Rated 4 out of 5Â by 165
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gene Adequate for light work
Saw is slower than a gasoline, saw, but for me, the convenience and portability more than off set the speed. Had limbs came off my pecan trees because of a recent Oklahoma ice storm. Limbs were up to 12 inches by 7 inches and was able to successfully cut them into fireplace lengths.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jolio55 Perfect for those of us without the stamina and build of a lumberjack
This 64yr old homesteader has found the Ryobi One+ chain saw the perfect compliment to previous purchases of the pole saw and string trimmer; the batteries fit all tools and charge up fast. The saw with batteries is lightweight to use and gets through the work in about as much time as it takes for me to get tired. The larger battery lets you know when it's due for charge so you aren't stuck with a tree limb half-cut. All combined, I've managed to keep orchard and fields in good shape; my young neighbor likes the pears and apples. These tools allow me the freedom and independence to keep the trees trimmed and I have on hand plenty of small firewood for winter; also helps me keep up with foraging goats to clear and improve pasture.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BestRush Light and Portable Power Cutting
Great little chain saw! So nice and light and easy to use. Battery lasts long and it can cut through larger branches if you do it little by little. Obviously not for felling large trees, but very handy for trimming and pruning around the yard.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Stoonie Will Surprise You
Born and raised on a farm. Growing up My Dad and I cut and split 7+ cords of wood each year for heat in the winter. I have used a vast array of power tools thru the years. Needed something for just trimming small branches and already had Ryobi brand 18v lithium tools so I bought this since I had batteries and charger. Let me tell you, for cutting branches and even small trees, it is no problem for this at all. I was quite suprised that it performed as well as it did. It's clean, very quiet and very easy to use. Because of it's lower speed, the chain stays sharp a very long time. I have pushed it beyond it's advertised capabilities and am impressed. Just use common sense and you will be happy you bought it. Truly a great tool to have around.
June 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JImWorm Great Saw, if you use it within it's limits
Bought this saw last year after Hurricaine Irene. We lost several moderate sized branches from some of the trees in the backyard. Could not get a hold of anyone to come and clean up the back yard, and they were quoting over $500.00 for the job. Bought this saw, and managed to cut down all the broken and fallen branches, and cut them into logs of about 18 inches in length over a period of 3 days. The largest diameter log that I cut was 7Â½ inches. I have some other Ryobi tools, and so have about Â½ dozen batteries. I would charge up the batteries and just go to work. No need to lug a long extension cord, no gas, oil, mixing, starting, etc. No noise, except when cutting, and even then, not to bad. It is slow, so you have to go slow, and be patient. It is not too heavy, so easy to handle. The large capacity battery would last from 30 to 40 minutes of almost continuous use, so not bad at all. The chain oiling system does not seem to put enough oil on the chain unless you push the bulb on top, and it does tend to leak after use, so put something down under the saw when you store it away that will collect or soak up the oil. Overall, I am very pleased with the price / performance ratio, and it was just what I needed. Just don't expect to take down whole trees!
February 18, 2012