Are you a seasoned lumberjack looking for a compact, electric-powered backup to your heavy-duty gasoline power saw?
Or are you a novice woodsman looking for a handy, easy-to-use tool for a start? What you need is a light, 10 to 12-inch chainsaw that handles smaller tasks efficiently.
Novices will need a chainsaw with a number of safety features that will help them gain confidence.
Pros will need a chainsaw with long battery life to get them through as many tasks as possible on a single charge. They will require a powerful saw that will quickly slice through limbs and trunks, and do so consistently without struggling.
Best Electric Chainsaws for 2020 – Quick Look
(Click on the name of any chainsaw to read its in-depth review)
|12" Oregon||20V Battery|
|Black + Decker LCS1020|
|10" Premium Oregon||20V Battery|
|Greenworks Chainsaw||12" Oregon||40V Battery|
|Worx WG304.1||18" Bar||15-Amp Electric|
|Remington RM1425||14" Low Kick-Back||8-Amp Electric|
|Oregon CS1500||18" Guide Bar||15-Amp Electric|
|Makita XCU03PT1||14" Bar||36V Battery|
|EGO Power+ CS1400||14" Oregon||56V Battery|
|Earthwise CVPS43010||10" Oregon||7-Amp Electric|
|WEN 4017||16" Oregon||12-Amp Electric|
1. Dewalt DCCS620B
The DeWalt DCCS620B is a chainsaw that works very well for light cutting.
If you need to hack off small branches and need a tool that you can easily work with one hand, this is the gadget for you.
Powered by a 5mAh battery, the DCCS620B can get you through a lot of cutting and is quite noiseless in operation. You also won’t have to deal with the sometimes-irritating smell of fuel.
You will be able to hack off small branches with minimal effort as the chain is very sharp right out the box. And you will do so safely as this chainsaw comes with a number of features to keep users safe.
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It is one of the best compact battery-powered chainsaws in the market, made by a firm with a solid reputation for high-quality power tools. DeWalt has been in the business for almost a century has made a name as a market leader and innovator. Their 12-inch cordless chainsaw is aimed at professional lumberjacks who need a reliable backup saw or homeowners looking to prune their trees and bushes.
Operating this compact chainsaw model is easy because of its size. You will be able to sling it around with one hand when cutting through foliage fairly comfortably. Its 12-inch bar makes it fit into the compact category, but it is one of the bigger compacts in the market. You will, therefore, be able to get through some tasks you may think a heavier-duty chainsaw for with the DCCS620B.
It will go through even very fibrous branches quite easily as its chain comes pre-sharpened. Most owners only start to sharpen the chain after many months of usage. You won’t need to bother with earplugs as it is much less noisy than conventional gasoline-powered models.
The battery retention of this chainsaw is another of its key selling points. Its 5mAh battery can comfortably get you through many hours of chopping on a single charge. And you don’t need to charge it all day to get it up to full charge.
- Light, compact.
- Easy to use single-handed.
- Quiet in operation.
- Long-lasting battery.
- It requires a lot of oil.
- No sightlines.
The DCCS620B is handy and very efficient; the ideal companion for light outdoor cutting. Noiseless in operation and long on battery life, it has also proven itself a great backup for pros. Compared to all the pros it has going for it, this compact handsaw’s few shortcomings can justifiably be overlooked. It is great value for money considering it also comes with a guarantee.
2. Black + Decker LCS1020
This chainsaw is ideal for you if you’re looking for a non-gas compact tool that can handle light tasks over a long period of time on a single charge.
Black & Decker have a solid reputation for high-quality household appliances and they have acquitted themselves well with this beauty.
The 10-inch bar means you can’t rely on it for heavy-duty usage. But it’s a handy tool to have around the house to keep your yard tidy and cut up some firewood.
It is easy to operate- at just 7.2 pounds, you can work it with one hand without hassle. Chainsaw newbies will find this model simple to use without prior experience.
There are a number of safety features that will keep them protected from kickback and other discomforts as they operate this device.
A 20V Lithium-ion battery will keep the saw humming through a good number of jobs before you need to juice it up again.
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Even those who don’t consider themselves lumberjacks in any sense of the word will find this chainsaw model easy to use. Simply charge the battery up, turn on the saw and put it to whatever it is you want to cut. The device comes with a number of safety features, which make it even more beginner-friendly.
