A great value for money 20″ bar size two stroke petrol engined chainsaw
The Hyundai HYC6220 chainsaw is a large bar size (20″) 2 stroke petrol chainsaw that is sold in the UK and is aimed at the home user or light trade user that needs the portability and versatility that a petrol chain saw gives.
Although relatively new to the UK garden machinery marketplace, Hyundai’s range of chainsaws (as well as their other products including petrol lawnmowers, log splitters, and line trimmers) are fast becoming a machine of choice for many homeowners.
So what do you get for your money when buying one of these chainsaws?
Straight out of the box you get the chainsaw itself (finished in the usual bright blue Hyundai brand colour), the guide bar, a guide bar cover, 2 cutting loop chains, (yes you get a spare blade as standard with this petrol chain saw), a carry bag, and tools for fitting the bar / chain and tensioning it. In addition you also get as standard equipment a petrol / oil mixing bottle.
Hyundai HYC6220 Chainsaw Features
This item of garden machinery is packed full of useful features including: Large 20″ bar and chain, safety kick-back device, automatic chain oil lubrication (you can also adjust the flow rate on this saw), powerful 62cc 2 stroke petrol engine with EURO 2 engine technology, anti vibration handle, a decompression valve control (used for easy starting when the engine on this chain saw is cold), and in addition this tool has a very manageable weight of 6.7kg.
This Hyundai Chainsaw is also supplied with the necessary tools to assemble the saw as well as a useful storage and carry bag.
An easy to use 2 stroke petrol chainsaw…
One of the best things in our opinion about this particular chainsaw is just how easy it is to use. If your the type of user / customer that scans reviews of outdoor garden machinery products before you take the plunge and make your purchase, you should find out that this outdoor power tool is really easy and straight forward to use….
As with all power tools, and especially chainsaws, you need to ensure you read the operators manual before you attempt to use it! Chainsaws are like all power tools – they need to be treated with respect and should be used under the highest level of safety. Whilst using the Hyundai HYC 6220 chain saw you should ensure that children and pets are kept well away from the work area, and that correct safety footwear and protective equipment is worn as well.
Assembling and Setting the Hyundai HYC6220 Chainsaw Up for it’s first use…
Make sure you assemble it exactly as per the operators manual (it’s really easy and straight forward) and take onboard all safety advice that your local dealer or stockist advises you as well.
From taking this power tool out of it’s box it can be up and running in approximately 15 to 20 minutes for the typical home user. The instruction manual will take you through the following steps:
- Fitment of the saws guide bar (the metal bar which the chain blade revolves around)
- Fitment of the cutting chain
- Correct adjustment and tensioning of the cutting chain
- Fitment of the tools bumper spike
- Filling the saws onboard oil tank with chain saw oil
- Filling the saws fuel tank with the correct mix of unleaded petrol mixed with 2 stroke lubricating oil (a mixer bottle is supplied)
- How to use the tools choke control
- How to prime the saws engine using the primer bulb fitted
- Checking the operation of the saws safety chain brake control
- How to use the decompression valve button for cold starting
- Starting the chainsaw with the pull cord / recoil control
- Using the throttle control
Using PPE – Protective Clothing and Footwear
Make sure you use the correct protective safety equipment that is recommend by your Hyundai chainsaw stockist / supplier including suitable safety gloves, ear defenders, a safety helmet, face shield or safety glasses, and a minimum of toe-capped safety footwear.
Dedicated chainsaw protective clothing and footwear can be purchased from most UK stockists that sell and supply this affordable and versatile petrol chainsaw, in addition you can buy dedicated chainsaw ppe from online suppliers too including from the likes of Amazon.
No matter how experienced you are as a user with portable power tools and garden machinery, there is no substitute for not wearing protective equipment when using a saw of this type.
Read the operators manual before you use the saw…
We recommend if you are a first time user of a chainsaw that you read the manual, and then read it fully again! Pay particular attention to the fitment and adjustment of the chains cutting blade, this is critical not only for safety, but to give the loop blade the maximum life possible before a replacement blade is needed.
Filling the chain saw up with oil…
Next, comes filling the saw with lubricating oil – known in the industry as “chain oil”. As long as you use a reputable brand of chain oil you will be ok, we recommend at the time of this article using oil from the likes of Briggs and Stratton, Oregon, Stihl, and Toolpak.
This oil lubricates the chain as it cuts through logs and other items of timber, keeping the saws performance going in relation to the sharpness of the blade as well as friction of the chain to the bar and the item of wood being cut.
Checklist for purchasers of this particular model of chain saw….
