Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 183
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Slim Nice Power, Good Battery Life, Great Weight
I waited a few years to replace a gas chainsaw that died. It was noisy and storing it inside during the winter was a problem with gas, Then a tree fell this winter and I stumbled across this rechargeable that reviews said would do the same job as a gas chainsaw.
Have to say I'm impressed with the power for something this lightweight. It cuts easily and quietly at this point. I'd give it a higher rating but will wait to see how it holds up over time.
The only downside is that it only comes with a 1.5 ah battery that provided enough power to buck the tree as shown in the photo, but that was it. I'll probably buy the 5 ah battery for the next tree that falls but it's not essential.
June 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mtron Unusable battery life
I got this because I hate storing gas in the garage, and don't have a ton of clean up work to do. This seemed to fit the bill, but the battery life...whoa, the battery life. 3 minutes of solid use. I fully charged the battery several times, and used a timer on my phone because I just couldn't believe it could possibly be that short. Then when I re-charge after using this chainsaw the charger flashes a "Defective/Error" message. It takes several unplug/reinsert cycles to get the battery to charge properly without an error message. I agree with another reviewer who mentioned the smaller amp hour (slim) battery shouldn't be used with this saw... BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY PACKAGE THE SAW WITH. So confused.
October 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RJC6392 bad battery don't buy
I used this saw 3 times. Battery stopped charging with the charger flashing red/ green, indicating a bad battery. Tried several times to call customer support, giving up after about an hour each time. I sent an email explaining the issue, the response I received was to call another number. Finally getting through, I was promised a replacement in 10 to 14 days. Its been over 2 months and still have not received my replacement. Emailed again and got the same reply as before, call support. Called again and was promised my replacement in 10 to 14 days. The worst customer service ever. Don't waste your money.
September 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ELB Battery life ridiculously short
Had to return it. Cutting time was about 15 minutes the first time we used it. About half that the next two times. Battery was fully charged all 3 times. This is ridiculous. We need to be able to cut for longer periods that 8 minutes! Owners manual even states that you shouldn't use the 1.5ah battery with this saw. Well, guess which battery they sell with it?! So if you want this product, I recommend buying the saw without a battery online and then buy the 5ah battery to go with it.
September 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ben Chain Mail
Does a decent job cutting limbs, however, the chain came off the second time I used it. Now I've got the owner's manual trying to figure out how to get the chain back on. Sheesh!
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thebozster Great saw!
I bought this saw because I was tired of heavy hard starting gas saws for doing cleanup work like trimming branches. I have to say I love this saw!!! It's lite weight but very powerful and the battery has plenty of juice for the job. When your cutting branch after branch and half an hour passes by and the battery still reads 100%, that really says something. I definitely recommend this saw to anyone in need of a medium duty chainsaw that can handle any thing up to about 10".
August 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 253 nice saw, lousy battery
Five cuts and had to recharge the battery. For the price an extended life (min. 5 AH) should have been included
September 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rbattered Battery Problems abound
Purchased with extra battery. Two trips back to store battery not charging. 2nd. Trip battery charged once. Took 3hours. Instructions. "Battery charges in 1-1.5hours. yes cuts well when it works. No more Ryobi . Cannot recommend this product. Still angry about wasted time.
August 29, 2016