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40V HP Brushless 18 in. 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 RYOBI 18 in. 40V HP Chainsaw is the perfect combination of power and convenience. This chainsaw has all the power and length of a gas chainsaw with less maintenance. The Brushless Motor delivers the fast cutting speed and torque you would expect from a gas model. This chainsaw features an adjustable automatic oiler, side access chain tensioning, and on-board tool storage for the most convenient operation and easy adjustments. The mechanical chain brake is a safety feature on the chainsaw that helps prevent kickback. When the job is complete, store the chainsaw in the durable chainsaw carrying case for easy transportation and storage. The RYOBI 18 in. 40V HP Chainsaw, is compatible with Ryobi 40V batteries. This tool is backed by a 5-Year Tool Warranty. Battery and Charger Not Included.
  • Battery and Charger Not Included
  • GAS-LIKE POWER
  • 18 in. bar and chain
  • Brushless motor for maximum power and chain speed
  • Adjustable automatic oiler for convenient operation
  • Side access chain tensioning and on-board tool storage for easy adjustments
  • Mechanical chain brake for kickback protection
  • Carrying case for easy transportation
  • Works with all RYOBI 40V Lithium batteries
  • 5-year limited tool warranty












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Ratings
(795)
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(108)
(145)
Bar Length (in.)16 in.18 in.18 in.18 in.
IncludedScabbardChainCase,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination WrenchCase,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination Wrench
FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain TensioningChain BrakeAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,PortableAutomatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Portable
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Voltage (volts)60 V604040
Chainsaw Bar SizeMediumMediumMediumMedium
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo BatteryNo Battery5 Ah
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)16323232
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Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
18 in.
Chain Size
18 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
32

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Battery Not Included
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Chain Pitch
3/8 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
22
Chainsaw Bar Size
Medium
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Green
Condition
New
Drive Links
62
Features
Automatic Chain Oiler,Brushless Motor,Chain Brake,Portable
Filter Type
No Filter
Gauge
.050
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Included
Case,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination Wrench
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Type
Battery
Product Weight (lb.)
11.3 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Tools Included
Chainsaw
Torque Maximum (Nm)
0
Voltage (volts)
40

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5-year limited tool warranty

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  • 4.3
    out of 108 reviews
  • 83% recommend this product
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great for small projects
bought the saw tonight to do some clean up on a few trees that we fell. the saw cut great. I thought the battery would've lasted longer but got through what is shown in the picture in one charge. my only complaint is that the bar oil reservoir leaked pretty bad. I thought maybe it wasn't seated correctly. I unscrewed and made sure to put it on straight but still had problems with the leaking. I'll try popping and extra o-ring in it tomorrow and see how it does.
by ryobi1user
    • Recommended Product
    Very well made and lots of cutting power. Battery life seems good so far. Pretty good storage cas...
    Very well made and lots of cutting power. Battery life seems good so far. Pretty good storage case. Would & will recommend to anyone....
    by c130herk
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    • Recommended Product
    2 people found this helpful
    I was always a gas powered chainsaw user as a homeowner, since I didn't think we were there yet w...
    I was always a gas powered chainsaw user as a homeowner, since I didn't think we were there yet with battery powered ones. I am totally wrong. This 18 inch Chainsaw worked comparable to my gas powered Craftsman chainsaw It was fun to compare when I first was a bit skeptical. The look and weight was comparable, so that was okay, since the 40v battery does have some weight to it but with good sufficient power. I found it cut thru some dried logs with good size chips, and when it came to harder woods like Crepe Maple the shavings were smaller. That is okay. The battery can be used on your other ryobi 40v products, so it works with my weed wacker too. Great. It did well and had very good power which did surprise me, and I think that can also be contributed to the brushless motor of this chainsaw, that is a big plus. There is a tool wrench that hides at the end of the handle, which makes it convenient as well, that it does rattle around in the plastic case and you have it handy. Nice plus there too. I found it to charge very fast and quiet. So for a kit this is great, an excellent chainsaw, battery, charger, and carrying case. This carrying case is also well made and comparable to my gas powered saw case. Let me tell you that I also experienced fantastic customer service, when I was having problems with the first one, they contacted me, troubleshooted and sent me a replacement right away. That is customer service and they kept in touch all along. Very important for this customer service and the following it generates. I'm looking to expand my Ryobi collection too because of this high level of customer service. Overall, really like this product, works well like a gas powered, and my customer service experience was excellent. To me it is comparable to gas powered chainsaw wthout the problems of gas mixing and carburetor problems with todays ethanol laced gasoline.
