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)

  • Clipper
    1 year, 7 months ago at Home Depot
    Illinois

    1.0 / 5.0

    Very Disappointed in product overall. Tried cutting wood for 2 days but chain jumps off too numerous to mention. Chain tension very poorly designed. Look elsewhere for better.

  • purduephotog
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Rochester, NY, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    I purchased this saw to finish some downed branches, 1 to 6 inch, after my gas saw quit.First, it chewed through everything with no problems. At one point I started smoking the bearing on the bar, so I loosened the chain tension just a bit.Second, this thing sucks bar oil like no tomorrow. In the process of clearing these 10 limbs or so I used 2 full tanks, and everything, including me, had a fine sheen of oil on it.Lastly, the chain jumps off the bar. In my case it was wedged into the nose guard and jammed. While easy to put back on, I still had more jumps, even carefully watching tension , than I've ever had before.All in all a good purchase. Just wear your ppe and watch your oil.

  • 68muscle
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Dallas, TX

    4.0 / 5.0

    The chain popped off three or four times when I first used it. Once I stopped horsing the saw it did its job. You just have to let it cut at its own rate.

  • waynabq
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot
    Albuquerque, NM, USA

    2.0 / 5.0

    When it's working correctly, this is a decent chainsaw. But the problem with this chain saw is the chain adjustment is extremely flimsy. Once the chain came off, I could not get it it to stay back on with the plastic (that's the problem) adjustment. It was a frustrating endeavor trying to get this thing to work. I had to return it. I believe this is a very common complaint with this model.

  • mikeus
    1 year, 8 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    let me tell you, i am glad i decided on this one,This is so much nicer to use then my gas one..its quiet when you are done with a cut. you can lay it down like a skill saw, so you don"t have to continue hearing a noisy smelly motor, having to restart the thing priming it flooding it ,lot less fatigue . When i put it away for long periods at a time, no gas issues,it will always be there just like all my other power tools. And i especially hate different tools with different oil ratios .This thing plug it in and go. .all there is to it.if anyone has a problem with this chainsaw.it is your fault for not using it properly, i had no issues , 12 amp motor is plenty of power, i could not believe how well it performed . why deal with oil mixtures and the mess,and the noise the smell . when this will do the same job, and it will outlast any gas powered chainsaw. Just keep a sharp chain, and and do not let the chain oil run low, there is really nothing to maintain, it will serve you well.

  • Pawin
    1 year, 9 months ago at Home Depot
    SW CO

    1.0 / 5.0

    Had this for 1 day. The chain came off about three times (not a big deal), but the third time the chain slack adjuster stripped. I could not loosen or tighten the chain. The saw was being used on 1"-4" branches/twigs. Total usage time, about 45 minutes through out the day. Purchased Thursday afternoon; returned Saturday morning... now looking for another electric chainsaw.

  • Mark
    1 year, 9 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    Bought this one after watching 3 neighbors struggle with gas powered saws helping me clean up fallen trees after a storm. The Homelite saw is Plug in and go instead of ridiculous prime/choke/throttle startup routines. I usedthe Homelite saw constantly for 4 hours. Plenty of power on a 200' ext cord to get through up to 12" diameter logs. Chain slipped once and it took 2 minutes and no tools to fix.

  • Brodie6
    1 year, 2 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.

  • ChainsawTed
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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 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.

  • RobH
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Suffolk, NY

    4.0 / 5.0

    After getting struck by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast I lost 4 large 30ft Hemlocks (approx. 10 in. In diameter). I went to Home Depot who had very little to choose from after the storm. I picked this saw up with the hope of at least cutting off/up some the small limbs and branches. Well, 3 hours later, no more trees. This little saw cut through all without issue. The chain did come off once but mostly likely due to my poor technique. Refilling the bar oil after every couple of cuts did become somewhat annoying but I dealt with it. For the price I paid, this saw surpassed my expectations.

