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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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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.