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BLACK+DECKER LCS1240 40V MAX Lithium Ion Chainsaw, 12"
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- 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
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Black & Decker LCS1240 40-volt Cordless Chainsaw
Helping to make your outdoor chores easy and hassle-free!
- 40V Max Lithium Ion Battery - holds a charge up to 18 months
- Fade Free Performance
- Tool-Free Blade Tension System
- Auto-Oiling System
- 12-inch Cut Capacity
Backed by a Black & Decker three-year limited warranty.
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. The 40V MAX* has a 12 Inch bar and chain which includes tool-free chain tensioning and provide serious cutting power and fast, efficient cuts. In addition, there’s no need for manual oiling with this chainsaw; this chainsaw eliminates priming and constantly keeps the bar and chain lubricated. This tool features a lightweight design for ease of use and to eliminate user fatigue, with a full wrap around handle for comfortable cutting in different orientations. Includes: Chainsaw, 40v MAX Lithium Ion Battery, Battery Charger, RC100 Chain.
About Black & Decker
Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that Black & Decker’s products will do the job efficiently and reliably.
A perfect addition to the homeowner’s collection of outdoor equipment
40V Max*Lithium Ion Battery
The 40V MAX Lithium Ion Battery is always ready and holds a charge up to 18 months. This battery provides over 60 4x4 pine lumber cuts on average per single charge. It has a state of charge indicator that shows the battery charge level. Lightweight, Long Life, along with no Memory Effect!
Tool-Free Chain Tensioning
Makes it easy to adjust chain for quick and easy chain adjustments and best cutting performance. The lightweight design makes this saw easy to handle with all cutting types.
12 inch Low-Kickback Oregon Bar and Chain
This tool features a premium low kickback bar and chain from Oregon, a leader in bar and chain manufacturing designed to improve cut speed and minimize vibration. The 12” cut capacity is designed for better cutting efficiency.
Auto Oiling Mechanism
An automatic oiling system ensures constant bar and chain lubrication - no priming necessary. It also has a window for easy visibility to gauge the oil level so you never need to guess.
|Item Dimensions||9.63 x 8.81 x 28.56 inches|
|Item Weight||10.4 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||LCS1240|
|Shipping Weight||11.1 pounds|
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|Item Dimensions||8.81 x 28.56 x 9.63 in||8.81 x 16.7 x 9.63 in||19.69 x 14.57 x 8.07 in||9 x 31 x 8.5 in|
|Item Weight||10.4 lbs||7.2 lbs||11 lbs||11.6 lbs|
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|Voltage||40 volts||20||120 volts||40 volts|
The BLACK+DECKER LCS1240 12" 40V Cordless Chainsaw features a 40V MAX Lithium Ion Battery for longer runtime and overall life - it stays charged up to 5x longer. It has a 12" Oregon low-kickback bar and chain which provides smooth and fast cuts. The tool-free chain tensioning allows for quick and easy chain adjustments, and it also features a lightweight design for ease of use and maneuverability. The automatic oiling system ensures constant bar and chain lubrication, and the wrap around bale handle provides increased control and comfort.
Top Customer Reviews
The biggest tree I have used this on was about 12 inches, took all day but this chain saw worked excellently. It eats through motor oil like it's going out of style, so be sure to have some nearby when using this. I have cut roughly 2.5-3 cords worth of wood and it's still holding up strong.
The battery last about an hour with constant use and this didn't bother me because I already had another battery from B&D Hedge clippers, so I just kept changing them out.
1 year update, cut through about 15 trees, you can see how big they are in the picture.
My issue was that the internal, mechanical oil pump did not draw oil onto the chain, rending this chainsaw less effective after two usages.
I reviewed the manual and read other reviews, and removed the outer and inner coverings to clean the oil flow apertures. After an hour of testing, I saw that the small pump next to the primary gear was not functioning (see image). That is, oil flowed to the pump but after cycling through two full battery changes and cutting up large limbs, oil never flowed from the pump to the chain.
To access the pump you have to disassemble the primary gear covering (which means creating a mess from oil and lube). My pump was locked into the down position, perhaps due to the lose bolt also visible in the image. After two somewhat intensive attempts at correction, the pump still does not work.
My complaint is that the pump's non-functionality should have been caught prior to shipping, in standard product testing.
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!