OREGON CORDLESS 40 Volt MAX CS250-E6 Saw Kit with 2.4 Ah Battery pack
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- Instant start cordless convenience with no pull cords, no warm-up and no gas-oil mixing
- Includes endurance use battery pack (2.4 Ah) for long run-time and power
- 14-inch bar length with 2,350 rpm no-load chain speed
- Built-in chain sharpening system; sharpens on the saw, on the job, in seconds
- Cuts upto 250 branches 2-3 inches in diameter non-stop on a single battery charge
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|Item Dimensions||12.13 x 11.13 x 32 inches|
|Item Weight||10.5 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||547462|
|Shipping Weight||18.4 pounds|
|Special Size Type||14" Bar Length|
The OREGON PowerNow CS250E6 40V Max* Chainsaw Kit with Endurance Battery Pack is a lithium ion battery-powered chainsaw that delivers a combination of performance and features that makes it a true alternative to many gas-powered chainsaws. For removing trees, cleaning up after a storm, pruning large branches or clearing debris from property, you can depend on the OREGON PowerNow 40V MAX* Chainsaw. The OREGON PowerNow Chainsaw, with its lithium ion battery pack, offers instant starting without a pull cord, powerful cutting with no-fade power, and long runtime. It is a smarter, quieter way to work free from the hassles of gasoline or cords. When not in use, the lithium ion battery pack holds a charge for months at a time, so the PowerNow Chainsaw is ready when you are. Equipped with a 14-inch bar, the PowerNow Chainsaw can power through logs as large as 10 to 12-inches. For smaller cuts, the CS250E6 chainsaw goes non-stop, cutting up to 250 two to three inch branches on a single charge. This performance may vary with user technique, chain sharpness, size and type of wood. The PowerNow Chainsaw is much quieter than gas-powered chainsaws in use and is silent between cuts. At 12 pounds, the PowerNow Chainsaw is lightweight, easily portable and offers ergonomic comfort. Not only is the PowerNow Chainsaw powerful, but it is free from the hassles of gasoline or power cords. The PowerNow Chainsaw starts instantly with the pull of a trigger – no pull cords, no gas, and no warm-up times. The PowerNow Chainsaw features the PowerSharp built-in chain sharpening system so you’ll never cut with a dull chain again. When the chain dulls, simply pull the PowerSharp lever for 3 to 5 seconds with the saw running and the chain will work like new. The OREGON PowerNow CS250E6 Chainsaw Kit features the 2.4Ah B400E 40V MAX* Battery Pack. The B400E has no memory effect, charge maintenance and full discharge is NOT necessary to retain consistent capacity throughout the life of the battery. A completely discharged B400E battery pack will take approximately 120 minutes to charge on the C600 Standard Charger. (*Fully charged battery voltage measured without a workload is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 37)
Electric chainsaws have always been clean and quiet, but they've generally lacked the brawn of their gas-powered brethren. The Oregon PowerNow CS250-E6 40-volt Max cordless chainsaw shatters these shop-worn stereotypes, delivering a powerful, muscular performance with every cut. With its tough 14-inch bar, the PowerNow can power through logs as large as 10 to 12 inches, or cut up to 125 to 250 2- to 3-inch branches nonstop on a single charge depending on standard or endurance battery. Whether you're removing trees, cleaning up after a storm, pruning large branches, or clearing debris from property, the PowerNow chainsaw is up to the challenge.
Part of Oregon's PowerNow 40-volt Max battery platform, the CS250-E6 chainsaw comes with an extended battery pack (2.4 Ah) as well as a charger. It's also available in a model with a standard battery pack (1.25 Ah) as well as a version without a battery pack or charger -- a great option if you've already purchased a 40-volt Max battery (or several batteries) with other Oregon cordless tools.
Power Without the Hassle
The PowerNow chainsaw starts instantly with the pull of a trigger: no frustrating pull cords, no messy gas cans, and no slow warm-up times. The chainsaw is also much quieter than gas-powered chainsaws, and is completely silent between cuts. And weighing at 11 pounds (with optional standard battery pack), the CS250-E6 chainsaw is easy to wield whether you're cutting a tree trunk below you or a tree branch above.
More importantly, the CS250-E6 offers these hassle-free benefits without sacrificing an ounce of power. The chainsaw cuts with no-fade strength, so you can keep cutting with the same intensity even as the battery drains to a quarter charge or less. Plus, the lithium-ion PowerNow 40-volt Max battery pack holds its charge for months at a time when inactive, so the CS250-E6 chainsaw is ready when you are. You can also keep additional PowerNow battery packs on hand for bigger jobs, as the interchangeable packs swap out in seconds.
