A while back we showed you the Ego Chain Saw with a 14″ bar. Then we told you they were offering a new 16″ Chain Saw. Well the day is finally here, the new Ego 56V Chain Saw is here. If you are not familiar with Ego, this is a brand that is sold exclusively at Home Depot. Ego has paved the way for battery powered Outdoor Equipment. They started off fast out of the gate with a lawnmower, weed whip, blower and a chain saw. Well they haven’t stopped. They are coming out with a new lawn mower, new blower and obviously this new chain saw. All their products are powered by their 56V battery platform.
The 14″ saw, model CS1401, really surprised us. As you know, to run a tool like a chain saw, you need lots of power. Something that will cut like butter, lightweight, but last long enough to make it worth it to own. The CS1401 is a great saw. However if you want something a little bigger, the new CS1604 should be your saw. The 16″ bar will allow you to have a max cut diameter of 32.5″, which is 8″ more than the 14″ bar. In regards to speed, this is the same with a 6,800 rpm. As with the 14″, the 16″ has pretty much the same options such as a chain kickback brake, water resistant construction, reversible bar, low kick back chain design and more. A huge difference is the battery. While the 14″ came with a 2 Ah battery, the new 16″ has a 5 Ah battery. This will be a huge improvement. Another item to love about the Ego 56V Chain Saw is the chain tensioner design. Changing the chain or even the tension is extremely easy, no tools required.
Ego 56V Chain Saw Specification
- Speed: 6800 RPM
- Chain Kickback Brake
- Chain Tension Adjustment
- Water Resistant Construction (ipx4)
- Chain Size: 16 in.
- Maximum Cut Diameter: 32.5 in
- Double Guard Bar and Narrow-Kerf Sprocket Nose
- Low Kickback Chain Design (complies with ANSIB175.1)
- Reversible Bar
- .043 in. Gauge Chain with 3/8 in. Low Pro Pitch
- Battery Included: 5.0. Ah
- 5 Year Warranty
If you have been following us for a while, you know we were there from the start of EGO. While we loved the tools, our big question was the battery technology and how they would last. After using them for a couple of years, we can finally say that the battery is no longer an issue. We still have some of their first batteries and they run like champs. As with the other EGO products, I really have a hard time finding something I don’t like. This saw is no different. The saw is easy to use, powerful and just one of those tools you will love to use.