Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 85
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brumfan Well worth the money
Needed a chainsaw to take down an old pear tree. Cost of rental was $46 for 4 hours so it was a no brainer to buy this at the price.
Never owned a chainsaw and only used one once before, was a bit leery of the electric versus gas powered but took the tree down and bucked it up in less than an hour.
Was impressed with the power and easy handling. Will definitely be of use in the back yard, less hand sawing from now on for sure.
Don't know if I got an updated packaging but there is a tag on the box reminding you to buy oil (other reviews said it would be good to have a warning on the box that you needed oil).
Would recommend to anyone that needed a new chainsaw.
October 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Baldylocks Outperformed my expectations
I bought this saw to fell a storm damaged Boxelder (Manitoba Maple) that's about 50 - 70 years old. Big trunk, the diameter is at least 20 -24 inches.
The entire tree has been topped and I expect the saw will last to finish the entire fell. I will likely need to replace or resharpen the chain but it has handled use (read abuse) by rank amateurs. The chain has come off as a result of poor use about 6 times but it has been simple to remount. The auto oiler is convenient at least and the tool-less chain tension has meant no need to use any tools on the saw at all.
It tends to go through a fair amount of chain oil so by a big bottle. I'd buy this saw again in a heartbeat.
September 4, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Georgio Cheap and does the job
Unless you're felling large trees or are far away from an electrical outlet, this is the chain saw to buy. I use it to cut up small trees or limbs that have fallen from trees during a severe storm. The only alternatives would be a hand saw or a reciprocating saw, and this has them beat hands down. You'll be able to do in minutes what the others would take hours to do. I found that it cuts through smaller trrees and limbs as good as as a gas chain saw---and without the hassle of buying gas, getting service, etc. This is a great saw!
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wrm62 Homelite 12.0A 16 in Chainsaw
Initially i was planning on purchasing a inexpensive gas powered chainsaw for use around my home. After searching a few different stores, i decided to investigate Home Depot! The saw i was looking for had been sold out, so i spoke to the sales clerk from that department. In our coversation he mentioned the Homelite 12.0A 16 in Chainsaw .
After reading the specs. i thought that this particular model and type may satisfy my needs. After trying it for the first time ...i was very impressed with it's performance. It is quite powerful(12 amps)... and cut through a 8" tree without any hesitation or slowing down! Real handy also for cutting trimming the dead limbs off some other trees.
I would reccomend this saw to anyone who needs a saw for home use. It is powerful, lightweight... easy to use... and very reasonably priced.
April 9, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chumhead1 Just try it, if you don't agree....return it!
I started searching for a new chainsaw after getting a sore shoulder pull starting my old one. I sorted by customer rating and was absolutely shocked that several electric saws were among the top rated. I looked at the Worx and Homelite, and read many (more like ALL) of the reviews and was again shocked at how most seem to really like and recommend electric. I stopped in at Home Depot and looked, but my store didn't stock the Worx saw (online only) but did have a 14 and 16 inch Homelite electric. Still skeptical, I confirmed that I could return it if the electric saw just didn't work for me and was told "absolutely". I purchased the Homelite 16" as it uses the same chain as my gas saw, and I already have 4 chains. Well, I got home, put bar oil in it and immediately cut through a bunch of cedar up to 10 inch diameter with no trouble at all, just as good and fast as my 16" gas chainsaw (except it didn't overheat or hurt my shoulder pull starting it). I love the plug and go.....no buying gas, finding my 2 stroke oil and mixing, priming, and pulling. Impressed with it so far, I figured I would test it on a 12 inch piece of oak....no problem. I took it over to the trunk of the cedar tree and proceeded to cut a 22+ inch diameter piece in just a couple of minutes. I'm sure it may have been a little slower than my gas saw, but it had NONE of the headaches. The reviews were right, I was skeptical, but a very happy camper after 2 hours of sawing up wood with none of the problems I constantly have with my gas saws.....just try one!
March 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chumhead What a shocker! I'm keeping it.
My old gas chainsaw was giving me fits after sitting unused for months. I went to the Home Depot website to look at new chainsaws and filtered by customer rating. I was shocked that several electric chainsaws were among the top customer rated, so I began looking into them further. I ended up purchasing the Homelite 16" electric as it uses the same chains as my old gas saw (and I already have 5 chains and a sharpening tool), and I was reassured I could return it if I didn't like it. Long story short, this saw amazed me once I started to use it. It doesn't cut quite as fast as a good gas saw, but it has none of the hastles....no finding my 2 stroke oil (which usually involving a special trip to the store...where does it go?), no getting gas and mixing, and most importantly, no pull starting. It even has a simple chain tensioner knob, no stopping and using a special tool.....just twist the knob to adjust. Why don't ALL chainsaws have something this quick and easy? Just top off the bar oil, plug in and go! I don't mind a few extra seconds for this ease and convenience. I cut through 22 inch diameter cedar logs with no problem (will try to upload a photo). Try it, if you don't like it.....return it. Most likely, you will keep it too.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gamebreaker worked fine for cutting up a few tree limbs.
just used it today for the first time..all that was needed was filling it with bar oil.for an electric saw, that thing cut very well.some of the cutting was 6 to 7 inch thick and it cut right thru them with no issues at all.it was well worth the money I paid for it.i was kind of worried using an electric saw, but I know if the limbs were thicker, it would have done the job.some of the reviews stated they had oil leaking, but I indeed kept looking and nothing..if you have a small to medium tree cutting to do,this is the tool for you.plus,it is nice not mixing gas and oil and having it taken apart because it isn't running good.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sinfonairc A Good Electric Saw For The Price
I bought this little electric saw to take out some small oak trees in my back yard. While they were small, this little machine took them out with no problem. It's true that it doesn't have the torque of a gas-powered unit, but it certainly held its own when put to the grind, so to speak. It only started to falter when I started to use it on thicker oak logs. It just didn't have the juice. So I took it back and replaced it with an Echo 352 gas-powered chain saw. Let's just say that my review of the Echo is far less kind as it lasted me less than a day and I had the Home Lite for 3 weeks. If you need something for small work, I highly recommend this unit.
March 21, 2015