Specifications & Dimensions
|Chain Saw Length:||12 in.|
|Translucent Oil Tank:||Yes|
|Charge Time (Hrs.):||1|
|Number of Batteries Included:||1|
|Included with Item:|
|Extra Chain Included:||No|
|Includes Hearing Protection:||No|
|Includes Safety Glasses or Face Shield:||No|
|Extra Bar Included:||No|
|Anti Vibration Handle:||No|
|Chain Oil Capacity:||1.4|
|Tool Free Chain Adjustment:||No|
Ratings & Reviews
Get those limbs trimmed with this Craftsman 40V cordless chainsaw 98946. The 12 in. The Oregon bar and chain and 40V lithium-ion battery power deliver high performance results for cutting through small- and medium-size limbs quickly and easily. This chainsaw also features a wrap-around handle, reduced kickback bar and chain, tool-less chain adjustment and automatic oiler for ease of use and low maintenance. The translucent oil tank provides a clear view of your oil level to ensure that you will always be well prepared while trimming, and it also helps maintain the sharpness of your chain. With the Craftsman 40V chainsaw, you can get those wild limbs out of harm's way without all the hassle of mixing oil and gas.
- 40V lithium-ion battery provides powerful performance and uninterrupted battery life throughout its entire runtime
- 12 in. Oregon bar and chain offers great cutting performance
- Tool-less chain tensioning for ease of use
- Automatic oiler ensures the chain is accurately lubricated without the worry
- Wrap-around handle provides ease of use and user comfort when cutting at multiple angles
- Backed by a 4-year tool warranty
Added on October 03, 2013
Overall, others give this:
This chainsaw works very well. I have used it to cut up some large tree branches that have fallen in my yard. The power is good and the battery seems to last a long time. This chainsaw comes with a 2 aH battery. I also bought the cordless lawnmower, which is pretty cool also. The lawnmower comes with a 2 aH and 4 aH battery. I can use the 2 aH battery on my chainsaw, but the 4 aH battery is too big, it won't fit in the chainsaw. Other than that, I am very impressed with this chainsaw.
This is my new favorite toy. I have lots of brush, softwoods, etc., in my yard. The battery life is very good and the saw works very well for a truly portable device. It is not a gas powered device and it is 12". I got exactly what I expected. Charges quickly. I also have the hedge trimmer so have two batteries and two chargers so I can go at either chore and have plenty of battery power. I also bought the blower which does much better than my 19.2v blower which I now use as a wanded vacuum. The 40v blower is quite useless other than for blowing dust out of the garage and its battery which I use as a spare for the chain saw.
My first unit came defective with a leaking chain oil tank. After doing an exchange I was finally able to use it. Don't cut anything >3in diamter. Battery power is decent on the smaller battery, however a 2nd or the larger battery is definitely needed. You get a massive performance upgrade by going to a brushless 40V chainsaw unit available from other companies. Had to return the Craftsman due to that lack of performance.
Tonight (10/25/13) cold weather finally moved into our area ...at a low of about 29 degrees...so I want to use my two home fireplaces. Winter weather in north Alabama is typically mild, so I do not feel I need a big heavy gas chain saw for the type of small logs I want for my fireplaces. This lightweight easy to use battery operated chain saw fits my needs. I quickly cut up (bucking) a few long pieces of wood that were about 5" in diameter into about 12" - 18" lengths for my fireplaces. I often see lengths of good potential firewood cast along the streets as garbage/lawn refuse from homes that either had storm damage or simply got rid of trees. Why buy firewood when something like this Craftsman 40V cordless is so easy to use? Even "green wood" stretches the budget when used with plenty of kindling and perhaps a fake 3 - 4 hour log or "firestarters". Cozy warm! Thanks SEARS :0)
Great chain saw for work around the yard. Ran it all afternoon and never had any problems at all. Easy to set up even though it came with the WORST instruction manual I have ever seen. Fun, lightweight, strong and looks to be very well made. I love this chain saw and highly recommend it for the casual chain saw user. No gas/oil to mix and start up is just a button squeeze. Full charge in just over an hour.
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