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Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw

Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw

Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
Oregon CS1500 18 in. 15 Amp Self-Sharpening Corded Electric Chainsaw
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Features

  • Includes 18” guide bar and PowerSharp chain, which minimizes downtime by allowing you to sharpen your chain right on the saw in 3 seconds or less.
  • Get to work right away with the instant start capability
  • The chain stays oiled using the built-in Lubri-Tec oiling system which reduces chain friction and increases the saw’s run time
  • No assembly required; comes pre-assembled
  • Low noise, silent between cuts. Chain brake for added safety

Description

If you are looking for a high-power, low-noise electric chainsaw for trimming branches and limbs in your yard, the Oregon CS1500 corded chainsaw is the right choice. Save yourself time and hassle, since the CS1500 starts instantly and doesn’t require any gas oil mixing. Tool-less tensioning allows you to tension the chain by just tightening the ring on the side cover – no special tools required. Made by the world's leading saw chain manufacturer, this chainsaw features an 18 In. chain that you can sharpen on the saw in 3 seconds with the pull of a lever. The automatic oiler distributes oil on the bar and chain while the saw, keeping your chainsaw lubricated and preventing premature wear. 15 amps provide plenty of power behind each cut.


Product Dimensions 18 x 37.5 x 10.5 inches


Item Weight 12.6 pounds


Manufacturer Blount International/Oregon - PowerNow


ASIN B00OIZ1XHW


Item model number 603352


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #550 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #1 in Power Chain Saws


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


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Returns

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Features

  • Includes 18” guide bar and PowerSharp chain, which minimizes downtime by allowing you to sharpen your chain right on the saw in 3 seconds or less.
  • Get to work right away with the instant start capability
  • The chain stays oiled using the built-in Lubri-Tec oiling system which reduces chain friction and increases the saw’s run time
  • No assembly required; comes pre-assembled
  • Low noise, silent between cuts. Chain brake for added safety

Description

If you are looking for a high-power, low-noise electric chainsaw for trimming branches and limbs in your yard, the Oregon CS1500 corded chainsaw is the right choice. Save yourself time and hassle, since the CS1500 starts instantly and doesn’t require any gas oil mixing. Tool-less tensioning allows you to tension the chain by just tightening the ring on the side cover – no special tools required. Made by the world's leading saw chain manufacturer, this chainsaw features an 18 In. chain that you can sharpen on the saw in 3 seconds with the pull of a lever. The automatic oiler distributes oil on the bar and chain while the saw, keeping your chainsaw lubricated and preventing premature wear. 15 amps provide plenty of power behind each cut.


Product Dimensions 18 x 37.5 x 10.5 inches


Item Weight 12.6 pounds


Manufacturer Blount International/Oregon - PowerNow


ASIN B00OIZ1XHW


Item model number 603352


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #550 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #1 in Power Chain Saws


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Includes 18” guide bar and PowerSharp chain, which minimizes downtime by allowing you to sharpen your chain right on the saw in 3 seconds or less.
  • Get to work right away with the instant start capability
  • The chain stays oiled using the built-in Lubri-Tec oiling system which reduces chain friction and increases the saw’s run time
  • No assembly required; comes pre-assembled
  • Low noise, silent between cuts. Chain brake for added safety

Description

If you are looking for a high-power, low-noise electric chainsaw for trimming branches and limbs in your yard, the Oregon CS1500 corded chainsaw is the right choice. Save yourself time and hassle, since the CS1500 starts instantly and doesn’t require any gas oil mixing. Tool-less tensioning allows you to tension the chain by just tightening the ring on the side cover – no special tools required. Made by the world's leading saw chain manufacturer, this chainsaw features an 18 In. chain that you can sharpen on the saw in 3 seconds with the pull of a lever. The automatic oiler distributes oil on the bar and chain while the saw, keeping your chainsaw lubricated and preventing premature wear. 15 amps provide plenty of power behind each cut.


