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Poulan Pro PP5020AV Chainsaw Review

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Poulan is a name you can rely on whenever you are in need of a chainsaw. It is a big name in the industry of chainsaws. The Poulan Pro 5020AV is a tried and tested machine that delivers quality and reliability to their users. It is made of durable materials that will stand the test of time. Here in this guide, you will get to know everything you need about the 5020AV.

Features

Poulan Pro PP5020AV Chainsaw_1The 5020AV is considered an extremely versatile chainsaw because of the features it packs for its users. It is a gas powered chainsaw with a 20 inches long bar. It uses DuraLife engine technology, which enhances and prolongs the life of the engine. Not only that, I also ensure the proper working of the machine. Its air filter also has a super clean air filter system that is great for the maintenance of the air filter. This chainsaw uses all types of technology to provide comfort and pleasure to the user while operating the machine.

You would also require minimal costs to maintain and repair this machine. What makes this machine better is the effortless starting system which brings the machine to life no matter what condition. It also has reduced vibration handle which decreases the operator’s fatigue by a good measure. Like the competition, it also offers automatic chain oiler. It comes with a carrying case so that you can take this chainsaw anywhere with you.

The engine is a 2-stroke 50cc one which is enough for demanding tasks. It even allows instant access to the spark plug and air filter for the added convenience so that you will find no problem while reaching these parts. It is one of the most powerful chainsaws for the consumers on the market. Considering all that, it is just 10 pounds, which is very light considering the other models.

Pros

  • Engine – This chainsaw comes with a powerful 50cc engine that can run for a long time to achieve our tasks efficiently. The engine also uses DuraLife technology, which prolongs its life. The engine thus used has a strong structure and is capable to provide a consistent push to withstand various task conditions and working requirements without failing.
  • Bucking and Felling – This is a powerful chainsaw being perfect for the tasks of bucking and felling. It can even be used for limbing, but that can be a bit hard due to the weight of the chainsaw.
  • Scrench Holder – This machine comes with an on-board scrench holder tucked under the rear handle for the added comfort of the user.
  • Convenience – This chainsaw makes no compromise on ease of use and the convenience of the user. It features less vibration to provide smooth operation. So, while in use you can handle it safely without getting extra pressure on your shoulder and
  • Lightweight – This chainsaw is actually quite light considering the size of the bar length.

Cons

  • Sprocket Limitation – One is stuck with the OEM spur sprocket with this machine. If someone wants to upgrade to one of the more efficient, rim style, more interchangeable sprockets, you can’t because it doesn’t support any of them.
  • Portability – Since it is a gas powered chainsaw it can never be as portable or easier to move around compared to a cordless chainsaw.
  • Need for Carburetor Adjuster – You’ll eventually need a special carburetor adjustment tool which is becoming harder to find in the market. This means you’ll have to take your unit to an authorized service center for such kind of service.

Conclusion

The Poulan Pro 5020AV is a good and reliable chainsaw with many functions for the use of the average user. If you are a professional or even a starter in this field and need to have a reliable chainsaw that would make you feel at ease while cutting timber and huge wooden pieces as quickly as possible.Not only that, it is also very versatile in performing the functions of limbing, bucking and felling in order to make your task a bit easier as compared to what other saws can do for you. It is a machine people should definitely consider when looking for a capable chainsaw in the market.

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WORX WG303.1 Chainsaw Review

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Meet the WORX 16 inch chainsaw, a capable machine with the auto-tensioning system and patented tool-free chain replacement, which eliminates headaches and hassle that we face with other chainsaws. It is a very user-friendly machine which can be put to excellent use, whether you are a professional or not.

