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    New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Amazon is advertising this new chainsaw from Greenworks that would be the first 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw AFAIK. It is powered by the same 40V G-MAX batteries used in the smaller 12" chainsaw and other tools, including the 20" twin-blade lawn mower. The main difference other than the larger bar is the use of a brushless motor and addition of a chain brake. Amazon shows it as being "temporarily out of stock." The price includes a G-MAX 40-volt 4 Ah battery and charger.

    Amazon.com : GreenWorks 20312 G-MAX 16-Inch DigiPro Brushless Chainsaw, Includes 40-volt 4 AH Li-Ion Battery and Charger : Patio, Lawn & Garden

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Interesting, they appear to show a 'tool only' version as well.

    BTW - my 40V g-max hedge trimmer died on it's second use. It just slowed down and then the 'magic smoke' came out of the motor vents. It kinda ran a little slower than my old B&D 18V trimmer but, I have no idea if that was a red flag or not. Worked fine the first time.

    guess I'll be calling GW tomorrow.

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Lucky Texan View Post
    Interesting, they appear to show a 'tool only' version as well.

    BTW - my 40V g-max hedge trimmer died on it's second use. It just slowed down and then the 'magic smoke' came out of the motor vents. It kinda ran a little slower than my old B&D 18V trimmer but, I have no idea if that was a red flag or not. Worked fine the first time.

    guess I'll be calling GW tomorrow.
    Bummer on the hedge trimmer. Personally, I wouldn't waste my time with greenworks and just contact Amazon for a RMA. It's clearly not repairable.

    On a separate note, it appears that this DigiPro brushless motor is going to be the basis for a new series of tools that promise much better performance than the previous generations of 40 volt G-MAX powered units. I just found this blower / vac that claims a maximum air speed of 185 mph and air volume of 340 cfm. This is much better than the 150 mph and 135 cfm of my Gen1 (pre G-MAX) 40 volt blower and compare very favorably with the 165 mph and 391 cfm specs of my Echo PB-250LN gas handheld blower. Maybe we can finally get a battery powered blower than can actually blow leaves and is just not some sort of wimpy air duster.

    Amazon.com : GreenWorks 24312 G-MAX DigiPro Brushless Blower, 40-volt : Patio, Lawn & Garden

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Quote Originally Posted by MowerMike View Post
    Bummer on the hedge trimmer. Personally, I wouldn't waste my time with greenworks and just contact Amazon for a RMA. It's clearly not repairable.

    On a separate note, it appears that this DigiPro brushless motor is going to be the basis for a new series of tools that promise much better performance than the previous generations of 40 volt G-MAX powered units. I just found this blower / vac that claims a maximum air speed of 185 mph and air volume of 340 cfm. This is much better than the 150 mph and 135 cfm of my Gen1 (pre G-MAX) 40 volt blower and compare very favorably with the 165 mph and 391 cfm specs of my Echo PB-250LN gas handheld blower. Maybe we can finally get a battery powered blower than can actually blow leaves and is just not some sort of wimpy air duster.

    Amazon.com : GreenWorks 24312 G-MAX DigiPro Brushless Blower, 40-volt : Patio, Lawn & Garden

    What's involved with the Amazon RMA? Will I have to pay shipping to get this thing back to them? It isn't 'really' a DOA issue, just a very early failure.

    I will investigate that.

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Lucky Texan View Post
    What's involved with the Amazon RMA? Will I have to pay shipping to get this thing back to them? It isn't 'really' a DOA issue, just a very early failure.

    I will investigate that.
    Just go to the Amazon website, log into your account, go to Your Orders and click on Return or Replace Items. I've never used it, but I believe they will give you a RMA with a shipping label and that you will not incur any costs. I'm pretty certain you can return anything for any reason within 30 days of purchase. Let us know if you find out otherwise.

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Quote Originally Posted by MowerMike View Post
    Just go to the Amazon website, log into your account, go to Your Orders and click on Return or Replace Items. I've never used it, but I believe they will give you a RMA with a shipping label and that you will not incur any costs. I'm pretty certain you can return anything for any reason within 30 days of purchase. Let us know if you find out otherwise.
    Thanx, looks like you're right. Fairly painless and they even have a way to select 'replacement'. Only problem was, their system never printed the return labels. But I have an email in about that so, they may have to send me a label.

    still, looks like it'll work - thanx again for the suggestion!

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    The Amazon listing has been updated with new images that appear to be actual design photos rather than drawings. It is now shown as available for pre-order as either a bare tool only for about $220 or including 4 Ah battery and charger for about $340. The chainsaw housing appears to be more substantial than the 12" 40 volt version with metal bucking teeth and a chain brake integrated into the hand guard. A proper sprocket tip bar is used, but unfortunately a skip tooth chain as well. Since the bar is a standard 16" size, it should be a simple matter to replace the chain with a normal one.

    Amazon.com : GreenWorks 20312 G-MAX 16-Inch DigiPro Brushless Chainsaw, Includes 40V 4amp GMAX Battery + Charger : Patio, Lawn & Garden

    http://www.amazon.com/GreenWorks-203...ipro+brushless

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    Last edited by MowerMike; 07-09-2013 at 07:29 PM. Reason: updated info on pricing and availability

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Also updated is the Amazon listing for the blower / vac, which now includes a photo image. It is being sold on pre-order as tool only for about $180 or including a 4 Ah battery and charger for about $302. Apparently it does not include the vacuum attachment, which may be an extra cost option.

    Amazon.com : GreenWorks 24312 G-MAX DigiPro Brushless Blower, 40-volt : Patio, Lawn & Garden

    http://www.amazon.com/GreenWorks-243...-max+brushless

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    Last edited by MowerMike; 07-09-2013 at 04:13 PM. Reason: updated ordering info and images

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    Re: New Greenworks 16" Li-Ion battery powered chainsaw

    Here's a short promo video for the chainsaw:


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    Update on the blower / vac

    It now appears that the vacuum attachment feature will be included with the blower, which helps explain its higher cost when compared to the other G-MAX blower model. Also, it claims a 10:1 mulch ratio, which suggests that it will have a metal impeller. More details here >>> Amazon.com : GreenWorks 24312 G-MAX DigiPro Brushless Blower, 40-volt : Patio, Lawn & Garden

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