Model # UT43122B

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Store SKU #840991

Homelite 16 in. 12 Amp Electric Chainsaw


16 in. 12 Amp Electric Chainsaw

  • Tool-free chain tensioner for user convenience
  • Automatic bar and chain oiler with oil level window
  • Safety-tip for kick-back protection
$74.97 /each

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Product Overview

A dependable, no hassle 12 Amp motor powers the reliable 16 in. Homelite Electric Chainsaw. With step-up features not found in comparable competitive electric saws, the Homelite electric delivers excellent cutting action and good power-to-weight performance and is ready to cut trees and limbs up to 28 in. Dia. Includes a full 2-year limited warranty.

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  • 16 in. bar can be used to cut trees and limbs up to 28 in. Dia
  • Powerful 12 Amp motor offers efficient, reliable performance
  • Tool-less chain tensioned lets you make adjustments more easily
  • Wrap-around handle with soft comfort hand grip helps reduce user fatigue
  • 2-year warranty

  • 16 in. 12-Amp Electric Chainsaw Features:

    Homelite 16 in. 12-Amp Electric Chainsaw

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Customer Questions & Answers

the chain keeps coming off

cant find the manual . could i get a manual
Asked by: jojo
Hello Jo Jo! The manual can be obtained in the Info & Guides section on the Home Depot website for this product model. If you need further assistance, please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-242-4672. Thanks for your question!
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2016-05-03

I was cutting a small tree and the chain came off, ut it on and cut so more, the chain came off, put it back on will not cut anything.

the saw is new so I can't believe the chain is dull.
Asked by: Ken
Thank you, Ken. Try to take the chain off and then check that it is all put in properly and nothing is backwards. If this doesn't work, bring your unit in to the nearest authorized service center.
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2016-09-12

what is the weight of this unit

Asked by: tommy
I'm a retired teacher....have owned both gas and electric chainsaws...found electric chainsaws to be less tiresome, easier to maneuver for my purposes...weigh varies with time of day and length of use, however box says round 10 lb.
Answered by: retired
Date published: 2017-02-03

I have ran out of chain oil what alternative can I use temporarily

I have ran out of chain oil what alternative can I use temporarily
Asked by: mac
An SAE30 oil will work temporarily.
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2017-01-31

Chain not getting oil on it

Asked by: Kev
Remove the chain by the instructions. Clean the Chain and the Bar rail. Then clean the holes iin the bar front and back, put a light coating of oil in the chain rail. Reinstall as per iinstructions and recheck chain tension. And run over a paper to see if it now oils.
Answered by: Cnjontheroad
Date published: 2016-08-17

What gauge & maximum length extension cord is best recommended?

Want to order this item along with your 5-ton electric log splitter plus a heavy duty extension cord to operate them - chain saw is 12-amp & splitter is 15-amp. Distance from closest plug to log pile / woods is approx of 100'. Hopefully one gauge/100' extension cord can be utilized for both items? Please advise & thank you in advance for your help.
Asked by: GrannyVic
Mine is 14 gauge 100 foot cord. I actually needed to plug in an additional cord for more length. Everything ran great.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2016-10-09

what comes with chainsaw

Asked by: Bubba
The chainsaw comes complete. Comes with a blade cover, a zipper bag cover, and a manual.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2016-10-09

what oil do I use for a Homelight electric model UT43120-A saw?

Lost the oil bottle
Asked by: Mike
The manufacturer says bar and chain oil. However in cold weather that stuff likes to gel, another manufacturer says SAE 30 or simple 10W30 will work. However they mention increased oil consumption and possible excessive wear to the bar and chain. -- Applies only to electric chainsaws. Never use motor oil in a gas saw unless you're in real trouble.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-05-09
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Customer Reviews

