Need more comfort and mobility when you have to use a chainsaw? Well, you might think about getting a battery-powered one, because it is not that crazy as it sounds. Most of the battery-powered chainsaws are as good and powerful as the others and can cut wood and other materials with ease.
The biggest downside of the battery-powered chainsaws is the obvious thing that they have to be charged periodically to be able to perform at their best. The charge of the most will be from 15 to 30 minutes’ non-stop use, but a spare battery and the fast charger should be enough to do your work without any problems and delays.
In this article we will present you the top 5 battery-powered chainsaws that we tried. Some of they are made for professional use and other are more enthusiastic and budget oriented.
GreenWorks DigiPro G-MAX 40V Li-Ion 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw
This battery-powered chainsaw is made by the company GreenWorks and working with it is really great. You can do a lot difficult cuts because it gives you access to hard to reach spots. If you spare the battery it can last a whole day.
Firstly, we looked skeptical at this chainsaw and thought it won’t be powerful enough to make heavier cuts and overall do the job, but after using it we saw that it is pretty capable cordless chainsaw which can do every cut with no problem.
After a lot of using time, your hands will not cramp at all, because the handle have very good vibration dampening.
Your ears would be spared too, because the motor is really quiet. This is great for another reason, you can go outside and cut whatever you need early in the morning without worrying that you will wake up your family or neighbors.
When you get the GreenWorks battery-powered chainsaw you will totally forget about every other gas powered chainsaw. And remember that the gas is more expensive than the electricity, so you will save money for a long periods of time using the battery-powered one.
For the three months that we used the GreenWorks chainsaw we couldn’t find anything to complain about, because it just works great. So if you need a battery-powered chainsaw to make basic to intermediate cuts, you can bet on this one.
Black & Decker 20V Max Lithium Ion Chainsaw, 10-Inch
This chainsaw is great and made by a famous manufacturer – Black & Decker. It has the performance as a gas powered chainsaw and don’t give up at any cuts, even the heavy ones. You will be very impressed with this battery-powered chainsaw.
It has a 10-inch blade and the battery is lithium with 20V, which make the chainsaw very capable and can make a very high amount of cuts without the need of charging. For a guy that was so skeptical about the cordless power tools, this chainsaw left me without a breath. I wish I could knew about it sooner to buy one.
Nevertheless, the battery charging from fully depleted to fully charged can take about five hours, but one backup battery can solve this issue and will make your life easier. Recharge one while using the other and you will be good to go. From my gas chainsaw and this battery-powered one I will always prefer this.
Black & Decker 40-volt Cordless Chainsaw, 12-Inch
Another great battery-powered chainsaw by the big company Black & Decker. This model have a 12-inch blade and definitely can do some really heavy cuts for a long time thanks to the 40V battery. As every Black & Decker power tool, this made me very satisfied and happy for buying and using it. It was recommended to me by a friend and I now understand why.
This cordless chainsaw has innovative system for the blade tension and another one for auto-oiling, so you won’t have to spend any money or time to oil the blade or fill any gas into the chainsaw. From this product you can expect great performance and long battery life, because the doubled capacity of the battery. And if you have to do a hard full day work with it, you can just purchase another battery and use the chainsaw all day every day.
Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Cordless Chainsaw
As a well-known power tools manufacturer the Japanese company Makita makes great battery-powered chainsaws. This one comes with a full three-year warranty and if something is about to break and you can’t do your job anymore, from Makita will send you a new chainsaw or give you back your money, but for the first thirty days from the purchase date. So we suggest when you buy the chainsaw to give it a hard test to see that everything works fine.
With this battery-powered chainsaw you won’t have to buy a second battery for a long period usage, because from Makita are adding one for free in the package. So you get the chainsaw, the battery charger and not one, but two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The chainsaw is really quiet so you can use it from early in the morning to late night, without worrying about disrupting the peace around you. The tool is very capable and you can do heavy deep cuts with ease thanks to the 12-inch chain and blade.
You will be very satisfied with this power tool and it is very preferable even for a present because the great case and packaging that it has.
GreenWorks 80V 18-Inch Cordless Chainsaw
This is from the heavy artillery of GreenWorks. The chainsaw has 18-inch blade and a big 80V battery, so you can do everything with it without any sweat. This giant has so much power, that you will forget that it is battery-powered and think that you have a gas chainsaw in your hands. We have to say that the battery is sold separately from the chainsaw, so you will have to pay extra for it, but it deserves every single dollar, because it is great and long-lasting.
Despite the size, this chainsaw is really lightweight and you won’t have to worry at all about putting in it any oil or gas, because it is battery-powered. It comes fully assembled straight from the case and for the six months that we used it, the chainsaw showed no problems. It really impressed us with its performance and the capabilities of making a lots of heavy cuts without any problem.
This battery-powered chainsaw definitely will change your mind about the electric power tools.