Features

The WG303.1 is a 16-inch long chainsaw made of a durable and rigid material that can be used for all sorts of tasks such as climbing, pruning, felling and bucking. It has an engine with 3.5 horsepower and low 14.5 amps running. Such a chain mechanism is utilized which prevents the over-tightening of the chain. Even after hundreds of uses, it stays at the optimal tension. In case of any incident, the chain stops automatically to prevent any accident from happening. It also features automatic chain lubrication, which is quite a must if you want to work for longer with your chainsaw. You can even install and tighten a new replacement chain without even using a single tool. To provide further comfort, it has a low kickback bar. 120 volts is required for running this machine. It is quite lightweight, i.e. 11 pounds, which improves mobility and portability of the device. It is a corded chainsaw, which means it’s not as portable as the cordless competitors on the market, although a long wire with less resistance can cure that limit ability. The technology used for the bar ensures its longevity. It won’t need a replacement soon. It is easy to lubricate sprocket on the machine’s bar nose, which assists in preserving the life of the tool. All metal dogs at the base of bar allow the user to operate the device with full stability.

Pros

  • Lightweight – The fact that the device is corded means it doesn’t require a battery to operate. This means the machine is light to carry around and handle during tough tasks. The device is easily maneuverable during hard tasks requiring the maximum attention of the operator. Because of its lightweight body there will be less fatigue and time consuming while working you can easily do you work no matter how complicated or hard to handle the task is. This chainsaw will let you do it as quickly as possible.
  • Easy to Use – One doesn’t need to be a professional or a lumberjack to operate this device. It can be used easily for different tasks as they arise in your home. The operations of the chainsaw are very simple to understand and it can be operated by anyone who wants to work on any task at home.
  • Safety – This machine makes no compromise on your safety and well being. It uses technology which prevents accidents from happening like built-in safety chain brake which stops the chain in an instant in case of improper contact. It protects you from any harm in case of kickback. In this way, the chances of getting into accidents are at zero and anyone can work safely and quickly using this chainsaw.
  • Comfort – The chainsaw has a rubber over-molded handle which allows the user to operate the device with comfort and relaxation. It also provides an ergonomic front handle which improves the maneuverability of the device.
  • Power – This chain is powerful enough with its 3.5 horsepower engine that seems capable enough for our different tasks. It also comes with a 6.75 ounces oil reserve with an indicator.

Cons

  • Portability – Not as portable as the other chainsaws which operate cordless, instead they use a battery.
  • Cooling Down Phase – It is necessary to give the machine a cool down phase to maintain the long life of it after long periods of use. This may be a hindrance to some whose tasks require the machine to run long.
  • Chain Binding –The chain starts to bind rather quickly as compared to other gas units.

Conclusion

The WG303.1 from WORX is a quality device that is a reliable option looking for a chainsaw in the market. It is strong enough to complete normal tasks. Its engine is also powerful though it can’t run non-stop. The motor needs to rest in order to cool down. Other than that, it is a great device, well worth your money.

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Black and Decker LCS120 Chainsaw Review

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If you ever find yourself in need of a versatile chainsaw with a variety of functions and top specifications of the industry, then the Black and Decker LCS120 chainsaw is well worth your time. This capable chainsaw with a strong chain blade can excel in many tasks like pruning, bucking and felling. It can be used by hobbyists as well as professionals for a wide variety of tasks. It’s hard to find a reliable and durable chainsaw these days, but rest assured that this model is among the top options available and is designed not to present any disappointments to the user.

Features

The LCS120 has a capability of making 150 cuts, having half an inch or 1-inch diameter, in a single charge. The chainsaw is cordless, which makes it highly portable. It uses a battery as its source of power. Although it is considered that adding a battery adds unnecessary weight to the chainsaw, which can certainly be avoided to achieve maximum maneuverability, this machine is already too light. Its design language is very impressive, allowing it to retain a good mixture of portability and maneuverability. Furthermore, the reduced kickback bar and low kickback chain are designed to handle both hard and soft wood, measuring up to anything around 8 inches. The machine also ensures the safety of the user, so that he/she is safe from all harms. Also, the machine has been designed in such a way to provide maximum control and comfort to the user. To ensure this, the machine features ergonomic handles with multiple grip positions for maximum accuracy and precision during all the work.

