DEWALT DCCS620P1 20V 12″ Electric Chainsaw Review

DEWALT DCCS620P1 is not only one of the best selling electric chainsaws currently but also one of the best selling among all – gas chainsaws included. So what’s all the hype about?


DEWALT DCCS620P1 is powered by 20V brushless motor that moves chain 25.2 feet per second. It’s not a huge chainsaw – DEWALT DCCS620P1 has low kickback Oregon chain with 12-inch Oregon bar so it’s obviously not for downing huge trees. So what kind of jobs it can perform well?

Cutting performance

Despite being 20-Volt unit it’s actually quite capable. Unsurprisingly it cuts 4×4, 6×6 or lamb beams effortlessly but it also has plenty of power for limbing and sectioning. It can even handle trees with diameter of up to 10 inches quite well and not just the soft ones (but for larger trees you will need a more serious chainsaw)!

Granted DEWALT DCCS620P1 doesn’t cut as fast as bigger and more serious gas chainsaws but it’s not that far from them! On top of that other benefits of electric unit might outweigh the slight decrease of cutting speed – no maintenance (other than refilling oil), no problems with starting up, no fumes, less weight, less vibrations and a lot less noise.


DEWALT DCCS620P1 comes with 5.0Ah lithium ion battery. Although battery life depends heavily on what kind of job you are doing it does last quite long. Unless you are in a really great shape don’t be surprised if you get tired before the battery runs out of juice.

Battery is compatible with other tools from DEWALT’s 20V MAX* product line.


DEWALT DCCS620P1 has tool-free chain tensioner. It’s really simple and easy to tighten or loosen chain with the chain tensioning knob. Sprocket cover can be removed in seconds and chainsaw is easy to clean too.

There’s plenty of room for your hand between the front handle and handle guard. The handle guard works as saw chain and kickback brake – push it and it will immediately mechanically stop the chain and shut off the motor.

DEWALT DCCS620P1 also has fixed automatic oiler. It works well and keeps saw chain and guide bar constantly lubricated

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Ease of use

DEWALT DCCS620P1 weighs just 8.8 pounds. Because of its lightweight and dimensions it’s easy to operate at and above ground level.


DEWALT DCCS620P1 isn’t a chainsaw for every situation but it’s perfect for light duty jobs and pretty good at medium duty ones.

DEWALT DCCS620P1 20V MAX XR 12″ Electric Chainsaw Specs/Details:

  • Type: Electric (battery powered)
  • Bar length: 12”
  • Chain pitch: 3/8”
  • Chain gauge : 0.043”
  • Motor: 20V brushless
  • Chain speed: 25.2 ft/second
  • Battery: 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x DCCS620 (DCCS620P1) Chainsaw
    • 1 x 20V MAX* 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion Battery
    • 1 x Battery charger
    • 1 x Hard Bar Cover

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