For one, it produces minimal kickback even when put to tougher assignments. And there is a safety guard between the blade and the front handle for added protection.
In addition to the safety features, this model comes with a tool-free tensioning system that allows you to make quick adjustments to the chain easily. An area Black & Decker appears to have overlooked in their bid to make this compact chainsaw user-friendly is the oiling system.
A number of users have complained about having to oil the bar and chain manually. And this can be a real hassle given how thirsty battery-powered chainsaws can be.
It might get the job done eventually, but before it has gone through a good amount of your battery life. There is the option of replacing this saw’s chain with stronger replacement chains but you will probably be better off buying one of the larger, preferably gas-powered models for bigger jobs.
Yes, the B&D Cordless is an efficient cutter, but it goes through plenty of chainsaw bar oil in the process. The battery 20V will keep the blade humming through a number of jobs, but 20 minutes of intensive usage is enough to drain it. To use it as a professional you may need to charge it several times or upgrade to the 40V model.
- Compact but sturdy.
- Very efficient and smooth for small jobs.
- Easy to use.
- A number of safety features.
- Consumes plenty of oil.
- The battery doesn’t last very long.
- No automatic oiler.
This is a compact chainsaw designed for lighter tasks so don’t expect it to saw through thick logs without a struggle. Since it costs a pretty penny, be sure that you need one for before you invest in it. However, for small limb cutting and pruning jobs around the house, you will be hard-pressed to find a more efficient tool. Professional contractors might also want to keep one around for smaller gigs or as a backup saw.
3. Greenworks Chainsaw
This is the chainsaw for those looking for an effective, high-performance tool to do light cutting over a long period of time.
It is a godsend for fans of compact chainsaws craving for more action than the regular 20V chainsaws can give. But this model offers more than just improved battery life.
To improve the lifespan and performance of this saw, Greenworks have fitted it with an automatic oiler, which lubricates the bar and chain when required. Its translucent oil tank will help you to easily monitor oil levels to ensure optimal functionality.
There are also a number of other features to ease use and increase safety during operation. This includes the wrap-around handle that allows you to cut in multiple angles as well as a thick chain to reduce the amount of kickback produced when hacking at thicker objects.
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The key selling point of this chainsaw is the longer battery life it offers users. Get the G-MAX 12-inch fully charged and its maker promises it will give you 75 cuts.
The high-quality 12-inch chain and bar on this Greenworks chainsaw make it ideal for handing most cutting tasks around your yard; from hacking off limbs to chopping down dead trees. Most owners, especially arborists and seasoned lumberjacks are pleasantly surprised at the amount of punch this little guy has. It will work through 10-inch diameter trunks with minimal fuss.
The 40V battery will allow you to get more done on a single charge and the wrap-around handle will see that you do it with minimal discomfort. The ample power supplied by the battery, and the weight of the device, ensure that you work with minimal kickback. And minimal engine noise. Getting the battery in place is far from rocket science; all you need is to slide it into place at the back of the saw until you hear a reassuring click.
The translucent window on the oil tank allows you to monitor oil levels better, reducing the risk of you running on empty. Chances of the large reservoir actually going dry on the job are low, though.
Another of the extra features is the ‘bucking teeth’ on the saw’s body, next to the bar. In theory, they were intended to act as a sort of fulcrum when dealing with larger objects. However, these plastic teeth have proven more cosmetic than practically useful when putting to the test. Much more practical use is the on-body tension adjuster that works without the need for another tool.
- Efficient operation in cutting tree limbs and small trunks.
- Quiet operation.
- Easy for even beginners to use.
- The extended battery life offers up to75 cuts on a single charge.
- No anti-kickback feature.
For less than $200, the Greenworks 12-inch 40V Cordless Chainsaw is quite the bargain. Its battery offers plenty of cutting power and will see you work for longer than the average compact chainsaw. It will do more than most compacts for longer.
4. Worx WG304.1
This compact chainsaw is built with high performance in mind. It’s armed with a 15.0 Amp motor and an 18-inch bar that will see it grind through thicker branches with little struggle.
Powerful as this chainsaw is, it is easy to use. For starters, it comes fully assembled right out of the box. To ease lubrication, it comes with an automatic oiler and a window oil level indicator to ease monitoring oil levels.
