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Best Electric Chainsaws

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If you have some bush to clear, a chainsaw can seriously cut down on the hours spent felling and bucking out in the field. Don't want to get involved with a gas-operated unit? There are a bunch of great electric chainsaws that we've rounded up right here.

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Worx WG303.1

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This corded electric chainsaw has a 14.5-amp motor for outstanding performance that holds up even when compared to gas chainsaws. It features a low kickback bar and built-in chain for added safety so you can tackle even larger jobs with ease. This chainsaw also includes a three-year manufacturer's warranty should you run into any issues when using it.

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Remington RM1425

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You don't need a heavy-duty chainsaw for every job and that's where this corded saw comes in. It has an 8-amp electric motor making it ideal for smaller jobs and is affordable even for folks on a tight budget. This chainsaw has a 14-inch bar and chain along with a wraparound handguard to protect you from flying debris, and weighs under ten pounds!

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Makita UC4051A

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Makita's 16-inch saw not only looks great, but it also has all the features you need to get the job done. This includes a current limiter to preserve the hefty 14.5-amp motor, easy to read oil reservoir, ergonomic rubberized grips and a tool-free tension adjuster.

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Earthwise CS33016

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Oregon bar and chain

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If you're looking for a quality electric chainsaw that holds up versus gas options the Oregon Earthwise may be just the ticket. This option features a 12-amp motor with a 16-inch corded chainsaw capable of handling a variety of jobs. It also features an automatic oiling system with oil level window and tool-free tensioner adjustment.

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Black+Decker MAX LCS1240

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Cut the cord with this 12-inch saw from Black+Decker, with a 40V Lithium ion battery. It features an automatic oiling system, tool-free tension system for adjustments and full wrap-around handle.  

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Greenworks 20332

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If you're looking for a heavy-duty electric chainsaw then look no further than this option from Greenworks. It has an 18-inch bar and chain and a beefy 14.5-amp motor. At 12 pounds it's a bit heavier than some of its electric competition but well worth the added weight. It features a full wrap-around handle, tool-free tension adjustment, and an auto-oiler so that you can tackle just about any job.


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If you're looking to clear a bit of space by felling some trees, these electric chainsaws should fit what you're looking for. Your best bet for performance to money spent is the Worx WG303.1 (opens in new tab), with a beefy 14.5-amp motor, 16-inch bar and chain, and a three-year warranty.

It is not cordless, but you're not paying extra for a battery that can keep up to the workload. The chain has an automatic tensioner that keeps it from getting too tight, and there's a chain brake that keeps you safe in case of a failure. To keep the saw in working order, an oil reservoir built into the body keeps the chain lubed. Despite the modest price, the Worx WG303.1 comes with a three-year warranty.

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