OREGON CS1500 Review
One of the difficult parts of owning a chainsaw is the upkeep and maintenance requirements.
Sharpening your chainsaw is a seemingly tedious task that most people would rather leave to professionals instead of doing on their own. Hiring a professional can become costly, especially if you need to sharpen several chains. Eventually, you will be torn between spending your money on a professional or putting in more effort to do the sharpening on your own.
You may think that there is no compromise for this dilemma. Luckily, Oregon has created a saw featuring their PowerSharp Chainsaw Sharpening System.
The Oregon brand has always been known for their production high-quality chainsaws. They have also been able to design innovative equipment that improves and heightens the standard of their brand.
The OREGON CS1500 Self-Sharpening Electric Chainsaw features an 18-inch bar and chain with reduced-kickback, and a peak power of 15 Amps. Even with the larger guide bar and bigger motor, it only weighs 12.6 lbs.
Thanks to the larger guide bar and powerful motor, this chainsaw is highly versatile. Several customers note they are able to cut through larger trees ranging from 14-16″ in diameter. Timber types ranging from maple to juniper. This is refreshing as most electric saws are best suited for light duty tasks like limbing trees.
The most promising innovation is the PowerSharp Chainsaw Sharpening System. Simply push the PowerSharp lever for 3-5 seconds and your chain is back to being sharp, no additional tools required.
With this innovative technology, the occurrence of a kickback is reduced. To add further to the safety features, it is also equipped with a chain brake.
It produces very little noise when compared to other chainsaws and is ergonomically designed to maximize the operator’s comfort.
Customers have complaints about the chain falling off easily during operation. However, this could be caused by human error, since these reports appear to be an isolated issue.
As it is a corded electric chainsaw, your work area is limited to places situated near an extension cord that have access to an electrical outlet. The extension cord also needs to be 100 ft. and 12-gauge at a minimum which could cost as much as the chainsaw.
- Pros: Self-sharpening. Large guide-bar.
- Cons: Customers have noted the chain can tend to fall off.