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WORX 16-Inch 14.5 Amp Electric Chainsaw with Auto-Tension, Chain Brake, and Automatic Oiling – WG303.1
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- 14.5 Amp motor output delivers a cutting performance similar to gas chainsaws for homeowners, farmers, and ranchers
- Patented auto-tension chain system prevents over-tightening; stays at the right tension for hundreds of uses
- Low kickback bar and built-in chain brake for added safety
- Automatic oil lubrication and built-in oil reservoir with window level indicator
- Includes 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
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WORX 16" Electric Chainsaw - WG303.1
- Bar Length: 16 Inches
- Power Input: 14.5 Amps
- Chain Speed: 12M/s
- Chain Gauge: 0.05"
- Machine Weight: 11 lbs.
3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Box also comes with 16" chainsaw, lubrication oil, blade protection cover, chain, and chain bar.
Lightweight, Durable, and Dependable
The WORX WG303.1 16-inch Chainsaw is a robust and lightweight power tool that is perfect for quick, easy jobs around your yard or farm, such as cutting firewood, clearing brush, trimming trees, and more. In addition, it never produces harmful emissions and has minimal operating costs when compared to gas-powered chain saws.
Balance of Maneuverability and Strength
Great for first time users and casual lumberjacks!
Chain Brake for Added Safety
The WORX WG303.1 is equipped with a built-in chain brake for safety. Specially engineered to protect you in case of a kickback, the safety brake that stops the chain in seconds when improper contact is made. Additionally, a rubber over-molded rear handle and ergonomic full-wrap front handle provide optimum operator control and comfort.
Automatic Chain Lubrication
The WORX WG303.1 is powered by electricity, so it produces no noxious emissions. Different from gas-powered chain saws, this 16” chainsaw doesn't require you to mix oil and gas or deal with difficult startups. And unlike the competition, the WG303.1 features an automatic, built-in oiler that provides constant lubrication to both the bar and chain. Just as all WORX models, the WG303.1 is equipped with a 6.75-ounce oil reservoir with an oil level indicator.
Automatic Chain Tensioner
Don’t face another headache like most chainsaws, your blade will always be tight and secure. Our patented auto-tension system includes a single, oversized knob that secures the bar and chain and maintains proper tension during operation--automatically. The WORX auto-tensioning system also works to extend bar and chain life by eliminating any chance of over-tightening.
|Item Dimensions||8.07 x 19.69 x 14.57 inches|
|Item Weight||11 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||WG3031|
|Shipping Weight||16.65 pounds|
|Special Size Type||16" Bar Length|
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|Item Dimensions||19.69 x 14.57 x 8.07 in||14.6 x 20.6 x 8.1 in||8.81 x 16.7 x 9.63 in||8.81 x 28.56 x 9.63 in||7 x 14 x 8 in||37.5 x 18 x 10.5 in|
|Item Weight||11 lbs||11.3 lbs||7.2 lbs||10.4 lbs||6.25 lbs||13 lbs|
|Size||16" Bar Length||18" Bar Length||10-Inch||—||12" Bar Length||—|
|Voltage||120 volts||120 volts||20||40 volts||—||120|
The WORX 16-Inch 3.5 HP 14.5 Amp chainsaw is a cut above the rest. The WORX exclusive, patented tool-free chain replacement and auto-tensioning system eliminates the headaches faced with most other chain saws. You don't need to be a lumberjack to operate a chainsaw. The auto-tension system includes a single, oversized knob that secures the bar and chain and maintains proper tension during operation-automatically. The WORX auto-tensioning system also works to extend bar and chain life by eliminating any chance of over-tightening. What's more, all-metal dogs at the base of the long, 16-inch bar help add stability during cutting, while an easy-to-lubricate sprocket on the bar nose helps preserve the life of the tool. Powerful enough for your toughest jobs, the WORX electric chain saws produce anywhere from 3.5 peak horsepower. The WORX 16-Inch chainsaw also offers gas-free, hassle-free operation. Different from gas-powered chain saws, our electric chain saw doesn't require you to mix oil and gas or deal with difficult startups. And unlike the competition, the WORX features an automatic oiler that provides constant lubrication to both the bar and chain. Each WORX chain saw is equipped with a 6.75-ounce oil reservoir with an oil level indicator. Designed for safety and comfort, the WORX chain saws include a built-in safety chain brake that stops the chain in seconds when improper contact is made, protecting you in the event of kickback. Additionally, a rubber over-molded rear handle and ergonomic full-wrap front handle provide optimum operator control and comfort.