Product Dimensions 18 x 37.5 x 10.5 inches


Item Weight 12.6 pounds


Manufacturer Blount International/Oregon - PowerNow


ASIN B00OIZ1XHW


Item model number 603352


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #550 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #1 in Power Chain Saws


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


abunda_amazon_reviews This is an amazing value for a simple powerful easy and quiet chainsaw. No muss no fuss, like I had with the 3 gas-powered chainsaws still in my garage that I can't afford to repair. All those 1-star ratings? About the chain popping off, or plastic fittings, or worked then didn't work? . . . I'm pretty sure those people didn't read and follow the instructions . Mine arrived with the chain off, which was annoying at first -- so I read the instructions, took the casing apart, figured out how it works, and then paid attention to it while I was using it. Turns out it was a good thing after all, because it forced me to learn about it -- or I would have just plugged it in, fired it up, and maybe had some of those problems. I'm 6 trees in over 3 days, they are 14-16" swamp maples, about 600 cuts or so, and i'm just now thinking about sharpening the chain for the first time. I have taken off the casing twice, to clean out the oily sawdust -- and the chain only popped off once, when I didn't check the tension every 20 cuts or so like I had been doing. It's also important to keep the oil chamber filled, but you can tell when it runs dry, the sound changes. So read the instructions, don't rush, and let the saw do it's job -- just like the instrutions say.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;The 1-star ratings were wrong. why? here's why;;JB Blanchard;;;** Updated.. Unfortunately the 2nd one is going back. As is described in other posts, the blade is starting to have "play" vertically up and down in regards to the chassis. No amount of tightening the screws resolves this issue. The saw otherwise performed great. The 2nd one had no other issues cutting the logs to size. No melting of the casing, and the chain didn't throw once. Beware "all metal parts" as in fact a significant portion of this saw is plastic, and apparently an integral part of the blade attachment. -- Original review follows: I want to like this saw. Wanted an upgrade from a tiny 14" Homelite electric that served me well for over 10 years, plus I had some new logs to prep for the season approaching. Unboxed it on Thursday. First issues encountered. The grey casing was loose. As in there was a 1/4" gap in the housing, and its visibly loose. That's not right. Thought maybe it got jostled in shipping, so tightened up all the screws I could find, and all seemed right. Second issue: The blade cover included looks to be incorrect. It was red, about 3" too short, and was way too tall for the narrow blade. This one isn't huge but still a letdown, and made me feel iffy on the overall product. Followed instructions, primed the oil pump, tightened the tension on the saw, and got to work. About 30 minutes in, the chain jumped off the bar. Stopped, took it apart, put the chain back and retensioned. Maybe I didn't go tight enough so I gave it a little more. Another couple minutes goes by, and a few cuts later, and the chain jumps again. Hmm... This went on about 4 more times, at which point I was frustrated, and looked closer, where I discovered the casing had melted, causing the gear to now be mis-aligned (it's acting as a ramp to push the chain off, now). Total time working, from start to failure? About 90 minutes. And I know I wasn't overworking the saw, having used the little Homelite as I mentioned before, that has plastic drive gears, and was an economy saw. Insult to injury, I called the 800 warranty number, to find they were closed (hours 7a-4p PST) and reading further, the manual states I need to cover shipping both ways?! what's this bull.... Fortunately Amazon is awesome, and overnighted me a replacement saw by 10am Saturday. No charge. I just sent the defective one back off. (I have the S/N if the company wants to investigate, since I did not utilize the warranty process) Interesting things to note. The new one came with a proper blade cover. Black, and form fitted to the saw blade. All screws were tight. Took about 5 minutes to prime the oil pump vs the last one at 2.5 minutes, although the weather was cooler, perhaps the oil was thicker. I