Best Electric Chainsaws iMore 2020

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.

Great for most people: Worx WG303.1

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This corded electric chainsaw has a 14.5-amp motor for outstanding performance and a 16-inch bar and chain to handle relatively big jobs.

$80 at Amazon

Budget cutting: Remington RM1425

This corded saw has a 14-inch bar and chain and an 8-amp electric motor, making it ideal for smaller jobs. It's also available at a great price.

$43 at Amazon

Also great: Makita UC4051A

This 16-inch saw has a fair share of features, like a current limiter to preserve the hefty 14.5-amp motor, tool-free tension adjuster, and oil reservoir.

$229 at Amazon

Oregon bar and chain: Earthwise CS33016

Oregon makes a quality bar and chain, which is why Earthwise went out for this 16-inch corded chainsaw. A 12-amp motor delivers decent power for most jobs.

$70 at Amazon

40V battery: Black+Decker MAX LCS1240

Cut the cord with this 12-inch saw from Black+Decker, with a 40V battery that'll get you plenty of cuts before needing a recharge.

$187 at Amazon

For big jobs: Greenworks 20332

This Greenworks corded chainsaw has an 18-inch bar and chain and a 14.5-amp motor. It weighs in at 12 pounds, but it's what you want for serious work.

$80 at Amazon

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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, with 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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