Sharp and Safe
The chainsaw comes with a built-in PowerSharp chain sharpening system, so you'll never cut with a dull chain again. When the chain starts to lose its edge, simply pull the PowerSharp lever for three to five seconds with the saw running and the chain will work like new.
To protect you while cutting, the PowerNow includes such features as a built-in safety chain brake, a low kickback chain/guide bar, a safety trigger interlock, and a patent-pending control board with overload and heat protection.
|Guide bar length||14 inches|
|Chain pitch/gauge||3/8-inch low-profile pitch, 0.05-inch gauge|
|No-load chain speed||2,300 rpm|
|Oil lubrication system||Automatic|
|Oil tank volume||5.9 ounces|
|Battery nominal capacity||2.4 Ah / 89 Wh|
|Battery run time||Up to 250 cuts on 2-3" Branches|
|Tool weight||9.3 pounds|
What's in the Box
CS250-E6 40-volt Max cordless chainsaw; 14-inch guide bar; PowerSharp chain; extended 40-volt lithium-ion battery pack (B400E); charger (C600); operating instructions (battery and charger included)
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I was skeptical because of the battery power. However, I am sold. I bought this saw with a spare battery and have used it a dozen times now within the last month and a half. I have to admit the saw is expensive and a bit heavy (especially when you add the 2nd battery I carry) and that is why I give it 4 stars. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars because it's not that bad. Being able to sharpen in the field and have enough battery power to cut in the field for a 3-4 hour work day is good enough for me.
I fabricated a simple bungee set up to hold the guard on the saw so when I'm riding my bike, the guard doesn't fall off.
When I get home from a trip, I will blow off the saw with compressed air. I will then remove the cover and blow off the dust and then brush and wipe the saw down. Put the cover back on and refill the oil and check chain tension. I hang the saw from the ceiling. Total time of maintenance when I get home is short of 10 minutes. I take the batteries in and charge them so when I need the saw, everything is ready to go.
So yes, pros are immediate start up, not an oily hot mess and auto-sharpening.
Cons include price, weight and lack of ability to run other tools with the same battery. I hope some day soon they come up with grass and hedge trimmers.
I compared this to other brands including the Sthil. The Sthil uses a smaller chain and bar and does not have auto sharpening. Sthil's saw does not come with a battery which must be purchased separately and costs more. The Sthil uses the same battery to power other tools such as grass and hedge trimmers.
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It feels like a regular chainsaw in your hands. The weight balance is good, lighter than a comparable fuel burning saw but easier to maneuver.
This is where I had to dock the points. The saw cut fairly well thru most woods. However the chain speed was noticeably slower than a fuel burner and it "bit" the wood rather than slicing it at times. Once it started though it typically had the gumption to complete the cut all the way through. It was the starting of the cut that was a little ragged as sometime the blade would bounce on the exterior of the wood as it tried to work into a groove. I did not try cutting anything wider than the blade, its probably doable by cutting from one side and then switching to the other but you'd be awhile.
The built in chain sharpener does actually work as advertised. Its probably not quite as well as sharpening each tooth by hand but it works about 100 times faster!
I wanted to like this saw but considering the price ($500 at the time) and that its performance does not match a fuel burner half its cost, there are better alternatives. Another drawback is that it does not feature the "tool less" cover removal that many other saws are now offering standard which means you have to tote it around with you if you need to adjust the chain etc. There are now 4 cordless electric chainsaws available in the U.S. market. The aforementioned Stihl MSA 160, the Makita 36v Lithium Ion Chainsaw, the Greenworks 40v Chainsaw and this Oregon 40 volt Max. I've personally used the Stihl and found it to be the superior saw although at a greater cost. If you're looking for a light duty saw I'd recommend either going with an afforable two stroke saw or spending the extra cash to reach for the Stihl MSA 160.
I've now used it a lot, and it has exceeded my expectations. The self-sharpening really works, and that's a biggie, because cutting with a dull chain is just no fun, and my prior experience with chain saws was that the chains got dull quickly and, although they can be re-sharpened, it's not much fun. The power and cutting ability is very good. This is not an underpowered, flimsy chain saw. I've cut some very large trees with it, and it's worked like a champ. I think the battery life is good. I say "think," because, when I'm using it, I don't operate it continuously. I'm doing a lot of clearing work of underbrush at the same time, so I'll cut a tree or 3 and then spend a fair amount of time limbing the trees and clearing underbrush and doing other things. So far, I've only run out of battery power once. It seems to re-charge pretty quickly, but I've never actually timed it.
For me, it's a keeper, and I've been very plased with it.