Founded in 1910, Black & Decker has been making quality power tools and home improvement products for over 100 years. From drills to vacuums and sweepers, Black & Decker makes it all, but one of the tools for which the company is most known is saws. The Black & Decker name is commonly associated with long-lasting quality and product durability, so I decided to purchase the Black and Decker 20V Max Lithium Ion 8-inch Chain Saw and see if it lived up to all the hype.
Unlike other chainsaws, the MAX delivers specific comfort features that make it easier to cut longer. Measuring 14.9 x 7.5 x 10.9 inches and weighing just 5.1 pounds, the Black & Decker 20-Volt MAX Lithium chainsaw is a fairly compact and very lightweight saw. This easy to use design makes it perfect for almost anyone to use and helps reduce fatigue during time-consuming jobs. In addition to its lightweight design, this saw also has a smooth, wrap around soft-grip handle that reduces jarring and provides a variety of gripping positions and cutting angles. The MAX also supplies superior control with its eight-inch reduced kickback bar and low kickback chain.
The comfort design isn’t the only thing the MAX Lithium has going for it, though. Like other Black & Decker products, this saw is designed with extended usability in mind. The 20-volt Max lithium-ion battery facilitates an extended lifespan and a multiplied charge. Lasting 5 times longer than the comparable 18-volt NiCad batteries, the 20-volt lets you cut longer without the cord.
As I was researching the different chainsaws on the market, I studied various aspects of the saws to determine what the best option for me was. After doing the research, I came up with this list of advantages.
The Black & Decker 20V Max Lithium Chainsaw features:
• Zero emission function for cleaner, safer use
• Ability to make cuts of up to 150-1/2 inch diameter to reduce time needed for jobs
• Wrapped, comfort grip handle that provides multiple handling positions
• Specially designed kickback bar and low kickback chain that supply safe use and versatile handling for different types of wood in various thicknesses up to eight inches
• 20-Volt lithium ion with full compatibility to Black & Decker’s line of 20-Volt power and gardening tools
From the moment I opened the box to the minute I finished using the saw, I was pleased with this purchase. We had a bit of a hard winter and late spring, so when it came the time, I had a lot of tree and branch cleanup to do and knew I would need a lightweight, reliable saw to do the job. This saw handled the job with ease and so did I, being that I had a lighter, easier to use tool. Plus, the freedom from a cord and plug made it much easier to move from one area to the next, making the job even faster.
If you are in the market for a light duty chainsaw, the Black and Decker 20V Max Lithium Ion 8-Inch Chain Saw is the way to go.