Friday, April 29, 2011

Product Review - WORX 16" Electric Chainsaw




Spring has sprung and now is the time to trim trees and remove any broken branches.  In years past I have manually performed this task with a very small handsaw the resulted in quite a bit of sweat and hard work.

I had been on the lookout for a small chainsaw for quite a while and The WORX product line always appealed to me from an aesthetic standpoint. These products look sleeker than the other offerings while offering the same features as the others for a competitive price.  As I usually do when purchasing from Amazon, I tracked the price using CamelCamelCamel and when it reached my goal of under $90 I pulled the trigger on the WORX WG303 16" Chainsaw.


I had considered the WORX WG300 14-Inch 3 HP 14 Amp Electric Chain Saw but now that I have had a chance to use the 16” version I glad I went with the extra two inches.  I often encounter branches that are in awkward positions or fairly thick. The extra two inches provide additional versatility and have worked to my advantage.

The unit has power to spare and the self adjusting chain is a nice bonus. The only slight negative I encountered is that the oil that comes with the unit (3.5 ounces) doesn't provide a whole lot of life.  I needed to purchase more oil after my first medium use.  The instructions are a little difficult to understand in some instances - for example the chain braking must be properly positioned or nothing will happen.

I wish I would have purchased this unit long ago instead of using my manual method for the last ten years.  The unit has performed flawlessly and has no problem with downed pine trees or large scrub oak branches. It won’t make you feel like Paul Buyan but you’ll get the job done with little fuss.  


1 comment:

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