The 5 (real) best battery-powered chainsaws in 2022

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To cut, trim and trim without ever being bothered by a wire, discover my selection of best battery chainsaws Of the market !

What is the best battery chainsaw of 2022?

    ↓ My favorite models

  1. Stihl MSA 140C – My favorite (rail length: 30 cm)

  2. green works – One of the largest guides on the market with 40cm

  3. Husqvarna 120i – Another excellent professional model (rail length: 35 cm)

  4. ↓ Other good options (especially if you already have the battery)

  5. Guide Ryobi OCS1830 – 30cm

  6. Makita DUC353Z – 35cm bar

  7. ↓ Bonus: a small inexpensive chainsaw

  8. Guide Einhell GE-LC 18 Li – 23cm

rating 5 out of 5


Stihl MSA140C

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

stihl msa 140c chainsaw batteryIdeal for all garden maintenance jobs, the Stihl MSA 140 C is light and powerful. Thanks to its guide length of 30 cm, it can be used both for cutting logs and for getting rid of large branches. The design of its chain, with its flat and narrow profile, also ensures great cutting power without forgetting quality, all in finesse. (Its tension is also adjustable without tools thanks to a quick tensioner). Weighing only 2.6 kg with an ergonomic soft-grip handle, it is easy to handle and very comfortable to limit fatigue. Battery operated, one is included with this chainsaw and allows you to have a range of up to 45 minutes.

My opinion : Of the various battery-powered chainsaws I’ve had the opportunity to try, this Stihl is by far my favorite. I find it perfect for easy garden maintenance. In terms of cutting capacity, it’s impressive, and at 20/25cm in diameter, it really delivers. But what I like the most is that it is much less noisy than a thermal model and at the same time light. Nothing to complain about either on the autonomy side: a battery (with charger) is provided and leaves plenty of time to take care of all the connections. As a first chainsaw it looks perfect to me and I’m sure you’ll love it!

rated 4.5 out of 5

green works

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

greenworks battery chainsawThis cordless chainsaw from Greenworks combines performance and flexibility. It takes full advantage of its battery operation, in particular thanks to a brushless motor which provides 30% more power and 70% less vibration compared to a conventional heat engine. (2 x 2 Ah batteries and charger are also included in this version). With its 40 cm long guide, it is also able to tackle thick branches and trunks, guaranteeing rapid work progress. Its chain can also be easily tensioned without special tools to deliver optimal cuts. At the same time, it has an automatic greasing system to always deliver quality work.

My opinion : If there’s a reason to turn to Greenworks, it’s for their 40cm guide! It’s a size that other brands rarely fall into and yet it’s really handy when it comes to pruning older trees with big branches. It is also an excellent quality electric chainsaw, very well balanced, equipped with all the necessary safety devices and which handles very well despite its size. The fact that the batteries are provided is also appreciated, but do not hesitate to switch to 4 Ah for more autonomy. A great option for cutting large branches effortlessly!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Husqvarna 120i

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

husqvarna 120i battery chainsawWeighing barely 3 kg without its battery, the 120i is a really light chainsaw. It must be said that Husqvarna has designed it so that it can easily tackle all small-scale tasks, whether it’s pruning thin or medium branches, limbing or even cutting wood. of heating. However, thanks to its brushless motor, it is extremely efficient and reliable, and is also easier to use (chain tension without tools, instant stop of this chain, etc.). It also has the advantage of not emitting too much noise and of being delivered with a 36V battery whose autonomy is optimized by the SavE mode.

My opinion : If you’re looking for a battery-powered chainsaw with professional performance, you might also like this Husqvarna. Indeed, it is equipped with a powerful engine, but it is especially its general design that I liked. I found it perfectly balanced, very ergonomic, easy to handle thanks to its low weight, and with its 35 cm guide it has enough to tackle a lot of maintenance work in the garden. Its wireless operation is also very pleasant (easy start-up, less noise, no leaks, etc.), especially since it is associated with a very good autonomy. A great option in this category!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Ryobi OCS1830

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

ryobi ocs1830 battery chainsawWith its brushless motor, this Ryobi proudly displays performance on par with the best battery-powered chainsaws. It is powerful and thanks to its 30 cm guide it can tackle different types of branches and be useful for various types of work (pruning, cutting, etc.). It has a reassuring safety system thanks to the fast chain brake. Maintenance is facilitated because this chain is self-lubricating and can be tensioned without the use of another tool. Weighing only 3.2 kg, it is easy to handle, even at height. And although it is sold without battery, it is compatible with 18V, and in particular with the brand’s One+ batteries for long autonomy.

My opinion : Do you already have Ryobi tools at home? Do you have 18v batteries? In this case, to save some money and pay less for your electric chainsaw, this is the model I recommend. If with its 30 cm guide it can quickly reach its limits on large branches, on the other hand it is at the top for the regular maintenance of the garden. With its two large handles and fairly decent weight, I also found it very handy, which is obviously further enhanced by the fact that it is battery operated. Even as a professional, you can afford it, especially to make it a secondary and complementary tool to your essential thermal equipment for heavy branches.

rated 4.5 out of 5

Makita DUC353Z

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

makita duc353z battery chainsawIt may be a battery-powered chainsaw, but it easily competes with a thermal! In fact, the Makita DUC353Z has a cutting speed similar to that of a petrol machine, and with a chain speed of up to 20 m/s and a bar length of 35 cm, it is very versatile. Weighing just under 5kg, it also offers excellent maneuverability, and these are not the only elements that make it practical to use. The tension of its chain is done without tools, its speed is easily variable thanks to the trigger and the oil level is visible without the need to disassemble. Finally it is delivered without battery but it works in 2x18V.

My opinion : Are you better equipped with Makita? Do you have enough 18V batteries? This cordless chainsaw should interest you. If I present it to you, it is because as for the Ryobi just before, it can allow you to save money while enjoying excellent performance. It has all the advantages of an electric model (easy start, reduced noise, lightness…) while being as efficient as a thermal or even professional version. I find it more precise, and its cut on the wood is really perfect. Even though it is a little heavier than some, you can really choose it without fear!

rating 4 out of 5

Einhell GE-LC 18 Li

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

chainsaw einhell ge-lc 18 li batteryFor all small cutting and pruning jobs! With its 23cm bar, the Einhell obviously doesn’t have the same capabilities as larger models, but that doesn’t stop it from being a useful battery-powered chainsaw for garden maintenance. It also makes sure to be as practical as possible, even for beginners: no tools are needed to tension or replace the chain, filling lubricating oil is child’s play, the handle offers a comfortable grip and ergonomic, as well as a battery and a charger. are delivered with the device!

My opinion : It is clear that this Einhell is not the most powerful electric chainsaw on the market, but it is not expensive, and this is an argument that may interest you! Let’s be honest, for branches over 15 cm in diameter, it won’t help, and on hardwoods, it still poses a small problem. But for everything else it’s very interesting, especially because it’s lighter and very easy to handle. At this price, therefore, it can be considered a real option, but it may be necessary to buy another battery to extend its autonomy a little!

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