Homelite 16" Elec Chainsaw

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Product Details

A dependable, no hassle 12.0 Amp motor powers this reliable 16 in. Homelite Electric Chainsaw. With step-up features not found in comparable competitive electric saws, the Homelite electric delivers excellent cutting action and good power-to-weight performance and is ready to cut trees and limbs up to 32 in. in diameter. Includes a full 2-year limited warranty.

Specifications

  • Amperage (amps) : 12 A
  • Antivibration handle : No
  • Assembled Depth (in.) : 24 in
  • Assembled Height (in.) : 9.5 in
  • Assembled Width (in.) : 9.5 in
  • CSA Listed : Yes
  • Chain brake : No
  • Chain size : 16 in.
  • Chain tension adjustment : Yes
  • Chainsaw Type : Hand Chainsaw
  • Commercial : No
  • Cord Length (ft.) : 1
  • Depth (in) : 34.5 in
  • ETL Listed : No
  • Height (in) : 9.375 in
  • Item Package Type : Cardboard Container
  • Item Weight : 13.000 lb
  • Manufacturer Warranty : 2 years
  • Maximum cut diameter (in.) : 32
  • Maximum extension cord length (ft.) : 100
  • Product Height (in.) : 34.5
  • Product Length (in.) : 9.375 in
  • Product Weight (lb.) : 13
  • Product Width (in.) : 10.875
  • Required extension cord rating : 14 gauge
  • Returnable : 90-Day
  • UL Listed : N-No UL Code Rating
  • Width (in) : 10.875 in

Reviews (51)

  • ROCHY
    2 years, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Dumfries, VA, USA

    3.0 / 5.0

    I HAD THIS SAW FOR A FEW MONTHS BUT EVERYTIME I WAS USING IT THE CHAIN KEPT JUMPING OFF AND THAT MAKE ME MAD

  • TheChemist
    2 years, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Steelton, PA, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    I had a job cutting 1" to 2" branches off of a few trees in my yard. The job should have taken 20 minutes at most. It took me 3 hours using this saw. The chain kept jumping off of the drive cog. I made sure that I tensioned the chain frequently but it made no difference. after 10 to 20 seconds of cutting the chain popped off of the drive cog again. It's really easy to place the chain back on the cog but it is way too time consuming. You have to open the chain cover release tension on the chain, place the chain back on the drive cog retension the chain then replace the chain cover. That's all I did all day long! This saw is going back tomorrow. I'll have to look for a better saw in this price range. I cannot recommend this saw to anyone!

  • TedP
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Enterprise, AL 36330, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    Bought this saw on a Friday. Began using it on Saturday and had to put the chain back on the track three times. I tried again on Sunday and again the chain jumped off the track. I will take this chain saw back on Monday and try to find a better saw.Yes, it's easy to put the chain back, but it takes time away from cutting.

  • jackson
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Washington, USA

    2.0 / 5.0

    I have used other saws with the same type of chain tensioning system. They do not hold up over the years.The manufacturers have seemed to figure out how to make an electric saw fail. I would go with a Milwaukee. A bit more $$$ but probably worth it.

  • Lulu
    2 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Indiana, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    I have used it only once and I was really happy to have it.

  • Schwanstuker
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Illinois, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    Read reviews from other customers. At first experienced the same issues with chain jumping as others. Found a sweet spot and made sure to readjust every few cuts and had no more issues. Make sure to empty the bar oil tank after use or store on top of something to catch the oil seep. Perfect for the job I had for it, cutting an already downed tree for firewood. Obviously not as powerful as a gas saw but press the switch and away you go and no new gas can with a mix that doesn't natch any of your other gas tools.

  • Anonymous
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Port Huron, MI, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Did the job great couldnt ask for more."...........

  • Mikey
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Arlington, TX, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    I purchased this little saw to help my friend's who were hit by the tornado's here in Arlington Texas. Let's just say there was a wide range of stuff that needed to be cut up and this saw did it like a champ. It cut threw fence picket's and post's as well as some random door and other odd ball thing's that landed in the yard. The most impressive was the 8 inch thick Texas Live Oak that I cut up for firewood. Live Oak is like concrete and this little saw went threw a bunch of it without breaking a sweat. Very impressive! The only reason I didn't give it 5 star's? The blade come's off fairly easy sometimes but you don't need tool's so it's very easy to put back on and it uses and leaks allot of oil. I suggest paying close attention to the see threw oil gauge on the side and it's fine.

