The history of McCulloch spans over 70 years. In 1943, business man Robert McCulloch founded a company called McCulloch Motors Corporation. After a few years the company moved from Wisconsin to California, where McCulloch Motors produced its first chainsaw, a two-man model named 5-49. In 1949, McCulloch revolutionised the chainsaw industry by introducing a light one-man chain saw, the 3-25. North American woodworking would never be the same again.