We received a Worx JawSaw for review, we originally saw it at the National Hardware Show in Vegas. Which I might add I am still paying off my credit card from that trip. Last month a huge windstorm swept through the Chicago area 80mph+ winds. I was sleeping and awoke to what I thought was a tornado, freaking out I grabbed my cats and headed to the basement. When it was all over my patio set was in my neighbors yard and my new BBQ grill was on its side dented but still functional. I jumped in the Mule and drove around to assess the damage. My neighbors tree had fallen into my yard, what a mess. I stood there for a while thinking how I was going to clean it up. It was a days work easy with an ordinary chainsaw. Luckily I had the JawSaw on hand, what a perfect time to test it out. Most people that see the saw call it the Jaws Of Life as it resembles that tool.
I get out my extension cord and go to work. On the first few cuts the chain had fallen off, I noticed that Ethan over at oneprojectcloser.com had the same issue. It was easily fixed by tightening the auto adjusting mechanism. After I tightened this, the chain never fell off again. As with any chain saw you need to add oil to lubricate the chain, Worx included the oil and a bottle that makes filling the reservoir a snap. The tool itself is a marvel of innovation. Basically you just place it over the limb release the safety switch power it up and push down. It could not be any simpler and is a lot safer than a chainsaw. The capacity of the saw is 4″ which was perfect for what I needed it to do. It literally saved me hours of labor cleaning up the downed tree. I had the entire job complete, with cleanup in just a few hours. The JawSaw also saved my back as I did not have to bend down.
Our saw came with an extension that allows the saw to reach limbs up to 12′ high which can really come in handy. However the extension really throws the saw off balance, so you have to be careful when operating it.
An experienced tree guy once told me that the minute a chainsaw hits the ground the chain dulls, this is not an issue with the JawSaw, as you push down the chain swings across the limb without touching the ground. I really felt safe using the saw as the 2 jaws protect the chain and minimize kickback. The saw comes with a standard one year warranty. Any home owner can easily use this saw and it is a great tool to have on hand. I highly recommend this tool.