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Hitachi CS51EAP 50.1cc Gas 20 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

  • Hitachi CS51EAP 50.1cc Gas 20 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw
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Details

The new Hitachi CS51EAP chainsaw is powered by a 50.1cc commercial grade Pure Fire engine. This saw was built for the commercial user who needs to be able to cut large trees quickly. The CS51EAP features a compression release for easy starts, a sprocket nose bar, and a bucking spike to provide superior control and ease of cut. The CS51EAP is also simple to operate with side access chain tensioning and an adjustable oiler. Other features include a half throttle choke with trigger release for easy start and warm up, and tool-less access to the air filter. Depending upon user preference, optional 16 in. and 18 in. bars and chains are also available and sold seperately.
Features:
  • 50.1cc commercial grade PureFire engine provides clean, powerful performance with less fuel consumption
  • Decompression valve makes starting easy
  • Automatic and adjustable oiler so the user can adjust oil flow to the bar and chain
  • Bumper spikes and sprocket nose bar for good control and easy cutting
  • Spring type anti-vibration system for user comfort and less fatigue
  • Primer bulb and auto return choke for easy start and warm up
  • Strong double-pole brake handle for safety
  • Side access chain tensioner makes adjusting quick and easy
  • Tool-less access to air filter makes cleaning the filter a breeze
  • 7-year consumer warranty, 2-year commercial warranty and 1-year rental warranty
Includes:
  • 50.1cc Gas 20 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - CS51EAP
  • 20 in. Bar
  • 20 in. Chain

Specifications

Bar Length: 20 in.
Chain Gauge: 0.050 in.
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in.
Engine Displacement: 50.1cc
Horsepower: 2.4
Starting System: Recoil

Recommendations

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (4)
Pros
Lightweight (4)
Strong saw
I have been very impressed so far with this chainsaw. It is powerful, cuts great and is easy to start and use. Perfect saw for the larger jobs around the farm.
May 20, 2013
Originally posted at
Great Chainsaw!
Have used Chainsaw to cut down 6 large trees and it worked flawlessly. The safety lock/lever was locked up when I received the unit but living in the Atlanta area I was able to take it to the service center in Norcross and they had it fixed within minutes. They even filled it up with gas and bar chain oil and made sure it working before I left. You can not beat that kind of SERVICE! Thanks Hitachi!!!
March 22, 2014
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Great Service
Powerful engine, cut great but had problems with chain brake. Easy and efficient exchange and replacement has been great. Tyler Tool was great to work with.
July 18, 2013
Still new
Only used it a couple of times, but it's been a great saw so far. Cut up big logs and small stuff, and it worked with not a single problem. Started up immediately when I first got it, and haven't had any trouble starting it since. Used it for a long time and it didn't bog down or let up.
November 17, 2013
Originally posted at
CS51EAP chain saw
This is an excellent professional quality chain saw.. Price was right (on sale).

Easy to start with decompression

Plenty of power

Have used about 10 hrs -- will take some time before I know whether or not it will have a long life.
May 31, 2014
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
Don't Waste Your Money On A Lesser Saw
After looking at similar 20" saws by other makers such as Poulan and Remington, I decided to spend the extra $100-125 for this unit. It started the first time as advertised and is a solid unit. I spent a couple of hours cutting up some fallen timber for firewood and it did not miss a beat, and there is plenty more wood waiting for it. It started on the third pull after I stopped several times to replenish chain oil and fuel. Part of the reason I bought this saw is because of the quality of the Hitachi leaf blower I bought a couple of years ago. It starts almost immediately, has great power and has been a reliable performer on my wooded lot. You cannot go wrong buying this saw.
March 8, 2015
overall
Overall this is a good performing saw. Somewhat difficult to start though. Had no problem cutting through an oak tree that I had felled by others. Cutting up myself to save money.
October 24, 2016
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
light but strong
I gave it 4 stars not 5 because I only used it once so far so durability has not been tested but if it dose last then it will deserve that fifth star.
November 7, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Lightweight
great saw warranty so so
i use it around the house trees branches i find it easy to pull start being that i have a bad shoulder that says a lot it goes through the hardest tree i had with no problem saw is all good so far the warranty is great only problem the warranty shops are few and far away with tolls being so high it could cost you quite a bit................the saw gets a 5 with the warranty shops so far away for chainsaws you have to think about that i give it a 4 (the rest of there products have warranty shops all over the place) my total score is 4
December 2, 2014
Good saw in .325
This saw started good and cut real good, but the bar looked dry. The saw overheated and wouldn't start, but it started the next day when it cooled down. I changed the oil to a thinner oil, Hitachi oil, and it worked, but it seems like it loses some power or I dulled the chain because the wood was too hard, and it wouldn't cut as good as at the beginning. It didn't overheat again. I haven't worked with it anymore. It stared very good with the decompression valve. I plan to put a new chain and see how it works.
January 16, 2015
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Wondering what the part numbers are of the 18" bar and corresponding chain that would fit this saw?
ljn21 on May 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The model number for the 18" chain is 668-7284 and the 18" bar is 669-6982.
You can contact Hitachi at 800-706-7337 to order the parts.
can you get a carrying case for this saw? If so, what make and model number and where you can purchase this item.
Candy on Nov 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We do not stock a carrying case for this saw. You can contact Hitachi directly and they will be able to assist you. Their phone number is 800-706-7337.

