Oregon Self-Sharpening Electric Chainsaw

Last updated date: April 9, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Chainsaws and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Tool + Bark, Top Reviews, Yard Care Life, Pick Best Chainsaw, Review Ambition, Sawed Fish, All Saws, Tech Rater and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Chainsaw you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 127 expert reviews, the Oregon Oregon Self-Sharpening Electric Chainsaw placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
362 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s designed to be handled easily with lightweight features and low vibration for your comfort. Whilst we are on the subject of easy handling, this over-mold handle is designed to be easy to hold.
- Tool + Bark
When it comes to options, the CS1500 is loaded with them. There is a chain brake to help save you in the event of a kickback and the low vibration grips keep your hands and arms from fatiguing before the rest of you. It also has a tool-less chain tensioner and automatic oiler to keep the chain in good shape and cutting well.
- The Saw Guy
Ergonomic lightweight design and comfortable, balanced, over-mold low vibration handle.
- Yard Care Life
January 8, 2019 | Full review
The electric chainsaw has a PowerSharp sharpening system that reduces downtime. When the chain gets dull, all an operator does is pull on the PowerSharp lever for between 3 and 5 seconds. Afterward, the chain operators will feel like the chain is new while you are still on the job site.
- Pick Best Chainsaw
Since the bar is so long, you will have no problem cutting through multiple logs or branches that are bunched together and you can also cut through thicker logs with ease, but keep an eye on the oil levels or you might run into problems.
- Review Ambition
January 3, 2019 | Full review
This brings us on to the CS1500’s unique selling point – the PowerSharp® Integrated Sharpening System. When the cuts take longer and the chips get smaller or turn to sawdust, it’s usually a sign to sharpen up. With the PowerSharp® system this is as easy as lifting a lever and it takes about five seconds. That’s right, a sharpened chain in five seconds with no round head files or file holders! Simply lift the lever and run the saw at full power for between 3-5 seconds and the chain is sharp again. You will notice some sparks during the process but this is normal.
- Sawed Fish
It operates quietly and smooth. You don’t need to worry about extreme vibration and noise. Also, it does not have issues with hard starting, bad spark plugs, flooding, or even fuel filter problems.
- All Saws
More popular and best price woodcutter than others.
- Tech Rater
January 22, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Lube fill cap is located on the wrong side and allows chips to accumulate around the cap.
- Yard Care Life
January 8, 2019 | Full review
However, Low consumption of lubrication oil puts the chain at risk of damage and since the motor is mounted on one side, chainsaw balance is compromised hence making cutting awkward.
- Pick Best Chainsaw
The tank capacity is over two ounces smaller on this model than the Makita, which has the same amperage and is roughly the same size.
- Review Ambition
January 3, 2019 | Full review
If there is one complaint levelled against the CS1500, it is that the chain had a tendency to slip. In some cases users described this as being extreme.
- Sawed Fish
The chain is reported to jump off the bar quite often. This puts the user at a great risk of getting injured. It has problems with oil leaks. Some customers reported that their chainsaws leaked oil.
- All Saws
It is out of stock mostly.
- Tech Rater
January 22, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Oregon high-power, 15 amp CS1500 chain saw is the only corded electric chain saw on the market with a chain that can sharpen itself. The CS1500 has all the traditional conveniences of an electric saw - Instant start with the pull of a trigger, minimal maintenance, low noise & silent between cuts - & takes it one step further by incorporating the built-in PowerSharp chain sharpening system. With a simple pull of the red PowerSharp lever, you'll take your chain from dull to sharp in as little as 3 S so you'll never cut with a dull chain again.

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Overall Score: 8.6
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