By Matt Hagens / September 5, 2018
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​Oregon Cordless CS300-A6 Chainsaw Review

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Whether you are a hobbyist gardener or a homeowner serious about lawn care, the Oregon Cordless CS300-A6 Chainsaw will provide the power and torque needed to keep your lawn in prime shape.


Because it is a cordless model, it won’t offer the same power as a traditional gas-powered model. In other words, if you have massive projects to tackle, this won’t be the chainsaw for you.


However, when it comes to regular trimming and pruning, and even storm cleanup, this model is more than up for the job.


Read on to find out more about what the Oregon CS300-A6 has to offer!

PROS

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    The batteries can hold a full charge for up to a month while the chainsaw is in storage.
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    On a single battery charge, roughly 400 branches (2-4 inches in diameter) can be cut.
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    Because it only weighs 12 pounds, this chainsaw is readily portable and maneuverable.

CONS

  • The front handle is made only from plastic, and reviewers have noted that it is prone to breaking.
  • With the standard charger, it takes 240 minutes to charge a battery.

KEY FEATURES

  • The PowerSharp system automatically sharpens the saw within moments on demand.
  • The chain tensioning system is tool-less for ease of use.
  • This chainsaw starts with the single press of a button.
  • The 16-inch bar provides more than enough space for easy maneuverability.
  • The batteries incorporate premium cell technology for longer run times while in operation.

PRODUCT REVIEW

The design of the Oregon Cordless CS300-A6 Chainsaw is excellent, and most importantly, it is user-friendly.

The chainsaw roars to life with the single press of a button. There are no cords or ignition issues to contend with. The front hand grip is crafted from plastic, and its overall durability is questionable, according to buyers.

While it is padded, the padding is not as thick as one might expect and does a poor job of reducing vibrational impact.

Chain Sharpening

As aforementioned, the chain tensioning system does not require the use of tools to adjust. It can easily be adjusted on the go. The tensioning knob is located on the right side of the chainsaw.

The PowerSharp system has made this Oregon model very popular among lawn care enthusiasts.  By pulling down a single lever, the system enables users to sharpen the chain immediately by allowing it to come into contact with the teeth. The process takes less than a minute. Because dull chains can have a significant impact on a chainsaw’s overall performance, this is a handy feature to have.

Power

The power of this chainsaw is derived from a single 4.0 Ah battery. Oregon claims that this 40V max lithium-ion battery provides 66% more run time than the batteries used in the Oregon CS300-E6 chainsaw.

The premium cell technology used in these batteries offers no-fade power, and the batteries can hold a full charge for up to 30 days if the chainsaw is in storage.

On the downside, it takes almost 4 hours for a battery to full charge on the Oregon-branded charger that’s included with the kit. This is a LONG time compared to other similar models currently on the market.

The brushless motor system receives extra oomph from the batteries to offer better performance and reduces overall wear and tear on the internal components.

Safety Features

The safety features on the Oregon CS300-A6 are nothing to write home about, but there are several standard options, like the brake alarm and the regular low kickback, that one would expect to find. Some reviewers have noted that the size and shape of the trigger could be more substantial, but the current design is functional.

Cutting Power

Oregon states that, in its own tests, this model can cut through approximately 400 branches that are 2-3 inches in size on a single battery charge.

Reviewers have had mixed results with the chainsaw. On average, the chainsaw only makes .50 cuts per watt. Users have complained that the chainsaw has a tendency to stall while being used on branches larger than 4 inches in diameter.

For the amount of power the chainsaw provides, better performance is expected.

Each Oregon chainsaw sold is covered by a limited 2-year warranty from the manufacturer, which is a significantly shorter timeframe than warranties offered by other comparable manufacturers.

Oregon Cordless CS300-A6 Chainsaw Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger (572625)
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Oregon Cordless CS300-A6 Chainsaw Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger (572625)
  • PowerSharp System - Sharpens on the saw, on the job, in seconds. From dull to sharp in as little as...
  • Brushless Motor - High performance; high torque and power for fast cutting with a 16" (40cm) bar
  • Includes Tool-less tension system
  • Instant Start - No gas-oil mixing, No pull cords, No warm-up & No emissions

THANKS FOR READING

The reviews on the Oregon Cordless CS300-A6 Chainsaw are mixed.

On one hand, it’s among the lightest chainsaws on the market, features bucking spikes that are made of actual steel, and has an onboard sharpening system.

On the other hand, it is expensive, and the battery charging time is poor. It also lacks some safety features. These are all factors that will need to be taken into account before making a buying decision.

About the author

    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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