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MTD Yard Machines 41AY85AR978 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
2/5
Performance
2/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (2)
Features (1)
Cons
Packaging (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
25% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeff
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
One Use = One Shop Visit
Bought the saw new in October 2012. Used to cut fire wood first day out. Stopped working after 30 minutes of miscellaneous cutting. Had to have new cylinder and head. In the shop for over a month waiting on parts. Next summer, first time use after repair, ran for a couple hours on and off...then stopped. In the shop now waiting on answers! Don't buy it.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Jeff Does Not Recommend This Product
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Dee
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Mantenance Parts Hard To Find
On hour 2 of trying to find the air filter. Parts are McCulloch because they were bought out and asked MTD to make saw for them. But McCulloch didn't send parts so MTD does NOT have the air filters. They have a fuel filter that should be replaced every 20 hours. Those seem to be available through Stens and even Sears seems to have those. A 1/8" i.d. fuel line 1-1/4" length. But the air filter (that is washable) is proving harder to find. Told the machine was way over 2 years... more
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Daniel P.
Aubrey, TX
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not A Bad Product For The Price
Great product only concerns are the Oil & Gas enclosure seals. They came with a flash rubber washer do not seal well / leak. Replaced with a circular round rubber grommet on both / but must still close very firmly. Carb. is not adjusted correctly from factory would only run when cutting wood on half choke / got carb. adj for unit to run correctly. In addition the blade adjustment is not existent - can remove and adjust blade all you want but once you start cutting again shift too easily.... more
Pros: Features, Price
Cons: Packaging
Daniel Recommends This MTD Yard Machines Product
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Rawdi W.
Delphi, IN
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Starter Design With Plastic Parts
Plastic starter broke, ordered a new one, it broke, never got it started. Will soon have more money in the starter than the new saw and will still be broke.

Very poor design for a starter. I just need a saw that will work. I did use it a little before it broke the first time.
Rawdi Does Not Recommend This Product
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Jeff P.
David City, NE
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Junk
First time out with saw I went through 1 tank of gas. Never started again after that. Took it in for warranty and cylinder was scored and they said they can't warranty it because I didn't have oil in the gas. This was incorrect as I used the same gas in my other saw all day with no issues. I replaced the cylinder and piston. It will not stay running now. Going to try a new carburetor. Perhaps that is why it scored, lack of fuel. Very disappointed with MTD on this one. This saw is also sold as... more
Jeff Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
Jeff,
We are sorry to hear of the issue with your MTD brand saw. Our suggestion would be to contact MTD directly about the issue. MTD can be reached at (800) 959-4683.
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