Ego CS1400e Lithium Ion Chainsaw with EGO Power Review


It is hard to revolutionize the horticulture industry for one simple reason – the customers do not necessarily want new things, they simply want to use the machines and tools they have always used, just more powerful and more efficient versions of them.

The CS1400e is part of the EGO POWER + product range and tries to do just that. Interestingly, it is powered by a lithium-ion battery. One of the most interesting features of the machine is the tool-less maintenance function. If the chain needs tensioning, you can do that without using any kind of tool. This Ego chainsaw is a bit unconventional in its design, but that seems to be a deliberate choice by the designers.

The battery has been placed under the handlebar, countering the weight and position of the brushless engine. The 56V platform translates to very solid running times and increased durability. The EGO CS1400e is a very safe tool, featuring a chain brake, a hand guard, and even a quick release trigger. If you need to put down the chainsaw to put away branches, the saw will automatically stop, and unlike some gas-powered tools, you will be able to restart it effortlessly.

If the tool runs out of juice, the rapid charger will charge the battery in about 30 minutes. The tool can be purchased with two types of batteries, a 2.0 Ah, and a 4.0. The 4.0 Ah 56-volt lithium-ion battery is the much better choice if you plan to use the machine with high frequency. While the battery is great, it still has its limitations, and this is the only real drawback of this device.

It will simply run out of juice in about an hour. There are other battery-powered chainsaws on the market with longer running times. In the spirit of fairness, we need to mention that that they are not as powerful as the EGO CS1400e. You will have to decide if you can compromise on the running times. This chainsaw does its job well, just not for very long.

Pros

  • Very powerful for a battery-powered chainsaw
  • Lightweight design with good balance
  • Double guard bar
  • Water resistant construction
  • Low kickback
  • Easily adjustable chain tension
  • Great cuts


Cons

  • Limited run time compared to gas chainsaws

The EGO CS1400e is a very powerful chainsaw that can compete with just about any lightweight gas-powered tool. The only downside is the running time, but that is to be expected with such a powerful battery operated tool.

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