It’s hard to revolutionize the horticulture industry for one simple reason: customers don’t necessarily want new things, they just want to use the machines and tools they’ve always used, just more powerful and efficient versions of them- this.
The CS1400e is part of the EGO POWER+ product line and aims to do just that. Interestingly, it is powered by a lithium-ion battery. One of the coolest features of the machine is the tool-less maintenance feature. If the chain needs to be tensioned, this can be done without tools. This Ego chainsaw has a somewhat unconventional design, but it seems to be a conscious choice by the designers.
The battery is placed under the handlebars, which compensates for the weight and position of the brushless motor. The 56V platform translates to rock-solid run times and increased durability. The EGO CS1400e is a very safe tool, with a chain brake, hand guard and even a quick release. If you need to leave the chainsaw to store branches, the saw will automatically stop and, unlike some gas-powered tools, you can restart it effortlessly.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgc5H94Ql04
When the device runs out of battery, the fast charger charges the battery in about 30 minutes. The tool can be purchased with two types of batteries, one 2.0 Ah and one 4.0. The 4.0 Ah 56 volt lithium-ion battery is the best option if you plan to use the machine at high frequency. Although the battery is great, it still has its limitations, and that’s the only real downside to this device.
The juice is gone in an hour. There are other battery-powered chainsaws on the market with longer run times. In fairness, it should be mentioned that they are not as powerful as the EGO CS1400e. You will need to decide if you can compromise on the durations. This chainsaw does its job well, but not for long.
- Very powerful for a battery chainsaw.
- Lightweight design with good balance.
- Double protection bar
- water resistant construction
- low recoil
- Easily adjustable chain tension
- big cuts
- Limited run time compared to gasoline chainsaws
The EGO CS1400e is a very powerful chainsaw that can compete with almost any light gas powered tool. The only downside is battery life, but that’s to be expected with such a powerful battery-powered device.
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Ego CS1400e Lithium Ion Chainsaw