Pros

  • Efficient Charging – The fact that the machine can make more than 150 cuts in just one charge is an achievement on its own. Add the whole package of this model over that accomplishment, so it can’t get any better than this. It would be a great one for cutting thicker stems also and can help in a wide variety of tasks
  • Design – The design of the machine is such to provide maximum comfort to the sawyer while giving accuracy and precision during all tasks. The handles of the machine feature many grips so that you can adjust to it according to your liking. It has been designed to give maximum accuracy, great handling and ease of use while working.
  • Customer Service – Black and Decker have great customer service. They honor their word and help out customers in trouble in any way they can. They have great communication skills with the customers, and thus, try to make every customer of theirs a satisfied buyer.
  • Convenience – The machine assures the well-deserved comfort of the customer. Just pull the trigger and leave the rest to the machine. There is no hassle of power outlets, fuel or gas of any sort. The machine is also rather compact and lightweight to provide maximum efficiency.
  • Warranty –The 2-year warranty of this model is just like the cherry on top of the excellent customer service this brand provides. If any accident happens to the machine, they will replace it as long as it meets the minimum requirements of the terms and conditions.

Cons

  • Engine Oil Spillage – This problem is very common amongst the users. It is due to a faulty model getting in their hands. In this, the reservoir continuously leaks oil, which can present a great inconvenience for the customer.
  • Underpowered – It may not be suitable for extremely heavy duty tasks since it is not very powerful. Don’t get us wrong, it is great for the average user, but for heavy tasks, something bigger is advised.
  • Quality – Some people have also experienced an unfinished product, mostly missing bolts and screws. But it just happens once in a thousand products and not a frequent chance to happen.

Conclusion

This LCS120 model is definitely a good consideration for the hobbyist or the beginner in this industry with chainsaws. It is light enough to operate, long lasting and reliable. Also, it uses a long-lasting battery that can provide many cuts before finally giving up. It is also a good tool for the professionals, but it may not be able to reach the desired mark in case of heavy duty tasks but other than that, the machine is remarkable.

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Makita UC4030A Electric Chainsaw Review

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A smart investment is such which you do once in a while when buying a product that you know will last you long. You are prepared to fork over extra cash if you know you are getting a reliable quality product. Such is the case with Makita UC4030A. It delivers a great performance which is not only on par with the competition but often beats the other products from other brands.

Features

ceppil6This chainsaw comes with a tool-less blade featuring chain adjustments allowing for easy maintenance and operation. It is built using quality materials that have been designed to last long. It comes with ergonomic handles that give the user comfort even when performing a hard and heavy duty task. The handles are rubberized to give you maximum grip and comfort. This machine features smooth start feature with a large switch. The motor is also protected from burn-outs because of the feature that automatically limits the power to the motor when the saw is overloaded. Also, this chainsaw has a large oil reservoir with easy viewing windows allowing you to check the bar oil level. This product weighs only 13.9 pounds, which gives you maximum control while operating the machine. All in all, this chainsaw uses less power but delivers, weighs less, but it is very strong and is compact but can deal with heavy duty tasks that can only be achieved with the larger counterparts of other brands.

Pros

  • Compact – The chainsaw features a compact form factor that makes any task easier than before. It also weighs only 13.9 pounds so you can easily carry it around for your different tasks. You will find it easy while operating and carrying along the job area. It only requires a little effort because of its compact and lightweight body.
  • Efficient – This chainsaw is designed in such a way that it consumes less power, but it is very powerful to complete your difficult tasks. It also has a safeguard mechanism that reduces the power being delivered to the motor when the saw is overloaded to prevent from burn-outs. In this way, this one proves to be efficient and safe for the user while it’s in use and can keep you out of danger while working.
  • Large Oil Reservoir – Another advantage of purchasing this product is the fact that features a large oil reservoir with easy viewing windows that allow the user to check the oil level. This means the motor can work for longer without breaks and the engine would be lubricated no matter how long the chainsaw is being used.
  • Ergonomic Handles – The machine allows for an easy and comfortable operation because it uses rubberized grips and handles. This gives you the maximum control combined with comfort while operating the machine. The design of the handle has been structured to give a great grip while working and you can easily avoid slipping of the chainsaw.
  • Maintenance – This machine allows for easy maintenance and repair because of its one-touch tool-less blade adjustments. This also means the chain is easily adjustable too.

