Worx 40V Chainsaw Hits Power Share Lineup
Two 20V Batteries Keep Worx 40V Chainsaw Fired Up
Over the weekend, Worx announced a new 40V chainsaw that runs off the brand’s Power Share battery platform. The new chainsaw sports a slew of features designed to make the operator’s life easier, and with the synergy it has with other 20V and 40V tools on the platform, it makes a lot of sense for Worx fans that aren’t trying to spend an arm and a leg to take on those unruly trees around the yard.
- Operates on the Power Share system
- 14″ bar and chain
- Brushless motor powered by two 20V 2.0Ah batteries
- Auto-tension system
- Auto oiler system
- Quick stop chain brake
- 10.38 lbs
- Kit includes tool, two 2.0Ah batteries, and rapid dual charger
- Price: $199.99
Worx 40V Chainsaw on the Power Share System
Worx uses 20V batteries to power the tools on your workbench as well as the tools you use with the lawn chores. The problem is that most of your cordless OPE benefits from a lot more power than a standard 18v or 20V Max battery provides.
Take your typical battery-powered chainsaw, for instance. Sure, there are a few exceptions, but most manufacturers haven’t dialed in great OPE performances on 18V. It’s certainly possible, but in many cases, it’s not the ideal tool for the platform.
Instead, Worx takes a page from Makita’s notebook. Rather than come up with a 40V battery platform, they’ve designed tools to run off of two already-existing 20V batteries. And, that’s the case here: the Worx 40V chainsaw uses two 20V Power Share batteries to provide the type of power and performance you need to get through a hard day’s worth of chainsawing.
The Worx 40V chainsaw features a brushless motor that controls the power distribution to the 14″ chain. The brushless motor, which is a new thing for the brand on the chainsaw level, increases battery run time and requires no maintenance. It also includes a smart chip to improve the motor’s efficiency and durability by reducung heat, friction, and wear.
This new chainsaw also features Worx’s patented Auto-Tension system. The simple turn of a dial will set the proper chain tension, preventing over-tightening. This will not only extend the bar and chain life, but save you time and effort.
The Worx 40V Power Share chainsaw also features an automatic oiler system that provides constant lube to the bar and chain during operation. Plus, it includes a reservoir with an oil level indicator so that you don’t have to guess about when the chainsaw needs a refill.
Like you would expect, the Worx 40V chainsaw includes a chain brake to keep you safe when you need to set the saw down or take it on the road. Its been designed to work asily whether the saw is being used vertically or horizontally.
The whole thing weighs a grand total of 10.38 lbs, making it easy to maneuver. And, speaking of “easy to maneuver”, this new chainsaw also features overmolds on on both the front and rear handles for better grip and reduced fatigue.
You can pick up the Worx 40V Power Share chainsaw for $199.99. It comes with two 20V 2.0 Ah Power Share batteries, and a rapid dual port charger that should get both batteries charged in an hour. It comes with a 3-year warranty.
This is a solid price for what you’re getting, but the value ramps up for those folks who’ve got at least a few other Worx tools around the house. And, there are more than a few to choose from. For a full list of what Worx offers, check out the website here.
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What Does Worx Have to Say About the 40V Chainsaw?
“This new Worx 14 in., 40V Chainsaw is lightweight, quiet and independent of power outlets and extension cords. It can go anywhere, start instantly and get to work disposing of fallen branches and other lawn debris, pruning trees, thinning dense shrubbery and cutting firewood.”
-Pete Denley, WORX Senior Product Manager
Worx 40V Chainsaw Specs
- Model Number: WG384
- Chain Speed: 26 ft/sec
- Oil Tank Capacity: 5.4 oz
- Chain Pitch: 3/8″
- Gauge: 0.043″
- Chain Drive Links: 52
- Machine Weight: 10.4 lbs
- Adaptive Chain Type: QR:AO(T)-52E/Oregon: 90PX052X
- Adaptive Bar Tpye: QR: P014-43SR(T) / Oregon: 144MLEA041
- Charging Time: 1 hour
- Warranty: 3-Year
- Price: $199.99