was able to perform a day of cutting without issue, and the replacement looks no worse for wear. We'll see if it holds up. Other interesting notes: The new saw has a different label, the colors are "reversed" (the old was OREGON in white, with a red background, no border, whereas the new one has OREGON in red, with a white background and a red border. The S/N is printed as part of the label rather than a sticker applied after the fact. The box is similarly different matching each saw, although the model # is the same on both. Unfortunately the experience has left me leery of the replacement saw. I am hopeful that it will continue to function, and if it makes it through the next 30 days with me operating it I will give it more stars. It's a bit of a misnomer when they say it's got metal parts. The drive gear, sure, and maybe the internal parts too (I did not look) the housing is plastic, and seemingly prone to melting. And when that happens the whole thing is shot.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Needs improvement;;darkwind;;;***SECOND UPDATE*** I contacted Oregon and was glad to receive prompt and friendly service. Oregon stands behind their products. The unit was shipped back to their facility free of charge and I received the new unit in the mail this past week. So far this weekend I have cut up approximately two cord of cedar, maple and cherry, jumping the chain once, but overall without any issues. One thing I have observed from the new unit is that it is using significantly more lubrication, keeping the chain a nice glistening, almost dripping, wet. It appropriately slings lube off the chain now if I leave the saw running long enough. The first saw I received, while it was steadily consuming lube from the reservoir, appeared to be more on the conservative side in its application to the chain and would never really "sling" any lube no matter how long I ran it. Final verdict: Pros: For an electric saw, the thing is a beast, allowing you to make use of the full bar length when cutting large rounds. Quiet enough not to piss of the neighbors. The clutch mechanism makes it incredibly safe. The price for a unit this powerful is currently unmatched. Sharpening feature is probably pretty handy, although I have yet to try it. Great support from Oregon. Cons: Catastrophic failure of the saw could potentially result from low lubrication to the chain -- YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY MUST KEEP IT LUBED AND COOL. The side-mounted motor gets in the way sometimes and makes the CG of the saw offset to the left of the bar making it a bit awkward to hold at times. The lube fill cap should have been positioned on the left side to avoid chip accumulation around the cap. Overall, I like this saw. Bottom line: when it works, it works well. For those of you accustomed to using gas saws of mostly metal construction, be mindful that this saw is indeed made of plastic and will melt critical components if things get hot. I'm hoping Oregon takes note of this and improves upon this in the next generation of this saw. For now, careful observation of operating temps and routine maintenance, I am hopeful, should be sufficient in providing a useful service life for this product. ***UPDATE*** I'm changing my rating to one star. After cutting about a cord of wood today, the chain kept coming off. I opened it up, and low and behold, the plastic casing had melted, creating a misalignment between the chain and gear; i.e. it walks the chain right off the gear now. The chain was pretty warm, but that's not all that uncommon if you cut a lot of wood. It was cool enough for me to pick it up without gloves. It appeared to be getting plenty of lube on the chain, and I had kept the reservoir topped off, so I know it never ran dry. The chain was tensioned cold per the instructions. I'll be contacting Oregon for warranty service tomorrow, but from what I read in the manual, I'll have to pay for shipping which will likely be as expensive as the cost of the saw. I will post back the outcome in a few days, but right now I'm wishing I'd ponied up and went with the Makita. You'll notice the casing around the gear hub is metal on the Makita and not plastic like the Oregon. I view this as a serious design flaw with the Oregon.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2015;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Good Saw But Keep That Chain Lubed!;;Dirk Pitt

