Power Through Woodcutting with New Cordless and Corded Chainsaws

Press release   •   Sep 16, 2014 00:00 EDT

TOWSON, MD (September 16, 2014) – BLACK+DECKER announces new cordless and corded chainsaws, perfect additions to the homeowner’s collection of outdoor equipment designed to get cutting chores done easily and efficiently.

The 40V MAX* and 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Chainsaws offer the convenience of cordless maneuverability with the needed power and performance for cutting through dry wood and live logs. The 40V MAX* has a 12 Inch bar and chain while the 20V MAX* features a 10 Inch bar and chain. Both cordless chainsaws include tool-free chain tensioning and provide serious cutting power and fast, efficient cuts. In addition, there’s no need for manual oiling with these chainsaws. The 20V MAX* unit oils the bar and chain with the use of a traditional primer, while the 40V MAX* chainsaw eliminates priming and constantly keeps the bar and chain lubricated.

The 40V MAX* and 20V MAX* chainsaws each come with a charger and a Lithium Ion battery that holds a charge for up to 18 months. BLACK+DECKER offers two cordless battery systems. The 40V MAX* system powers 6 Outdoor Products, while the 20V MAX* system powers more than 20 Outdoor Products, Power Tools and Home Products.

The new line of saws also includes three corded options, a 15A 18 Inch Chainsaw, a 12A 16 Inch Chainsaw, and a 6.5A 10 Inch Corded Pole Saw. All three saws offer auto-oiling, while the two chainsaws also include tool-free chain tensioning. The Pole Saw, which is great for hard-to-reach limbs, extends up to 9.5 feet and offers a powerful inline motor for direct pruning and a clear line of sight while cutting. The durable, lightweight design of the corded saws helps to reduce fatigue, making them great options for lightweight, powerful performance.

Each piece of equipment in this collection starts easily without the hassle of a pull cord. With no gas or oil required to operate these tools, the need for purchasing, mixing, and maintaining these chemicals is eliminated. With the exception of the 16 Inch 12A Corded Chainsaw the rest of the saws feature a premium low kickback bar and chain from OREGON®, a leader in bar and chain manufacturing designed to improve cut speed and minimize vibration. With this collection of outdoor tools, homeowners will be able to accomplish outdoor cutting chores quickly and conveniently, giving them as much time as possible to do the things they enjoy.

Price, Model Number:

LCS1240 - 40V MAX* Lithium Chainsaw $199.99 November

LCS1020 - 20V MAX* Lithium Chainsaw $129.99 November

PP610 - 10” 6.5A Corded Pole Saw $99.99 November

CS1518 - 18” 15A Corded Chainsaw $99.99 January

CS1216 - 16” 12A Corded Chainsaw $79.99 January

Retail availability: In November, the LCS1240 will be available ACE Hardware and the LCS1020 will be available at Lowes and ACE Hardware. All skus are coming soon to,,, and

Warranty: Except for the 40V MAX*, each of the above saws has a 30 day money-back guarantee and a two-year limited warranty. The 40V MAX* chainsaw has a 30 day money-back guarantee and a three-year limited warranty.

With respect to 40V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40V. Nominal voltage is 36V.

With respect to 20V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20V. Nominal voltage is 18V.

OREGON® is a registered trademark of Blount, Inc.



Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER’s products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook & Twitter.

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