Cons

  • Manual Oiling – Sometimes, the automatic oiler is just not capable to fulfill the machines requirement which forces you to resort to manual means. This means that you will have to manually oil the chain from time to time, which can be a bit inconvenient for a few folks out there.
  • Portability – Since this is a corded chainsaw, it might present portability options for some users. It will not be able to run without a power outlet so that can be a problem for some.
  • Chain Blade – It has also been experienced with the device that the blade is not perfectly perpendicular to the front of the saw. Though this is not a big problem, it might get a bit annoying for the perfectionist.

Conclusion

This option from Makita is one of the best chainsaws available in the market because it is a jack of all trades chainsaw. Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, this machine can be proved to be of great use to you because it excels in pruning, felling of moderate trees, limbing, and other similar tasks.

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Husqvarna 440E Chainsaw Review

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For all the people out in the market looking for a strong chainsaw with easy to start features and maneuverability, we have got an option for you; the Husqvarna 440E chainsaw. This is designed to consume less fuel but run for a long time fulfilling all your different tasks. It features efficient operation with utility in a very versatile combination catering to your need. It also uses state of the art technology to give certain benefits over the competition. These will be discussed in detail in the sections below.

Features

This machine comes with forged 3 piece crankshaft which gives maximum durability to the operator to achieve the toughest applications. It uses a quick release air filter which assists in cleaning the air filter. This also means that the chainsaw allows for easy replacement of the air filter. What is even better, this allows for tool-less tension in the chain which is not an option provided by many competitors of the industry. This device is also CARB compliant, making it even more attractive for some users. It features a technology called X-Torq which gives the engine the capability to consume less fuel with the reduction in emission levels. Another technology it uses is called Smart Start, which allows the device to start smoothly and easily, even in the worst weather conditions where many motors fail to start. Also, this chainsaw is gas powered, so it is an ideal option for those who prefer gas over electric.

Pros

  • Control – This chainsaw uses ergonomic handles that give maximum control to the user while operating the machine. Furthermore, it weighs only 9.78 pounds, which means it is easier to use compared to other heavier options in the market. Being gas powered, it gives the most power to the user without the hassle of battery or power outlets. So that the user can work easily and with maximum power that can be there.
  • Engine Technology – This machine is designed in such a way that it only uses the minimum amount of fuel required for the task. It uses tried and tested technology, which ensures that the machine delivers much more than it consumes.
  • Easy Start – Another advantage of using this machine is the fact that it starts very easily without much trouble in even the worst weather conditions. So, anyone can get it started and work as required without getting into any issues related to complicated starting procedures.
  • Reduced Noise – It is surprisingly quiet for a chainsaw. Noise contributes to noise pollution even if you can wear ear plugs to save you from that noise, it can still harm the environment. But this machine is specifically designed to make less noise. And a reasonable amount of noise would be produced.
  • Vibration – High amplitude vibration in a machine is a common source of discomfort for many users out there. This is an attractive option for them since it vibrates much less during operation.a person using it would feel little vibration feel because of it vibration proof infrastructure and that makes it very easy and comfortable to be used.

Cons

  • Chain Tension – Some people may experience that the machine would fail to hold chain tension, combined with occasional stalling for no reason. This can be a source of great inconvenience for the operator.
  • Design – It has also been widely reported that the product is not constructed using quality materials because of incidents like paint chipping off for no reason. While this may be due to a faulty device being delivered to some users, this is still definitely a very important factor when buying a new chainsaw.
  • Instruction Manual – The instruction manual provided with the machine is also not satisfactory for some users. It doesn’t provide much detail regarding the use of the product.

Conclusion

This is one of the most balanced chainsaws offered in the market. Being gas powered using different technologies such as X-Torq and Smart Start, it ensures that the user faces no inconvenience whatsoever. Also, it is made with quality materials which ensure longevity and durability. This product is sure to last you long and is a good option to consider in the long run.

