The Black & Decker LCS1240 Cordless Chainsaw has all the performance of a gas-powered chainsaw, but the convenience of portable, cordless maneuverability. Battery-powered saws are perfect for people who hate dealing with cumbersome extension cords. The most notable and obvious feature of this Black and Decker 40V chainsaw is the side-loading battery, eliminating the need for two-cycle fuel. The 12-inch bar and chain with a tool-free chain tension system provide powerful sawing and fast, efficient cuts.
Starting and activating the saw is easy. Just insert the 40V battery, use your thumb to pull back on the lock-off button, and pull the trigger. This cordless electric chainsaw is ideal for odd jobs around the house like pruning, limbing, or trimming. It sports a 12-inch bar that packs a serious punch. Can it handle bigger jobs? Yes, it can, with a little bit of patience. This is not a big saw, but it will perform well with a little care and time.
The full wrap-around handle is molded from plastic and presents a comfortable, ergonomically-friendly grip. Cut in many different orientations, allowing for less overall fatigue. The saw is lightweight and super easy to handle at just over eight pounds. To add chain oil, remove the fill cap and pour the oil in. Once filled, this chainsaw eliminates priming and will automatically keep the bar and chain lubricated. There is also an integrated filter for catching large debris spray.
The 40V MAX Lithium-Ion battery is built to hold a charge for up to 18 months. The battery features a charge indicator that shows the current charge level. This is a lightweight, long-life battery that has a No Memory effect – which means that recharging this battery will not cause it to lose its energy capacity. This battery expects to last for around 30-60 minutes of continuous cutting.
When it comes time to clean and maintain, Black and Decker have made this little chainsaw easy to disassemble and reassemble on the fly. Having a cordless chainsaw eliminates the afterthought of dancing around a cord while working. In addition, at just 10.4 pounds, this chainsaw is much lighter than a gas-powered saw, making it more convenient to transport.
For those light to medium-size yard jobs, this portable, cordless chainsaw is a powerhouse.