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Ryobi 14 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Chainsaw
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Ryobi

14 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Chainsaw

  • GAS-LIKE POWER: Brushless motor for increased run time and power
  • 14 in. bar and chain optimized for cordless efficiency
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty; 90-Day No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee
$199.00 /each

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If you've wondered whether a cordless chainsaw could perform as well as gas, Ryobi has your answer. The new 14 in. 40-Volt Brushless Chainsaw includes features to make your cutting experiences just as efficient as a gas unit. With a high-capacity 40-Volt lithium-ion battery powering the brushless motor, this saw delivers the fast cutting speed and higher torque you would expect from a gas model. And as part of the Ryobi 40-Volt system, the lithium-ion battery recharges in just 1 hour and works with any of the other tools in the Ryobi 40-Volt family. Also including comfort features like the wrap-around handle and automatic oiler, this saw provides easy, comfortable operation for larger clean up jobs. Best of all, the Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless chainsaw is available with an outstanding 5-year warranty the type of coverage usually found only with professional gas models. With all these gas-like features and power, you can trust your clearing job to Ryobi.

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  • Works with all Ryobi 40-Volt lithium-ion tools and batteries
  • Brushless motor for increased torque and gas-like power
  • Cutting speed of a gas chainsaw for faster cutting
  • Side access chain tensioning for easy adjustments
  • On-board tool storage for quick chain adjustments
  • 14 in. bar and chain
  • Variable speed trigger for user control
  • 40-Volt lithium-ion compact battery and 1 hour quick charger included
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Bar chain oil?

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Durham, ME
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June 19, 2015
New to chainsaws, but havent seen anything mentioned yet. Does this saw need bar chain oil for lubing?
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Virginia
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September 9, 2016
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Yes you will need a good bar and chain oil to operate the saw .
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It doesn't have a tip guard.
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June 30, 2016
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Yes.
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Phoenix, Az
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October 6, 2015
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I just use Stihl bar oil. Works great - also sold at Home Depot.
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Hazel Park, MI
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August 13, 2015
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Yes, You do need to use bar oil because the chain is a moving part that need lubrication.
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Loveland
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August 3, 2015
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Yes, it needs bar oil. That's the one thing all chainsaws need, still. While, IMO, battery operation is a great evolution in power for chainsaws, they still haven't figured out how to get away from bar oil.
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Germantown, WI
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July 22, 2015
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Yes, it needs bar chain oil. The bar chain oil is used to lubricate the chain moving around the bar so it does not bind or excessively wear the bar as it is used.
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June 25, 2015
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Yes, it has a small oil reservoir for chain oil just as any other chainsaw.
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Seeley Lake, MT
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June 23, 2015
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Yes. You can't get away from lubricating a chainsaw bar and chain. But mine uses very little oil. It does drip a little in storage, but only slightly. Keep that in mind for storage. Great saw!
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June 20, 2015
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Yes, and it's not included, which it would have been nice for Ryobi to mention on the packaging and in the website info.
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Which battery comes with this chainsaw - the High Capacity or the Slim Line?

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Raleigh
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January 21, 2016
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Thanks to the above posters that warned about the low capacity battery. I went to purchase this saw today, opened the box, and sure enough the 4015 low capacity battery was included. Right back on the shelf it went and I picked up a gas model. Sorry Ryobi, you lost a sale due to cheaping out on the battery. Heck my 40-amp Ryobi edger even came with the high capacity battery.
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Phoenix, Az
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October 6, 2015
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Slim battery which is laughable as the hedge trimmer comes with the high capacity pack.
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White Salmon, WA
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June 14, 2015
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My Ryobi RY40501 purchased from Home Depot in February 2015 came with the OP4015 battery. The manual (dated April 2014) clearly states “avoid using [the] first generation ---OP4015 --- as the chain speed will be significantly reduced ---”. Regardless, I get less than five minutes of use before the battery needs another full one-hour recharge. What a disappointment in the battery and subsequently this Read More
My Ryobi RY40501 purchased from Home Depot in February 2015 came with the OP4015 battery. The manual (dated April 2014) clearly states “avoid using [the] first generation ---OP4015 --- as the chain speed will be significantly reduced ---”. Regardless, I get less than five minutes of use before the battery needs another full one-hour recharge. What a disappointment in the battery and subsequently this saw! Read Less
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May 31, 2015
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I just picked one up at the local HD. It's the 14" brushless motor and appears identical to everything I see on the current Ryobi site. Mine came with the 4026 PN130186012 battery - says so on the battery. It's a big chunky thing. This is the same battery the included manual says to avoid using. LOL. Get it together Ryobi! Maybe mine is new old stock? It's OK, I'll take the bigger battery. The saw works Read More
I just picked one up at the local HD. It's the 14" brushless motor and appears identical to everything I see on the current Ryobi site. Mine came with the 4026 PN130186012 battery - says so on the battery. It's a big chunky thing. This is the same battery the included manual says to avoid using. LOL. Get it together Ryobi! Maybe mine is new old stock? It's OK, I'll take the bigger battery. The saw works great with it. Read Less
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March 10, 2015
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Slim battery. You will want to get the bigger one if you don't have it.
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August 22, 2014
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The Slim Line (4015 $99). The saw really could use the power of the HiCapacity (4026 $129)
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June 20, 2014
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Mine (and at least one other reviewer that i read) came with the High capacity (2.4 Amp Hour) Battery.
The picture on the box was of the slimline battery (more green than grey) , but what was actually in the box was the High Capacity. Not sure if they're changing over to the slimline or what, but I'd say if you hurry and purchase, you might get the High Capacity. (Or contact Ryobi to see if they all Read More
Mine (and at least one other reviewer that i read) came with the High capacity (2.4 Amp Hour) Battery.
The picture on the box was of the slimline battery (more green than grey) , but what was actually in the box was the High Capacity. Not sure if they're changing over to the slimline or what, but I'd say if you hurry and purchase, you might get the High Capacity. (Or contact Ryobi to see if they all should be coming with it) Read Less
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June 6, 2014
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Mine came with OP4026 (part 130186012) the high capacity battery, not the slimline. The box states that it includes a compact battery but mine did NOT. Interestingly enough the battery doesn't say "OP4026A" but the part # indicates it is the newer battery model. I got mine from the very first shipment that came to the store so perhaps Ryobi made an error in the first shipment and has fixed it in later Read More
Mine came with OP4026 (part 130186012) the high capacity battery, not the slimline. The box states that it includes a compact battery but mine did NOT. Interestingly enough the battery doesn't say "OP4026A" but the part # indicates it is the newer battery model. I got mine from the very first shipment that came to the store so perhaps Ryobi made an error in the first shipment and has fixed it in later shipments since someone else said it came with the slimline. Read Less
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June 3, 2014
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Its the slimline model.
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May 19, 2014
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The slim-pack battery comes with the 40V Brushless Chainsaw. If you currently have a high-capacity battery, it too will work with the Brushless Chainsaw.
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Does this saw come with a tip gaurd?