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Black & Decker LCS1020 Cordless Chainsaw Review

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The industry of chainsaws is filled with numerous options for the common interested man. This makes the decision of buying a capable model specifically suited to the needs of the person very hard. Many factors need to be considered like budget, performance, type of tasks, the frequency of use, etc. Careful evaluations of these will help the person make his/her mind. This guide introduces a capable chainsaw from reputable brand Black & Decker, The LCS1020. This is a premium chainsaw with many features. It excels at many tasks, especially pruning. Therefore, it is the perfect tool for the yard owner or the enthusiastic hobbyist.

 Features

This model from Black & Decker comes with a 10-inch low kickback bar and chain. It runs using a 20V MAX lithium-Ion battery which has impressive working power. It stays charged for an extremely long time without dying. The chain has been designed for fast and smooth cuts. It has a tool-free blade tensioning system which allows for quick adjustments of the machine. It weighs only 7.2 pounds that is why it is easily maneuverable. It is also compact for easy storage and transportability. The handle provides maximum comfort and control. There is also a window to gauge oil level. The chainsaw has been designed with the capability to effectively cut not only branches but even small trees.

Pros

  • Battery Timing – This chainsaw is praised because of its excellent battery timing. The battery can cut many branches and logs before dying. Although there are some problems with the battery like it heats up a lot and takes time to recharge, but they don’t take away the credit for the long-lasting performance of the battery.
  • Form Factor – There are many advantages of this chainsaw regarding its form factor. It is very compact and lightweight at 7.2 pounds. It offers a 10-inch kickback bar and chain at this size which is extremely efficient in cutting small logs and branches. It is very easy to transport to the workplace. It is also easily maneuverable.
  • Portability – One clear benefit of using a cordless chainsaw again a corded one is the degree of portability it offers. Cordless chainsaws of this size and weight are easily maneuverable even though they have the extra weight of the battery.
  • Easy Start – This model of Black & Decker is famed for its easy starting. No matter what condition or scenario you are placed in, this device won’t fail to start. There are no chords that you have to wrestle with to start this chainsaw. Just press the simple switch and it will fire up. It takes all the hassle out of the matter.
  • Comfort – Another advantage of using this lightweight chainsaw is the level of comfort it provides to the user. It has sturdy handles which provide maximum grip while operation. It is further very quiet in its operation. It doesn’t contribute one bit to noise pollution.

Cons

  • Oiler – Many people have complaints regarding the manual oiler. Most chainsaws these days come with automatic oiler so it is quite a bit of an inconvenience. It can get quite annoying for some people who are used to automatic functions. This missing feature is a must-have for any convenience tool. This chainsaw requires you to manually pump the oiler every time you use the device.
  • Battery Temperature –It is commonly known as the battery of this chainsaw to get extremely hot after extensive use. Although this is common for some other chainsaws as well, it presents some inconvenience to the user because they need to give a cooldown time to the battery to operate them again. The charger also won’t accept hot battery so one would have to wait before they can be recharged.
  • Recharge Time – Another complaint regarding the battery of this chainsaw is that

Conclusion

This small size chainsaw can prove very useful to the average user who needs it for cutting small logs and branches. It is a perfect partner for a man to take care of their yard. It will definitely prove to be a valuable and versatile device because of its excellent battery timing, amazing form factor, stylish design language and easy handling.

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Husqvarna 450 Chainsaw Review

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The industry of chainsaws if filled with many different products intended for different people. Every day, new models are being introduced by making their previous models obsolete. There are many capable options in the market for the average consumer and even the professional. One of the chainsaws aiming for the throne is the Husqvarna, as one of the overall best chainsaws the market has to offer. This claim is certainly backed by flagship specifications and remarkable customer service with an amazing warranty offered to the customers.

Features

This chainsaw has an 18-inch chain blade which is ideal for many tasks like pruning, bucking and the sort. It can be used for regular purposes or even for those people who cut irregularly. What’s more impressive is that the machine uses a 3.2 Horsepower engine combined with X-Torq technology to reap the most out that engine. This innovative technology strives to increase fuel efficiency and decreases the harmful exhaust emission. Furthermore, this chainsaw uses another technology – LowVib which accomplishes the task of decreasing vibration dampening. This, in turn, provides great comfort and convenience to the user and also, the device has ergonomic handles to further enhance the experience. There is Smart Start and combined choke control features. There is also a visible fuel level, which makes it very easy to check the fuel level so you never have to run out of it. The machine has also been designed to start every time you pull the trigger.