  • talewisx
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    I picked this up for cutting trees in my 1/4 acre yard, where I have easy access to a plug. I have worked cutting up downed trees previously with gas chainsaws.The chainsaw, once set up, worked well, and the manual gave helpful hints on safe cutting of trees and limbs.The issues I ran into had to do with getting started. Two issues: 1) the chain tension was loose and got jammed when I started it the first time and 2) I found I didn't have chain oil. There was no indication that this saw wasn't ready to go, and there was no getting-started guide to make sure I checked the tension. Also, no where on the box does it saw bar oil was needed and not included and the manual buries this under "maintenance". The fact that I needed bar oil was buried in the back of the manual. So back to the store I went.Once I had the bar oil, and had figured out how to fix the chain tension, it has worked flawlessly. It is light, easy to handle and cuts well.

  • Anonymous
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Orange City, FL, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    i bought the chainsaw thinking it would be a good value for the money, but I was so wrong.The tension in the chain does not keep, once you hit a vine or sapling beware the chain is more then likely to come off. I bought the chainsaw on Saturday returned it Sunday morning.

  • jim2al
    1 year, 4 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    Able to cut close to the ground, easy to tighten chain and is powerful enough to make job easy.

  • Beto
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Bastrop, TX 78602, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I purchased my Homelite at Home Depo last month and since that time I have cut down at least 25 trees in a lot clearing project. Some trees had anywhere from 4 to 14 inch base and 25 to 65 feet tall. and after all that the chain has not come off once,and it has not leaked a drop of chain oil!I had read some of the reviews about problems with there Homelite but I purchased it anyway because I know that Home Depo has and excellent return policy. I could not be more satisfied with my saw and withe home Depo.

  • martyg
    1 year, 5 months ago at Home Depot

    3.0 / 5.0

    works well for what it was designed for... easy blade cleaning and replacement.. leaks oil through bottom base.

  • Awlyeah
    1 year, 4 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.

  • Danny
    11 months, 3 weeks ago at Home Depot
    Atlanta, GA, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    Right out of the box, just add oil and it's ready to use. Plenty of power( didn't cut anything over 6"),But I was disappointed by how much oil it uses. Maybe I have a bad saw. Overall very good unit!

  • RaulC
    1 year, 4 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, 4 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
    1 year, 7 months 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.

  • WandaB
    1 year, 7 months ago at Home Depot
    Memphis, TN, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    I just purchased this saw to cut up some tree branches that fell into my yard (which were about 5" around). It is light weight enough for me (a lady) to use, and it did cut well but for the very few minutes it cut. After cutting only 5 of 6 pieces, the chain came off. And, by the time I had cut only those 5 or 6 pieces, it had already guzzled up the oil. I have neither the patience nor the time to have to stop every few minutes and then spend 10 minutes putting the chain back on. At this rate, it would take about 3 days to do what should be a 10 minute job. Later today, Home Depot will get it back.

  • Mike
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Helena, AL, USA

    1.0 / 5.0

    Tension doesn't seem to help things one way or another--the chain is ready to jump off after only a few seconds' use. Cuts well for those few seconds, mind you, but after that you're back to working with the chain. Bought it on Saturday, returning it on Monday for something that will actually work.

  • bert
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    Annapolis, MD

    1.0 / 5.0

    First day using it, the chain popped off every 10 minutes, until it seized up completely. Now I have half a tree down in my back yard with no way to dispose of it.

  • Joey
    1 year, 3 months ago at Home Depot
    New Jersey, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is my first chainsaw and I'm impressed with how well it works. If you take your time it cuts good and is easy to use. This chainsaw also has a safe-t tip, which prevents kickback and is perfect for beginners. So far it's cut any wood that I've tackled. I bought my saw this past Sunday and am planning to keep it.

  • cdymund
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Vienna, VA, USA

    4.0 / 5.0

    This chainsaw cuts through the big stuff like a hot knife through butter. The only drawback I can see is that it doesn't handle the small stuff nearly as well. But overall it is a great tool for the money invested. We had some huge tree limbs come down in the last storm and with this saw we made short work of cleaning up the yard. When using with the smaller stuff the chain tends to come off fairly regularly even when tightened up.

  • WRogers
    1 year, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Missouri, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Was looking for a lightweight chainsaw to do small jobs. The electric model offers that and is easier to prep and ready for jobs that may be months apart. A good value.