Who Makes Black Max Chainsaws & Are They Any Good?

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Tired of spending a fortune on chainsaws that cut a hole in your wallet?

Guess what??

There’s a budget-friendly HERO in town, and it goes by the name of Black Max.

Black Max chainsaws are gaining huge popularity among homeowners these days (all thanks to their pocket-friendly price tag!).

But the real question is – who makes Black Max chainsaws?

Well, here’s the answer: 👇

Who Makes Black Max Chainsaws?

Black Max Chainsaws are manufactured by Techtronic Industries Company Limited (TTI). TTI is the parent company of Black Max Tools Ltd., which operates the Black Max Chainsaw division through the subsidiary Hart Consumer Products, Inc.

TTI is one of the world’s leading power tool, outdoor product, and floor care manufacturers with over US$13 billion in annual sales last year (2022).

TTI owns top tool brands like Milwaukee, Ryobi, Ridgid, and AEG.

It has several production facilities across the globe (including the US) to manufacture products for its own brands as well as those of other major players in the industry.

In 2007, TTI acquired Hart Consumer Products Ltd. & started to expand its product lineup.

Today, Black Max chainsaws are part of TTI’s diverse product portfolio and are distributed & marketed through Hart.

More Facts About TTI

  • TTI was founded by Horst Julius Pudwill and Roy Chi Ping Chung in 1985.
  • TTI’s headquarters is located in Hong Kong, China.
  • Mr. Joseph Galli Jr. is currently the CEO & Executive Director of the company. (Source) [Last updated: 09/20/2023]
  • TTI is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq symbol: TTNDY).

Where are Black Max Chainsaws Made?

Black Max chainsaws are mainly manufactured in China by TTI. The company also has production facilities in the US, Mexico, Vietnam, and Europe.

Black Max chainsaws are manufactured in Hong Kong, China.

However, Black Max chainsaws are designed and tested in the USA to ensure that all models meet the highest quality standards.

Where Can You Buy Black Max Chainsaws?

Black Max chainsaws are exclusively available at Walmart (both in-store and online at Walmart.com). Whether you prefer the convenience of shopping in person or the ease of ordering from the comfort of your home, Walmart has you covered.

Why Walmart, you ask?

Back in 2019, Walmart partnered up with Hart Tools to bring you top-notch tools and became its “exclusive” retailer.

It’s right there on the Hart Tools website: “HART Tools are available for purchase exclusively at Walmart or online at Walmart.com.

hart tools are only available at Walmart

And since Black Max chainsaws are part of the Hart Tools family and distributed by the same parent company (Hart Consumer Products, Inc.), you can find them only at Walmart.

There are 4,700+ Walmart stores in the US alone, so you should have NO trouble getting your hands on a Black Max chainsaw wherever you live. (Source)

Are Black Max Chainsaws Any Good?

Just like everything, there are both pros and cons when it comes to Black Max chainsaws.


You know what really makes Black Max chainsaws stand out?

It’s all about the price tag!

They’re incredibly budget-friendly compared to other brands (and the savings get even better when you spot them on sale).

Right now, there are only 3 models available. Here’s a quick overview of their prices: 👇

  • Black Max 38cc 16 Inch Gas Chainsaw: $147
  • Black Max 38cc 18 Inch Gas Chainsaw: $179
  • Black Max 50cc 20 Inch Gas Chainsaw: $218

Quality & Performance

The quality & performance of Black Max chainsaws is decent. (Not so great, but not terrible either!)

The body is mostly plastic, so it’s relatively lightweight and easy to maneuver. But to be frank, I’m not satisfied with the plastic quality.

Also, I’ve read some reviews on Walmart’s website that claim that the chain brakes in some models don’t work as expected.

And when it comes to performance, they’re decent. They’ll get the job done, but again, don’t expect too much!

Features & Extras

Black Max chainsaws come with “basic” features like –

  • Automatic oiler,
  • Anti-vibration system,
  • Bar tip guard,
  • Toolless filter cover, etc.

Nothing extraordinary, but okay!

Warranty & Customer Service

Black Max offers a 3-year limited warranty for their chainsaws, which is pretty standard in the industry.

And you could also add up to 4 years of warranty by purchasing Walmart’s Protection Plan (which I don’t think would be necessary!).

As for customer service, it’s GOOD!

If your chainsaw has any defect, contact Black Max customer service, and they’ll give you the address of the nearest service center. 

Samuel Anali

Hey there! My name is Sam, and I'm the NERD behind this site. I'm an avid chainsaw enthusiast, and I've been tinkering with them since I was 17 (it's almost 20 years now!).

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