Pros

  • Engine – This chainsaw uses a powerful 3.2 Horsepower engine making it ideal for jobs such as domestic cutting and pruning. It is a great device to be used for medium duty jobs. Also, the chainsaw uses an amazing X-Torq engine technology, which ensures less fuel intake. It also decreases fuel consumption greatly. That’s why it is an economical product for everyone who needs a chainsaw for usually cutting tasks and it would not be a burden in any way and will serve up to the mark.
  • Durability – Another point where this machine wins is durability and reliability. It has been made using the best materials which ensure the longevity of the machine. The components have been designed to reduce wear and tear to ensure long life.
  • Maintenance – Keeping the machine in good condition is also very easy. Maintenance has been made easy on this machine. The air filter is also quick release design for easy replacement.
  • Utility – Working with the Husqvarna is very easy, the machine has been specifically designed to be used by everyone, the amateurs, and the professionals. You just have to turn the machine on; the rest the machine will handle itself.
  • Performance – The performance of the machine must also be commended. It can start even in the worst weather conditions when any other machine of other brands will fail. You won’t have to wait several minutes for the machine to start. It utilizes a combined choke control which accomplishes the task of starting the engine effortlessly.

Cons

  • Leakage – Like many machines competing for the top spot, it also faces oil leakage and spillage sometimes. This is seen as a great inconvenience for the users because they have to add more oil and clean up the mess. A quality product should not leak.
  • Smoke – Users also have had complaints about smoke being released from the chain. Although this may have just been a manufacturing defect in some devices, it also affects the credibility of the machine.
  • Carburetor – Another common complaint amongst the users is the unreliability of the carburetor of the device. Some say that it needed replacement the first time they started the machine while others say that it needs to be adjusted. Whatever the case, the company should get rid of these problems as soon as possible.

Conclusion

The Husqvarna 450 is a large and strong chainsaw with the specifications of a true flagship, deserving to be at the top. It deals with all sorts of jobs as efficiently as any other chainsaw in the market right now. While it can be used for all sorts of jobs, it is ideal to be used as a medium duty chainsaw. So, if you want a chainsaw for normal average tasks, be sure to consider this model.

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GreenWorks 20312 Chainsaw Review

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Many chainsaw options are provided to professional sawyers, lumberjacks, and hobbyists. The industry is continually manufacturing chainsaws with innovative features and new technology. One chainsaw can’t possibly suit the needs of every person. That is why these machines are developed to suit the needs of a specific group of people. Same is the case with GreenWorks 20312, which has been made for the common homeowner or an enthusiast.

Features

The GreenWorks 20312 features a durable 16-inch bar which is capable of all types of woodwork. This chainsaw utilizes a unique kind of technology called DigiPro which enables the machine to generate 100 cuts while have charged it once. It also makes sure that the chainsaw uses less power while providing maximum efficiency. This comes with a 4AH battery and a charger, though you can decide against the extra accessories, that would mean you wouldn’t be able to use the device out of the box. This chainsaw is compatible with a wide range of tools from GreenWorks Li-Ion G-MAX system which makes this a very versatile option. Moreover, the motor design accomplishes the hard task of decreasing vibration. More torque is delivered by the motor which means better cutting performance. This machine makes no compromise on the safety of the user, providing a low kickback chain and chain brake. The motor used in the chainsaw also ensures that the device starts at once after you pull the trigger.

Pros

  • Battery – This cordless chainsaw uses a battery to operate. The battery used is a very long lasting one that can make many cuts before dying. Although the battery gets hot after time, the performance is still phenomenal.
  • Design Language – This chainsaw is compact, lightweight and cordless. That is the best combination for the maximum possible maneuverability. Although the attached battery carries its own weight, it doesn’t increase it substantially and keeps it under normal figures. Therefore, this chainsaw provided the maximum comfort and control to the user.
  • Comfort – The chainsaw has been designed to substantially decrease vibrations while operating. This, in turn, avoids inconveniences for the sawyer. Also, the handles are excellent quality providing comfortable but firm grip.
  • Performance – The DigiPro technology used in the motor really turns the chainsaw into a beast. Even though it is cordless, it can provide the same performance as that of a similar size gas chainsaw. Generally, it is considered that gas models perform better, but this one is breaking all traditions.
  • Oiling – The machine uses an automatic bar oiling system coupled with an easy to see the level window of oil. This makes oiling the bar very easy. And due to this function, the overall functioning of the chainsaw remains up to you mark without any hindrances in the function and operation.

