Greenworks 20232 16-Inch 12-Amp Corded Chainsaw Review

Greenworks 20232 is electric corded chainsaw with 12-amp motor that does ~8,500 RPM at no-load. Greenworks 20232 is equipped with 16-inch bar and chain with pitch of 3/8″ (9.5 mm) and gauge of 0.05″ (1.3 mm).

Cutting performance

Cutting performance is adequate for the price. Greenworks 20232 is more appropriate for lighter duty jobs. It can handle more serious jobs too but it will cut a lot longer than more expensive and powerful gas chainsaws.

Greenworks 20232 can be a decent choice for occasional use for light duty jobs. If you will use your chainsaw every week or often will tackle more serious jobs you should get a more advanced unit.


Greenworks 20232 features tool-less chain tensioning (however some consumers have had issues with chain falling off), metal bucking spikes and wrap around handle.

Ease of use

Greenworks 20232 16-Inch 12-Amp chainsaw weighs just 8.8 lbs (4 kg) so it’s easy to use and doesn’t produce much fatigue.

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Greenworks 20232 16-Inch chainsaw doesn’t come with cord. Unless you already have one with appropriate gauge rating you will have to purchase it separately:

  • Cord that’s up to 50 feet (15 meters) long should have gauge rating of 16 AWG.
  • Cord that’s 50+ feet long but no more than 100 feet (30.4 meters) should have gauge rating of 14 AWG.
  • Cord that’s 100+ feet long but no more than 150 feet (45.7 meters) should have gauge rating of 12 AWG.


Greenworks 20232 can be a good option if you need chainsaw occasionally and mostly for lighter duty jobs.

Greenworks 20232 Chainsaw Specifications:

  • Type: Electric (Corded)
  • Motor: 12 Amps
  • Voltage: 120 V AC
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Max. RPM: 8,500 (+- %10)
  • Bar length: 16-inches
  • Chain pitch: 3/8″ (9.5 mm)
  • Chain gauge: 0.05″ (1.3 mm)
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)

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