While other compact chain saws have a tool-free tension adjustment mechanism, the WORX WG304.1 has an innovative auto tensioning system.
To keep users safe during operation, this model is equipped with a chain brake to protect from kickback. The lightweight, ergonomic design of the WORX WG304.1 makes it that much safer to operate.
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It is a common practice among arborists and other heavy chainsaw users to use compact chainsaws to clear limbs and do other small tasks. Cutting thick tree trunks is usually left to heavier-duty gasoline-powered models. The WORX WG304.1 bucks this trend by combining the clean, efficient operation of electric saws with the power of gas models. It owes the increased power to a 15-Amp motor that has to be directly connected to a power source.
For it to work for commercial lumbering purposes, the WORX WG304.1 would need to be more portable. Which would mean moving around with a generator powerful enough to feed that motor?
If you’re a home user who just needs to clear up your backyard, this chainsaw is more than ideal. It will easily saw through tree limbs and even trunks of sizeable diameter. It is highly efficient and quiet in operation.
Keeping the saw lubed up is made easier by the automatic oiling mechanism and the window on the oil reservoir. This will keep your operations smooth as well as prolong the life of the chainsaw.
WORX made this model with not just power, but the safety of its users in mind. It comes with an inbuilt chain brake and low kickback bar to shield users from kickback. The lightweight, ergonomic design of the chainsaw also adds to the safety of users. Even if you’ve never handled a chainsaw in your life, you will be able to maneuver with this powerful cutter without endangering yourself.
- Lightweight, ergonomic design.
- Comes preassembled.
- Built-in chain brake for safety.
- A low kickback bar adds user protection.
- Not made to handle repeated heavy jobs.
- Chain brake too close to handle.
- Complications may arise when putting to rigorous use.
Retailing at $100 or less, this electric chainsaw is quite a steal. You get plenty of cutting power; more that you’ll get from the most battery-powered cordless chainsaw. Yes, you will have to sacrifice some mobility, but you will be rewarded with higher performance. You will also be rewarded with some nifty safety features.
Getting such a high-performance chainsaw loaded with numerous additional features at the price point the WORX WG304.1 comes at is a rarity.
5. Remington RM1425 Limb N Trim
The RM1425 is a lightweight electric chainsaw, perfect for handling light trimming and cutting tasks in your backyard.
It is light and easy to handle but a highly efficient cutter as it packs an 8-Amp motor and a 14-inch bar for extended reach. Getting rid of small branches and trimming hedges will be a breeze with this little beast.
Remington has built a number of features into the RM1425 to make it easy for the user to operate. Among them is a wrap-around hand guard to keep your hands away from debris and another is a push-button oiler.
Beginner chainsaw users will be happy to receive it fully assembled right out of the box.
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The Remington RM1425 is a beginner-friendly chainsaw; it comes fully assembled from the packaging- no need to figure out what goes where. But there is an operator’s manual in the box all the same.
To get going all you need to do is plug it into a power source and press the trigger. In place of the intimidating roar of gas-powered models will be quiet, efficient operation. You won’t even have to contend with the smell of gasoline.
When it comes to getting the job done, however, the RM1425 is far from docile. It slices efficiently through small branches and saplings without much kickback, thanks to its sturdy bar. However, the lack of a chain brake may make the saw feel a bit less safe to operate. To keep operation smooth, the chainsaw comes with an external tensioner that needs to be operated with a wrench. This will feel outdated in the age of tool-free tension adjusters.
- Comes fully assembled from the box.
- Push-button oiler makes lubrication simple.
- Wrap-around hand guard protects against debris.
- Smooth and quiet operation.
- Only useful for light cutting and trimming.
- Oiler not fully automatic.
- The chain gets dull quite quickly.
As a yard-keeping tool, the RM1425 is great to have around the house. With it, homeowners can comfortably deal with stray saplings and small tree limbs. The 14-inch version can be used for heavier duty jobs as well, making it useful for chopping up firewood.
It’s lightweight and design make it easy to use. You don’t have to be a seasoned lumberjack to be able to work this chainsaw- all you need to do is plug it in.
Particular users will notice the lack of an automatic oiler. While those looking for a portable chainsaw to work within the woods will find the need to plug into a power source a bit debilitating. But overall, at less than $100, it is of great value for domestic use.
