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post-bdchain.jpgBlack & Decker announced the release of a new cordless chainsaw yesterday.  The specifics:

  • 18V Battery Pack
  • 6.2 lbs
  • Up to 150 1-1/2″ diameter cuts on a single charge
  • A low-kickback 8″ bar and chain 
  • Onboard oiling

It looks pretty slick, and it appears to be well designed for home use — where users will see the most benefit from electric over gas power.  It should be great for cutting up yard debris or small trees into pieces small enough to pass trash pick-up rules.

It’s going to retail for $99.99 and should be available in home centers soon.  We’ll pass on more information as we have a chance to look at one in person.


5 Responses to Black & Decker’s New Cordless Chainsaw

  1. Frank Hicinbothem says:

    Ryobi has a 10″ chainsaw as part of their 18V One+ system. It’s just under $60 at HD. In stock and available now. I haven’t bought one because I have nothing that needs to be chainsawed. Despite my earlier complaints about the One+ batteries, I do love those One+ tools. I couldn’t live without the sawzall.

  2. This looks like just the thing for the small job around the house. I just started looking for this type of small chainsaw. I was looking at the Alligator Lopper but it is not cordless. I will also look into the Ryobi One+ as well. Thanks

  3. Chuck Cage says:

    If you’re looking for a safer alternative to a chainsaw — which I suspect as you mentioned the alligator lopper — you might consider a reciprocating saw. There are plenty of cordless models available, and it’s a little easier to control.

    Of course there are some things that just require a chainsaw, and this looks to be a lot easier to handle for the casual user than a gas model!

  4. Jack Russell says:

    I have also been looking at a chainsaw for small jobs around the house. After investigating the Ryobi 1+ system, I was disappointed to find out that the unit didn’t come with a battery.

    I have some other Black & Decker 18V Outdoor tools, and they work great. This will be one other tool I can use the battery with.

  5. Derek Vlcko says:

    I just saw the Black & Decker cordless chainsaw (CCS818) is now available at Amazon.com. Looks pretty sweet. I’m going to pick one up to prune some trees around the yard.

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