|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Length (in.):||36 in.|
|Chain Saw Length:||16 in.|
|File Diameter:||5/32 in.|
|Guide Bar Type:||Sprocket nose|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||12.0 lbs.|
|Number of Drive Links:||56|
|Power Type:||110V Electric|
|Included with Item:|
|Extra Chain Included:||Yes|
|Extra Bar Included:||No|
|Anti Vibration Handle:||No|
|Assembly Required:||Fully Assembled|
|Cord Length (Feet):||100|
|Power Cord Gauge, 100 ft.:||14 gauge|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||2 year limited|
|Tool Free Chain Adjustment:||Yes|
|Meets ANSI Standards:||Yes|
Ratings & Reviews
Choose This 16" Electric Chain Saw for Greater Power
This lightweight Craftsman 16" Electric Chain Saw is extremely easy to handle and maintain. Powered with a 3.5HP electric motor this 12 amp chain saw is a great choice for small jobs around the house. Tool-less chain can be easily adjusted for convenient cutting. Select this powerful saw with efficient chain brake and low kick-back for safe residential use.
This sturdily built and powerful Electric Chain Saw is best suited for trimming and pruning your lawn and light cutting jobs in and around the home. Bar and chain are automatically lubricated by a built-in oiling system for reliable performance day after day. Use the 16-inch guide bar with a sprocket nose to easily cut through logs. Bring home this fully assembled electric chain saw for easy and efficient everyday cutting.
- Powerful electric motor in the Craftsman 16" Electric Chain Saw delivers a peak performance of 3.5HP
- Fully assembled saw comes with an extra chain so that you are well prepared for every situation
- 110V electric motor makes this chain saw quieter and easy to maintain
- Weighing 12 lbs. this lightweight chain saw is easy to move around
- 16-inch guide bar and tool-less chain for ease and efficiency of work
- Automatic oiling keeps chain and bar constantly lubricated
- 36-inch chain saw requires 14 gauge power cord
- Meets ANSI standards
- Available in red/black finish
- Extra chain included
- Item Weight: 12 lbs.
- Two year limited warranty
Added on July 16, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
My 12-year-old electric craftsman chain saw has finally died for the final time. So I purchased this one to replace it. Bad mistake! After 30 minutes of accumulated use during the day. The following items were noted.
1. Chain falls off drive gear about once every 10 minutes of use. Seems any contamination that gets inside will derail the unit.
2. The no tools adjustment for chain tension is of no value. It loosens up during cutting from vibrations.
3. 7 out of every 10 times you try to start the unit, the chain only sits there while the motor in running full tilt.
4. While cutting branches of at least 1-inch thickness, the chain will just stop while the motor screams on.
5. The chain saw is so over engineered for safety that it is dangerous. The chain break is useless.
I had neighbors come over and try out my new saw. Everyone was disappointed. All reported that the unit was a piece of junk.
We tried every combination of chain slack and chain tension to try and correct the problems encountered.
Nothing seems to work at all.
I have used chain saws, manual saws, power and non-power tools for over 50 years. This is by far the worst device I have found to date.
New Kensington, PA
I ordered this for my husband for his birthday, so I personally haven't used it. But he likes it, and said for the yard we have it is all he needs; and more than a smaller, cheaper one would have been. I guess this one is more powerful and bigger. But overall, he said it was worth the money.
Bought this with no research while in the middle of a cleanup job. It didn't work right immediately out of the box. Couldn't keep power to the motor no matter how hard I pressed on the trigger. Rather than try to exchange it (there was only one where I bought) I disassembled for inspection. The 'trigger' primarily disengages the chain brake and only secondarily engages the momentary motor switch. Because of this design the motor switch didn't reach full travel and didn't make full contact and lost contact with any vibration. I proved this by bypassing the switch to finish the days work (not recommended). The switch button needs a lot of travel before it makes contact and the trigger doesn't provide that. Bad design. Just another example of poor quality tools with the Craftsman name on it. My last bad experience was with an electric power washer. I will no longer make the assumption that the word Craftsman equals quality. It's just more Chinese **** like everybody else sells.
I have used this saw to cut some serious green logs. Not branches but tree trunk size stuff. No problem. I have not experienced any problems with the chain adjustment mechanism. I was pleased to see it came with an extra chain. My biggest quibble is that the trigger can be a little hard to engage sometimes. As though the thumb safety interlock doesn't always engage properly. Also it has a translucent window for the bar oil reservoir but it can be hard to see the oil level sometimes. For the price I think it is an excellent saw.
Las Vegas, NV
Made a tough job a whole lot easier. I had dropped a tree using a 21" bow saw, but it got too tiring to cut up the trunk by hand so I bought this chain saw. I've used a chainsaw here and there, but I'm no pro. In fact, I've heard many horror stories about accidents with chain saws. So I was a little intimidated at first, but after a few minutes, I grew more confident and I now am sort of looking forward to the next tree I need to drop later this year.
Spring Hill, FL
I went to Sears to look for a small chain saw, and when I saw the craftsman chain saw on sale, I knew I had to purchase it. I have purchased cheap chain saws in the past, and always regretted not buying a better one. The chain saw worked great. I chopped down a whole tree. The price was great for this particular size chain saw. I would recommend buying it.
I owned a few Craftsman chainsaws ( both gas and electrical) before. I purchased this one to replace my old one that I purchased long time ago. The old one was lighter weight and was very easy to use. This new one is much heavier and is very difficult to use. The new feature that stop the chain from continue moving after the power switch is released actually keeps the unit from running entirely. The sensors are way too sensitive and light forward pressure to the left hand shield will make the safety feature kicks in. The cutting keep losing power during cutting, and once it stopped, very often it cannot start the unit entirely until I have to reset it or until I pull the chain a little on the log. In order to make my cutting more continuously, I have to put a tie down to secure the left hand shield from moving forward; otherwise, it keeps stopping during cutting. To my right hand, I need to apply very strong grab in order to keep the unit running in full power. My right hand get tire very fast. My other new gas powered chainsaw also has has issues, it is hard to start up, and it won't even stay idle. This is a different review. I used to buy many power tools from Sears, after my experience with different problems with my other gas powered chainsaw and lawn machines, and electrical powered chainsaw, I am totally lost confidence to Sears' gas powered and electrical powered tools. My next gas and electrical powered tools definitely will not be Sear's brand.
I bought this saw to cut some firewood that was delivered too long. It is in my cellar so I needed it to be electric. Bad choice...nothing but trouble since i've had it. it leaks oil around the fill cover, the throttle trigger works after messing with it for several minutes and then works off and on. poor design poor quality. I will be returning it.
We got it because sometimes firewood we buy is just to big to fit in the wood stove. It chews through some pretty big pieces of oak and cherry without any trouble. One issue was that on the web page describing the saw it recommended a 100 ft 14 gauge extension cord. As I was being rung up I looked at the box where it said a 100 ft. 14 gauge cord was NOT recommended. I then had to return the first cord and get a 50 ft. 12 gauge cord.
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