Cons

  • Leakage – This is a problem faced by the majority of the chainsaw users. It is usually considered a great inconvenience by the users. Although the company says it is perfectly normal for the device to leak oil, a solution should be provided. The best they have to say is that empty the oil from the device after each use, which can really get cumbersome. The reason is that there is no drain plug so you just have to flip the device over to drain the oil.
  • Oil Pump – There have also been doubts raised regarding the quality of the oil pump used. This component of the machine is not built to last and could get damaged. If that happens, you might get a replacement if your warranty is still intact. Otherwise, replacement components are really hard to find. They should be more widely available.
  • Temperature – The battery gets hot very often which means the charger will have trouble accepting the battery. You would have to wait for the battery to cool down in such a case. Keeping a spare battery is a good solution but not a very convenient one.

Conclusion

This chainsaw excels in light and medium duty tasks. It can prove to be a worthy device for the average user because it provides many features in a solid quality chainsaw. It has been constructed to last, and made to perform the best.

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Black & Decker NLP1800 Chainsaw Review

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The industry of chainsaws is excelling day by day, manufacturing newer and more versatile models each day. They come with different designs and set capabilities. They are utilizing innovative technology for their chainsaws. One such chainsaw is the Black & Decker NLP1800. It comes with a unique design which will definitely impress you. Although it looks different, it is no less capable compared to other models. This guide will point out all the capabilities and features of the device, its advantages and limitations, and why it could prove to be the perfect chainsaw for you.

Features

This chainsaw uses technology which ensures the reduction of the carbon footprint in your yard. This chainsaw uses a unique design which ensures maximum safety and power. A useful safety feature; the dual hand switches are to be actuated to start the machine. This is meant to prevent accidental starting. The clamping jaws design ensures that the limbs are cut in one swift motion. This machine can cut branches and logs up to 4 inches in thickness. The scissor action makes cutting really comfortable with this compact and lightweight device. Furthermore, the device is protected from damaging elements by a rugged metal guard that covers the jaws from all sides.

Pros

  • Performance – The machine is certainly very powerful as it starts out. You can easily cut through thick branches in awkward positions. It uses a powerful 18-volt motor which ensures the device starts every time in an instant no matter what conditions.
  • Safety – This chainsaw provided unparalleled safety to the sawyer while operating the machine. This is all thanks to the innovative design of the chain guards and dual power switches. You really can’t hurt yourself while using the machine. The chain guards and the safe design make it sure that the user would be safe no matter how tough the task and what kind of cutting is required. The chainsaw has the ability to withstand and serve the various cutting and pruning conditions.
  • Pruning – The chainsaw presents the ability to cut between branches without any damage caused to the branches on the back of the chainsaw. This is a very impressive option. This has a great pruning capability, especially for overgrown hedges. This ability would help with pruning in a defined way without compromising the shape and overall look of the hedge.
  • Operation – The device is extremely quick and swift in its operation. It cuts all branches with ease and without any inconvenience. Furthermore, it is also very quiet during the process. It is very easy to operate and does not require a lot of settings and complicated set up of the saw. Rather you can simply use it where required by just placing it onto the spot, turn it on and the job is done within minutes.
  • Control – The Alligator gives maximum control to the user during operation. It is fairly lightweight and compact to increase maneuverability. It weighs 10.2 pounds, which is certainly manageable by most for the majority of tasks.

