The Bottom Line
Unless you're playing Paul Bunyan and hauling yourself out deep into the woods to cut, you can't beat electric chain saws (chainsaws).
- Never worry about gas/oil ratios again!
- Light-weight: Easy to carry and manipulate.
- Easy startup: No tugging at a starter rope!
- Need to drag an extension cord around.
- For the convenience, it's hard to beat the price. Cheap compared to a good gas-powered chain saws.
- Easy to use. With electric you don't have to worry about getting a precise gas/oil ratio.
- Easy to use. Light-weight, so you can cut for hours before tiring.
- Being electric, it just plain starts up -- no Ands, Ifs or Buts. No tugging at a starter rope!
- The 14" model is for trimming limbs and cutting small trees; for heavier work, go with a longer bar.
- Oil cap is located right on top of the chain saw for easy access.
- As with all chain saws, wear protective gear, including goggles, helmet and steel-toed boots.
- As with all chain saws, don't let the very tip of the bar come into contact with anything.
- Great for backyard work. If you're going "deep woods," you'll need a gas-powered chain saw.
Guide Review - Remington Electric Chain Saws
Small electric chain saws such as the Remington models are fun, cheap and easy to use. The convenience begins before you even start cutting. Gas-powered chain saws are fueled with a gas/oil mix, and you're forced to calculate the exact ratio. With electric chain saws, you just plug it in and go! That goes for starting it up, too. Gas-powered chain saws start -- if you're lucky -- by means of a starter rope that you tug at. You can tire out before you even begin to cut with these beasts! With electric chain saws, startup is a sure thing. If you have a lot of trimming to do, it's also important to consider the weight of a chain saw -- you'll be lugging it around for extended periods of time. Electric chain saws tend to be light; for instance, the Remington electric chain saw model that has a 14" bar weighs in at just 5.23 pounds, while the 16-incher is 7.05 pounds. Once you've experienced easy cutting with an electric chain saw, you won't go back to cordless again, unless you're cutting deep in the woods.