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40V HP Brushless 12 in. Top Handle Cordless Battery Chainsaw (Tool Only)

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  • Includes High Performance Brushless Motor for Increased Power
  • Battery and Charger Not Included
  • Works with all RYOBI 40V Batteries
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The 40V 12 in. HP Cordless Top Handle Chainsaw provides gas performance with cordless convenience. With just the pull of a trigger, the 40V HP technology paired with a brushless motor delivers 4X faster cutting, along with longer runtime and motor life. The unique top handle design provides increased user control. With a 10 in. cut capacity, adjustable automatic oiler, side access chain tensioning, and on-board tool storage, this chainsaw will get the job done. The heavy-duty deluxe carrying case allows for easy transportation. As part of the RYOBI 40V system, it is compatible with all 40V batteries. Best of all, the RYOBI 40V 12 in. HP Cordless Top Handle Chainsaw is backed by a 5-year warranty.
  • 40V HP technology delivers 4X faster cutting
  • Unique top handle design for increased user control
  • 12 in. bar and chain for 10 in. cut capacity
  • Adjustable automatic oiler for consistent chain lubrication
  • Side access chain tensioning and on-board tool storage for easy adjustments
  • Heavy-duty deluxe carrying case for transportation
  • Works with all RYOBI 40V lithium-ion batteries
  • 5-year tool warranty
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40V HP Brushless 12 in. Top Handle Cordless Battery Chainsaw (Tool Only)

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Bar Length (in.)12 in.12 in.12 in.12 in.
IncludedChain,ScabbardCase,Chain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination WrenchChain,ScabbardChain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination Wrench
FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAdjustable Forward Speed,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAutomatic Chain Oiler,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Bumper Spikes,Chain Brake,Portable
Voltage (volts)1840 V1856 V
Chainsaw Bar SizeSmallSmallSmallSmall
Battery Amp Hours4 AhNo Battery4 Ah2.5 Ah
Product Weight (lb.)8.58.4 lb9.0 lb7.3 lb
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Bar Length (in.)12 in.Chain Size12 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)24


Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryBattery Power TypeLithium Ion
Battery SizeLithium IonBattery/ChargerTool Only
Chain Pitch3/8 in.Chain Speed (mps)20
Chainsaw Bar SizeSmallChainsaw TypeHand Chainsaw
Charger IncludedCharger Not IncludedColor FamilyGreen
ConditionNewDrive Links45
FeaturesAdjustable Forward Speed,Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Tool-Less Chain TensioningFilter TypeNo Filter
Gauge.043Handle TypeRear Handle Chainsaw
IncludedCase,Chain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination WrenchNumber of Total Batteries Included0
Power TypeBatteryProduct Weight (lb.)8.4 lb
Tools IncludedChainsawTorque Maximum (Nm)0
Voltage (volts)40 V

