• McCulloch CS 450 ELITE

    45 cc chainsaw for getting even the toughest jobs done. A powerful and fully equipped all-round saw for users who value professional qualities. The OxyPower engine provides more power, lower emission levels and lower fuel consumption. Fully featured with decompression valve, Soft Start, purge, fuel level window and all start/stop controls integrated into one combined control. Tool-less chain tensioner for easier handling. Convenient maintenance with easy access clips for fast access to filter and spark plug. Combi tool integrated in the rear handle.

    • Power
    • Features
    • Bar length
  • Reddot Design Award 2012

    Reddot Design Award 2012

    The reddot design award dates back to 1955 and is now of the world's largest and most distinguished design competitions.

    Evaluation criteria: important special design qualities, design competence and excellent design.


Engine specification
  • Cylinder displacement 45.7 cm³ / 2.8 cu.inch
  • Power output 2 kW
  • Maximum power speed 9000 rpm
  • Fuel tank volume 0.46 lit / 0.97 US pint
  • Spark plug Champion RCJ7Y, NGK BPMR7A
Cutting equipment
  • Chain pitch .325"
  • Recommended bar length, min-max 33-45 cm / 13"-18"
  • Chain speed at max power 23 m/s / 75.46 fts
  • Chain Gauge 1.3 mm / 0.05 "
  • Oil tank volume 0.3 lit / 0.63 US pint
Vibration & noise data
  • Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front / rear handle 2.4/2.9 m/s²
  • Sound pressure level at operators ear 104 dB(A)
  • Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA) 116 dB(A)
Overall dimensions
  • Weight (excl. cutting equipment) 5.3 kg / 11.68 lbs


  • OxyPower

    With the OxyPower engine technology, you can get that extra power to shape nature - without hurting it. This technology offers a better fuel efficiency, meaning more power but also 70% less emissions and 20% lower fuel consumption.

  • Soft Start

    Makes it easier to start your McCulloch product. Reduces the resistance in the starter cord by up to 40%

  • Double activated chain brake

    Increases safety by activation by right hand or automatically by inertia.

  • Purge

    A manual pump which provides the carburettor with fuel and makes the product easier to start with fewer pulls.

  • Tool-less chain tensioning

    Quick and easy chain tensioning and assembly of bar and chain without any tools.

  • Integrated combi tool

    The combi tool is integrated into the rear handle, it's always there when you need it for maintenance.

  • Combined controls

    All start and stop controls are integrated in one. This allows easier starting and reduces the risk of engine flooding. The auto return stop makes the saw always ready to start.

  • Easy access clips

    Get easy and fast access to filter and spark plug with clips on the cylinder cover.

  • Fuel level window

    Thanks to the fuel level window, you can easily tell how much fuel there is left in the tank.

  • Decompression valve

    The decompression valve lowers starting effort by 50%, by reducing the compression in the cylinder during starting.

  • Soft grip handles

    Soft grip handles for comfortable use

  • Felling sights

    Marks on handle which makes it easier to fell with precision.




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  • Testing the endurance of a chainsaw

    The durability of a McCulloch chainsaw was put through an extremely challenging test when we cut a huge pile of wood in one go.

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    your McCulloch products to get
    more things done.
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