6. Oregon CS1500
This electric chainsaw is strong enough to handle heavy-duty jobs but is easy to handle. Its ergonomic, lightweight design makes it easy to use.
It is smooth and silent in operation but will make short work of branches and limbs. Homeowners with a bit of compound will find it ideal for keeping the yard tidy.
The Oregon CS1500’s manufacturers have equipped it with a number of nifty features to ease operation, keep users safe and prolong the life of the chainsaw. One such feature you won’t find in most other competitors is the self-sharpening chain.
In fact, Oregon claims that the CS1500 has the only self-sharpening chain among all corded electric chainsaws.
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This chainsaw is effective for dealing with light to medium-duty tasks around the yard. It is useful for pruning trees, cutting off limbs and even felling not-so-large trees. Chopping up firewood is a walk in the park with this little guy. The bar and chain can readily deal with 16-inch diameter objects without struggling.
This comes as no surprise as Oregon is a brand reputed for high quality in chainsaw design. The chain on this model has a 3/8-inch pitch and comes with chisel-shaped cutters that are highly effective and stay sharper for longer. And the guide bar is the Double Guard 91 model, which has a small radius nose for a lower kickback.
As with all other corded electric saws, this chainsaw has limited mobility. Since the saw has to be connected to a power source during operation, you will have to invest in a long extension cord or a generator with enough capacity.
Another shortcoming with this model is the fact that it comes in separate pieces. You will, therefore, need to put the tensioner on the guide bar before mounting it and the chain on the body. You will need to ensure that the tension is correct before you get started. This is easier said than done for novice users.
Other aspects of usage are straightforward though. To get the saw going all you need to do is disengage the chain brake and press the throttle trigger. This is what Oregon markets as the ‘instant start’ capability. The ergonomic design of the chainsaw as well as its lightweight build (as compared to gas models), adds to its ease of use.
- Quiet in operation.
- Solid built quality.
- Innovative self-sharpening feature.
- Heavyweight adds to stability in operation.
- Has to be assembled from the box.
- A bit heavier than other corded chainsaws.
The CS1500 is yet another high-performance electric power saw from Oregon, a name you can trust for quality, durable appliances. It will help you tidy up your backyard and make firewood with minimal fuss. Though piecing it together maybe a bit of a challenge, once it is in place it is easy to use.
The unique self-sharpening feature and the high efficiency of this model should be enough to justify its slightly higher price. Some may, however, feel the limited mobility and extra work of assembling it should be reflected in the price.
7. Makita XCU03PT1
Makita has solidified its reputation for high-quality, high-performance, purpose-built appliances with the XCU03PT1. This cordless chainsaw generates as much power as a 32cc gasoline-powered equivalent, only without the noise and fumes.
The power is down to a brushless motor combined with the highly effective direct drive system Makita uses for most of their other saws.
With this, you can comfortably carry out limbing around your backyard and get your firewood nicely done in no time. The extended battery life of the Lithium-ion batteries means that even arborists, landscapers, and other professionals can rely on this beauty just the way they do on gas-powered models.
To help you control the raw power on the saw, this chainsaw comes with a number of useful features including a tool-free chain tensioning system and metal buck ‘teeth’.
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Contractors and arborists looking for a battery-powered alternative to their gasoline power saws will feel the Makita XCU03PT1 is a shrewd investment. It will offer them almost or just as much cutting power without having to put up with the noise.
There will also be no emissions produced; a plus for the environment. The Makita-patented motor on the chainsaw delivers plenty of kick and adjustable speed levels for greater efficiency. With all that power in hand, you may be tempted to put this chainsaw to use on larger diameter trees. It may work but gas-powered chainsaws will mostly get the task done quicker.
Another clever feature Makita has built into the XCU03PT1 is the auto-shutoff, which turns off the saw when it has been idle for some time. While it may be great for saving battery juice, at least in theory, it may prove an irritation.
Those used to having their gas-powered saw idling when not cutting will get exasperated at having to keep powering on the saw after every few seconds.
Makita places emphasis on building tools that can be easily maintained and the XCU03PT1 is no exception. It comes with a tool-free tensioning system to help you easily adjust the chain to suit your operation. You only need to push the thumbwheel to the required position.
