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Tanaka TCS33EB16 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
2.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5
Pros
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
Durability (2)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Chrissy C.
Spiritwood, ND
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Never Again!!!!!
Worst piece of equipment I have ever owned! I have been using chainsaws hard over the last 20 yrs, owning a couple different brands. Bought the Tanaka since it does have a good warranty...big mistake. Lots of problems that can only be fixed at the dealer. Last breakdown was the tension screw snapping off! I have never had a tension screw snap off of any of the other saws I have owned.

This saw has been in for repairs 6 times in the last 12 months. Yes I have only had this saw 1yr. ... more
Chrissy Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
Chrissy,
Chrissy,

I'm sorry you are having endless problems with your saw. After a certain point a replacement saw may need to be considered. You may contact Tanaka directly at (888) 482-6252. Give them the history and the local dealer information and they should be able to get this resolved.
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Rodney B.
Kodak, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/2/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Waterboy 1162
The chain saw is to hard to start. Call Tanaka said it was close out on them. But they have no primer bulb and the oiler not oiling. U all told me I cold not send it back. It should be still under warranty.

Plus the package I received did not come manual or the tools to work on it. So all I want is the saw fixed or money back. Tanaka said I can send to them but it 35 for shipping. That ridiculous. That I have to pay for shipping
Rodney Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
Rodney,
I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this unit has caused. We will be more than happy to reimburse you for the $35.00 you paid in shipping if you could please provide us with a copy of your return shipment receipt. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at directly at 630-685-0068.

Thank you and have a great day.
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Eb
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Hard To Start
Once I get the saw started, it cuts well.

This model does not have a primer bulb and the saw takes too many pulls before it starts cold. Even when warm, it takes too many pulls.

CSD RESPONDS: Please make sure you are using fresh gas, and the proper fuel/oil ratio described in your Owner's Manual.

You may want to contact Tanaka Tech Support, toll free, at (888) 482-6252 for tips on starting your chain saw, and/or the location of the nearest Tanaka Authorized Service location.
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Richard S.
Austintown, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/29/11
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful
What a wonderful piece of equipment. I had a little difficulty getting it started the first time, but since then it starts right up, even in very cold weather.

I have been using my Tanaka quite a bit the last couple of weeks, cutting wood for the local boy scout camp. This saw has been very dependable and is a joy to use.
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Erik H.
Sewickley, PA
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Won This Saw
I won this saw at a charity event. I have beat the heck out of it for 2 years. I am not heating my house with a wood burner and this is my only saw. I have not had any issue to date. Starts right up and handles all the jobs I have asked it to do.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Durability
Erik Recommends This Tanaka Product
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David
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
65 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Have To Remove Chain Brake
Bought this chain saw from Power Equipment Direct. Assembled it and started it up just fine, however, the chain would not move. The safety chain brake was engaged and would not release. Disassembled and reassembled several times and could not get it to release. Finally had to remove the chain brake completely in order to get the POS to run, Tried to see if there is a local service center for Tanaka but their web site is down and would not load. Definitely do not recommend this.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
David Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
David,
It looks like Tanaka's website is not working but you may contact them at (888) 482-6252. They will trouble shoot and refer you to a local dealer if needed.
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Donald Y.
Racine, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/8/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Saw
Starts easy. Runs well. Not as powerful as my old PowerMac6, but does the job. Only caveat is that it uses too much bar oil on minimum setting and tends to drip bar oil after use. Hard to beat for the price.
Donald Recommends This Tanaka Product
Donald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping. Great experience."
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Dennis A.
Kansas City, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/23/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
No Primer Bulb
Even new, it never would start, so I sold it at a big big loss...........
Dennis Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
Dennis,
I'm sorry the saw was giving you starting problems. Technical support at Tanaka (888) 482-6252 may have been able to help you but I understand that your saw has been sold.
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Dennis's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"i lost 88 dollars re selling the saw"
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