Earthwise CS30016 16-Inch 12 amp Electric Chain Saw

A chainsaw should be in every garage of every homeowner. If you own a large amount of property then you might want to own a 12 amp Electric Chain Saw. The electric saws require extension cords to power them and large pieces of property would require you to string several extension cords together.

Earthwise CS30016 16-Inch 12 amp Electric Chain Saw

The electric versions are usually lighter and easier to keep for long periods of time when they are not being used so they are better suited to homeowners who are only going to use them occasionally, or for homeowners who simply need to prune their trees occasionally.

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Things I Love About This 12 amp Electric Chain Saw

I find it amazing when I buy things like electric chainsaws at which of the features the appliance has that is the most useful for me. When I look for chainsaws for sale I look for the features I think I want them to have, and then when I get the items I discover that the features I sought, were generally the ones I liked the least.

Automatic Oiler

An automatic oiler is an essential functioning feature for today’s chainsaws. There was a time when all oilers were manually operated. To operate the oilers the individual had to press a button that was situated in close proximity to the trigger of the saw. That meant that the oiler was depressed using the thumb of the hand, usually the right hand, and the first finger of the hand depressed the trigger to power the device.

The automatic oiler does not require you to depress a button to lubricate the bar and chain with oil. That eliminates human error of forgetting to oil the saw, and it keeps your device working properly.

Tighten Chain with No Tools

You can tighten the chain on your saw without using a screwdriver, a saw wrench, or any other tool. You can simply hold the saw in one hand and tighten the chain with the other hand. This makes operating a chainsaw easy, and less stressful.

Clear Window to View Oil Levels

The oil level in your electric chainsaw is important to keep track of. The oil is dispensed onto your bar and chain to keep them lubricated and working properly. If you over fill the oil reservoir it can be messy for you and if you do not have enough oil in the reservoir your bar and chain will not be kept oiled properly. The clear view window allows you to see exactly how much oil is in the reservoir and how much oil you need to add to the reservoir.

Cord Retention Hook

The cord retention hook helps to keep your extension cord from pulling loose and allowing your electric chainsaw to become unplugged. The extension cord that you plug into your saw can start to feel very heavy. It can drag and hang on objects easily. The cord retention hook will help you with this.

Plastic Blade Cover

The blade on a chainsaw is sharp. They have to be sharp in order to cut through tree trunks, and tree limbs. Your chain get become dulled by being in contact with other objects, and dirt can get in the chain. Dirt can ruin a chainsaw chain. The plastic cover protects your chain and it protects you from your chain.

Pros

  • Tighten chain with no tools
  • Clear window to view oil levels
  • Automatic oiler
  • Safety tip blade
  • Plastic blade cover
  • Has brake stop
  • Cord retention hook

Cons

  • Some assembly required

Final Thoughts

All power tools have some element of danger associated with their use. A chainsaw can cut you because the teeth on the chain are very sharp. The mufflers of gas saws can get very hot and can cause severe burns. There is safety equipment that people who are operating these appliances should consider for their personal use, and equipment that can protect their saw.

A carry case will protect your saw from damage. It will keep the chain sharper for a longer period of time and prevent dirt from building up around the chain.

Eye goggles will protect your eyes from dust and debris. These are probably the most important piece of protective gear that you can own.

The risk of burns while operating an electric saw is very low, but you should protect your hands with gloves to prevent small cuts and bruises from happening.

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