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September 8, 2016
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no
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Murrieta, CA
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April 29, 2016
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No, it does not, and I personally don't think you need one with this saw. The tip guard gets in the way with plunge cuts. the 14" bar is long enough that you should not need the tip saw, also the motor has a load sensor on it, so another reason not to need a tip guard.
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Germantown, WI
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July 22, 2015
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The 14 inch saw does not come with a tip guard.
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Midland, Michigan
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Yes, it comes with a plastic bar guard covering the entire bar but no case.
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Washington DC
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August 22, 2014
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No tip guard. The 12" model does have a tip guard. I find that the tip guard interfers with tip cutting.
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Camano Island, Wa
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July 7, 2014
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no
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June 20, 2014
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No. It does not come with a tip guard as some of their other models do. I think though that unless it's a deal breaker for you to not have a tip guard, the power of this saw is great and in my opinion you can't go wrong with it.
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Pensacola, FL
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June 3, 2014
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Mine did not however the 12" one ( 40v also ) show the tip guard. The 14" was the only model in stock when I bought mine. Don't know that its the tip is needed. I've used my for a few weeks now and its great. It holds a charge all day.
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Mpls. MN
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No, but that is one of the reasons I bought this model. They have always annoyed me and generally get in the way.
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Will the pole attachment attach to this 14" saw? If so will the same pole attachment also attach to the 40v hedge trimmer

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July 29, 2016
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Hi RTR. No, these are three separate units. Thanks for your question.
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The Ryobi pole saw attachment I have is made to work with a string trimmer. I have two of them and have used them with my gas trimmers and my 40 volt Ryobi cordless string trimmer. I bought the second one just to have the additional reach of two shaft extenders but having a second head with oil and a sharp chain ready to go is also handy.
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The Ryobi pole saw attachment I have is made to work with a string trimmer. I have two of them and have used them with my gas trimmers and my 40 volt Ryobi cordless string trimmer. I bought the second one just to have the additional reach of two shaft extenders but having a second head with oil and a sharp chain ready to go is also handy.
I'm not aware of any pole saw attachment that would adapt to the chain saw or the hedge trimmer and can't envision how it could be accomplished. My pole saw attachments have a 12 inch bar. It appears that the bars and chains might be interchangeable with the 14 inch bar and chain of the saw but I haven't tried it. The 14 inch saw and the hedge trimmer are both heavy enough that you wouldn't want to try to use them at the end of a pole. Read Less
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No, this saw is not made to attach to a pole, it is much too heavy to use on the end of a pole. I was not aware that Ryobi offered a 40 volt hedge trimmer, so I can't help you with that.
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Pole saws are special in size. You'd never be able to wield something this heavy on the end of a pole. You need a special saw that's designated as a pole saw.
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Herrin, Il
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June 30, 2016
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I am not aware of any pole attachment. If there was one available, it would be too heavy to hold. It is a great chain saw. Ideal for cleaning up small limbs.
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Murrieta, CA
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Negative. Pole saw has its own chain head, does not utilize this 14" saw or hedge trimmer. Only power head for the saw and the string trimmer works on that system.
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No
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 184 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I thought I'd love this saw - it cut great right away, and I was really happy with it. Unfortunately, that lasted one day. Then the saw didn't want to cut any more, and it wasn't the battery. (The battery is fine, and I'd bought an extra as recommended in the reviews.) I did all the routine things - added oil, adjusted the tension, to no avail. Alas, now I learn that there is no place anywhere near my home that services these. Oops! So, back to the store it will go. Such a shame. Maybe the chain was defective ... who knows. But don't buy one of these unless you first find out where you can have it serviced. October 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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