Top Customer Reviews
-plenty of power
-ergonomically easy to use
-chain tensioning system works well
-quiet (compared to gas)
-no tip kick back
-Much cleaner, quieter and less of a hassle compared to gas.
-a cord can make things more challenging
-the oversized chain adjuster knob will loosen by rolling itself against the wood when making tight cuts on that side.
-uses way to much bar oil IMO. I get that the more lubrication the better but a little oil goes a long way. (old trade solution: use thicker oil)
-because of the no kick tip, it also won't cut well at the tip. A good thing for safety. Not so good when you need the tip for carving a tight area. (but this does not apply to the average person so should be irrelevant.)
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
I contacted Worx and was told that they do not sell replacement parts and that I would need to throw it away and buy another one. Apparently Worx tools are considered disposable after the 3 year warranty is up.
Needless to say I won't be buying anything else with the Worx name on it and you should be warned that if you intend to actually use this item once in awhile, it is considered disposable by the manufacturer if it breaks out of warranty.
I don't know if this has been an issue for anyone else, but I noticed that the oil in the small sample size container of "WORX Bar & Chain Oil" included with the saw was much thinner than the stuff I normally use for my gas powered saw and didn't think anything more about it until I went to refill the reservoir. When I refilled the saw with my regular bar and chain oil, the automatic oiler no longer worked and the chain was running bone dry. I drained the tank and refilled it with ordinary 30-weight motor oil and the automatic oiler once again began to work as it had before. The outside temps here this time of year are in the mid to upper 70's, so cold weather oil viscosity shouldn't be an issue and I can't find any documentation in the owner's manual or quick setup guide as to the required type or weight of the bar and chain oil, so I will now just have to assume it uses 30-weight. I have a Remington electric pole saw that also uses 30-weight motor oil for the bar and chain lube, but at least Remington was gracious enough to mention this in their owner's manual. Other than that little fiasco, I really have taken a liking to this saw and am very happy with it.
UPDATE: I have been using the Tanaka 700320 commercial bar and chain oil in my Worx saw. It is about the same consistency of regular 30-weight motor oil, so has been working well. Now no more problems with the chain running dry.
I had a large tree next to my house taken down by a professional tree company. I had them leave the wood behind to reduce the cost and so I could save it for firewood. I needed a saw to cut up the wood and for some tree trimming around the house. Initially I planned to buy a gas powered saw since that is all I have used before, but after doing some research about different options, I decided to purchase this saw. Since all the cutting I need to do is within extension cord distance of the house, I decided an electric saw would be the best value for my needs.
The WORX WG303.1 chainsaw arrived completely assembled; all I needed to do was add some bar and chain oil and plug it in. Note: the small container of oil included in the box is only enough for a small amount of cutting, and since it is a lighter weight oil, it is consumed at a faster rate than normal oil. I bought a quart of standard weight bar and chain oil and did not have any problems. The oil was not too thick that it didn't feed onto the chain (as others have said) and the saw did not use oil at a particularly fast rate either. One quart of oil lasted for cutting up the wood from the entire tree, which was about 2 cords of wood. (I also had no issues with oil leaking out from the reservoir when stored like some have. Maybe the thicker oil prevents that.) The chain tensioner worked great too. I made sure it was tight enough when I started cutting, and checked it regularly during the cutting, but it did not require any adjustments and the chain did not come off once. The saw might not have as much power as a comparable gas one, but I feel it has plenty of power as long as you keep from binding the bar, make sure the chain is sharp, and don't force the bar through your cut too fast. Even after cutting up 2 cords of wood, the chain is still quite sharp. I was actually quite impressed with the quality of this saw for the price. I was skeptical about getting an electric chainsaw (a toy saw), but I saved at least half the cost of a decent gas chainsaw by choosing to go with electric. It's actually really nice to not have to deal with mixing gas, wearing yourself out pull-starting, and the noise and smoke of gas saws! Just make sure you use a good quality electric cord (I used a 50 foot 12 guage cord), and make sure to keep the cord away from where you are cutting (obviously). One of the great things about an electric saw if how much quieter it is. I usually use hearing protection with gas chainsaws, but didn't need to with this saw as it is much much quieter (which is nice for the neighbors too).
If you are looking for a good quality light-duty chainsaw at a great value and can deal with using an extension cord, this saw is for you!