Professional chain saw with superb power to weight balance.



For jobs that demand the best, toughest and most ergonomic tools. Power and precision from Japan. The lightest saw in its class, the 501SX is packed with professional features. These include a starter grip assist cap opener, a tool-less air filter cover allowing easy air filter access, even when wearing gloves; a side access chain tensioner enabling easy chain adjustment; an anti-icing system preventing the carburettor from freezing in colder months.

Professional engine

Professional engine

Featuring a large 50.2cc profesional grade engine from Japan.

Compact, ergonomic design

Compact, ergonomic design

Shindaiwa chain saws are all designed to the same professional standard, with no exceptions. Hard working, high quality with renowned Japanese build standards.



Shindaiwa chain saws are built wit renowned Japanese standards for professionals who rely on their tools day in and day out. This means our tools are easy to use, ergonomic, lightweight and powerful.

Best Features.


Features one of Shindaiwa’s most powerful engines.


Designed to maximise efficiency and comfort.

Easy start engine

Shindaiwa’s patented system for effortless starting.

Product Details.

Dry Weight (kg) 4.7
Chain Oil Tank Capacity 0.280
Chain Brake Inertia
Applicable Bar Length (cm/inch) 40, 45, 50 / 16, 18, 20
Output (kw) 2.57
Ignition System CDI
Chain Tensioner Side
Fuel tank capacity 0.500
Start Assist System Decomp
Saw Chain Pitch (inch) 0.325
Engine displacement (cm³) 50.2
Fuel Consumption At Maximum Engine Power (L/h) 1.54
Guide Bar Gauge (inch) 0.058
Output (ps) 3.5
Priming Pump -
Choke w/ Automatic Fast Idle Release Yes
CO² (g/kW・h) 742