|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Color and Styling:|
|Chain Saw Length:||18 in.|
|File Diameter:||5/32 in.|
|Guide Bar Type:||Sprocket nose|
|Individual, Kit or Set:||Individual|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||17|
|Number of Drive Links:||63|
|Power Type:||Needs external power|
|Translucent Oil Tank:||Yes|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Housing Material:||Hi-Impact Plastic|
|Included with Item:|
|Extra Chain Included:||Yes|
|Includes Hearing Protection:||No|
|Includes Safety Glasses or Face Shield:||No|
|Package Contents:||1 Chain Saw, 1 Extra Chain|
|Extra Bar Included:||No|
|Anti Vibration Handle:||No|
|Handle Length (in.):||12|
|Handle Material:||Hard Impact Plastic|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Cord Length (Feet):||1|
|Power Cord Gauge, 50 ft.:||12 gauge|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||2 year full|
|Chain Oil Capacity:||6.75 ounces|
|Chain Type:||Oregon low kickback|
|Tool Free Chain Adjustment:||Yes|
|Meets ANSI Standards:||Yes|
Ratings & Reviews
Choose This 4.0HP - 18" Electric Chain Saw to Make Precise Cuts with Ease
This stylish red and black Craftsman 18" Electric Chain Saw is designed for safety and comfort. Its auto-tension system will automatically maintain the pressure while in use and increase the life of the tool. Metal bumpers at the base provide stability during cutting so you can slice through the toughest material with this 15 amp saw. An automatic lubrication system ensures that the bar and chain remain lubricated and in optimum working condition.
Keeping your safety in mind, this 18" Electric Chain Saw comes with an automatic chain brake system that stops it almost instantly and safeguards you against kickback. It also has an emergency manual chain break system for increased safety. The soft-grip rear handle and full-wrap front handle are easy to hold and offer a good grip. With this cutting-edge technology in hand, you'll breeze through any cutting job.
- The 4.0 HP Craftsman 18" Electric Chain Saw is as powerful as a gas chain saw
- The translucent oil tank allows you to easily check the level of oil
- Equipped with bucking spikes for efficient cutting
- Bar-tip guard provides additional safety
- High-quality steel blade offers durability
- Has an Oregon low kickback bar and chain
- Ergonomically designed handles are made of hard-impact plastic
- Extra chain is included
- Length: 33.5 inches
- Item Weight: 17 lbs.
- Two year full warranty
Added on May 03, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
Used this product right out of the box. No problems, plenty of power in a convenient package. Craftsman quality for a great price. The 4.0hp electric motor provides plenty of power for minor backyard jobs.
Exchanged first saw since automatic oiler did not work. Oiled bar manually for 45 minutes or so but oil level never changed. Second saw had same problem. Waited a couple days too long to return to store, they refused to exchange anything more than 60 days old. Gallon of oil was purchased at Sears. Now have to tear saw apart and try to figure out the oiling system.
I would have given this elect. chanisaw better grades had it not been that the chain for this unit is so small and difficult to find. Sears requires you to go to a parts & warehouse outlet to "special order" this chain. Even finding an Oregon 91PX chain online is not easy. So yeah, the $99 price is right for the unit, but the chain will eventually dull and will need to be re-sharpened...it is a very small gage. Had I known, I would have purchased a gas unit with heftier and easier-to-find chain. Sears did carry these chains when I bought this saw, and I bought an extra. But these are being phased out and Sears Hardware no longer stocks them. So you'd better buy yourself 3 or 4 extra chains (they are cheap), and be prepared to send them off for sharpening or, try to sharpen yourself with all kinds of files and file holders. Another option, saw this little unit for small jobs around the house, but rent a REAL chainsaw when you've got REAL work to do! Or better yet, get yourself a REAL chain saw from a REAL chanisaw manufacturer. And by the way, this chain saw is made in China.
has plenty of power ,ease of adjusting chain ,don't need tools to do this or to change the chain . so far this is the best electricchain saw I have owned.
I have always used gas powered chainsaws until purchasing 14" electric for cutting limbs and small bushes. It worked so well thought I would try 18" chainsaw for heavier use. Cut down Sycamore tree in yard that had died some time ago. (approx. 19-20" trunk) Cut as good or better than my gas chainsaw. Would recommend to anyone who is tired of trying to start gas powered chainsaw.
Powder Springs, GA
This chainsaw is much better than I expected. Having worn out my older 16 inch 3.5 hp Craftsman, I never expected the power and speed of this saw. You still cannot push it like a gas saw. By letting the chainsaw weight perform most of the cutting, this saw should well outlast my previous saw of 5 years. Be sure to have a good 14 gauge extension cord as a 16 gauge will not work. The operators manual will guide you.
Bought one of these a couple of years back, and just used it a couple of times to cut up limbs that had fallen. No problems. So now another big limb falls, and I get it out to do its job. But it won't budge. Nothing happens in response to power--no turn, no hum, no nothing. Tried adjusting chain tension, according to manual--tension OK--but I could not rotate chain on blade by hand, as directed--something is frozen up in the motor. Made sure it had lube oil. Took it over to nearest Sears Hardware. The guy there was rude, smarmy and clueless. This unit didn't even have a nick of paint gone, but he just shrugged and said "Throw it away, I can't help you." I was furious, not because he didn't offer any kind of extra warranty, but because of his completely anti-customer attitude and apparent lack on product knowledge. On the way home, I stopped at ************, where the proprietor is helpful. "Any idea on why this thing just quit?" I asked. "Last time I took it down from its hanging hook, it worked fine, now nothing." He said, "I should. I worked at Sears for ten years." Then he pushed that plastic barrier that you see just forward of the top handle back, it clicked, and then the chain rotated normally. "It's a kind of kill switch," he explained. "If the thing jumps on you, it's designed to cause your lead hand to shut it off, rather than hit the cutting part." Makes perfect sense. I guess in the process of putting it up for storage and getting it down, that switch got moved to kill (or "brake") position. Looking back at the manual, the main diagram identifies that piece only as "Handguard". You have to re-read all the fine print to see what it says about "braking function control"--but nowhere does the manual tell you to make sure that switch is in the "go" position in order to run the unit. But I certainly would have expected the pro at Sears Hardware to know something that basic, and he didn't. That or he was truly in such a snit over something that he make a studied attempt to act like an idiot and see if he could provoke me to walk out and leave the gear on his counter. It was not what you expect out of a Sears Hardware man.