If you are a homeowners and you need a 14 inch corded electric chainsaw. Yards get limbs scattered across them when thunderstorms or strong winds happen. Those limbs must be cut up so the homeowner can haul away the debris. A gas chainsaw is heavy, expensive, and difficult to learn to use. An electric chainsaw like this one is easy for everyone to learn to operate so it is great for all homeowners.
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Things I Love About This 14 Inch Corded Chainsaw
I found GreenWorks 20012 9 Amp 14 Inch Corded Chainsaw to be very useful, and full of features that were time savers, and increased the safety of the operators.
This little cutting jewel weighs less than six pounds. You can easily lift the saw over your head to cut limbs, or carry the saw all day without getting tired. This is the perfect little homeowner saw because it is light and easy to use. You do not need to be a big strong man to operate this saw, all you have to be is motivated to do the work.
Clear Oil Tank
Judging how much oil to put in a reservoir can be difficult. This saw has a clear reservoir so you can easily see how much oil is in the tank and how much oil you will need to add. This feature means less wasted oil and fewer oil spills.
The automatic oiler eliminates the possibility that you will forget to oil your bar and chain while you are working. Most of the time; when people are using a chainsaw, they remember to depress the oiler button close to the trigger. This sends oil to the bar to lubricate the bar and chain and that helps to keep them cool during operation.
Sometimes when people are using a chainsaw they forget to depress the oil button and their bar gets too hot, and the bar can be warped.
Quick Tension Knob
The chain on a chainsaw is the cutting part of this tool. In order for the chain on the saw to cut the wood properly you have to keep the chain set at the proper tension. It must be tight enough to fit snugly around the bar without slipping, and it must not be too loose.
If the chain is too tight then it cannot turn properly and it will possibly break, or damage the bar. When a chain breaks during operation it can injure the person operating the saw.
If the chain is too loose then pieces of bark and stuff can be caught in the chain and this can cause injury to the operator, or injury to the saw. The proper tension is not a suggestion it is a mandatory need.
In order to tighten the chain on a saw you usually have to have a saw wrench of the proper size, or you have to have a pair of pliers, or screwdriver to tighten the chain. This 14 Inch Corded Chainsaw has a large knob that you can turn with one hand to tighten the chain. This eliminates the need for the tools to tighten the chain tension.
- Quick tension knob for tightening the chain
- Automatic oiler
- Clear oil tank
- Fourteen inch bar and chain
- Light weight
- Reduced kick back features for safety
- No mixed gas required
- No fuel emissions
- Does not have a chain brake that automatically stops the chain from turning when the trigger stops being depressed
Safety is the number one issue when it comes to the operation of a 14 Inch Corded Chainsaw. The chain on the saw is very sharp and very hard so it will cut you if you are not careful. The pieces of wood that the saw creates when it chews through a limb can fly in the air and hit you. This could damage your eyes or even bruise your skin.
There are several different types of safety equipment designed to protect the operator of chainsaws.
- Safety glasses will protect your eyes.
- Ear plugs will protect your ears from damage.
- Long sleeves will protect you arms.
- Long pants will protect your legs.
- Chaps are designed for further leg protection.
- Closed toe shoes protect your feet from injury.
It takes a little longer to get ready to go to work when you take the time to use the safety equipment. I do suggest that you use the safety equipment and stay safe. It is better to take longer getting ready to work than it is to spend hours in the emergency room later.