16 in. 12 Amp Electric Chainsaw is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 197.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good chainsaw for the price I have had this chainsaw for a couple years and its worked good until I sawed into some nails driven into the tree. the saw is fixable and I will fix it and have it for a spare since i'm going to buy a new one to finish up my job. this saw has been problem free until the nail incident which is no fault of the saw
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The blade is very flimsy and won't stay tensioned. The first day I used it I had to keep tighteni... The blade is very flimsy and won't stay tensioned. The first day I used it I had to keep tightening it every so often and finally something gave, the chain came off and it wouldn't adjust any longer. I took the cover off and found that the tensioning mechanism is simply a lightweight screw that pushes against a plastic edge. In my case the plastic edge finally gave way and the screw jumped up over the edge and left a groove in the plastic (see attached photo). It took a lot of effort to get the screw back down where it's supposed because it was jammed up over the edge. Now that there's a groove there it will probably never stay where it's supposed to. Very poor design and is not able to handle even light work.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice for the money and size No assembly required just open the box add oil and start cutting trees. that was one of the best parts about this after the hurricane here in Florida. it was a great help and with other high priced options, im glad that i chose this one. Homelite brand is a great brand ive bought many of their products and im very satisfied with all of them.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Advertised Ready to go right out of the box - just add the oil. Made short work of my large ash tree. Love not needing to deal with gas/oil or that tool that always seemed to be missing in the old models to adjust the chain. Seems sturdy so far.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After struggling with a gasoline powered chain saw, I ran across this bad boy on the Net. The low... After struggling with a gasoline powered chain saw, I ran across this bad boy on the Net. The low price got me running down to Home Depot where I purchased one immediately. Brought it back, sat down and read the entire manual. Btw, I didn't even know electric chain saws existed. I plugged it in and began cutting downed limbs in my backyard. I was absolutely amazed at how well it worked. It cut through those large limbs/logs as though they were butter. That's how easy it made my task, created by Hurricane Matthew. I would recommend this product to the world. I give it 5 stars and an A+. Thank you Homelite. You're the best!!!
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use chainsaw I have used my Homelite 16" electric chainsaw for a few months now. I use the chainsaw to cut logs and branches from around the yard mostly hard wood Red Oak, Maple and others. I find the saw easy to use it is quite has plenty of power for logs up to 15" to 16". The Chain is easy to adjust and the auto chain oiler works well, easy to fill, no driping of oil on bench after use. I have never had the chain jump off the chain bar. One con I wish that the chain had a brake auto stop when you let go of the trigger. A big pro not having to mix and store gas, no smell, no noise, very easy to use. Pete in North Carolina.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Went looking around for a chain saw to take out a pair of aspen trees that were dying in my yard. Saw offerings from Stihl and Husqvarna, but the cheapest one was around $150 and was an annoying 2-stroke mix gas model. I have nothing in my posession which uses mix gas. Serious, when are they gonna come out with 4-strokes? I'm extremely skeptical of electric tools that have traditionally been gas powered. Anyway, decided against a gas powered saw and found this Homelite electric 16" saw at Home Depot. Price tag was something like $75. Right off the bat, half as much as the lowest tier gas saw I could find. I picked it up. A nice sales associate handed me a bottle of bar and chain oil, I picked up some gloves and off I went. I read the instruction manual and figured out how to adjust the chain and put oil in it. I also removed the safe-t tip with a metric 8mm wrench. I've used chainsaws a lot in the past and this gimmick needed to go. The oil level is easy to see on the tank and only requires a little bit at a time, but it does go through it. Cutting up these two aspens I had to fill the reservoir 2 times. The instruction manual also states that "it is normal for some oil to leak out when not being used" and that when you're finished for the day, you should empty out the oil reservoir (by opening the lid and dumping it back into a container). I saw some people were complaining about this in reviews. Hey, read the instructions man, that's why they put it there! Climbing the ladder to de-limb the tree first was really nice. The saw is very light compared to gas saws and you don't have to struggle getting it started or keeping it running heading up the ladder. When you're ready to cut, just pull the trigger. The chain it comes with makes monster size wood chips, and cuts sufficiently quick. It certainly doesn't win any speed awards, but wow, it can cut! When it came to making the 2 cuts to fell the tree, it nimbly chewed away the gap. Now comes the real test, logging this pair of 30' trees. The saw easily cut through the 12" trunks, just be steady with the force and watch the chips. I never bound the saw or "stalled it", which was impressive. This saw is exactly what I needed. I don't have many trees to cut down or prune, so most of the time, it will probably sit in disuse. But I don't have to worry about spoiling gas, dirty air filters, and exhaust fumes. Just fill it up with oil, plug it in, and get cutting. One other thing, make sure you use a heavy-gauge extension cord that can handle the amperage at distance. I have a 100' 12ga.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Value I've had this chainsaw for about 2 years now. I have four large oak trees and this chainsaw has served me well. For someone who is a novice user or who just needs to prune trees around the house this chainsaw will work just fine. I have not had any issues or problems with the chainsaw. I've learned how to use it well so I'm much better at not having the chain come off like others have reported. I also change the chain when needed which makes the saw perform very well. Good value and does a good job.
Date published: 2016-09-11
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