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Is the Oregon CS 1500 Electric Chainsaw any good?

 
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Good Day!

I have decided to get an electric chainsaw for the homestead. I want a corded electric one as well.

Is the Oregon CS 1500 any good? It has the toolless chain tightener and built-in chain sharpener.

My plans for use are...
1) Larger trees on the property. I will on very rare occasion need to take one or two down. For instance, I just had a 3-story tall rotten pine tree fall across my fence line. It is the 3rd time this has happened already and we just moved here about 9 months ago. Luckily, I do not have any animals just yet here at the new place. However, I do have about 5 more trees just like it along the fence line that need to get cleared out. I am currently getting both the pastures and fences into shape before getting animals.

2) I will be using our portable 30A generator to power it via sitting in the back of our baby side x side. The chainsaw itself is a 15A. I should be able to use it for hours at a time and not have to pay that extra fee/create the extra pollution/maintenance of a battery system. Our generator has many functions around the homestead for backup if the power goes out.

3) I expect the chainsaw to sit for years at a time between uses after we clear out the first flush of trees. I will stack firewood for the fire pit every now and again... and want to harvest logs for mushrooms on occasion at some point. Not having to deal with a clogged carburetor every time would be the biggest and best feature of all in my book. Spare time really counts around here.

Thank you for all opinions and experiences!!!

~Marty

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I've had one for a couple of years now. I think it's really good. I have used it to cut down several largish trees (12-16 inch diameter trunks) but it doesn't get regular use. I don't have any experience running it with a generator.
 
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Aaron Yarbrough wrote:I've had one for a couple of years now. I think it's really good. I have used it to cut down several largish trees (12-16 inch diameter trunks) but it doesn't get regular use. I don't have any experience running it with a generator.



Awesome. Glad to hear that it is up to par for occasional use on largish trees. That is basically what I will be using it for. I don't want to leave a gasser engine sitting for years between uses.

Clearing out the dead trees on the property (putting them in a pile somewhere away from falling on the fence... but so that critters can still use them) is what I will mainly be using it for. As well as thinning some trees when needed for the pasture... and acquiring mushroom logs from the surrounding forests.

I have no doubt it will be fine operating from a generator. It is a 15A saw and my gen is a 30A... plus I saw a guy hooking up a meter to it on a YT vid that said it never used above 10A until it got bogged down in some logs when cutting.

I may get a 30A to 15A adapter though!!! That way I can plug into the 30A circuit directly (Which will lock in the cord via a twist connection) instead of just using the loose 15A connection.

I placed my order. Should be here in a few days...
 
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Got the Oregon chain saw in the mail yesterday.

Headed out around the property today with it and the 30A generator in the bed of our small 250 utv.

It was nice to go all day without having to add gas honestly. Lol

Downed 3 dead/or dying trees. Cut those three up plus another two large (mostly rotted) trees that had fallen already.

This saw made quick work of everything! I did cut down a half dozen arm sized trees in the process to widen the trail around the property.

I will now be able to get the mower around the outside of the fence line.

Saved some of the wood for the fire pit. Used several of the larger logs to make seats around the pit as well.

I was even able to add double length extension cords to hide the UTV behind some large trees while I cut down the big one along the fence line. It was leaning towards the UTV. Fell the way I was aiming though. Just couldn’t park the UTV anywhere else. You can see where I parked in the pic with the kids climbing the stump.

A+ Initial Experience.

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