  • EricB
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Clifton Park, NY 12065, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I purchased this saw after my old two-stroke Craftsman bit the dust. On the old chain saw, I hated that 1. sometimes the fuel mixture was off and of course didn't burn correctly and smoked. 2. It was LOUD. and 3. Access to the chain was tough and it required a tool to tighten it.So, for as much as a homeowner like me uses it, I figured I would try electric. Moved into a new house with woods behind me (and plenty of dead trees), so I gave this homelite a shot.So far, I am very satisfied. It does not cut quite as quick, but I have cut down trees around a foot wide in diameter. It starts everytime and is not loud (don't need ear plugs). Also, it has a dial to tighten the chain and is very easy to replace the chain.Over all, if you only use a chainsaw now and then and you use it as what it is made for (and have power available), it is a great purchase.

  • Jeff
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot

    1.0 / 5.0

    This will actually be the first time I have returned a tool to Home Depot. I clearly got one of the saws with the "chain jumping problem". I'm cutting very small branches, 2" diameter. Checked chain tention out of box, and on very first cut it threw the chain which broke off the safety guard on the tip of the bar. I can not get more than 1 minute of cutting before it throws the chain. Bar is not bent to naked eye. I've looked it over, read the manual, no joy. SO, I'll box her back up and take her back after less than 24 hours of ownership. I"ll look for a saw that is Made In The USA.

  • Bluto
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    WNY

    5.0 / 5.0

    Very nice for an electric saw. Well balanced and light. Have fell 12" to 14" trees with no problems.

  • Doug
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Reno, NV, USA

    3.0 / 5.0

    Light, easy to manipulate but the chain jumps off the cutting bar a lot. I have to re-install it several times during use. Other than that, good to go.

  • Hans
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Little Rock, AR 72205, USA

    2.0 / 5.0

    I bought this to replace my 12 yr. old B&D Log Hog LH1600 that I was happy with until it suddenly quit. This Homelite is not quite as comfortable in the hands and doesn't seem to cut as fast. The one big problem I have experienced is that the chain frequently jumps out of its track at the front sprocket even when the chain is tight. I suspect the tip guard or something else in the design may be causing that problem. I have used different chainsaws over many years and never had one before that has the chain jump out of track so frequently as this Homelite. Other than that, it's a good saw. Expect to spend at least three times as much time reinstalling the chain as you spend actually sawing with this chainsaw.

  • jbwpawas1
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    Works very well on small jobs, 3-4 diameter branches.

  • Whippeddog
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    So. CAL

    5.0 / 5.0

    I have a large yard (1/2 acre) and needed to cut down a bunch of medium to large fruit trees, I saw this saw for a great price and thought that if it wasn't big enough I'd return it and get a gas powered chainsaw.The 1st weekend that I had it I cut down 7 trees and cut them into small logs. I was amazed that even with a 16" bar this saw could cut down 18" trees. It is lightweight and much quieter than a gas model. Also it can be used at any angle without worrying about a hot engine burning my arm or having to breath exhaust.I would reccomend this for anyone with light to moderate sawing needs. Just be sure to keep the chain adjusted, on my 1st tree it came off the bar a couple times, but once I got the tension right I cut down 6 more trees without a problem.

  • Shellee
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Slaton, TX 79364, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    when cutting oak logs over 10" the saw looses its cutting ability after 4 or 5 logs and needs to be resharpened. you can cut smaller logs for a lot longer time

  • TravisC
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Austin, TX

    3.0 / 5.0

    I've had this chainsaw for 2 or 3 years now and have used it for mostly cutting down limbs and then sawing them into fireplace sized logs. A year or so ago the chain started coming off frequently which means you have to stop, put it back on and continue. I've done everything I can think of and the chain still slips off during use.I have actually sawed down a 18 inch across dead tree with this chainsaw, but it was a pain and it took forever. This chainsaw is not good for sawing down anything longer than 5-6 inches across. Great for trimming trees and cutting up wood for fireplaces and pits though.

  • Mike
    2 years, 7 months ago at Home Depot
    Willow Grove, PA, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    This saw is excellent for most home/non-professional. I love that I do not have to pull start, This can be very hard especially in winter time, after not using for awhile. I brush my saw after every use (old paint brush. Take off the chain gaurd and clean under there, it gunks up after a couple uses. I notice that it uses a good bit of chain oil. I just use discarded engine oil, it works perfectly. I cut up to 12 diameter trunks and it cuts like paper.

