A chainsaw can be a tricky piece of kit, with its operation sometimes a little intimidating to the uninitiated. Nevertheless, a chainsaw is also a pretty handy thing to have around and any homeowner who regularly has to cut firewood or prune tough tree branches will undoubtedly appreciate the time and effort that such a machine can save. Thus, what we need is a chainsaw that combines magnificent cutting power and outstanding user-friendliness; part of Efco’s ‘Home Plus’ range, the MT 3500 S is a petrol powered chainsaw which does exactly this, offering both reliably excellent performance and reassuring ease of use.
Power is supplied via a reliable 38.9cc two-stroke petrol engine featuring a clever design which reduces noise levels and the emission of unburned hydrocarbonsfor added user convenience, with a transparent 0.36 litre fuel tank also included to help you keep track of fuel levels. An easy access starter cord and primer bulb, meanwhile, means that getting the MT 3500 S up and running is always pleasingly simple. Moreover, with illustrated step-by-step start up instructions printed on the machine housing even the most inexperienced user can be assured of quick, safe and hassle-free starting.
This power is channelled into the MT 3500 S’s cutting system, with a sturdy 35cm (14”) bar and a potent 3/8” x .050” (pitch x gauge) chain fitted as standard. This provides more than enough clout to tackle the vast majority of residential cutting work with ease, thus making small pruning jobs and cutting small to medium diameter tree trunks or firewood nigh on effortless. Compact, lightweight (only 4.4kg) and ergonomically designed, the MT 3500 S is also remarkably easy to handle and provides an agreeably precise cut, with specially designed handles ensuring a secure grip and an effective three-spring anti-vibration system providing a little extra comfort during operation.
Built to last, Efco’s MT 3500 S also features a variety of high grade features more commonly seen on significantly more expensive machines. The automatic oil pump, for example, ensures smooth running performance and prevents troublesome oil leaks when the engine is idling, while an on-board clutch with drum and brake belt in the crankcase prevents foreign matter from getting between the centrifugal weights, thereby ensuring optimal performance and facilitating removal of the chain guard. Few other machines, then, can offer such an impressive amalgamation of simplicity, ease of operation and dependably impressive performance, making the MT 3500 S a great introduction to the world of petrol powered chainsaws.
*Make sure you are using your chainsaw safely and read our free advice article when you have a spare moment.