BLACK+DECKER is one of the most reputable electric tool manufacturers so it’s no surprise their 20V battery powered chainsaw is among best sellers. So does BLACK+DECKER LCS1020B live up to expectations?
BLACK+DECKER LCS1020B 20V Max uses 10 inch Oregon low kickback bar and Oregon chain. It has plenty of power of light to medium duty jobs. Deals well with branches, saplings, limbs and trees of up to 6 inches.
Trees with diameter of over 6 inches can take noticeably more time to cut than with a good STIHL of Husqvarna gas chainsaw but LCS1020B still might handle less dense trees reasonably well.
Ease of use
BLACK and DECKER LCS1020B is very lightweight – it weighs just 7.2 pounds making it easy to use.
BLACK and DECKER LCS1020B has tool free blade tension system. It also has auto oiler but it doesn’t seem to work so you have to manually oil it yourself (might not be true with all units). There’s a window for checking gauge oil level.
BLACK and DECKER LCS1020B is made of plastic and doesn’t feel particularly sturdy however same applies to other B&D products which have proved themselves to last for years.
Battery life is mediocre. It’s hard to put it in numbers since it’s available with different kind of batteries and battery life also heavily depends on what kind of stuff and how you are cutting. To give you perspective you can expect 2.0Ah battery to provide you with around 5 minutes of continuous cutting.
What kind of batteries you should get also differ from person to person. Some will never fully deplete 2.0 Ah or 4.0 Ah battery in a single session, others will need two 5.0 Ah or 7.0 Ah batteries to never run out of juice.
Advantages of electric chainsaw
Although BLACK+DECKER LCS1020B does handle light and medium duty jobs well when it comes to something more serious it’s obvious it’s not as powerful as some gas chainsaws. Still since it’s an electric unit it does offers some advantages gas chainsaws don’t like absolutely no fumes, problems with starting up as well a lot less noise, vibrations, maintenance and weight.
BLACK+DECKER LCS1020B 20V Max is a great electric chainsaw for low to medium duty jobs and for the money it’s no surprise it’s one of the best selling chainsaws currently.
BLACK+DECKER LCS1020B 20V Max Cordless Chainsaw Details/Specs:
- Type: Electric (battery powered)
- Bar length: 10”
- Motor: 20V
- Weight: 7.2 lbs