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Breakthrough Cordless Chainsaw Power: Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

8/2/2011 8:53:36 AM

Tags: garden and yard, power equipment, cordless tools, Press Release

Blount, the world’s largest manufacturer of saw chain, announces the launch of the new OREGON® PowerNow™ 40V MAX* Cordless Chainsaw.

For the first time, a battery-powered chainsaw delivers a combination of performance and features that makes it a true alternative to many gas-powered chainsaws.

For removing trees, pruning large branches or clearing debris from property, farmers and ranchers can depend on the OREGON PowerNow 40V Max Cordless Chainsaw.

The PowerNow Cordless Chainsaw offers hassle-free, grab-and-go cutting. It is ideal when you need to make a quick cut to level off a fence post that is too tall or quickly clear a tree in the pasture blown over in a storm. When not in use, the OREGON PowerNow Chainsaw lithium ion battery holds a charge for months so the PowerNow Chainsaw is ready when you are.

The OREGON PowerNow Chainsaw offers instant starting without a pull cord, powerful cutting with no-fade power, and long runtime – all free from the hassles of gasoline or cords. At just under 11 pounds, the PowerNow Chainsaw is lightweight, easily portable and offers ergonomic comfort.

Equipped with a 14 bar, the PowerNow Chainsaw can power through logs as large as 10 to 12 inches. For smaller cuts, the chainsaw goes non-stop, cutting up to 250 two to three inch (2-3) branches on a single charge with the Endurance battery pack.

Many people use gas-powered chainsaws because they don’t believe that cordless electric chainsaws have the power to perform, said Alan Lofurno, Business Unit Director, PowerNow Tools. That has all changed with the new OREGON PowerNow  Chainsaw. Not only is it powerful, but it is free from the hassles of gasoline or power cords.

The PowerNow Chainsaw starts instantly with the pull of the trigger – no pull cords, no gas, and no warm-up times. It is quiet and offers powerful cutting with no-fade power. The lithium ion battery pack provides long runtime. Throw it in the truck or keep it on the ATV and the PowerNow Chainsaw is ready to perform, said Lofurno.

The PowerNow Chainsaw features the PowerSharp® built-in chain sharpening system so you’ll never cut with a dull chain again. When the chain dulls, simply pull the PowerSharp Lever for 3 to 5 seconds with the saw running and the chain will work like new.

The PowerNow Chainsaw is sold with either an Endurance or Standard battery pack. Both 40V MAX Lithium Ion Battery Packs feature high-capacity cells with no-fade power that maintain performance throughout the job. The Endurance battery pack doubles the runtime of the Standard battery pack.

The PowerNow Chainsaw is the result of Blount combining our decades of innovation as the world’s largest saw chain manufacturer with lithium ion battery technology to create a powerful chainsaw that will change market perceptions of what is possible, said Jake VanderZanden, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Blount. The new OREGON PowerNow 40 Volt Max Chainsaw is a true technological breakthrough that for the first time offers performance and features that make it a viable alternative to many gas-powered chainsaws.

We reviewed the complete chainsaw user experience and developed the PowerNow Chainsaw to meet those needs, said VanderZanden. In addition to its power and convenience, the PowerNow Chainsaw includes PowerSharp®, our patent-pending saw chain sharpening system, built into the saw.

With its high-quality specifications, the PowerNow Chainsaw stands up in all kinds of applications, said VanderZanden. Intensive field testing and feedback from user, ranging from property owners to landscape maintenance professionals, continues to confirm the product’s performance and opportunity.

Product Features:                       

             • 40 volts maximum power – high-capacity lithium ion battery pack

            • Ready when you are; instant start 

            • No hassles with pull cords, no gas-oil mixing, no warm-up time and no emissions

            • Long runtime, constant no-fade power during job

            • Low noise; quiet in use, silent between cuts

            • Lightweight (just under 11 pounds); portable with user-proven ergonomics

            • Built-in PowerSharp® precision chain sharpening system

            • 14-inch bar length

            • Tool-free side cover with easy access to bar and chain

            • TÜV safety certified

PowerNow 40V MAX Chainsaw Kit with Standard Battery Pack

Saw Kit Includes: 40V MAX Chainsaw, 14-in Guide Bar, PowerSharp Chain, Standard Battery Pack, and Charger –$399.00

PowerNow 40V MAX Chainsaw Kit with Endurance Battery Pack

Saw Kit Includes: 40V MAX Chainsaw, 14-in Guide Bar, PowerSharp Chain, Endurance Battery Pack, and Charger – $499.00

Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch and agriculture; and construction markets, and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chainsaws. Blount sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information about Blount, visit For more information about PowerSharp, visit  

OREGON®, PowerSharp®, and PowerNow™ are registered trademarks of Blount, Inc. in the United States and/or in other countries.

*Fully charged battery voltage measured without a workload is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 37 volts.

This press release is presented without editing for your information. MOTHER EARTH NEWS does not recommend, approve or endorse the products and/or services offered. You should use your own judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before deciding to purchase. 

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