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​Husqvarna 120i Brushless Chainsaw Review

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When the name Husqvarna is mentioned, it is most commonly associated with gas-powered chainsaws.  It is an often overlooked fact that Husqvarna has an excellent line of cordless tools as well.


The Husqvarna 120i is an example of what their line of cordless power tools has to offer....which is a lot.


In this particular overview, we’re going to take an in-depth look at a chainsaw that is packed with loads of features.


Any homeowner who is looking for a premium product designed and produced by a reputable brand should strongly consider this model.

PROS

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    Specially designed dampeners absorb the chainsaw’s vibrations and reduce the amount of strain placed on the user’s arms and shoulders.
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    The choke/stop control makes starting the chainsaw straightforward and prevents flooding.
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    TrioBrake, a new feature from Husqvarna, stops the chain quickly in the event of an emergency.

CONS

  • The battery charging time, on average, is an hour and 45 minutes.
  • The 2- year warranty offered by Husqvarna is not as lengthy as warranties offered by other manufacturers.

KEY FEATURES

  • Save Mode maximizes the chainsaw’s runtime by enabling the motor to work more efficiently.
  • The Husqvarna motor features an innovative brushless design.
  • The 14-inch bar and chain optimizes the chainsaw’s cutting performance.
  • The noise level is guaranteed to remain below 101 dbA.
  • Padded handle grips are designed for user comfort.

PRODUCT REVIEW

The Husqvarna 120i 14 Inch Cordless Chainsaw weighs in at 10.8 pounds, and it is an ideal option for cutting and pruning small branches, as well as felling small trees.

This makes it ideal for residential applications. Its compact and lightweight design makes it easily portable. However, for its small size, it comes packed with an incredible number of features, which we’ll review in depth.

Cutting Performance

When it comes to performance, the 14-inch blade of this saw has been proven to cut through a 12 to 14-inch log in a single pass; although, like most cordless chainsaws, it works best cutting smaller diameters.

Noise Output

Husqvarna guarantees that the noise output of this model will remain under 101 dBa, but its measured sound output is actually 97 decibels.

While this output level won’t make the neighbors angry, it is still recommended that users wear hearing protection.

Design

The slim design provides better ergonomics and reduces user fatigue.

The grips of this chainsaw are well padded for user comfort, and there is a rubberized rear handle for improved comfort.

Safety

A unique feature of this chainsaw is that the front handbrake is see-through. This design allows the user to see the nose of the chainsaw while it is in use. By avoiding faulty contact with the wood, it reduces the amount of overall kickback.

The inertia activated chain brake is designed to reduce the chances of injury occurring if kickback does happen. The brake can be manually activated by using the left hand to maneuver the front hand guard into a forward position. In the event of kickback, the brake automatically engages.

Electronics & Battery

Another highlight of the 120i is its intuitive digital controls, which also includes the on and off switch.

To use this chainsaw, all one needs to do is to pop the battery in and hold down the on button until a green LED light appears. After the throttle lockout switch has been engaged, the sensitive trigger can be used to turn on the chainsaw immediately.

In order to turn the chainsaw off, users should hold the off button down until the green LED light disappears. Users have noted that this method makes it difficult to turn off the chainsaw off quickly. However, the saw will deactivate itself if it is not used for more than sixty seconds.

Maintenance

The Husqvarna 120i requires a minimal amount of maintenance; however, it is important to note that it is imperative to keep the chainsaw dry. It cannot be used in wet conditions. This chainsaw does come with well-made blade scabbard to help protect the unit.

Warranty

Each Husqvarna chainsaw is covered by a 2-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

FYI - If the chainsaw is used for commercial purposes, then the warranty is voided.

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Husqvarna 120i 14-in. Brushless Chainsaw
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Husqvarna 120i 14-in. Brushless Chainsaw
  • Save mode allows you to maximize your run time by allowing the motor to work more efficiently
  • Brushless electric motor has an innovative design to deliver high efficiency and maximizes run time...
  • 14-In. Bar and chain optimized for powerful cutting performance.Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)...
  • Intuitive key pad for simple operation and soft grip handle for additional user comfort

THANKS FOR READING

The Husqvarna 120i 14” Cordless Chainsaw is best suited for homeowners who need a chainsaw for light cutting duties around the home or for individuals who want a portable alternative to a gas chainsaw.

This model is not ideal for those looking for a budget buy. At its current price, it is more expensive than other comparable models, and the battery charge time is too long.

However, giving it credit for the number of features it possesses and the excellent reputation of Husqvarna, it would be a good option to consider.

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    Matt Hagens

    Hi, I'm Matt the owner of Yard Care Gurus. I love to be outside working on my lawn, planning my next project. I created this website to help people like you find the best products for yard care and great advice. Thanks for stopping by!

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