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
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
  • Includes 18” guide bar and PowerSharp chain, which minimizes downtime by allowing you to sharpen your chain right on the saw in 3 seconds or less.
  • Get to work right away with the instant start capability
  • The chain stays oiled using the built-in Lubri-Tec oiling system which reduces chain friction and increases the saw’s run time
  • No assembly required; comes pre-assembled
  • Low noise, silent between cuts. Chain brake for added safety
SaleBestseller No. 2
Greenworks 14.5 Amp 18-Inch Corded Chainsaw 20332
  • Corded performance provides unlimited cuts, minimizing downtime
  • 18 inch bar and chain can be used to cut trees and limbs up to 34 inches in diameter.
  • 14.5 Amp electric motor delievers powerful performance with the push of a button
  • Guaranteed start every time. No Prime, No Choke, No Pull; comfort grip provides superior control and reduced fatigue
  • Tool-less chain tensioning for quick and easy chain adjustments
Bestseller No. 3
MAXLANDER Electric Chainsaw, 15Amp Cordless Chainsaw, 15m/s Driect Drive with 18 Inch Chain and Bar Toolless Chain Tension, Professional Powerful Fast Cut
45 Reviews
MAXLANDER Electric Chainsaw, 15Amp Cordless Chainsaw, 15m/s Driect Drive with 18 Inch Chain and Bar Toolless Chain Tension, Professional Powerful Fast Cut
  • 【15A Driect Drive Powerful Motor】The electric chainsaw is with powerful 15A direct drive all copper motor. Chain speed is 15m/s.Fast cut and super nice balance are suitable for family or professional use.
  • 【18" Chain and Bar Included】18" Oregon chain and bar are included in the chainsaw electric. Max cutting length is 455mm.
  • 【Double Safety Brake Ensure Safety】This chainsaw is with switch brake and mechanical brake.Pull the mechanical brake before use.Otherwise the saw will not start to ensure safety. When meet emergency,you can push the mechanical brake and stop the saw in 0.12s.
  • 【Tool less Chain Tension】The corded chain saw comes with tool less chain tension system. You can assemble or replace chain and bar very quickly.
  • 【Auto Oiling And Big Oil Window】Our chainsaw is with automatic chain oiling.Big visiable oil window on the saw.You can monitor the oil volume in the tank anytime,to ensure more efficient and safety cut.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Sun Joe SWJ599E 14-inch 9-Amp Tree Limb Master Electric Handheld Chainsaw with Low-Kickback
  • 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. 5
Bestseller No. 6
Ivation Electric Chainsaw 16-Inch 15.0 AMP with Auto oiling, Automatic Tension & Chain Break,Corded, Powerful Oregon Chain, Includes Bonus Oil Bottle
267 Reviews
Ivation Electric Chainsaw 16-Inch 15.0 AMP with Auto oiling, Automatic Tension & Chain Break,Corded, Powerful Oregon Chain, Includes Bonus Oil Bottle
  • Low kickback bar and built-in chain brake for added safety
  • Easy Tool Free Assembly For Added Comfort When Changing The Blade
  • Includes Oregon Chain so you get the best and easiest Cut which is great for Homeowners Ranchers Farmers and anyone in need of cutting
  • Includes Oil and has Automatic oil lubrication and built-in oil reservoir with window level indicator
  • 15.0 Amp Motor Output gives you really high performance Similar to Gas Chainsaws
SaleBestseller No. 7
BLACK+DECKER Electric Chainsaw, 18-Inch, 15-Amp (CS1518)
1,085 Reviews
BLACK+DECKER Electric Chainsaw, 18-Inch, 15-Amp (CS1518)
  • Powerful 15 Amp motor
  • 18" Oregon low-kickback bar and chain
  • Tool-free chain tensioning
  • Automatic oiling system
  • Chain break feature for safety during use
Bestseller No. 8
Ryobi ONE+ 12 in. 18-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Electric Cordless Chainsaw - 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included
  • Over 100 ONE+ Tools – All work with any RYOBI ONE+ 18V Battery Brushless Motor Delivers Increased Run Time and Power Includes 18-Volt High Capacity Lithium+ Battery and Charger
Bestseller No. 9
MAXLANDER Electric Chain Saw, 9Amp Corded Chainsaw, 15m/s with 14 Inch Chain and Bar, Light Weight Multi Angle Fast Cut Powerful High Efficiency
  • 🌺【14"Chain and Bar Included】The chainsaw comes with good quality 14" chain and bar. You can start your job quickly after getting the saw.Max cutting length is 355mm.
  • 🌺【Fast Cut and Light Weight】The corded chainsaw is with 9A all copper wire motor. Chain speed is 15m/s. Fast chain speed will satisfy your cut. Light weight is suitable for lady or old man working. Enjoy the cut.
  • 🌺【Tool less Chain Tension】The electric chain saw is with convenient and ergonomics design. Tool less auto chain tension makes you very easy to assemble or replace chain and bar.
  • 🌺【No Need Always Tension the Chain】MaxLander chainsaw is with special design of fix the chain and bar. The chain keeps tight and you don't need always tension the chain. Ideal for cutting wood.
  • 🌺【Automatic Oiling and Big Oil Window】This chainsaw is with automatic chain oiling system.Big visiable oil window ensure you monitor the oil volume in the tank during your cut. It makes the cut more efficient and safety.
SaleBestseller No. 10

Last update on 2021-06-20  / 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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