Top Rated Electric Chain Saws

If you need a simple and easy to use tool for wood cutting around the home, check these top-rated electric chain saws and read about my own experience with one of them.

I was born and raised in a very rural area in a village and we always had at least one old-fashioned gas chainsaw, usually Stihl and Husquarna. I guess at that time electric chain saws did not even exist, they would be useless in such an environment where you go to the forest to do the job and for various other works that are not close to the house.

But for most situations around the house you really can manage with an electric chainsaw. The top picture above shows one that I bought recently, my new Black and Decker 1800W Corded Chainsaw 35 cm model CS1835.

The main reason for buying it now was a tree that we had just a few meters from the house. It was a beautiful birch tree left from the previous owner of the house, but I had to cut it down. The picture below shows the mess created in the garden, but I was really pleasantly surprised with the performance of this chainsaw.

The tree in the garden cut down with my new electric chain saw.
The tree in the garden cut down with my new electric chain saw.

Initially, I did not really know what to expect, but I was a bit skeptical, yet it did the job nicely. So now I have a few logs and plan to work on them with the same chainsaw and to make a bench for the garden. It will not be a masterpiece of a bench, but I am sure it will do the job.

As you realize from the top picture above, this Black and Decker 1800W CS1835 is a corded chainsaw, but the piece of cord that comes with it is very short. In fact, I have seen people complaining about it, but I think this is just fine as it is. Even if it was a bit longer, it would not be enough for any small work around the house, and you would need an extension cord in any case. If so, then this piece that is permanently attached to the chainsaw should indeed be very short.

The chain bar is long enough for me, it is 35 cm (13.8 inches). Note that the saw is not very light, it weighs 4.66 kg (10.3 lb). I had to climb the tree mentioned above and to cut it into pieces from above, so I felt the weight. This is because of its electric engine where you normally have some induction system inside as usual for these electric machines invented by Tesla long ago, and the saw is quite powerful for this type. But when you are on the ground this is OK.

A bit annoying detail is that the chain becomes loose, so it is necessary to adjust it frequently. I have read some comments somewhere with other users also mentioning this, so most likely this is not something that I do wrong.

Nevertheless, for simple works, this is a very useful chainsaw and I am very glad that I have it. To realize what you can do with such a saw, see the picture below. The tree was 35 cm in diameter at the base, yet the saw cut it pretty easily, but I stress again, this is not a saw for professionals.

The base diameter of this tree was 35 cm.
The base diameter of this tree was 35 cm.

Below is a list of top rated electric chain saws that are currently available on the market as alternatives to the mentioned Black and Decker 1800W CS1835. They all work on the same principle, note that there are also cordless types in the list. So please follow the links to see more.

