One advantage to corded chainsaws is the additional power over a battery-powered model. The 14.5 amps produced by this unit offers enough cutting power for even very thick limbs. Cuts through trunks of moderate thickness. Works for commercial or ranch work. Compact and portable enough for trimming overgrown or dangerous limbs on household properties.
Some users report that this model uses oil more quickly than might be expected.
This model includes the popular automatic tension and lubrication systems available on many Worx models. No need to stop work to tighten or oil the chain. The 20 volt battery lasts long enough to complete average-sized jobs. The battery power makes this unit portable, and the light weight makes it easy to carry and maneuver for almost any user. At just over 6 pounds, this is a light model compared to others.
This model is not designed for large jobs, and is not a good option for users who need to cut down or split large trees.
The extra reach this 18" chain allows users to cut more area faster than regular length chains, and the motor is the most powerful of any model we considered. This means the WG304.1 can fell or chop even the largest trees commonly found on most properties. The kickback bar is positioned for easy reach during use, offering added safety on large jobs. Chain tensioning and lubrication is automatic, more time-saving features which allow users to work longer.
Since it is designed for the kind of big jobs that often happen at the edge of properties, we wish the cord did not limit how far users can go from a power source.
At a lightweight 8 pounds, this model is easy for most to maneuver, and is compact enough to make cuts in tight spaces. Small size stores easily when not in use. Lubrication and tensioning is automatic. The 8 amp motor may not be powerful enough for large tree trunks, but can handle almost any limb on an average tree, as well as thick hedges or undergrowth.
This chainsaw is designed for occasional household use, and frequent use on larger jobs may cause the chain to come off or the chainsaw to wear out quickly.
A pair of jaws surround the chain on this model, and the steel teeth of each jaw clench around the object being cut. User does not need to move or position the saw while cutting. Once the jaws are attached to the cutting location, the user needs only to make the cut, and the jaws hold the blade in place. Easy to use. Powerful enough for small household cutting jobs and maintenance on large properties.
The long recharge time for the battery may require users to have 2 batteries available to complete larger jobs.
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WORX has a solid line of corded and cordless electric chainsaws that come close to matching the power of their gas-fueled counterparts. Their corded models offer up to 14.5 amps of power for home or commercial use, and their cordless chainsaws boast excellent battery life, though they’re not as powerful as the corded saws. In addition to traditional saws, WORX offers their unique JawSaw models for simple and easy sawing with a safe design. Some WORX chainsaws feature automatic oiling and built-in tension adjusters or auto-tensioning that help to keep you working longer. WORX chainsaws are relatively affordable and lightweight compared to the competition.
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