GreenWorks 20222 Electric Chainsaw Review


In life, even when it comes to chainsaws, if you are not sure where to start, start small. GreenWorks, still relatively new to the chainsaw scene, has proven to be a reputable player and is known for their sleek, green machinery, and their products working as well as they look. For those everyday light-to-medium size home or farm tasks, this 14” electric chainsaw does the job well.

Lightweight, yet more robust than smaller chainsaws, this powerful saw sports an 14-inch bar length that handles nicely for basic limb work and trimming, clearing bush, cutting firewood, and much more.

This impressive electric chainsaw is durable enough to cut through large, hard wood, but easy enough for smaller jobs like trimming branches, and friendly to use for novices, which makes it a all-around favorite in the mid-size chainsaws category. In our review of the GreenWorks 20222 Electric Chainsaw we will take a closer look at the features of what this model offers in terms of power, durability, ease of use, and why we like it.


First-time users and experienced lumberjacks alike will appreciate the hassle-free control of the GreenWorks 20222 Electric Chainsaw with its sturdy cutting performance, quick-starting, reliable 9 amp electric motor, and tool-less tensioning. This sturdy mid-level saw has a secure, solid control of a larger chainsaw, and it is powerful enough to quickly maneuver any job, large or small.

This model is considered a notch up from the smaller 12” chainsaws with the 14-inch Oregon bar and chain, that is perfect for cutting logs and branches with its longer length, and great for clean up jobs, and still is a smart choice for amateur or even first-time users. And at only eight pounds, this is easy to handle and maneuver with longer lasting jobs.

The easy chain tensioning maintains the correct tension and includes a quick tightening knob that secures the bar and chain, automatically controlling tension during operation—therefore eliminating any headaches of whether the chain blade is secure and tight. There is an Automatic oiler that applies oil to the bar and chain to ensure durability and extend the life of the chain, while providing the correct lubrication that ensures the best cutting performance without all the hassle.

The sturdy chain is made to stay in place even through thicker trees without any problem. The oil reservoir is translucent to allow for a clear view of the oil level at all times. Here’s a saw that is quieter than most, and your fellow neighbours or campers will love you for this fact alone. As for handling, the full wrap-around handle presents a comfortable, ergonomically-friendly grip for cutting in many different orientations, allowing for less overall fatigue.

And, right at eight pounds, the saw is very lightweight and super easy to handle, and you will appreciate this while perched twenty-five feet high, reaching high up into the branches. This chainsaw also includes a sturdy plastic scabbard that covers the bar and chain when storing or transporting the saw, for further protection between use.

The GreenWorks 20222 Electric Chainsaw has a tool-less chain tensioning system which means you can adjust the tension of the Oregon fitted chain with ease. The chain will naturally stretch out after initial use, so this is an important aspect to keep in mind. Adjust the tension regularly to ensure proper, efficient cutting and a long bar and chain life.

Also, it is good to know that adjusting a hot chain may become too tight when the chain cools down, so always be sure to check the tension before you use the saw, rather than right after. This chainsaw comes fitted with an factory set automatic chain oiler, so there is a predetermined amount of oil delivered to the chain.

A trusted Name

Although Greenworks is still a newbie in the USA chainsaw market, it has built a solid reputation of providing great products that have satisfied several American homeowners, especially with their household and yard tools. They have also priced their products lower than average to make it more appealing to those on a tighter budget. They are well known for providing products that are definitely worth their weight in value.

This particular chainsaw, the 20222 9 Amp 14 Inch Corded model, has been well received with high ratings from buyers online. This chainsaw comes with the GreenWorks manual, which is known for being one of the easiest to read and understand with clear, concise instruction and diagrams on how to assemble, troubleshoot, and maintain. This is a pleasant surprise and a nice feature to have, regarding the complicated world of manuals.

Why We Liked It

Even though this saw is intended for light to medium yard use, we found that as long as we take a little extra time, this saw performs surprisingly well on relatively large diameter tree trunks – just don’t have a yard full! The light weight and comfortable grip of this chainsaw made it very convenient to do the more time-consuming work.


A leader in innovative yard tools, GreenWorks offer a range of yard tools to choose from. The GreenWorks Corded Lawn Tools provide hassle-free, reliable options for all of your yard work needs. From trimmers, chainsaws, mowers, snow throwers, dethatchers, pressure washers and more, all GreenWorks Corded Lawn Tools are backed by a 4 Year Warranty.

For all those lighter yard work or camping jobs, this saw is a durable little powerhouse that will not disappoint.

  • Lightweight, comfortable to handle
  • Auto tool-less chain tension
  • Auto oiler
  • Delivers great value for price
  • Easy to read instruction

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