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  47. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Runs real smooth. The isolated engine reduces hand fatigue. Adequate power. Chain adjuster looks like it might strip eventually.

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  48. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    the saw look's brand new if I didn't tell you it was a reconditioned you would never know,the saw was everything I was hopeing it would be,it deserve a 5 stars,would buy again.

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