Warranty

Hitachi Outdoor Power Equipment Warranty

10-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

All Hitachi tools are inspected before they leave the factories to ensure the highest quality for customers. If you are not satisfied with any Hitachi tool within 10 days of purchase, please return the product with receipt to the original place of purchase for a refund or replacement. This guarantee covers Outdoor Power Equipment only. See the Hitachi “Limited Warranty” below for accessories and parts and further warranty information.

Limited Warranty - 7 year consumer, 2 year commercial, 1 year rental

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. hereby warrants products manufactured by it or sold by it to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of seven years after delivery to the first consumer end user. “Consumer applications” are defined as all applications for household use. Products used in commercial applications are warranted for two years after delivery of the product to the first commercial end user. “Commercial applications” is defined as all applications other than rental which are not considered household use.

Products used in rental applications are warranted for one year.

Exceptions Include:

Two Year Warranty

The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchase to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the original purchase date.

  • Lithium Ion Batteries

One Year Warranty The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchase to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date.

  • Cordless Grass Trimmers

All solid steel drive shafts utilized in Hitachi products, including split boom attachments for SmartFit® models, retailed after January 1, 2005 are warranted for life. Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. will replace, at no charge, any failed solid steel drive shaft free of charge for those models. If Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. determines that the failure of a solid steel drive shaft effectively damaged other components, those components will be covered under the terms of the warranty and will be replaced free of charge. No labor expenses will be covered for drive shaft replacement, or subsequent replacement of related parts, after the expiration of the products original warranty coverage period.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. warrants its ignition systems for a period of five years.

All accessories, attachments, and spare parts will carry a 90 day part replacement warranty. Provided however, normal wear parts including hoses, spark plugs, starter rope, air and fuel filters, clutch shoes, vibration isolators, throttle cables, lubricants, and all cutting attachments, etc. are not subject to this replacement warranty. Normal maintenance and adjustments to the magneto, points, carburetor, and spark plugs are not considered the responsibility of Hitachi under this warranty.

This warranty is limited to repair or replacement by Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. or at the premises of Hitachi/Tanaka Power Equipment Authorized Service Dealers, of such parts as appear to Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., upon inspection, to be defective in material and/or workmanship.

This warranty is extended to the first end user, and no warranty is made nor authorized to be made assignable on resale by the first end user.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. makes no warranty with respect to accessories not sold or distributed by Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. Such accessories are subject to the warranty policy of their respective manufacturers or distributors.

For the name and address of your nearest Hitachi/ Tanaka Power Equipment Authorized Service Dealer, call or write to Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. at 3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093 (800) 706-7337 or visit www.hitachipowertools.com.

To obtain performance of any obligation under this warranty for failure during the applicable warranty period, deliver the Hitachi product, shipping prepaid, to Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., or to the nearest Hitachi/Tanaka Power Equipment Authorized Service Dealer.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. reserves the right to inspect the claimed defective part(s) to determine if the malfunction is the result of a defect covered by this warranty.

This warranty will cover only defects arising under normal usage, and shall not apply, nor will Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. assume any responsibility, if the failure was caused by the following:

  • Operation of product with incorrect fuel to oil ratio
  • Misuse or abuse
  • Negligence
  • Accident or physical damage
  • Repairs made by unauthorized parties and/or with unauthorized parts
  • Improper set up or altered products
  • Improper adjustments i.e. carburetor, etc
  • Operation of engine speeds above Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. recommendations
  • Failures due to contaminated fuel
  • Failure to operate the unit in the manner specified by the "owner’s manual"
  • Cutting attachments i.e. nylon line, blades, etc

ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS FROM THE END OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD.

No agent, representative, dealer, or employee of Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. has the authority to increase or alter the obligations of this warranty.

Warranty Disclaimers

NO WARRANTY, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OTHER THAN THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS MADE WITH REGARD TO THIS PRODUCT. HITACHI KOKI U.S.A., LTD. DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL HITACHI BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY COSTS, ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES, LOSSES OR DELAYS ALLEGED TO BE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF ANY DAMAGE TO, FAILURE OF, OR DEFECT IN ANY PRODUCT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF PROFITS.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental of consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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