Worx 16-Inch 14.5 Amp Electric Chainsaw with Auto-Tension, Chain Brake, and Automatic Oiling – WG303.1

Worx 16-Inch 14.5 Amp Electric Chainsaw with Auto-Tension, Chain Brake, and Automatic Oiling – WG303.1

Product Features

  • 14.5 Amp motor output delivers a cutting performance similar to gas wpft_posts for homeowners, farmers, and ranchers
  • Patented auto-tension chain system prevents over-tightening; stays at the right tension for hundreds of uses
  • Low kickback bar and built-in chain brake for added safety.This model does not include a battery. This is an electric tool. Chain Speed : 12m/s. Rated Voltage : 120V~60Hz
  • Automatic oil lubrication and built-in oil reservoir with window level indicator and chain pitch is 3/8 inch, chain gauge is 0.05 inch, oil tank capacity is 200 ml
  • Includes 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Chain Links – 57
  • Product Description

    The WORX 16” 3.5 HP 14.5 Amp chainsaw is a cut above the rest. For starters, the exclusive WORX patented tool-free chain replacement and auto-tensioning system eliminates the headaches faced with most other wpft_posts – no lumberjack experience necessary to operate this chainsaw! The auto-tension system includes a single, oversized knob that automatically secures the bar and chain and maintains proper tension while you’re working. The auto-tensioning system also extends bar and chain life by eliminating any chance of over-tightening. What’s more, all-metal dogs at the base of the 16” bar help add stability during cutting, while an easy-to-lubricate sprocket on the bar nose helps preserve the life of the tool. Powerful enough for your toughest jobs, WORX electric wpft_posts produce anywhere from 3.5 peak horsepower. The WORX 16” chainsaw also offers gas-free, hassle-free operation. Different from gas-powered chain saws, this electric chainsaw doesn’t require you to mix oil and gas or deal with difficult startups. And unlike the competition, WORX features an automatic oiler that provides constant lubrication to both the bar and chain along with a 6.75-ounce oil reservoir with an oil level indicator. Designed for safety and comfort, this WORX chainsaw includes a built-in safety chain brake that stops the chain in seconds whenever improper contact is made, protecting you in the event of kickback. Additionally, a rubber over-molded rear handle and ergonomic full-wrap front handle let you work in full control and comfort.

    Top customer reviews

    Being in the tree business at one point in my life, I know a thing or two about wpft_posts. I honestly never thought I’d see the day where I would use, much less own, an electric chainsaw. But I have to say, this thing’s a beast for what it is. I’ve used gas saws that weighed twice as much and performed half as good. So…

    The Pros:

    -lightweight

    -plenty of power

    -aggressive chain

    -ergonomically easy to use

    -chain tensioning system works well

    -quiet (compared to gas)

    -no tip kick back

    -Much cleaner, quieter and less of a hassle compared to gas.

    The Cons

    -a cord can make things more challenging

    -the oversized chain adjuster knob will loosen by rolling itself against the wood when making tight cuts on that side.

    -uses way to much bar oil IMO. I get that the more lubrication the better but a little oil goes a long way. (old trade solution: use thicker oil)

    -because of the no kick tip, it also won’t cut well at the tip. A good thing for safety. Not so good when you need the tip for carving a tight area. (but this does not apply to the average person so should be irrelevant.)

    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
    After reading the other reviews for this saw, I had a few concerns about how it would perform, but I decided to give it a shot and I was not disappointed at all.

    I had a large tree next to my house taken down by a professional tree company. I had them leave the wood behind to reduce the cost and so I could save it for firewood. I needed a saw to cut up the wood and for some tree trimming around the house. Initially I planned to buy a gas powered saw since that is all I have used before, but after doing some research about different options, I decided to purchase this saw. Since all the cutting I need to do is within extension cord distance of the house, I decided an electric saw would be the best value for my needs.

    The WORX WG303.1 chainsaw arrived completely assembled; all I needed to do was add some bar and chain oil and plug it in. Note: the small container of oil included in the box is only enough for a small amount of cutting, and since it is a lighter weight oil, it is consumed at a faster rate than normal oil. I bought a quart of standard weight bar and chain oil and did not have any problems. The oil was not too thick that it didn’t feed onto the chain (as others have said) and the saw did not use oil at a particularly fast rate either. One quart of oil lasted for cutting up the wood from the entire tree, which was about 2 cords of wood. (I also had no issues with oil leaking out from the reservoir when stored like some have. Maybe the thicker oil prevents that.) The chain tensioner worked great too. I made sure it was tight enough when I started cutting, and checked it regularly during the cutting, but it did not require any adjustments and the chain did not come off once. The saw might not have as much power as a comparable gas one, but I feel it has plenty of power as long as you keep from binding the bar, make sure the chain is sharp, and don’t force the bar through your cut too fast. Even after cutting up 2 cords of wood, the chain is still quite sharp. I was actually quite impressed with the quality of this saw for the price. I was skeptical about getting an electric chainsaw (a toy saw), but I saved at least half the cost of a decent gas chainsaw by choosing to go with electric. It’s actually really nice to not have to deal with mixing gas, wearing yourself out pull-starting, and the noise and smoke of gas saws! Just make sure you use a good quality electric cord (I used a 50 foot 12 guage cord), and make sure to keep the cord away from where you are cutting (obviously). One of the great things about an electric saw if how much quieter it is. I usually use hearing protection with gas wpft_posts, but didn’t need to with this saw as it is much much quieter (which is nice for the neighbors too).

    If you are looking for a good quality light-duty chainsaw at a great value and can deal with using an extension cord, this saw is for you!
    I used this saw sporadically for 3 years. I only cut the equivalent of 2 or 3 small trees per year (nothing bigger than 4 inches diameter). Shortly after the 3 year warranty ran out the saw stopped running. I quickly determined that the motor needed new brushes. A $5 easily replaceable part.

    I contacted Worx and was told that they do not sell replacement parts and that I would need to throw it away and buy another one. Apparently Worx tools are considered disposable after the 3 year warranty is up.

    Needless to say I won’t be buying anything else with the Worx name on it and you should be warned that if you intend to actually use this item once in awhile, it is considered disposable by the manufacturer if it breaks out of warranty.

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