Tanaka 50.1CC 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw

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Tanaka 50.1CC 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw
Price: $269.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $20 One-Day OR $10 Two-Day
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“Rear handle” chain saw? Are there other kinds of chain saw?

has anyone ever used this brand? I’ve never heard of it and so far the warranty is the only draw. you can get a poulan pro 50cc for $200 and it weighs about 3lbs less, which is very important to me!

Discussion/Comments from a previous sale/offer

Poulan 50 is good i hv one…but bought this fm woot few days ago looking for better.

Just lifted each one about the same weight …

I bought one last year…a great saw…Tanka has a great warranty on the saw…not sure what your are referring to…This thing runs great…great other reviews out on line for it…I have cut 7-8 cords of wood with it…it has plenty of power. I have a 14" saw from them and a ice auger…buy it for the price you can not find a better 20" saw…Comes with an Oregon bar and chain!!

Check this review out on Amazon…also the $350.00 price on it…good buy here…BUY ONE!!


Tanaka TCS51EAP 50.1CC 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw
The Tanaka TCS51EAP 50.1cc 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw with PureFire Engine was built for the commercial user who needs to be able to cut large trees quickly. The TCS51EAP features a 50.1cc commercial grade PureFire engine that provides clean, powerful performance with less fuel consumption. The decompression valve makes starting this tool easy and the bumper spikes and sprocket nose bar provides added control for easier cuts. The TCS51EAP is also simple to operate with side access chain tensioning and an automatic and adjustable oiler so the user can adjust oil flow to the bar and chain. Other features include a half throttle choke with trigger release for easy start and warm up, tool-less access to the air filter, a spring type anti-vibration system for user comfort and less fatigue and a strong double pole brake handle for safety and ease of mind. Depending upon user preference, an optional 16-Inch and 18-Inch bar and chain are available.

Decompression valve, primer bulb and auto return choke
Automatic and adjustable oiler
Bumper spikes and sprocket nose bar

Has a 7 year warranty…check the page on the review below…on Amazon

Here is the Tanka web company stuff…

50.1 cc PureFire® two-stroke engine meets emissions levels without sacrificing power, adding weight, or creating maintenance headaches
Decompression valve makes starting easy
Adjustable automatic oiler so user can adjust oil flow to the bar and chain
Bumper spikes for increased leverage and faster cuts
Spring type anti-vibration system increases user comfort and reduces fatigue
Primer bulb and auto return choke for easy start up and warm up
Strong double pole brake handle for safety and ease of mind
Side access chain tensioner makes adjusting chains quick and easy
Tool-less access to air filter makes cleaning the filter a breeze
Covered by Tanaka’s two-year commercial use warranty, seven-year consumer use warranty and one-year rental use warranty

I bought one and have been very pleased with it. It is much better than my Poulan Pro. It is easier to start and is well balanced. I put a carbide tipped chain on it and it will cut through some of the toughest wood with ease.

Yes…there are top handle chain saws

I have only Pro saws from Stihl, Husqvarna and Jonsered. Tanaka makes a very good consumer 50 cc saw at half the price of a major brand saw manufacturer’s Pro saw. It is a good performer at a great price break for the average consumer who does occasional work with a chainsaw such as limbing, light bucking and/or maybe a few cords of firewood a year. The important issue when considering a brand of chainsaw is can you get service for it. .

Buy the saw. You’re better off with an axe than a Poulan.
If you’re looking for a good saw, make sure it’s orange. There is something to it.

I have used both Tanaka and poulan and I consider Tanaka a far superior product. The only downside to Tanaka is they get pretty hot so I would recommend an ethanol free fuel. I would compare tanaka to husqvarna whereas I would compare poulan with black and decker quality

First thing that came to my mind, too. And while there might be other styles/types, I’d have to say that using the “rear handle” term made it a bit weird. It would be like calling tape, “Tape, sticky on one side”. Yeah, there’s 2 sticky sided tape, but did you really have to point out that this one is only sticky on ONE side??

Apparently the Tanaka brand is part of the Hitachi power tools group according to their website. http://www.tanaka-usa.com

I bought one last year from the previous offer. It’s good quality, easy to maintain, feels balanced and works well. Note however we only use it a couple of times a year to cut firewood. I don’t know how it would stand up to heavy use.

As pointed out above this is exactly the same as the Hitachi, just under a different brand.

Can I put 50:1 in it? Or I can put regular gas into it without oil?


Arborists use a specialized chain saw with I think a top handle, as it gives them more maneuverability when they are up in a tree trimming branches.

I’ve shopped saws before and the Tanaka brand is often used by tree professionals, arborists, who like a light maneuverable saw when they are working in a tree. Their top handle saws are known, that’s probably why they point out it’s a rear-handle saw, since their rep is for top-handle ones.