    by Reversemidasman
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    4 people found this helpful
    Wonderful chainsaw because it is just the right weight for me, even with the battery. Some of the...
    Wonderful chainsaw because it is just the right weight for me, even with the battery. Some of the others that I have used have been way too heavy, which poses a safety issue. I don't have any experience cutting large trees, but for cutting small maples and other "nuisance" trees, this chainsaw is ideal. I have also used it to cut some pressure-treated wood when I replaced some stairs in my garden area. Worked just fine. I haven't used it for long periods of time, so the battery has worked out well and I have had no need to purchase a backup. Interestingly enough, one of the things I like about this particular chainsaw is its carrying case. It is well-built and easy to get the saw in and out without any problems. The saw in particular also appears to be very durable. I don't plan to use it on a regular basis, so it should last me for many years. One caveat. Remember to pick up some lube and chain oil before using the chainsaw. I forgot to do that prior to using it the first time, so had to make a special trip to HD to pick some up before I got started with my project.
    by Tsunami
    • Recommended Product
    2 people found this helpful
    After years of using a traditional chainsaw we decided to give a battery operated one a try. We got the RYOBI 18 in. 40-Volt HP Brushless Lithium-Ion Electric Cordless Chainsaw that included a 5ah battery and charger. I can’t lie we were a little skeptical about how much power a battery operated one would have. We could not have been more pleased! This combo had everything we needed as we do not have any other 40 volt items we liked the fact that it had a charger and battery in it. This unit has some really nice features built into it. For instance as the pictures I attached show you can check your oil level without having to open up the reservoir it has a window that shows it very clearly. It also has an opening to be able to hang the chainsaw up when not in use if desired. There is onboard storage for the included tool that you use to adjust the chain. The chain adjustment is very easy and you do not have to open everything up to do it. The case is well made and I like that even though it has a blade cover there is another piece that is attached to the case that actually goes over it to keep it from lifting up. There is a pocket to keep all your paperwork in so that you never misplace it. The overall weight of this chainsaw was surprisingly light but yet it is very well balanced. Another thing I liked was it has a safety feature where if the brake is off you cannot turn on the chainsaw. So if for some reason it is not on you do not have to worry about an accident if you start it without the brake engaged. The chainsaw has plenty of power and cut through everything that we have tried it on! It is like using a hot knife on butter, it just goes right through. Had I known how quick and easy these cut I would have gotten one a long time ago. We constantly have trees to fell on our property in the country as we like to keep the area free of any fuel for wildfires and this is certainly going to earn its place as one of my favorite tools. Even with a set of messed up shoulders this makes my work easy and not as strenuous as our old gas powered one. There is also the fact that I never have to worry about having fuel on hand just a charged battery and some chain oil and I am good to go! Another great Ryobi tool that you will be glad you added to your collection!
    by airtazgirl
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    4 people found this helpful
    Chainsaw arrived completely assembled and enclosed in a plastic case with a scabbard for the chai...
    Chainsaw arrived completely assembled and enclosed in a plastic case with a scabbard for the chain/bar. Also enclosed was the 5A battery and charger. It did not come with chain/bar oil so you will need to purchase before using the saw. According to the operation manual this cordless chain saw is designed for limbing and prune type cutting, as well as cutting small trees. This would be a nice saw for the homeowner, DIYer or handyman. I used mine to prune up some small trees including a couple of apple trees. The chain was sharp and the anti kickback made the cuts smooth and easy. The 40V 5A battery is much larger and heavier than some of the competition making the unit almost as heavy as a gas model. Auto oiler is nice feature but it does leak when not in use and stored away.
    by 4u1fisherman
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    5 people found this helpful
    This 18" cordless chainsaw arrived in a very sturdy plastic case. The blade also has a plastic c...
