The WORX WG303 16 in. electric chain saws is a robust and lightweight power tool that is perfect for quick, easy jobs around your yard or farm, such as cutting firewood, clearing brush, trimming trees, and more. In addition, it produces no harmful emissions and has minimal operating costs when compared to gas-powered chain saws.
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94%of customersrecommend this product73 of 78reviews
Rating Breakdown79 reviews
Ease of use
94%of customersrecommend this product73 of 78reviews
I used this to chop up a fallen ash tree trunk (about 18-19" in diameter at its base) - worked like a charm. It's very easy to use and well balanced, cuts with ease and power. I've brought power with a 14 gauge outdoor extension cord 100ft long - no problems. Few gotchas though - first, the amount of chain oil included in the box is barely enough to do few cuts, it only touches the bottom of the oil level window. So make sure to pair this with a bottle of good quality bar&chain oil (like Echo). Secondly, the kickback brake lever leaves a rather narrow gap to the holding handle - if you have a big hand, watch out to avoid tripping the brake inadvertently. With the disclaimer of not being an expert in chainsaws and/or their related safety, it'd make more sense to me for the kickback brake lever to be away from the handle when it's released (rather than towards it).
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful
So far this electric saw has proved to be a very good buy. It keeps things simple to operate and performs its job well. I chose this electric saw to perform some small jobs around the property that didn't call for the gas chainsaw, but I still wanted a decent amount of power. At over 14 amps, this was one of the most powerful 16" saws available, and for a very good price, in my opinion. Quality seems to be more than fair, especially considering the price tag. This saw feels fairly heavy for its size (heavier, I think, than my gas 55cc saw). My only complaint would be the tool-free chain tensioner. It works okay, but it seems to be overly limited in its range of tension and initially required a bit more futzing around than I would like while the chain was stretching/breaking in. Aside from that, I've had zero issues and the performance has been pretty good. The saw does go through a fair amount of bar/chain oil, so check frequently, but that is preferable to too little oil on the chain, so I don't consider this a detraction.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Durable, Powerful, Easy to Store
Leaks oil constantly. Returned first for same reason!
PostedNovember 21, 2013
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
Leaks oil constantly. Returned first for same reason. This would be a great saw if they redesigned the oiler. Each time I put it down it leaves a puddle.When I use it, it throws a stripe od oil from my foot to my chest. I returned the first one within the first days of purchasing it. I like the power of the saw so I bought a second one. It does the same thing. I go through a tamk of oil in five minutes or so. I used it briefly 11 months ago and just needed it again. I am now trying to get warranty service. The auto tensioned also has some issues. If you do not wind it very frequently it throws off the chain.
I bought a Worx 16" Electic chain saw over a year ago, it performed much better than a gas powered saw I had until I read the Worx reviews. I did however, burn out the motor. I called Worx directly, to ask what may have happened, they asked how long I had it, (which was an approximation on my part), and what the issue was. The customer service representative offered to replace it free of charge, and even pay for shipping back the original. Five days after the call I received the replacement. Customer service such as this is such a rarity, I am now a Worx customer for life! The saw does a great job around the yard, and cuts through 8" branches with ease. I would recommend Worx products to anyone!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Easy to Store, great customer service
Being an older woman I was out in left field when it came to chain saws and cutting down trees, but I was determined to give it my best. After a bit of research on line I made my selection. This chain saw was easy to use, just plug it in, it was light weight and easy to handle. However, it was no slacker. Those trees came down and were cut into fireplace logs in no time at all. I was glad however that I had the warning from one of the reviews to buy extra oil to have on hand, because the bottle of oil that came with the chain saw was an after thought by the company. It was very small and held very little oil. The tool itself didn't use hardly any oil while I used it. Since I ordered on line I didn't use customer service, so I can not coment on that area. Shipping was fast and best of all free.