SaleBestseller No. 1
WEN 4017 Electric Chainsaw, 16'
2,094 Reviews
WEN 4017 Electric Chainsaw, 16"
  • 12A motor rotates the Oregon chain at up to 44 feet per second
  • Lightweight design limits fatigue to the user
  • Auto-oiling system lubricates itself to elongate the saw’s lifespan
  • Tool-free chain changes make for easy and fast chain replacement
  • Requires no gasoline for emission-free operation
Bestseller No. 2
Oregon CS1500 18-inch 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw, with Integrated Self-Sharpening System (PowerSharp) and Chain Brake for Safety, 120V
6,060 Reviews
Oregon CS1500 18-inch 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw, with Integrated Self-Sharpening System (PowerSharp) and Chain Brake for Safety, 120V
  • Powerful performance: 15A electric chainsaw with integrated self-sharpening system (PowerSharp). The perfect chainsaw for homeowners and DIY, with long-lasting 18-inch guide bar
  • Built-in PowerSharp self-sharpening system minimizes downtime by sharpening your chain in 3 to 5 seconds. Ergonomic design features Chain Brake for safety. Lightweight design.
  • Tensioning without tools: Allows you to adjust your chain quickly and easily so that you can maintain the perfect tension, for the ideal cut, with next to no maintenance
  • Automatic lubrication: Automatic oiling system that provide continuous lubrification to the bar & chain from the oil tank. It keeps the chain lubricated for less friction, to extend the life of your chain even in harsh environments
  • Instant startup: Corded electric chainsaw gets to work immediately. Low noise: makes less noise than a gasoline chainsaw. No assembly required, chainsaw comes pre-assembled. UL Certified & comes with 2-year warranty.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Greenworks Pro 80V 18-Inch Brushless Cordless Chainsaw, 2.0Ah Battery and Rapid Charger Included GCS80420
1,503 Reviews
Greenworks Pro 80V 18-Inch Brushless Cordless Chainsaw, 2.0Ah Battery and Rapid Charger Included GCS80420
  • Get up to 150 cuts on 4x4 lumber on a single charge with included 2.0Ah battery
  • 18 inch bar and chain can be used to cut trees and limbs up to 34 inches in diameter.
  • Advanced brushless motor technology delivers more torque, runtime, and extends life of the tool. Comparable to a 42CC gas chainsaw
  • Guaranteed start every time. No Prime, No Choke, No Pull; comfort grip provides superior control and reduced fatigue
  • Pro-style side-mounted chain tensioning for easy bar and chain maintenance
Bestseller No. 4
Makita XCU04CM 36V (18V X2) LXT® Brushless 16' Chain Saw Kit (4.0Ah)
342 Reviews
Makita XCU04CM 36V (18V X2) LXT® Brushless 16" Chain Saw Kit (4.0Ah)
  • No gas, emissions, oil mixing or pull starts with reduced maintenance and low noise levels
  • Makita-built outer rotor brushless motor direct-drive system delivers power of a 32cc gas chain saw
  • Two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries deliver power and performance without leaving the 18V LXT platform
  • Up to 150 cuts in 4 x 4 cedar with two 18V LXT 4.0Ah batteries
  • "Tool-less" chain adjustment for convenient operation and maintenance
SaleBestseller No. 5
Sun Joe SWJ599E 14-inch 9-Amp Tree Limb Master Electric Handheld Chainsaw with Low-Kickback
2,654 Reviews
Sun Joe SWJ599E 14-inch 9-Amp Tree Limb Master Electric Handheld Chainsaw with Low-Kickback
  • Questions, Text 563563 to chat directly with a Sun Joe expert
  • Versatile: ideal for trimming and pruning limbs and branches
  • Safety switch: protects against accidental starts
  • Auto-oiler: automatic oiler with window to gauge Oil level lubricates the Bar and chain for continuous cutting
SaleBestseller No. 6
Greenworks 10.5 Amp 14-Inch Corded Chainsaw 20222
1,032 Reviews
Greenworks 10.5 Amp 14-Inch Corded Chainsaw 20222
  • 10.5 amp electric motor starts within seconds for ease of use and Reliable power
  • 14-Inch Bar makes clean up jobs a breeze
  • Tool-less chain tensioning for quick adjustments so you can get back to the task at hand
  • Wrap around handle provides user comfort while clearing debris. Translucent oil tank for clear view of oil level
  • Auto-oiler provides adequate Lubrication to ensure the best cutting performance without the hassle
Bestseller No. 7
CRAFTSMAN Electric Chainsaw, 16-Inch, 12-Amp (CMECS600)
575 Reviews
CRAFTSMAN Electric Chainsaw, 16-Inch, 12-Amp (CMECS600)
  • POWERFUL MOTOR: 12-Amp motor of corded electric chainsaw helps with tough cuts
  • LOW KICKBACK: This electric chainsaw features a 16-inch low kickback bar and chain
  • AUTO-OILING: Built-in oil window and no priming required
  • TOOL-FREE CHAIN TENSIONING: Easy to adjust chain for ideal cutting performance
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty, refer to "Warranty & Support" section below for full details
SaleBestseller No. 8
EGO Power+ CS1804 18-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Chain Saw 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Included
1,481 Reviews
EGO Power+ CS1804 18-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Chain Saw 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Included
  • Auto Tensioning system: tightens the chain with the twist of a dial
  • 18” Oregon Bar and Chain
  • 11,000 RPM’s: For Efficient Clean Cuts
  • Brushless Motor: Extends the life of the tool
  • Bright LED Lights: Illuminate your work area
Bestseller No. 9
Greenworks G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 4AH Battery and a Charger Included
4,688 Reviews
Greenworks G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 4AH Battery and a Charger Included
  • Our Greenworks brushless motor provides your Greenworks tool with longer run-time, more torque and more power. This leads to less wear and tear, extending the life-time of the tool
  • Compatible with Greenworks G-MAX 40V Li-Ion System offering a range of tools to choose from; Run TimeUp to 90 Cuts
  • Brushless motor delivers up to 30% more torque for the greatest cutting performance; Oil Tank : Translucent
  • Brushless motor design offers up to 70% less vibration for user comfort while working. 1 battery powers more than 25 tools. Battery Capacity-2Ah
  • Chain brake and low kickback chain for increased user safety. Electronic chain brake prevents from accidental kick-backs.Saw Pitch:0.375 inches

Last update on 2022-05-08  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

For small repairs and works at home and in the garden, check also my texts about best rated cordless drills and drivers and best-rated telescopic ladders, these are all tools that I use myself. There will be more stuff about such tools for home use, so bookmark this site and visit it occasionally. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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