    This 18" cordless chainsaw arrived in a very sturdy plastic case. The blade also has a plastic cover which is great to keep it stored securely. You have to add oil before use. The saw has a mechanical chain brake with is nice. Right oiut of the gate feels like it has sufficent power that is comparable to a gas powered. This saw is much lighter than a gas powered and easier to use. It comes with one battery/charger but is interchangable with other Ryobi 40 volt.
    by Texashillgang
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    My new favorite tool! I've not used a chain saw before as I have been uncomfortable with the who...
    My new favorite tool! I've not used a chain saw before as I have been uncomfortable with the whole gas powered tool idea (plus i could not yank that cord hard enough to get it started anyway) so when I heard there now are battery powered chainsaws I was eager to try one. It didn't seem like a battery could provide enough power for the work a chainsaw does but when this new 40v model came out I figured now was a good time to give it a try. This Ryobi product basically comes complete and ready to use. Includes storage box, battery and charger and the onboard "scwrench". Just add some chain bar oil and you're ready to go. We took it along to cut down our Christmas tree. Unfortunately oil leaked out all over the truck. The instructions say there will be some seepage but this pretty much dripped constantly. Then the chain slipped off while cutting. Ugh. Got home and cleaned it all up. Guess we didn't tighten the oil cap enough. I reinstalled and tightened the chain and was ready to give it another try. I tried it on some smaller firewood cuttings and was surprised at how easy it was to use. Next I limbed up one of our sequoia trees, so easy. I haven't tried it on any really large sized logs or trees but I have no doubt it will perform like a pro. So nice not to have to rely on someone's help when I can now cut what I need myself.
    by kj4sun
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    1 person found this helpful
    The Ryobi 40V HP battery chainsaw has good cutting power and doesn't stink like oil mix gas saws!...
    The Ryobi 40V HP battery chainsaw has good cutting power and doesn't stink like oil mix gas saws! All you need is a charge and to fill the chain oil. I took down two trees and cut one up for firewood on one charge, then cut up the other on about 3/4 charge. The two trees together used about 3/4 of one fill of the chain oil (not included but don't run the saw without it) and I see no stretch of the new chain after two trees which is better than I have seen on my other saws. The saw comes with a carrying case that integrates the chain scabbard and holds the charger. This is a homeowner type saw, not meant for playing at lumberjack. It easily handled the couple invasive trees I had to remove and quickly turned them into firewood. The saw is nowhere near as loud as gas saws, quieter even than my small gas pole saw for high trimming, and there is no dragging hundreds of feet of extension cord like for my corded electric saw. I found it has good weight and balance with a strong 'click' of the chain brake guard plus it has a lock out button to prevent accidently starting the chain when carrying the saw. It also uses a slim bar which reduces potential for tip kickback as one of many safety features. The chips really fly as this saw makes cut after cut with little effort on my part. I am really glad I picked this over a gas saw for my low volume occasional use. No gas to mix or store or go bad because I don't use enough, low maintenance, easy storage without the spill or fire risk of gas. And did I mention it doesn't STINK! Check out the video link to my HalDIY channel to see my experience with this saw.
    by HalDIY
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    1 person found this helpful
    This is easily my favorite battery powered chainsaw. I have all the other models of the Ryobi 40...
    This is easily my favorite battery powered chainsaw. I have all the other models of the Ryobi 40 volt line up and the Milwaukee M18 Chainsaw, and this is the best of the bunch. Changes are subtle from the saw they came out with this spring. I really like the black trim over the previous white trim. Operation of the saw is exactly the same, but the speed and torque are much improved. It does seem to go through a battery a little quicker, which I accept as a fair trade for more power. I really like that this model comes with a case, reducing t he worry about my saw dripping oil where ever I store it.
    by Fernbark
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    2 people found this helpful
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