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Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By JB Blanchard - Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2018
The 1-star ratings were wrong. why? here's why
This is an amazing value for a simple powerful easy and quiet chainsaw. No muss no fuss, like I had with the 3 gas-powered chainsaws still in my garage that I can't afford to repair. All those 1-star ratings? About the chain popping off, or plastic fittings, or worked then didn't work? . . . I'm pretty sure those people didn't read and follow the instructions . Mine arrived with the chain off, which was annoying at first -- so I read the instructions, took the casing apart, figured out how it works, and then paid attention to it while I was using it. Turns out it was a good thing after all, because it forced me to learn about it -- or I would have just plugged it in, fired it up, and maybe had some of those problems. I'm 6 trees in over 3 days, they are 14-16" swamp maples, about 600 cuts or so, and i'm just now thinking about sharpening the chain for the first time. I have taken off the casing twice, to clean out the oily sawdust -- and the chain only popped off once, when I didn't check the tension every 20 cuts or so like I had been doing. It's also important to keep the oil chamber filled, but you can tell when it runs dry, the sound changes. So read the instructions, don't rush, and let the saw do it's job -- just like the instrutions say.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By darkwind - Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2018
Needs improvement
** Updated.. Unfortunately the 2nd one is going back. As is described in other posts, the blade is starting to have "play" vertically up and down in regards to the chassis. No amount of tightening the screws resolves this issue. The saw otherwise performed great. The 2nd one had no other issues cutting the logs to size. No melting of the casing, and the chain didn't throw once. Beware "all metal parts" as in fact a significant portion of this saw is plastic, and apparently an integral part of the blade attachment. -- Original review follows: I want to like this saw. Wanted an upgrade from a tiny 14" Homelite electric that served me well for over 10 years, plus I had some new logs to prep for the season approaching. Unboxed it on Thursday. First issues encountered. The grey casing was loose. As in there was a 1/4" gap in the housing, and its visibly loose. That's not right. Thought maybe it got jostled in shipping, so tightened up all the screws I could find, and all seemed right. Second issue: The blade cover included looks to be incorrect. It was red, about 3" too short, and was way too tall for the narrow blade. This one isn't huge but still a letdown, and made me feel iffy on the overall product. Followed instructions, primed the oil pump, tightened the tension on the saw, and got to work. About 30 minutes in, the chain jumped off the bar. Stopped, took it apart, put the chain back and retensioned. Maybe I didn't go tight enough so I gave it a little more. Another couple minutes goes by, and a few cuts later, and the chain jumps again. Hmm... This went on about 4 more times, at which point I was frustrated, and looked closer, where I discovered the casing had melted, causing the gear to now be mis-aligned (it's acting as a ramp to push the chain off, now). Total time working, from start to failure? About 90 minutes. And I know I wasn't overworking the saw, having used the little Homelite as I mentioned before, that has plastic drive gears, and was an economy saw. Insult to injury, I called the 800 warranty number, to find they were closed (hours 7a-4p PST) and reading further, the manual states I need to cover shipping both ways?! what's this bull.... Fortunately Amazon is awesome, and overnighted me a replacement saw by 10am Saturday. No charge. I just sent the defective one back off. (I have the S/N if the company wants to investigate, since I did not utilize the warranty process) Interesting things to note. The new one came with a proper blade cover. Black, and form fitted to the saw blade. All screws were tight. Took about 5 minutes to prime the oil pump vs the last one at 2.5 minutes, although the weather was cooler, perhaps the oil was thicker. I was able to perform a day of cutting without issue, and the replacement looks no worse for wear. We'll see if it holds up. Other interesting notes: The new saw has a different label, the colors are "reversed" (the old was OREGON in white, with a red background, no border, whereas the new one has OREGON in red, with a white background and a red border. The S/N is printed as part of the label rather than a sticker applied after the fact. The box is similarly different matching each saw, although the model # is the same on both. Unfortunately the experience has left me leery of the replacement saw. I am hopeful that it will continue to function, and if it makes it through the next 30 days with me operating it I will give it more stars. It's a bit of a misnomer when they say it's got metal parts. The drive gear, sure, and maybe the internal parts too (I did not look) the housing is plastic, and seemingly prone to melting. And when that happens the whole thing is shot.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Dirk Pitt - Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2015
Good Saw But Keep That Chain Lubed!