Cons

  • Battery – The charging system and the battery of this device receives a lot of criticism because of under performance. What otherwise would have been an almost perfect chainsaw is obstructed by bad battery timing. There is a solution; keep a spare battery, but it isn’t a very convenient option. The battery also overheats very quickly. When that happens, the chainsaw would not perform optimally.
  • Oiling – The machine needs to be frequently oiled while operating. Although it is certainly manageable, the manufacturers should do everything in their capability to ensure the comfort of the operator.
  • Wear and Tear – There is also a wear problem regarding the device which can be really troublesome. The top chain guard can get in a position where it would continually rub with the chain which will create friction capable of damaging the device. This is a design flaw and should be addressed as soon as possible since it is heavily hurting the life of the chainsaw.

Conclusion

This unique chainsaw can be used as a daily driver for light and medium duty tasks. The device is built to last, with such a design that ensures the safety of the user. It is also very comfortable to use in all styles for different tasks. That is why it should be on every home owner’s list of possible chainsaws.

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Remington RM5118R Chainsaw Review

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Many people have to make the surprisingly hard decision of which chainsaw to buy. It is because the options presented by the industry are so vast that a person ends up confused. This guide is meant to solve that confusion by presenting a great option; The Remington RM5118R for the users. It is a very capable device excelling in medium duty tasks and even some heavy duty tasks.

Features

This Remington model uses innovative QuickStart technology to start up easily without presenting any problem to the user. It utilizes an electric ignition for starting up even in unfavorable conditions. It uses anti-vibration handles to deliver fewer vibrations to the sawyer. The engine is 51cc which ensures the delivery of power and performance to the sawyer so that all types of tasks can be accomplished with this beast. Although it is a bit heavier, i.e. 25 pounds, but it is certainly not unmanageable. The professional grade sprocket and crankcase guarantee years of solid performance without any signs of slowing down. It has been designed in such a way that it is ideal for cutting firewood, tackling storm and yard debris, and trimming medium to large trees.

Pros

  • Performance –This model of Remington is famed for its power. It might be a bit heavy as compared to the competition, but its power in phenomenal. It cuts through the wood easily and swiftly. It is a gas powered chainsaw and many people consider gas models to be superior to electric models considering their power.
  • Starting Up – The machine uses a very capable motor that accomplishes the task of starting it no matter what conditions are faced. Although it has an electric ignition, there are no doubts about the performance of this device. Although the motor is a bit bigger, it is for the best because it ensures this vital function. The starting instructions should be followed for optimal start-ups.
  • Oiling – The automatic oiler keeps the lubrication to the bar at a perfect level, which minimizes wear of the device. This also prevents the saw from overheating so that it can operate for longer efficiently. This also prolongs the life of the device substantially.
  • Comfort – The handles of the device are also excellent quality and provide great comfort to the sawyer. They are manufactured as anti-vibration handles which decrease the vibration during operation.due to the fact that the vibration is caused while working on cutting tasks using a chainsaw and it’s the most common reason the sawyer will get tired. And when this factor gets eliminated, chances are there that the sawyer will work more easily and effectively for tasks that need more time and efforts.
  • Safety – A safety measure employed in the device is the inertial chain brake which is responsible for stopping the chain whenever kickback energy is encountered by the saw. This is a useful feature for minimizing incidents.

Cons

  • Carburetor – In many cases, the carburetor of the device doesn’t perform optimally and must be adjusted. This definitely interferes with the working of the device. Of course, it is not advisable to do the adjustments yourself. Take it to a verified repair shop so that all your problems are solved there.
  • Leakage – Just like countless other chainsaws, this one also faces the problem of oil leakage. This means that the oil needs to be drained every time after use to prevent spillage. For some, this is an easy solution, but for many, it gets tiring and cumbersome rather quickly.
  • Tension Adjustment – Another common problem for the sawyer to deal with this chainsaw is the requirement to adjust chain tension. It starts off fine but then the tension gets messed up after a while. This can also prove to be detrimental to the health of the chain since it gets damaged when it runs off the blade.

Conclusion

This model from Remington tries to stand out among a huge group of capable chainsaws and succeeds as it is surely in the running for one of the best chainsaws the industry has to offer. It features a nice design, constructed by using quality materials to ensure longevity and backed by excellent customer service.

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