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Earthquake (18") 45cc Gas Chain Saw

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Grade
Consumer Grade Chain Saw
Fuel
Gas Powered Saw
Power
45
CC
Bar Length
18
Inches
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Sturdy And Lightweight
Makes wood cutting safe and easy

18" Oregon Brand Chain And Bar
Durable and reliable, easy to adjust
3/8" pitch and 0.050 inch gauge is readily available
Quick stop chain brake system for added safety

Perfect For Homeowners
Great for landscape cleanup and property maintenance

Anti-Vibration System
Cuts down on hand and arm fatigue

Powerful, Air Cooled 45cc Viper 2 Cycle Engine
Uses 50:1 gas to oil ratio mix
Primer bulb for easy starting

Not For Sale To California
Does not meet CARB emissions requirements


Model
Model Number:CS4518
UPC:012642345180
Manufacturer:Earthquake
Made in USA:No
Power Head
Engine Power:45 cc
Fuel Capacity:18.6 oz
Chain Oil Capacity:8.8 oz
Maximum RPM's:11,000 RPM's
Idling RPM's:3000 RPM's
Chain & Bar
Chain & Bar Included:Yes
Bar Length:18
Bar Oiler:Adjustable
Tool-less Chain Tensioning:No
Kickback Nose:No
Chain Brake:Yes
Max Bar Length:18 Inches
Min Bar Length:18 Inches
Automatic Brake:Yes
Bar Sprocket:Yes
Overview
Weight:13.6 Lbs. (6.17 kilograms)
Dimensions:34.7L x 9.4W x 11.3H
(88.14 x 23.88 x 28.70 cm)
Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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Earthquake CS4518 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 5
Pros
It's Small Enough To Fit... (1)
Price (3)
Easy To Use (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
The Saw It Took 12 Day N... (1)
The First Time I Started (1)
Difficult To Start The F... (1)
Unreliable (3)
Bad Instructions (2)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Matt R.
Brazil, IN
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husky Stihl Replacement
I've cut wood for about 7 years to heat my house, last year at the end of the year I generally ran with a Husky 357. Two commercial Stihl saws and on occasion a junky but newish 14" Echo trim saw... Last year I had some help cutting. A buddy would fill up the saws with oil and gas while I grabbed another and kept cutting thus cutting 2-3 times as much wood in the same amount of time not stopping to tighten chains. Slowly, one by one the saws quit running or failed to start after using the... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Difficult To Start The First Time You Start It
Matt Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Paul
Sioux Falls, SD
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Do Not Buy This Saw Unless You're A Masochist
I bought this from Menard's as a pre-run unit. I didn't need it to cut down a whole forest, just some medium trees. After running for 5-10 minutes it shuts off, and good luck getting it started again. I about pulled my arm out of the socket and it still didn't start. Nothing seems to be wrong with the motor, spark plug, or fuel system-it just will not start. I will spend more money on a better brand and have something that will work and be WORTH repairing!
Pros: It's Small Enough To Fit Into My Garbage Can
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable
Paul Does Not Recommend This Product
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Jon Meltzer
Ovid, MI
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Waste Of Time & Waste Of Money...
November 2013. I bought this chainsaw at Menards to cut a 12" tree in my front yard. All I wanted was to make 4 cuts so I could haul the branches to the backyard. I assembled the saw as described by the manual and the chainsaw would not start. I double checked the assembly instruction, re-mix the gas/oil ratio and the couldn't get it to start. No matter how much I pulled, the motor won't turn. Instead of calling the people at Earthquake, I went back to Menards and explain the problem to... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
Jon Does Not Recommend This Product
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Rick M.
Eagle Grove, IA
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Chainsaw Performance Low
In the past I have run the cheaper Poulans and have had pretty good luck. Just thought I'd try one of these saws on sale, thought I'd spend the extra money based on the reviews I saw here.

I am really disappointed in this saw. "This is not a promo for Poulan saws they are what they are". I worked an 8 hour day cleaning up some 8 to 10 inch cottonwood trees, soft dry stuff. The Oregon bar and chain do a smokin job. This is why I rate the saw a 2. The engine stinks, its... more
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180
Rick Buck
Carthage, NY
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Imposible To Start
This saw is impossible to consistantly start, If you dicide to buy one make sure you purchase a second one of good quality that will start. I have put two recoils on this saw, the recoil will fail before it starts. I have owned this saw less than two years and have about one hour running time with it, and three times that trying to get it to start. I have 40 plus years of experiance in the maintanance area.
Rick Does Not Recommend This Product
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Kenny B.
Branford, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/29/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Nice - But Hard To Start
After reading several reviews of this brand of chainsaw, I would've thought it would be a great fit in what I needed for the small intrusive trees and thicket I have on my property. After putting it together, following the start up instructions, and more than several attempts to start up, the chainsaw wouldn't start. This would go on for hours, even after checking and rechecking procedures, plug, and assembly. As a last resort, a shot of start up fluid allowed it to roar to life. After a few... more
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130
David Whitford Sr
Sanford, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/13/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Unhappy
The saw is not worth the money you buy it for. It doesn't start half the time, the oiler leaks most of the time.
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120
Hayward Shaw
Edmondson, AR
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Why Did I Buy This Chainsaw?
I brought an Earthquake chainsaw because of the price. I thought it was quite a bargain. But it is hard to start and bogs down easily. When I get it started, I use 89 octane gas in a 50:1 ratio as recommend but it performs poorly. Maybe I should have taken it back but what can you expect for $100-110. But since reading these reviews I hope there's something I can do myself. The nearest chainsaw dealership is about 30 miles away.
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110
John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Startup Difficulties
Right out of the box, the saw was easy to assemble and get ready for work, except for some difficulty putting the chain guard back on place. I did have an issue trying to start the saw the first time.

Tried 3 different mixes of gasoline without any help. I eventually took spark plug out and observed that there was no gap between the electrodes-- hence no spark. I set the proper gap- .28 inches - and thereafter, I have had no problem with the saw. I have already used it to cut down 4... more
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100
Jimmie Johnston
Cibolo, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Poor Performance
Had problems from the start!
-Chain would not track true over the clutch sprocket, chain would bind and not rotate
-Had to change out the chain
-Engine seemed to labor and bog down, would not cut through moderate hard wood. Very poor performance for a 45CC engine
-Chain would bind about half way though a 6-8 in log and stop. Have to raise the bar out of the cut to get it rotating
-Clutch has excessive slippage and when downward pressure is exerted the chain stops

I have been notified... more
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100
Donald
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Trouble Starting; Doing It Incorrectly
The chainsaw was delivered on time.

I had trouble starting it and called for service- they were very helpful. I was doing it incorrectly. Thanks for the help; the unit works great.
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