***SECOND UPDATE*** I contacted Oregon and was glad to receive prompt and friendly service. Oregon stands behind their products. The unit was shipped back to their facility free of charge and I received the new unit in the mail this past week. So far this weekend I have cut up approximately two cord of cedar, maple and cherry, jumping the chain once, but overall without any issues. One thing I have observed from the new unit is that it is using significantly more lubrication, keeping the chain a nice glistening, almost dripping, wet. It appropriately slings lube off the chain now if I leave the saw running long enough. The first saw I received, while it was steadily consuming lube from the reservoir, appeared to be more on the conservative side in its application to the chain and would never really "sling" any lube no matter how long I ran it. Final verdict: Pros: For an electric saw, the thing is a beast, allowing you to make use of the full bar length when cutting large rounds. Quiet enough not to piss of the neighbors. The clutch mechanism makes it incredibly safe. The price for a unit this powerful is currently unmatched. Sharpening feature is probably pretty handy, although I have yet to try it. Great support from Oregon. Cons: Catastrophic failure of the saw could potentially result from low lubrication to the chain -- YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY MUST KEEP IT LUBED AND COOL. The side-mounted motor gets in the way sometimes and makes the CG of the saw offset to the left of the bar making it a bit awkward to hold at times. The lube fill cap should have been positioned on the left side to avoid chip accumulation around the cap. Overall, I like this saw. Bottom line: when it works, it works well. For those of you accustomed to using gas saws of mostly metal construction, be mindful that this saw is indeed made of plastic and will melt critical components if things get hot. I'm hoping Oregon takes note of this and improves upon this in the next generation of this saw. For now, careful observation of operating temps and routine maintenance, I am hopeful, should be sufficient in providing a useful service life for this product. ***UPDATE*** I'm changing my rating to one star. After cutting about a cord of wood today, the chain kept coming off. I opened it up, and low and behold, the plastic casing had melted, creating a misalignment between the chain and gear; i.e. it walks the chain right off the gear now. The chain was pretty warm, but that's not all that uncommon if you cut a lot of wood. It was cool enough for me to pick it up without gloves. It appeared to be getting plenty of lube on the chain, and I had kept the reservoir topped off, so I know it never ran dry. The chain was tensioned cold per the instructions. I'll be contacting Oregon for warranty service tomorrow, but from what I read in the manual, I'll have to pay for shipping which will likely be as expensive as the cost of the saw. I will post back the outcome in a few days, but right now I'm wishing I'd ponied up and went with the Makita. You'll notice the casing around the gear hub is metal on the Makita and not plastic like the Oregon. I view this as a serious design flaw with the Oregon.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By JB Blanchard - Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2018
The 1-star ratings were wrong. why? here's why
This is an amazing value for a simple powerful easy and quiet chainsaw. No muss no fuss, like I had with the 3 gas-powered chainsaws still in my garage that I can't afford to repair. All those 1-star ratings? About the chain popping off, or plastic fittings, or worked then didn't work? . . . I'm pretty sure those people didn't read and follow the instructions . Mine arrived with the chain off, which was annoying at first -- so I read the instructions, took the casing apart, figured out how it works, and then paid attention to it while I was using it. Turns out it was a good thing after all, because it forced me to learn about it -- or I would have just plugged it in, fired it up, and maybe had some of those problems. I'm 6 trees in over 3 days, they are 14-16" swamp maples, about 600 cuts or so, and i'm just now thinking about sharpening the chain for the first time. I have taken off the casing twice, to clean out the oily sawdust -- and the chain only popped off once, when I didn't check the tension every 20 cuts or so like I had been doing. It's also important to keep the oil chamber filled, but you can tell when it runs dry, the sound changes. So read the instructions, don't rush, and let the saw do it's job -- just like the instrutions say.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By darkwind - Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2018
Needs improvement
** Updated.. Unfortunately the 2nd one is going back. As is described in other posts, the blade is starting to have "play" vertically up and down in regards to the chassis. No amount of tightening the screws resolves this issue. The saw otherwise performed great. The 2nd one had no other issues cutting the logs to size. No melting of the casing, and the chain didn't throw once. Beware "all metal parts" as in fact a significant portion of this saw is plastic, and apparently an integral part of the blade attachment. -- Original review follows: I want to like this saw. Wanted an upgrade from a tiny 14" Homelite electric that served me well for over 10 years, plus I had some new logs to prep for the season approaching. Unboxed it on Thursday. First issues encountered. The grey casing was loose. As in there was a 1/4" gap in the housing, and its visibly loose. That's not right. Thought maybe it got jostled in shipping, so tightened up all the screws I could find, and all seemed right. Second issue: The blade cover included looks to be incorrect. It was red, about 3" too short, and was way too tall for the narrow blade. This one isn't huge but still a letdown, and made me feel iffy on the overall product. Followed instructions, primed the oil pump, tightened the tension on