WORX WG304.1 Review – Why Is There So Much Interest In The Electric Chainsaw?

WORX WG304.1 Chain Saw 18-Inch 4 HP 15.0 Amp

The WORX WG304.1 can be a good solution for those who need a powerful electric chain saw which is easy to operate and maintain. Definitely, it will not cut as fast as a high end gas model. That said, it is perfect for the city dweller’s chain saw needs. The cost is also so much less. Here is a brief rundown of the lightweight power tool.

Priced around $ 115, the 18-inch electric chain saw comes with a 4 horsepower, 15 amp motor. The corded model runs on standard 120V-60Hz home electricity. With a 15 amp motor, it is more powerful than the WG303.1 model. The longer bar (18 inches vs 16 inches) means increased weight. The plus point is it allows you to cut a wider log or tree in a single pass.

Unlike most models that require manual chain tension adjustment, this light-duty chainsaw features an automatic chain tensioning system. With the tool free chain tensioning system, you only need to turn the locking knob clockwise until it is screwed tightly. The correct chain tension then will be reached automatically. No need to worry whether the chain blade is tight and secure. See the auto tensioning WORX Chainsaw in action below:

The features do not stop there. The saw comes equipped with built-in chain brake to reduce the risks associated with kickback. When kickback occurs, chain stops immediately. Kickback can still occur with this saw but the chain brake and the the kickback cutoff switch will give you some confidence.

Backed by two year warranty, the emission free chainsaw comes fully assembled right out of the box. The auto-oiler provides constant lubrication to both the guide bar and saw chain. Oil tank capacity is 200ml. According to the manual, the oil tank filling will last approx. 16 minutes,depending on sawing intensity and stops.

WORX WG304.1 Stop Mechanism

Ideal for the city dweller’s chain saw needs, the WORX WG304.1 weighs 11.2 lbs. It is a bit heavier than the WG303.1 but still lightweight enough for quick, easy jobs around the yard. To provide optimum operator control and comfort, the saw is equipped with a rubber over-molded rear handle and ergonomic full-wrap front handle.

The WORX WG304.1 is one of the most popular electric chainsaws at Amazon.com. It has received some very positive feedback from its customers. The corded-electric tool currently has a review rating of 4.4/5 stars.

Some reviewers have reported that it used more bar oil then they had expected and therefore it is important to keep checking it, as cutting without oil dulls the chain fast. Further, as the motor draws 15 amps, you need to use a 12 ga cord to prevent damage to the motor. You also have to buy a case for this saw as it is not included in the box.

Despite a few flaws, the majority of reviewers have been satisfied with the power and quality of this chainsaw. Amazon reviews revel at how useful it is at cutting through wood. The convenient chain tensioner is one of its most popular characteristics that has been praised by many reviewers. Clearly, it works as advertised.

The WORX WG304.1 is not for everyone. If you are looking for a heavy duty chainsaw then it is not the right product for you. That said, to the average homeowner that has a couple of acres who wants a lightweight chainsaw which is quiet and easy to maintain, then this 18-Inch 4 HP 15.0 Amp tool is worth taking a closer look.


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