Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 160
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cnjontheroad This darn lil saw
I gave this Electric saw an average rating, because of a couple of items. First the cord attachment area is too small for the right sized cord to fit in to the handle. Then the so called anti-kickback protector on th etip of the bar kept hanging up on small limbs and causing the chain to come off, after several times ,I removed the tip cover and had no more problems. The Adjustment part is a good idea as I did not need tools to remove the chain and clean / replace it several times it came off.
I would not recomend it to a novice user.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Al Pleasantly surprised with performance
Purchased this electric chainsaw to save myself a bunch of money! Had a rather large tree (24 in. diameter trunk) and branches that ranged from 12 inches and under. This chainsaw did the job! The 12 amps was more than adequate and allowed me to use normal house current. The instructions recommend a 50 ft 14 Guage power cord which I purchased to go along with the saw. The chain held up very nice requiring I sharpen just once during several hours of cutting. If you want to purchase a backup chain I recommend a Oregon 56S. As mentioned by another reviewer, I also removed the tip guard. Also aka sure you check the chain oil reservoir frequently. For the price, this was a great deal as opposed to paying a tree surgeon 700 dollars.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PGoTer 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.
January 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oscarcat Great for small jobs - light duty-occasional use
Similar to what others concluded, this saw is super convenient for occasional light duty use. I judged the 16" blade to be ideal given the nature of cutting this saw is designed for. Perfect for clean up after a storm or winds. I ruled out cordless because the battery would not be ready after sitting. And batteries are expensive when replacement is required. I was cutting 10-12" limbs today, then sectioning them in firewood size pieces. Light weight and easy to handle. Quiet - no ear protection required. As for comments regarding the chain falling off, I noticed my blade tension adjust knob became loose due to vibration and use. With that knowledge, after every 3-4 cuts I check it and give it a quarter to one third turn. If you don't, it will get loose and the chain will fall off as others noted. Not a deal breaker for me, just something one should remember to do. Meanwhile the manufacturer needs to address this by re-engineering the blade tension knob so it remains where it is set. A lock nut type of set up??? Mfg should also include a starter pint of chain oil. Speaking of which, I noticed when holding saw at 90 degrees to cut a small tree, oil trickles out of the hole in the filler cap. Simple things the mfg can address to make a good product great. FYI I own a 16" gas chain saw but after sitting since last season the primer bulb was shot and the repair was going to cost almost as much as this electric saw.
August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Budgetbob Great saw for medium, occasional use..
Came assembled and ready to use out of the box. Only needed to ad chain saw oil to the reservoir. You need to buy some oil since this was not included. I have used the saw only once to saw some 3-4 " limbs from a large pine tree, and to saw up the smaller branches on the ground. The saw did an excellent job and I look forward to my next trimming project for it. Its a good value for the medium /occasional use homeowner. It came with a storage bag which is a nice feature.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David This is an awesome little chainsaw
I purchased this chainsaw with the intention of only using it for brush cutting and very small trees (2-3 in in diameter)...well...this little trooper proved its worth and then some...able to topple 80 ft pine trees 10 -12 in in diameter and 40-50 foot sweetgums in various diameters. It is very easy and comfortable to use and powerful...I have not used my gas powered Poulan in several months because this little beast proved time and time again that it can handle even the biggest jobs. It is very quiet and lightweight...I will never by another electric chainsaw other than this one again. After a year of heavy use and changing the bar and chain to an 18", the brushes in the motor have been stretched to far...I will be replacing the brushes and continue to use this chainsaw...very reliable...I highly recommend it
July 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by john Yard work
Works great for small job's around the house. Nice thing about an electric chain saw is no gas. So it will work as long as you have power.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJ Great Saw for the Occasional User
This saw chewed through logs 10to13 inches or so with ease, It took a few tries to get the tension right but then it worked like a charm. The Homelite was easy to handle and pretty quiet as well. I feel it was money well spent on an excellent product. Highly recommended!
June 26, 2016