the saw, and got to work. About 30 minutes in, the chain jumped off the bar. Stopped, took it apart, put the chain back and retensioned. Maybe I didn't go tight enough so I gave it a little more. Another couple minutes goes by, and a few cuts later, and the chain jumps again. Hmm... This went on about 4 more times, at which point I was frustrated, and looked closer, where I discovered the casing had melted, causing the gear to now be mis-aligned (it's acting as a ramp to push the chain off, now). Total time working, from start to failure? About 90 minutes. And I know I wasn't overworking the saw, having used the little Homelite as I mentioned before, that has plastic drive gears, and was an economy saw. Insult to injury, I called the 800 warranty number, to find they were closed (hours 7a-4p PST) and reading further, the manual states I need to cover shipping both ways?! what's this bull.... Fortunately Amazon is awesome, and overnighted me a replacement saw by 10am Saturday. No charge. I just sent the defective one back off. (I have the S/N if the company wants to investigate, since I did not utilize the warranty process) Interesting things to note. The new one came with a proper blade cover. Black, and form fitted to the saw blade. All screws were tight. Took about 5 minutes to prime the oil pump vs the last one at 2.5 minutes, although the weather was cooler, perhaps the oil was thicker. I was able to perform a day of cutting without issue, and the replacement looks no worse for wear. We'll see if it holds up. Other interesting notes: The new saw has a different label, the colors are "reversed" (the old was OREGON in white, with a red background, no border, whereas the new one has OREGON in red, with a white background and a red border. The S/N is printed as part of the label rather than a sticker applied after the fact. The box is similarly different matching each saw, although the model # is the same on both. Unfortunately the experience has left me leery of the replacement saw. I am hopeful that it will continue to function, and if it makes it through the next 30 days with me operating it I will give it more stars. It's a bit of a misnomer when they say it's got metal parts. The drive gear, sure, and maybe the internal parts too (I did not look) the housing is plastic, and seemingly prone to melting. And when that happens the whole thing is shot.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Dirk Pitt - Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2015
Good Saw But Keep That Chain Lubed!
***SECOND UPDATE*** I contacted Oregon and was glad to receive prompt and friendly service. Oregon stands behind their products. The unit was shipped back to their facility free of charge and I received the new unit in the mail this past week. So far this weekend I have cut up approximately two cord of cedar, maple and cherry, jumping the chain once, but overall without any issues. One thing I have observed from the new unit is that it is using significantly more lubrication, keeping the chain a nice glistening, almost dripping, wet. It appropriately slings lube off the chain now if I leave the saw running long enough. The first saw I received, while it was steadily consuming lube from the reservoir, appeared to be more on the conservative side in its application to the chain and would never really "sling" any lube no matter how long I ran it. Final verdict: Pros: For an electric saw, the thing is a beast, allowing you to make use of the full bar length when cutting large rounds. Quiet enough not to piss of the neighbors. The clutch mechanism makes it incredibly safe. The price for a unit this powerful is currently unmatched. Sharpening feature is probably pretty handy, although I have yet to try it. Great support from Oregon. Cons: Catastrophic failure of the saw could potentially result from low lubrication to the chain -- YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY MUST KEEP IT LUBED AND COOL. The side-mounted motor gets in the way sometimes and makes the CG of the saw offset to the left of the bar making it a bit awkward to hold at times. The lube fill cap should have been positioned on the left side to avoid chip accumulation around the cap. Overall, I like this saw. Bottom line: when it works, it works well. For those of you accustomed to using gas saws of mostly metal construction, be mindful that this saw is indeed made of plastic and will melt critical components if things get hot. I'm hoping Oregon takes note of this and improves upon this in the next generation of this saw. For now, careful observation of operating temps and routine maintenance, I am hopeful, should be sufficient in providing a useful service life for this product. ***UPDATE*** I'm changing my rating to one star. After cutting about a cord of wood today, the chain kept coming off. I opened it up, and low and behold, the plastic casing had melted, creating a misalignment between the chain and gear; i.e. it walks the chain right off the gear now. The chain was pretty warm, but that's not all that uncommon if you cut a lot of wood. It was cool enough for me to pick it up without gloves. It appeared to be getting plenty of lube on the chain, and I had kept the reservoir topped off, so I know it never ran dry. The chain was tensioned cold per the instructions. I'll be contacting Oregon for warranty service tomorrow, but from what I read in the manual, I'll have to pay for shipping which will likely be as expensive as the cost of the saw. I will post back the outcome in a few days, but right now I'm wishing I'd ponied up and went with the Makita. You'll notice the casing around the gear hub is metal on the Makita and not plastic like the Oregon. I view this as a serious design flaw with the Oregon.