  • Bill
    2 years, 7 months ago at Home Depot
    East Longmeadow, MA, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I needed a new chain saw and was able to get a larger one for about the same price as my old smaller one.

  • stilllivingin1982
    2 years, 7 months ago at Home Depot

    1.0 / 5.0

    It must be design error or defective.I only used twice.For the second time, the bar stud fell into machine and never see again.Do not waste your money and time.

  • ChainsawTed
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    The chain will come off if you use it to cut limbs smaller than 1 inch in diameter, or cutting at a very sharp angle. Other that that, I haven't had any problems with the chain. I temporarily removed the chain guard to get through big pieces.

  • Pete
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Encinitas, CA, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    I borrowed my neighbors electric chainsaw (different brand) it was wonderful. So I bought this saw today to finish the job. Read the manual, checked the chain tension, fed it some chain oil, and went to work. The chain fell off after every other cut, and it went through 1/3 tank of oil in 15 cuts. I have used many other (gas powered) chainsaws and never had this chain problem.

  • Diybetty
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    Great light duty saw. Works great for tree trimming and small fire wood cutting. I originally bought to cut some exposed tree roots that where threatening my foundation. It worked OK as to roots where larger than expected and the wood was very wet and difficult to cut.

  • Radar
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    CA

    4.0 / 5.0

    I have used it for 3 days and this is how I see itThe Chain tensioner doesn't lock and it isn't supposed to.Chain tension is set with the tensioner and held by the cover screw. 3 steps.1 loosen cover screw about 1 turn2 Set tension.3 Tighten cover screw.I had 1 chain derail because I didn't tighten the cover screw. Other than that it cuts like crazy.My only ding on it is the oiler puts out to much oil.But better to much than not enough.For the money it's a good product

  • Peanut
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is perfect for the homeowner that only occasionally needs to cut down a tree in the backyard. It has plenty of power for cutting down small to medium sized trees. Because it is electric you don't have to worry about old gas or mixing oil and gas just to do a once in a while job. You do still need bar and chain oil and it does go through it pretty fast. But all in all this is a great product.

  • Brodie6
    1 year, 7 months ago at Home Depot

    1.0 / 5.0

    Cuts very well however the chains jumps off constantly. Saw leaks oil like a sieve. It's going back.

  • Awlyeah
    1 year, 10 months ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    We were at first going to rent a chainsaw, but for 10$ more we decided on buying this one. We figure if we get 2 days out of it, it pays for its self! We had 3 grapefruit in the back yard to take down and it work wonderfully for the job. We didn't have any problems with the chain... only popped off once and was easy to fix with no tools ( our old chainsaw needed a socket wrench every time ) I'd say its a decent chainsaw, good for the price. If you need a lot of heavy stuff removed... spend the money and upgrade yourself to something more powerful. It will cut down on the stress.

  • RaulC
    1 year, 9 months ago at Home Depot
    NJ

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is an excellent product, especially for the price. It worked really well. I was able to cut trees up to 12 inch diameter, maybe more. As one reviewer said, it's like cutting into butter. Please note that you should have the correct chain tension when using it. Also, do not use it for small branches and twigs because the chain will most likely derail. The instructions actually state this. Use it per instructions and you'll be fine. I really enjoyed using this saw. It does use up a lot of chainsaw oil but well worth it for what you get done. Highly recommended!!!

  • Absolutenekkie
    1 year, 9 months ago at Home Depot
    Pottstown, PA, USA

    3.0 / 5.0

    We purchased this Homelite 16" chainsaw today after our old electric one died. We also bought a 16" chain because the box didn't say if there was one included. When we opened the sealed box we were pleased to find that there was a chain already installed. However, when we started cutting, it wasn't making any progress. That's when I noticed the writing on the blade was upside down! It came from the factory with the blade installed upside down. We flipped the blade and tried again... still no good. Then I checked the cutting edges on the chain to find that the chain was installed backwards as well. Flipped the chain and... taa daa... a working chain saw. So, if you buy this model, it seems to work well, but make sure the blade is right side up and the cutting edges on the chain are oriented in the right direction.

  • Chuck1958
    2 years ago at Home Depot

    4.0 / 5.0

    The only thing I don't like about this saw is that you can't adjust the oil flow and it runs through the oil pretty quickly. Other than that it is a really good saw.