Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 156
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nerf Beats the competition
I compared the JawSaw to A*z*n reviews of a similar saw ("A") before buying the JawSaw.
(1) The quality of the A's battery was a unanimous complaint: it is an 18v NiCad battery which doesn't hold a charge long and power drops off as the charge goes down. One reviewer said "The batteries never did last more than about 10 minutes on the job."
The JawSaw's 20v Lithium battery lasted an hour my first time with it (not continuously running, of course). The manual says it will last longer after repeated charges. Power never dropped off until the charge ran out completely.
(2) Another unanimous complaint about the A is how hard it is to add oil, which is very easy on the JawSaw.
(3) The A got frequent complaints about the chain -- difficulty with it coming off, difficulty in adjusting the tension, and with it cutting the chain guard (which on the A, doesn't completely cover the chain and bar like the JawSaw does). The chain never came off in my hour of use. The JawSaw's chain tension is done semi-automatically (loosen and immediately re-tighten a nut).
(4) The A requires 2-hands to operate. While JawSaw says to use both hands, once the saw is working, it is possible to take one hand off to hold a limb or tree. And no bending when a tree is on the ground. Stand over it and press down. The one hand operation also makes it possible to use a 5' extension handle with it (not available yet -- the corded JawSaw's extension will not work with the cordless JawSaw). There is no extension for the A.
(5) The A's battery takes 8 hours to charge with the standard charger. The JawSaw's only takes 3 hours.
I really liked being able to cut down saplings at ground level -- just laid the saw on the ground at the base of the saplings and started it up. With the bar/chain guard, there was no worry about the chain hitting the ground.
I cut down at least 20 saplings in the first hour without a problem.
The A is 40% cheaper than the JawSaw, plus the A's battery is almost 60% cheaper than the JawSaw's battery. The JawSaw is clearly better, but you are paying a lot for the improvement, especially since to use the JawSaw for more than an hour, you will need at least one more battery, but for all the improvements and advantages, I think the JawSaw is worth the price..
(1) The Worx web page for the battery says you cannot overcharge the battery, but the charger manual says you can.
(2) A Worx rep told me that an optional 5' extension pole would be available in another month or two, but the manual seems to indicate that it is only for the WG321, not the WG320, If so, that will be a major dissapointment.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by senator Good too, but I wish it could be extended further.
purchased this too three-weeks ago, it work well for the tree branches I am able to reach, if it could be extended further it would be a much better tool and asset to my business
November 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Duke22 Great Performance Tool
This saw is the best all around tool I have ever had for (safety , easy to handle and very affordable.) In Short thie JawSaw's Features and Performance are OUTSTANDING.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pickelhead The JawSaw is wonderful.
We have a large patch of River cane that has been impossible to keep under control. it tears op our backs when using a chainsaw and takes for ever with a handsaw but the JawSaw makes it simple. It keeps the polls from moving while cutting and goes through them like butter. The only drawback is the chipper can't keep up with all the cuts now. Most importantly is the fact that my 77 yr old mother loves using it too.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simon55 Does the work, and does it well.
The jaw saw was so easy to use and the. Battery lasted so long,it was hard. I was trimming about seven branches off my pin oak tree which is a very hard wood and jaw saw had no problem. Than I cut them up in two foot pieces for stacking without having to bend down to cut them, the job was so easy,and the battery was still strong. So don't worry about getting the cordless model I was a little hesitant at first when I ordered it. But it turned out just fine. Did I mention how light and easy to handle it is. I BOUGHT the extension handle also and it was easy off and on and worked very nice. I hope this review helps you in making your decision.
August 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry White Jaw saw cuts like a hot knife through butter
I bought this about a months ago. Makes trimming trees fun and quik.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TBOBGIN EXCELLENT TOOL
WE HAVE AVERY WOODED LOT. CLEANING UP FALLEN LIMBS IS A BREEZE. WISH WE HAD IT YEARS AGO.
October 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jmkgarza Best chain saw I have ever used
I like the ease of using this tool for jobs all around the yard.
October 16, 2015