If you decide to go ahead and buy one of these Hyundai Chainsaws, below we feature a useful checklist of items that you should buy or obtain to make the most of it, and which should be obtained prior to you using it for the first time.
- Purchase a 5 litre unleaded petrol can (required to carry and store the unleaded petrol needed to run the saw on)
- Purchase a quantity of quality 2 stroke oil sachets / or a larger bottle of two stroke oil. (Your UK Hyundai Garden Machinery stockist can advise you on choices, ideally a maximum of 500ml or a 1l bottle of 2 stroke oil should suffice for usage over a fair period of time)
- Purchase a bottle of quality chain saw oil (a 1l bottle would be a good start, if you have a lot of logging or tree cutting to carry out then consider purchasing a 5l bottle of chain oil, or several smaller bottles.
- PPE, ensure you have sturdy protective footwear, gloves, eyewear, and ear defenders as a minimum. The more ppe you wear, the better.
- Check the chain tension of the cutting blade on your saw regularly, ensure the engine on the saw is turned off whilst doing this.
- Check the sharpness and condition of the blade regularly, again with the saw switched off. Do not use the saw with a loose or a blunt chain. The teeth on the blade can be sharpened to their maximum wear limit by use of a chainsaw sharpening kit, after this a replacement new “loop cutting” blade should be purchased and fitted.
Typical applications to use this item of garden machinery on…
In our view, this Hyundai Chainsaw is capable of being used in a variety of applications and usages.
On sale throughout the UK (including all regions such as the North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East and South West) the HYC6220 Chain saw is ideally suited for carrying out work such as the felling of trees, logging work, pruning, the cutting-back of tough overgrown branches on shrubbery that is “woody” and around a minimum diameter size of 30mm upwards.
This saw is also really capable of being used for the cutting of logs and timber for use in a wood burning stove or wood burning heater.
This particular saw is aimed at two specific customer types in the UK. These being:
(1) the home purchaser that is looking to buy a chain saw to use on their own property or in the garden, and (2) the light / occasional use trade user.
The latter would suit a builder that only uses a chain saw several times a year, maybe for cutting an access opening in a wooden wall or making alterations to first-fix woodwork on a construction project, a builder could also use one of these tools for assistance during demolition work or removal of timber structures.
This two stroke saw would also suit maybe a professional gardener or landscaper that needs a petrol chainsaw for occasional use on those one-off jobs where this type of power tool is essential, it could be used for cutting garden “railway” sleepers to size, cutting back overgrown shrubbery, or occasional tree felling work.
Are your a trade user that needs a heavy duty professional chainsaw for regular use?
With this saw being sold in the UK for under the £200.00 price point it is not designed to be used by the trade user that uses a chainsaw every week of the year. For that type of user the high end professional brands are more suited for their needs, in particular the professional range of models at the mid and high end price range that are sold by Husqvarna and Stihl.
Where to buy this chainsaw from!
Although this is a relatively new model of petrol chainsaw, it can be purchased from most garden machinery and lawnmower shops that can be found throughout the UK.
In addition there are countless specialist UK power tool shops that can supply this model of saw as well, some will carry it in stock for you to purchase and take away the same day, with others being able to order one for you from the UK distributor (in a prompt timescale) for you to collect, or to be delivered direct to your home.
Locations where you can purchase from:
Most areas and locations in the UK are catered for with regards to customers that wish to purchase the Hyundai HYC6220 Chainsaw. As far as examples go this includes the areas, cities, towns, and locations of:
Bakewell, Barnsley, Basildon, Bath, Batley, Blackburn, Blackpool, Birmingham, Bognor Regis, Bolton, Boston, Buxton, Cambridge, Cannock, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chester, Chesterfield, Corby, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Dewsbury, Dronfield, Dundee, Edinburgh, Ellesmere Port, Exeter, Gateshead, Goldthorpe, Glasgow, Grimsby, Halifax, Harrogate, Hereford, Huddersfield, Hungerford, Hull, Ibstock, Ipswich, Keighley, Kettering, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Maidenhead, Manchester, Mansfield, Matlock, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newark, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, North Cave, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Oxford, Paignton, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Retford, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Rugby, Runcorn, Sale, Salford, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Skegness, Slough, Solihull, South Cave, Southampton, Southport, South Shields, Stafford, St Albans, Stevenage, St Helens, Stockport, Stockton-On-Tees, Stoke-On-Trent, Stourbridge, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Tamworth, Taunton, Telford, Torquay, Tynemouth, Wakefield, Wallasey, Walsall, Walton-On-Thames, Warrington, Washington, Watford, Watford Gap, Wellingborough, Weston-Super-Mare, Weymouth, Whitby, Widnes, Wigan, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Worksop, Wrexham, York.