The Black & Decker LCS1240 Lithium Ion Chainsaw offers the convenience of cordless maneuverability with the needed power and performance for cutting through dry wood and live logs.
40V MAX Lithium Ion Battery for longer runtime and overall life
12" Oregon low-kickback bar and chain
Automatic oiling system
Tool-free chain tensioning for quick and easy chain adjustments. 40V MAX* 2.0Ah Battery provides over 60 4x4 pine lumber cuts on average per single charge
I originally bought the 20-volt B&D chainsaw and I love it, but it doesn't have the power I really need. I decided to add this one to my collection.
We heat our house here in AK with wood and it takes a lot of wood to make it through 9 months of winter (Just kidding! but just barely).
I love the automatic chain oiling feature as the 20-volt model is a pain to keep remembering to manually oil it as I'm cutting. At first, I was a bit annoyed because I had to refill the oil well at least twice during a single use and it seemed like the oil was soaking my sawdust and getting all over the wood, but that settled down after a few uses and when it's cold (freezing), the oil moves a lot slower so I only need to fill it once per use.
There are battery level indicators that are absent on the 20-volt model though I don't really use it. We just charge the thing up overnight and cut the next day until the battery is drained. That can take from 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the logs we're tackling that day.
I get more than 2X's the cutting time with the 40-volt battery than I do with the 20-volt battery. I don't know why that it, but we've timed them both several times.
This chainsaw is easy to take apart to clean and maintain and easy to put back together on the fly. It's not much heavier than the 20-volt model and even though I'm a great-grandmother, I have no problem using this saw every day.
I've worn the original chain down and was able to buy an Oregon replacement chain here on Amazon for about $20. That's real handy!
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase though I had to jump through some hoops to get this. B&D has packaged this one fully assembled so the box is heavy on one end and light on the other. Amazon won't ship it to AK so I had to have it shipped to my 76-year old mother in TN so she could ship it to me. The 20-volt model is packaged so the weight is evenly distributed so that wasn't an issue. Wish they would fix this.
The picture below shows the result of cutting through one battery charge. I highly recommend this product!