Replacing the chain entirely also requires no tools. This will be good news to chainsaw newbies who may not want to go through a checklist of procedures to keep their saw in good condition.
- Brushless motor packs plenty of power.
- Teeth come sharp out the box.
- Sturdy bucking spikes.
- Lock-off lever offers added safety.
- Quite heavy compared to other cordless saws.
- On the pricey side.
- The auto-shut feature may be annoying.
- LED switch tricky to operate with gloves.
- The tool-less tensioning system, not the simplest to work.
Let’s not beat about the bush, this is among the priciest cordless chainsaws in the market. The question is, does it offer real value for that kind of money? It is a high-performance tool that is handy for lopping off branches, splitting firewood and other household tasks. But it may not quite have enough firepower for heavy commercial use. Considering its asking price, this may make arborists and landscapers shy away from it.
8. EGO Power+ CS1400
The EGO Power+ CS1400 14-inch is a high-performance saw ideal for keeping your backyard tidy. The sheer amount of power it packs and the amount of work it can do on a single charge will make it useful for contractors and professional landscapers.
It can be a worthy stand-in for regular gas-powered chainsaws, only with the much quieter and cleaner operation. The design of the chain and the power of the brushless motor means it can cut through objects more efficiently than saws with even longer bars.
This model is also much easier to operate and maintain than a conventional gasoline chainsaw. It is light and ergonomically built to make handling it during usage easy.
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For heavy chainsaw users looking for a battery-powered alternative to noisy, high-emission gasoline models, the EGO Power+ CS1400 is a great pick. It offers almost an equivalent amount of cutting power, enough to saw through 10-inch diameter limbs with minimal fuss.
Most of this is down to the brushless motor, a feature that also works to reduce wear and prolong the life of the device. The 14-inch steel Oregon bar on which the chain hangs also works to increase the reach and cutting power of this beauty.
The EGO Power+ comes with a 2.0Ah 56V battery packs enough punch to keep you sawing for up to one hour on one charge. To boost this even further, you can opt for 4.0Ah, 5.0Ah or 7.5Ah batteries. EGO’s innovative Arc Lithium battery technology keeps the battery pack cool so that they can stay juiced up for longer.
If you have other EGO products you can use their batteries to power this saw, saving you an extra coin and allowing you to keep working without interruption. Charging the battery from the provided charging station takes about half an hour and sliding the battery into place is a breeze.
Its highly functional chain brake works to keep you safe from any kickback. The quietness of the saw in operation means you don’t even need to wear ear protection; at least for ordinary domestic use.
This oversight should not detract from a well-designed, powerful tool that can help you get plenty done. Furthermore, like all EGO power tools, the Power+ CS1400 comes with a manufacturer’s warranty.
- It can get a lot of work done on one charge.
- Quiet compared to gas alternatives.
- The oil level window allows for easy monitoring of levels.
- Easily adjustable tensioning knob.
- A bit pricey.
- Doesn’t have bucking spikes.
This is not the cheapest cordless chainsaw in the market but the amount of cutting power it offers goes a long way to justifying the $160 price tag. Seasoned chainsaw users will be willing to overlook the lack of bucking teeth and the absence of an automatic oiler. They will likely be pleasantly surprised at how the Power+ CS1400 matches the performance of their gasoline chainsaws.
9. Earthwise CVPS43010
The Earthwise CVPS43010 convertible 2-in-1 corded electric pole saw and chainsaw may be a mouthful but delivers on each and every one of the promises contained in its name.
It is a true multi-purpose tool, with a great level of diversity.
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When it comes to performance and power, this pole saw features a strong and lively motor and weighs in at under 10 pounds. What is amazing about this tool is its cutting ability versus how light it is and feels. Further of use to the discerning homeowner is its ability to adjust cutting angles, depending on what is required. There are 5 separate such angles as options, making it a very customizable pole saw.
Safety is a priority over at Earthwise, and it shows. Included is a chainsaw cover that can be slipped on or off for storage. It can also be broken down when it is not in use. Additionally, a shoulder strap is also included with this versatile tool, which helps users manage its size, along with self-oiling abilities, not to mention its soft grasp handle for convenience and comfort.
