Some of the most popular cordless chainsaws as of 2016 include the GreenWorks 29472 G-MAX, the Scotts S20510 SYNC and the Black & Decker LCS1020 20V. A few others include the OREGON CS250 and the GreenWorks 20362.
The GreenWorks 29472 G-MAX features a 16-inch steel chain, minimal kickback and a brushless motor for extra torque. The chainsaw completes small jobs easily with a single 40V G-Max Lithium-Ion battery, but it may need an extra battery for heavy cutting. The rear handle design is meant to provide additional control during overhead cutting. The Scotts S20510 SYNC is a relatively inexpensive cordless chainsaw featuring a 20-volt battery, and it weighs 6.5 pounds. The weaker saw is ideal for small jobs such as pruning hedges or trimming trees.
Weighing 7.2 pounds, the Black & Decker LCS1020 20V is a compact, battery-powered chainsaw with an ergonomic handle. The OREGON CS250 includes a MAX Lithium-ion battery for universal charging or battery-switching with other OREGON Power Now tools. The chainsaw is pricier than many other options and weighs 11 pounds. Featuring a 24-volt Lithium-Ion battery, the GreenWorks 20362 has tool-free chain tensioning and a 10-inch chain. An automatic oiler helps to extend the life of the chainsaw, and a translucent oil window provides a clear view of the tank.