BLACK+DECKER CS1518 18″ 15-Amp Electric Chainsaw Review

BLACK+DECKER CS1518 is corded electric chainsaw (it doesn’t come with cord so you have to get one separately) with 15-Amp motor and 18-inch guide bar and chain.

Cutting performance

BLACK+DECKER CS1518 obviously doesn’t cut anywhere near as well as $500 STIHL or Husqvarna but it still can handle more serious jobs reasonably well like 16-18 inch thick logs and trees. It’s probably not the chainsaw you would buy for everyday use as you would want to have something that cuts faster for that but for occasional use it’s cuts really well! Works really well for branches and saplings since it’s lightweight. Chain is sharp and retains sharpness well.

BLACK+DECKER CS1518 can move its chain 41 feet (12.5 meters) per second at no load – faster than most battery and cord powered chainsaw. If we talk about corded chainsaw then Oregon CS1500 is the only corded chainsaw that can move its chain faster than we have come across so far. Keep in mind even though chain speed at no load is one of the factors that impact cutting performance and cutting speed it’s not the only one!

Trigger is not variable and works as on/off switch so you can’t feather it.


BLACK+DECKER CS1518 features chain brake (and will also stop chain immediately stop once you release the trigger), low-kickback bar and chain (truly almost no kickback), tool-free chain tensioning system as well as automatic oiling system (keep bar and chain well oiled but doesn’t use much oil) with transparent oil reservoir window so you can see the level of chain oil.

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BLACK+DECKER CS1518 is a great chainsaw for occasional use if you have power outlet available nearby.

BLACK+DECKER CS1518 Electric Chainsaw Specifications:

  • Type: Electric (Corded)
  • Bar Length: 18 inches
  • Amperage: 15 Amps
  • No-load chain speed: 41 ft/s (12.5 m/s)
  • Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
  • OEM Chain Part #: 90609779 (Click here to buy)

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