Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw review – Go Leatherface on your trees with this chainsaw!

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REVIEW – I have 12 acres of mostly wooded property and that means there are always trees that need pruned and limbs that need to be disposed of. In the past, I’ve used a small handsaw to do this kind of work but when I was offered the Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw for review, I realized that this could make things a whole lot easier and faster. Let’s see if that’s the way it turned out.

What is it?

The Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw is exactly what you think it is, it’s a small chainsaw that is powered by a rechargeable battery.

Price: $89.99 | Where to buy: Amazon (save $63 by getting a coupon code here)

What’s in the box?

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  • Everything comes packaged in a handy plastic storage case.

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  • Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw
  • 2 rechargeable batteries
  • AC charging adapter
  • Extra chain
  • Lubricant bottle (empty)
  • Gloves
  • Protective goggles
  • Manual

Design and features

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The Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw is mainly made of plastic, but it feels rugged enough for most smaller cutting jobs. You obviously are not going to use this chainsaw to cut down a huge tree with its small 6 inch blade. At least, I wouldn’t advise trying it 😉

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The controls for this mini chainsaw were easy to understand even for someone (me) who has never used a chainsaw before.

The first thing to know is that the included battery packs need to be charged when they aren’t installed in the bottom of the chainsaw’s base/handle.

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The AC adapter has an LED that glows red while charging and turns green when charging is finished. Each 2000 mAh battery pack should power the Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw for approximately 30 minutes. Since 2 batteries are included, that gives you about 60 minutes of work time. Note that recharging the battery packs takes a couple of hours from my experience.

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With the battery charged and attached to the bottom of the chainsaw, it serves as a nice base/stand.

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The large knob near the blade holds the compression cover over the gears that turn the chainsaw. You remove the cover when you want to install a new chain.

The thumb wheel to the right allows you to tighten or loosen the chain.

Just an FYI, but I took off the cover and had a difficult time getting it back on correctly. It took several tries to get everything lined up so that the chain tightener wheel would work.

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There’s also a rotary lock knob above the handle/grip that you can use to change the angle of the head/saw. I didn’t even notice this feature until after I had used the Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw a few times. I guess I prefer to use it in the default angle which is also needed to fit properly in the storage case – so I left it as is.

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It’s important to note that you will need to add lubricant built-in oil “can”. It’s up to you to purchase the oil. I just went to my local Menard’s and bought a quart of bar and chain oil for less than $4. Once filled (use a small funnel) press the bulb next to it a few times to draw in the oil to lubricate the blade. It’s best to push the bulb a couple of times every time you’re going to use the chainsaw.

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The Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw has a protective cover over the blade.

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The cover will lift out of the way as you are cutting through limbs.

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To use the chainsaw, you press the trigger lock on the side with your thumb and then you can pull the trigger with your index finger to start the saw. It’s easy to do and as soon as you let go of the actual trigger, the saw will stop.

See it in action

What I like

  • Easy to operate
  • Cuts quickly and easily
  • Long battery life

What I’d change

  • It would be nice if a small amount of lubricant oil was included with the purchase

Final thoughts

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I don’t know why I waited so long to get a chainsaw. I guess was a little intimidated by a regular full-size traditional chainsaw, but the Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw was easy and fun to use. The best thing is that it doesn’t require gasoline or a pull cord to start it. As long as you pay attention to what you’re doing and keep safety in mind, you can use this tool to easily cut through branches and brush.

Price: $89.99
Where to buy: Amazon (save $63 by getting a coupon code here)
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Sainlogic (you can also visit them on Facebook).

7 thoughts on “Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw review – Go Leatherface on your trees with this chainsaw!”

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  2. How many rules of using a chain saw can you break in your video?

    NEVER cut above shoulder height
    (Chain saw kickback is one of the most common causes of chain saw accidents)
    Always wear a helmet
    Always wear eye protection
    Always wear hearing protection
    and more…

    You are not displaying safe practices.

    1. Marjorie, I was actually wearing safety glasses under the gnat hat. The chainsaw is not loud so I don’t think hearing protection is not needed compared to a traditional chainsaw. I didn’t think I needed a helmet for the thin dead branches that I was testing with but I’ll consider one when I do more “real” work with this little chainsaw. Thank you for your concern.

  3. Robert van Weersch

    I’ve been using a similar (and way cheaper…) product for years. We already had several gasoline and electric chainsaws, but for “lighter” work, where the saws were to bulky, we used all kinds of non-powered tools. Until I saw the mini chainsaw in a local Lidl supermarket for around 40 euro. Very light, battery powered and quite safe to use with just one hand. It absolutely does not have the punch or kickback a full sized chainsaw has, so the rules Marjorie mentions do not apply, but it is way more powerful than manual tools. I prefer this mini saw when standing on a ladder against a tree e.g., where single hand handling is required.

  4. Hi Julie, I love your site. I just purchased your reviewed mini chainsaw. Based on your review I had to give it a try. It worked great way beyond my expectations. I have a video but it’s too big to send. I’ll see if I can attach a photo.
    Can’t paste image. (Fyi, I took down a 13″ rotten tree)

    1. Hi Gary, that’s awesome that you were able to take down that large of a tree with that little guy! I’m excited to do another mini chainsaw review. The next one I have in the pipeline is for one on a long pole which will be great for bringing down limbs. I have a lot of tree pruning to do around my property before winter gets here 🙂

      1. Well the chain saw died, after the big tree with just five min it stopped. Emailed them they sent a new one with many modifications. So now I have four batteries, four chains and a new saw. We have almost a mile of private road into our place. yesterday I trimmed a minimum of 75 trees lower branches so the snow blow guy can get through easier. This saw kicks Bark big time. And on one and 1/4 battery. But the big deal is that they offered the first saw with a 50% discount $29.00, if I remember correct. Then a $30.00 gift card on Amazon if I sent in a good review with a video and 3 pictures. Soooo I made a dollar on the deal.

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