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  • 4.8
    out of 28 reviews
  • 95%recommend this product
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Extremely Handy
This Ryobi 12-inch 40-volt chain saw is fantastic for it's size. It has plenty of power and lightweight for ease of use. The chain is extremely sharp and buzzed through larger tree branches with speed and efficiency. I have a small Christmas tree farm and this Ryobi chain saw will come in handy for that. It come with a very nice carrying case which will hold the battery and charger along with a quart of chain saw bar oil.
  • Recommended
Great saw but not up to Ryobi Standards
For those interested in country of origin, this product was made in CHINA. My intention was to replace existing gas chainsaw with a powerful battery operated unit, and as I have several Ryobi products with which I am happy, this was a logical choice. However I was disappointed generally, but there were pros and cons to mention. Pros: comes in a case which cam be easily shelf stored, has a locking latch to keep the blade scabbard from falling out (experience with a competitors case), light and easy to hold, battery took only one hour to fully charge, and 20 minutes from a half charge, and cut very well. Cons: chain bar oil filler was hard to maneuver without spilling, takes only 4 ounces of oil (Measured twice), oil filler indicator shows nothing, cannot see thru it, saw shavings accumulate in the chain catcher area and seemed to distress the saw cutting. Cutting test was done on an 18" long by 10" diameter log aged for over two years. Cut through quite easily on first pass. Cut some tree limbs and saw became very sluggish. Battery was at half power. Cleaned Catcher area and saw renewed at previous speed. Cut wood until burning smell which signified out of chain saw oil. Second test measured the oil at 4 ounces max capacity. Silicone lubed the Chain Catcher Area. Cut wood until another burning smell. Opened oil cap to empty and nothing there. Battery at 3/4s charge. Definitely a problem. This unit does not meet my expectations.
  • Recommended
Great Chainsaw
This 12 inch 40 volt brushless chainsaw is another great RYOBI tool. Before operating it, make certain that you have read all the safety warnings in the Operator’s Manual. When beginning to cut something you will notice that there is a rotational kickback. This saw operates with a 40 Volt lithium-ion battery, which is included. The operation is smooth once you know the recommended safety warnings. It’s a great tool to have. Remember to purchase the bar and chain oil (not included.)
1 found this review helpful
Fantastic saw
I have used this saw several times on 8 to 10 inch branches. Very powerful motor that spins the chain fast. Very easy on batteries with over an hour of cutting and battery still left. Nice carrying case that protects the blade and holds charger and battery and saw. Saw has an on board tool storeage and is easy to adjust. Oil reservoir is big and easy to fill. Oiler is adjustable to prevent running out of oil fast. The saw is a little noisy but not horrible. Top handle is very comfortable and the chain brake works great to prevent kick backs. I highly recommend this top quality saw.
Powerful Little Beast
I have an older 18 volt Ryobi Chainsaw that I've used for pruning small branches and recently my gas powered chainsaw has bit the dust. So I was eager to get this more powerful 40 Volt battery powered Ryobi. I'm impressed! I had two large hardwood trees fall in my back woods and have used this "little beast" to cut up the large trunks for burning. The included battery has sufficient charge for a good workout with the machine. I do find that the oil reservoir is a bit small, and you need to keep an eye on the oil level, even before the battery runs out of charge. The handle position is a bit different than other chainsaw designs, but I've found it well balanced and comfortable to use. Also, filling the oil reservoir is tough - position of the fill could be improved. No oil/gas mixture and no carburetor to go bad. Power up!
  • Recommended
2 found this review helpful
Quality tool that really cuts well!!!
Very pleased with this new 40V cordless Chainsaw. I really appreciate the overall quality that I've come to expect from all of my Ryobi products. This was no exception.  I was first of all impressed that it comes in a well designed carrier that features on-board tool storage and   room for the battery, the charger, and any needed accessories.  When the battery is fully charged, it ran for us for close to an hour.  We had multiple trees at the shop that were truly in need of trimming.  This chainsaw is lightweight enough that even I had no problem handling it. The chainsaw oil was not included, but we had some on hand, so that is not an issue. Overall, this is a really well designed tool, and has all of the features, and more, for any interested Home Depot shopper,  I highly recommend it and so does my son.  After several cuttings, he agreed that it is comfortable to handle, and lightweight.  Cuts fast, and is easy to maneuver.  The chainsaw has plenty of power, and includes a hand-guard that also acts as a built-in safety shut off feature.
  • Recommended
1 found this review helpful
Lightweight for pruning
I was looking for a lightweight battery powered small chainsaw to use when I go off grid camping and Raving. This will work for cutting up small branches and downed limbs for the fire pit. The saw comes with a sturdy plastic carrying case for the saw, charger, battery and c hg ain and bar oil. Two things I didn't like was it shipped without a small bottle of bar oil and it is a lot louder than I was expecting for a battery tool.
Was looking for a smaller chain saw for trimming multiple trees I have every year during the season. The RYOBI 12 in. 40V HP Brushless Cordless Top Handle Chainsaw with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger is the perfect chainsaw to complete that task and it being battery powered makes it even better. The saw is lightweight and easily maneuverable in tight places with more than enough power to get the job done. It also comes with a convenient storage case that neatly stores each part of the saw securely so they won't bounce around when being carried. My only minor issue which doesn't affect my review is, when initially reading the operational instructions, (page 16), it says to slide and hold the lockout button and then to squeeze the switch trigger. I did these and couldn't figure out why it wasn't starting. Finally figured out, before these steps, you must also push down the hand guard to it's lowest position in order for it to operate, which is another great safety feature. But maybe RYOBI can add this important step to their instruction manual. Overall a great investment to your yard tools.
  • Recommended
1 found this review helpful
The new 40V HP BRUSHLESS 12" TOP HANDLE CHAINSAW from Ryobi is an amazing piece of equipment. I stores is a plastic carry case that has room for the charger and a spare battery. Kit comes with one battery, but have 2 batteries ensures no downtime. I have owned many gas chainsaws over the years, and have been sceptical of battery powered ones, at least up until now. This Ryobi 12V brushless saw is amazing. I cut down 4 or 5 trees varying in size from 4" to 10" and it handled all with ease. I limbed them and cut them up all on the first battery. It has a variable speed trigger, great for pruning. It cuts super fast and is easier to handle than a gas saw. It still requires bar & chain oil, not included. I will be getting rid of my gas saw very soon. A great tool from Ryobi.
  • Recommended
Nice little saw
RYOBI 12 in. 40V HP Brushless Cordless Top Handle Chainsaw with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. This is a nice little chainsaw for pruning. I like this saw for when I'm chipping, cause I can cut the thick ends of the branches off for fire wood without having to start my gas powered saw up. This saw comes in a nice case that fits the battery and charger in it. My only complaint would be the way its shipped. It is shipped just in the case with the bright green ryobi cardboard, if you are in a area that has porch pirates track your order or send it to a store.
  • Recommended
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