TACKLIFE 15-Amp 18-Inch Electric Corded Chainsaw Review

TACKLIFE electric corded chainsaw is one of the cheapest you can buy and it even has 18-inch Oregon bar and chain. It’s powered by 15-Amp motor that allows chain to move at up to 43 feet per second (13 m/s).

It seems too good to be true at this pricing but is it?

Cutting performance

TACKLIFE GCS15A chainsaw cuts very well considering its price. It obviously doesn’t cut like $400-500 STIHL or Husqvarna but it neither costs as much.

TACKLIFE electric chainsaw isn’t something you would buy if you tackle heavy duty jobs daily but it handles less demanding ones surprisingly well. Think taking down small trees or cutting 8 inch logs, limbs, branches, saplings, planks etc. It can handle more serious jobs too but cutting starts to become noticeably slower that with more powerful and expensive chainsaw.


TACKLIFE GCS15A electric chainsaw is mostly made of plastic so it does feel kinda cheap.


TACKLIFE GCS15A electric chainsaw has neat features like Tool-less chain tensioning system, chain brake (stops chain within 0.12 seconds), auto-oiling for guide bar and chain as well translucent oil reservoir window so you can see oil level. Oil reservoir capacity is 190 mL.


TACKLIFE electric chainsaw is cord powered but doesn’t come with one so you have to buy one separately.

Cords that are up to 25 feet long should have gauge rating (AWG) of 14 whereas cords that are 25-50 feet long – 12 AWG. Cords that are longer than 50 feet are not recommended and you should avoid using them.


TACKLIFE electric chainsaw is shipped with bar and chain detached so you will have to assemble it yourself. It’s easy to do however, there are instructions in manual and whole process takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

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If you inspect consumer report it seems that TACKLIFE GCS15A is rather reliable chainsaw however some have had problems with motor burning out.


TACKLIFE GCS15A is not a heavy duty chainsaw but you probably didn’t expect it to be for such price. It’s however pretty decent unit for lighter jobs.

TACKLIFE GCS15A 15-Amp 18-Inch Chainsaw Details/Specs:

  • Type: Electric (Corded)
  • Bar Length: 18 inches
  • Chain: 18-inch Oregon 91PX063X
  • Motor: 15-Amp copper motor with metal gear
  • Voltage: 120 Volt
  • No-load chain speed: 43 ft/s (13 m/s)
  • Oil tank capacity : 190ml
  • Weight: 13.65 lbs
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x TACKLIFE 15-Amp Corded-Electric Chainsaw
    • 1 x 18-Inch Oregon Guide Bar
    • 1 x Oregon Chain
    • 1 x Bar sheath
    • 1 x User Manual

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