Greenworks 40V Cordless Chainsaw Review

I have had this chainsaw for about 6 months now and have cut a lot of wood with in that time, so I think I can give it fair evaluation. I have to admit I was very skeptical of battery powered chainsaws, but this thing has won me over.

After doing a good bit of research on line, I settled on this Greenworks 16″ 40V G-Max chainsaw based on price and good reviews. This model came with one 4 Ah battery and a charger, but I also bought an extra battery.

I bought my Greenworks chainsaw and extra battery from Amazon. Here are the Amazon links:

Greenworks G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw

Greenworks 16-Inch 40V Cordless Chainsaw with 4 AH Battery and Charger

Extra G-MAX 40V 4Ah Battery

Greenworks 40V Lithium Ion Battery Charger

You can find a lot more info about it on the Greenworks website.

Some of the features of this saw include:

  • Low Kickback 16” Oregon Bar & Chain
  • Chain Pitch is .0375
  • Metal Bucking Spikes
  • G-MAX 40V Li-Ion Battery System
  • Two Hour Recharge Time fo a 4 Ah Battery (although I recomend at least a 4 hour charge time when you can)
  • Brushless Motor Design for greater torque and less vibration
  • Electronic Chain Brake
  • No-tool Chain Tensioning (I REALLY like this feature!)

Here’s a look under the hood:

To see how well this saw performs in the field, watch the video. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Here’s what I like about the Greenworks saw:

  • Instant Starting
  • No Mixing Fuel
  • Very Quiet
  • Generous Bar Oil Reservoir
  • No-tool Chain Tensioning
  • Good Battery Life
  • Consistent Power
  • Solidly Built

Here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • Not as Powerful as a Gas Saw
  • Slower Cutting than a Gas Saw
  • Hard to Turn On with Gloves On
  • Auto-off Quicker Than I’d Like
  • Battery Hard to Get In & Out (but for a good reason)

Summary & Recommendations:

  • It is a Good Saw for the Money ($Currently $192.60 on Amazon with a 4 Ah battery)
  • Best as a Medium Duty Saw for the Homeowner
  • Get the one with the 4Ah Battery!
  • By at Least One Extra 4Ah Battery ($Currently $99.97 on Amazon)

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