Tree branches that are some distance from the ground can be easily reached by 10-foot extendable pole, in addition to its 5 feet of reach without the extendable pole, for a total of 15 feet. Weight-wise, it is quite light, weighing in at 5 pounds, with an additional 3 pounds worth of extension pole for a total of 8 to 9 pounds.
For those in the market for a versatile combo saw the product, that can not only trim trees and hedges as well as perform a multitude of home-based tasks, but there are also few that can match this product’s abilities.
It is noted by many users that the saw blade is durable and sharp, even after extended use. Moreover, this tool rates highly amongst novice users due to its operational and setup simplicity. The product is so straightforward that many users seldom need to refer to the instructions manual!
- The cutting head is turned easily by the turn of a knob for simpler limbs-pruning.
- Chain tensioning does not require additional tools.
- Shoulder strap for easier lifting and better trimming control.
- A window showing the current oil level.
- Tackle multiple types of projects via its versatile convertible nature.
- User manual may be difficult to understand and confusing to some.
- The gradual loosening of the tension chain.
- The poorly designed oil reservoir.
Every part of saw matters when picking the best saw. Its engine has to produce enough grunt to tackle whatever level of job you require it to, in and around your home. Its bar and chain have to stand up to scrutiny and pass with flying colors.
The Earthwise CVPS43010 2-in-1 corded convertible chainsaw-pole saw presents with these qualities and more. It is among the best chainsaw/pole saw combinations on the market, as it features a very capable car and chain as well as a robust motor.
In addition, this tool id offered with a shoulder strap and blade cover. These excellent safety features are class-leading in the pole saw/chainsaw hybrid segment.
10. WEN 4017
WEN has been manufacturing tools from 1951 and is known for producing tools that are of high quality at affordable prices.
The WEN 1407 electric chainsaw is not only very affordable, but it is also designed for those that require a chainsaw that reliably handles many of the cutting jobs that are needed around a home.
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Many chainsaw users purchase this product for its cord. While being cordless offers some convenience, the benefits of a chainsaw that is powered by electricity are too numerous to ignore. Principally, no gasoline is required. There is no need to mix oil and gas.
There will be no need to store tanks of gas. The maintenance of an electric chainsaw is minimal overall. Lastly, electric chainsaws forego a pull-start, the bane of many a chainsaw user. Unaffected by outside temperatures. Just turn it on, use, turn it off.
In all likelihood, an extension cord will be required, but even so, the WEN 4017 Electric Chainsaw comes up trumps: its motor, with 12 amps of power requires a less expensive and simpler to use an extension cord. This power was determined to be enough to cut through most shrubs, logs, and trees. Any less and it would be underpowered, any more powerful and it would require a much more costly extension cord.
Included on the chainsaw is a scabbard, which protects the chain and bar when the chainsaw’s being stored, as well as when in use. It does not, however, feature a chain brake nor any discernable anti-vibration. Safety is further enhanced by a handguard that keeps the user safe from flying debris.
From plug-in to startup, you will notice immediately its difference from a fuel-powered chainsaw. You will breathe better from the absence of blue smoke. It is also markedly quieter. Additionally, it can be used indoors, in areas such as the shed or garage.
The chain and bar of this chainsaw are kept lubricated by its automatic oiler. This aids in the faster conclusion of jobs.
- 44 foot per second rotations for the Oregon chain by the 12A motor.
- Lessened user fatigue due to lightweight design.
- Saw’s lifespan is elongated through the self-oiling system.
- Fast and easy chain replacement made by changes to the chain that is free from the tool.
- Operations are emission-free due to a lack of gasoline usage.
- Occasional oiler clogging.
- Not ideal for larger, professional jobs.
- Needs to be assembled.
The WEN 4017 electric chainsaw offers great overall value, simplicity of use and convenience. It is ideal for any homeowner who requires a tool that can tackle several jobs around the exterior of the home, as well as in interior workspaces. Without any emissions, it is an environmentally clean chainsaw. Emitting minimal amounts of noise, this chainsaw can be comfortably used in a suburban setting. With low maintenance needs, this chainsaw id ready to go at a moment’s notice.
The chainsaw is light in weight, though proximity to an electrical outlet hampers its range somewhat. With 100-foot extension cords readily available, this should increase its range considerably.
It may take time to tackle larger jobs, but it breezes through smaller jobs. The WEN 4017 electric chainsaw is a critical yard work tool for the modern homeowner.