The WORX WG303.1 16-inch Chainsaw is a robust and lightweight power tool that is perfect for quick, easy jobs around your yard or farm, such as cutting firewood, clearing brush, trimming trees, and more. In addition, it never produces harmful emissions and has minimal operating costs when compared to gas-powered chain saws
14.5 Amp motor output delivers a cutting performance similar to gas chainsaws for homeowners, farmers, and ranchers
Patented auto-tension chain system prevents over-tightening; stays at the right tension for hundreds of uses
Low kickback bar and built-in chain brake for added safety.This model does not include a battery. This is an electric tool
Automatic oil lubrication and built-in oil reservoir with window level indicator
Includes 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
Just got this chain saw (my second) and used it for much of the day cutting up fallen tree limbs up to a foot in diameter. I like the design very much, especially the simple mechanism for keeping the chain at proper tension.
I deduct one star for several things left out of the instruction manual.
- First, the section SHARPENING SAW CHAIN is near useless. It says, in full, "Keep chain sharp," but tells you nothing about how to sharpen it, what tools to use, or what kind of third party might sharpen it for you.
- Second, it says nothing about what kind of oil or lubricant to use for either chain or sprocket [Hint: get generic "Bar & Chain" oil at Home Depot.] The small 100 ml sample size bottle that comes with the saw (and lasts only about 5 minutes) has no specs on it. Some green types say you can use vegetable oil, but the manual says nothing on this.
- Third, the chart on extension cords says a 100' extension cord is "not recommended" without explaining why. Some googling suggests that 10 gauge (possibly 8) is best for a 100' cord with a 14.5 amp tool like this. I've been using a 100' 12/3 cord and that seems to work well without seeming to cause overheating or significant power loss. The chart recommends 14 gauge for 25' and 12 gauge for 50'. I suspect it was lawyers rather than engineers who put in the "not recommended" bit into the chart for 100' cords. The only thing googling didn't resolve was whether the slight voltage drop caused by a 12/3 100' cable will shorten the life of the motor significantly.
That said, the manual has a few good tips on things like sawing tree limbs safely when they are under stress, etc.
In sum, I'm very happy with this chain saw. Well-designed, it feels solid and if it lasts will be an excellent value. No wonder it is a top seller.