The Ryobi RY40511 40V Cordless Chainsaw, is touted as providing the same amount of torque and power as a gas-powered chainsaw – without the annoying gas and maintenance requirements.
At the heart of this chainsaw is its brushless motor, which offers increased power and torque.
Because the motor is brushless, it eliminates the amount of wear and tear placed on the chainsaw’s internal components, which improves and extends the chainsaw’s lifespan. Some experts also say that brushless motors are more powerful and allow the battery to last longer.
The primary source of power for this chainsaw is a Ryobi 40V Lithium-Ion battery.
The chainsaw is compatible with all other products on the Ryobi 40V platform, which means that their batteries can be used interchangeably.
The included charger can fully charge a battery in under 60 minutes; however, reviewers and users have noted that the average run time of each battery is slightly under 30 minutes. This could potentially be problematic when heavy duty jobs require more time.
Out of the box, the Ryobi RY40511 weighs a mere 10.3 pounds. The lightweight and compact design makes it suitable for a variety of homeowners to use.
The 14-inch bar and chain are adept at tackling small to medium size applications, and the brushless chainsaw also includes an automatic oiler.
The generously padded wraparound handle is comfortable to hold and reduces overall user fatigue.
Unlike most other cordless chainsaws, the chain tensioning system for this chainsaw does require tools, but the chain tensioning tool can be easily accessed via the on board tool storage department.
Also included in the purchase of this chainsaw kit is a protective scabbard and blade cover.
Reviewers have noted that this chainsaw’s user manual is well-written and easy to follow. Each Ryobi chainsaw is covered by a 5-year limited warranty from the manufacturer; however, if this chainsaw is used for commercial purposes, the manufacturer’s warranty is voided.
- Works with all Ryobi 40-Volt lithium-ion tools and batteries. 40-Volt lithium-ion compact battery...
- Brushless motor for increased torque and gas-like power.
- Cutting speed of a gas chainsaw for faster cutting.
- Variable speed trigger for user control.
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The current price of the Ryobi RY40511 puts the chainsaw in the same class, price-wise, as other comparable models.
This model is ideal for those who already use Ryobi products or have light to medium cleanup tasks around the home.
The chainsaw is easy to start, lightweight and transportable, and offers a fair amount of power.
By far, the biggest complaint has been its disappointing battery life, and this will need to be taken into consideration before making a buy.