Hitachi CS51EAP 50.1CC Chain Saw Review
The Hitachi CS51EAP 50.1CC Rear Handle Chain Saw is a professional-grade saw that’s built to cut and buck larger trees and handle similarly-sized projects quickly and efficiently. The “Pure Fire” 50.1cc commercial-grade engine and 20-inch bar make this machine incredibly powerful for an electric saw. This is definitely one of the most heavy-duty electric’s on our list, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to use or inaccessible for the average home owner.
Bumper chain brakes and a sprocket nose bar give you an extra sense of control and make for easier cuts, while a spring type anti-vibration system means a user-friendly operating experience that won’t wear you out on longer projects. The CS51EAP also boasts safety features such as a strong double pole brake handle and a throttle lever lockout that stops the chainsaw from being accidentally started before the you’re ready. This model does require a manual startup, but proper use and maintenance of the choke lever, primping pump and decompression valve will keep startup time (and effort) to a minimum.
As an added bonus, depending on how much power you need for the type of job you’re looking to do, optional 16-inch and 18-inch guides are available meaning that the CS51EAP is not only capable of taking care of tasks like bucking and wood cutting, it can also be used as a capable limber or trimmer, though you might be better to try a machine specifically designed with those project in mind, such as the WG303.1 from WORX.