Pros: Cuts Well, All In One, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight, Easy to Store
I shopped and compared SEVERAL electric chainsaws for about 6 months before deciding on this one. Let me tell you, it is a GREAT price for the power this thing holds. I was able to cut down an old dead tree that was 20" around. This chainsaw did not bog down on me one bit. What I thought would be an all day job....ended up only taking about an hour with this thing. The only thing I did not like (and this may just be me) is the kick-back brake seemed a little too easy to trip.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Easy to Store
I had a large maple cut down,tried to save a few bucks so now I have a pile to work over.I needed to cut up some trunk sections that you cant even get your arms around.This saw being just 16in I had to cut from both sides for the most part.It chewed its way thru with little effort.I ran it hard for about 2hrs.Never bogged down or jammed.Had to tighten the chain once since it was new and breaking in.I have an old electric that has been abused hitting dirt etc.For the price,I feel very satisfied.I don't think ill mess with the gas models.Its so easy to just wrap up the cord and done.I used a 12 guage cord because I was at 100 feet out.Get a quart bottle of bar oil and check the level often it uses a lot.I also would use the bar tip grease.It helps prolong the bar life.The chain stops the instant you let off the trigger,thats nice.Money well spent!
Pros: Cuts Well, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Easy to Store, not too loud
First electric saw I've ever used . As good as the small gas powered saws without the mess of gas/oil . No starting problems , easy adjusting of chain tension . Just turn a large knob with your hand . Be sure and buy a quart of chain oil, you'll need it as bottle is very small that comes with it .
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable
I will NEVER use a gas chain saw again. This saw is so easy to start (unlike my gas chain saws). I love the automatic chain adjustment. It is not as heavy as my gas saw but has all the power of one. It cuts like butter! I would highly recommend this product!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, don't have to pull a cord to start it!
I had not used a chainsaw in 40+ years but needed one to remove dead trees after moving to a home with a large yard and lots of trees. I have removed 4 trees and trimmed 5 others with this chainsaw, significantly improving the appearance of my yard and saving $$$. This is my first Worx equipment purchase and I am impressed by its quality, versatility and ease of use. Highly recommended!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful
This is a good saw had enough power to cut an oak tree that fell in my yard about 10 inches round+17 inches at the trunk, the chain burned out fast,but it doesn't make the saw bad, a review stated chain was hard to find it isn't at all. This saw uses an Oregon bar go to the Oregon chain website+simply look up this saw in the chainsaw guide the 16" oregon chain for this is S-57H Home depot stocks this chain.For the homeowner this is great no gas it will always work when you want it to, my yard isn't huge a couple extention cords are worth it for it's ease of use.
I was initially skeptical about this saw, but the reviews and the price changed my mind. I have a 5 acre property and the first tree I needed to cut up was about 200 feet from the nearest outlet. However, all I had to do was grab a couple of long extension cords and off I went. The Worx had plenty of power and cut through the 12 inch tree trunk quite handily. How wonderful not to have to deal with mixing gas and oil, priming, pulling the cord and then having to restart on stalls -- I'm totally sold. Just push the button and it goes with a minimum of fuss and hassle, and I think the Worx might actually be more powerful than my old Poulan saw which had finally died after a long and active career. I also like the easy adjustment for tightening the chain, another thing that was a bit of a hassle on my old saws. The only real downside I can think of is the Worx wouldn't do me a lot of good during a power outage -- which is how I originally purchased my previous saw, after a hurricane. Fortunately for me I no longer live in FL so I think I'm set.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Great Engine, Easy to Store
This is the first electric chain saw I have used and owned. I am very pleased with its performance so far. It has no problem cutting through big and small branches. Make sure to buy an extra container of chain oil since the bottle that comes with it is very small.
When cutting firewood by myself with a gas chainsaw, there is always a great deal of starting/restarting the motor. Despite the obvious limitation of the power cord, this is so much more convenient for backyard work! I've had no problem cutting through 10 in. dia. hardwood. The chain tensioner is easy to use and holds well.
Once I had mastered the tensioning of the saw it was fine, but the chain blade came off twice before it even saw any wood. After that it just kept on cutting anything I put in front of it. There is ample power and it went straight through trunks as much as 20 inches in diameter whether cross cutting or ripping however, it did clog up with ripping, although to stop and clear it was no big deal. The only downside was the saws electric plug which got hot, and started to melt, so a change to a good one and we are good to go again. Once all is done within 100 feet of the house, I shall just have to get a generator. This saw is a really useful piece of kit.