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Best battery chainsaw for cutting firewood

By: Daniel Smith

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Are you looking for a tool that will make quick work of some firewood? A battery-powered chainsaw is probably the best option for you! They are small, light, and very accurate. In this guide, we will help you find the best battery chainsaw for firewood.

What makes the best chainsaw for firewood?

A good battery-powered chainsaw should be accurate, strong, and affordable. There are a lot of chainsaws on the market that tick some, if not all, of these boxes.

Typically you want to look for a small chainsaw for cutting firewood. We’ve found that the ideal size saw for firewood is 12″ inches. This keeps the saw light and accurate, great if you are looking to cut a lot of small-sized logs or branches.

Best battery chainsaws for cutting firewood

Here is a list of our favorite battery-powered chainsaws for cutting firewood:

Hphtools’ Choice

DEWALT 20v battery chainsaw

DEWALT 20V XR DCCS620B Chainsaw

our score: 9.5
  • 8.8 Pounds
  • 20 Volt cordless chainsaw
  • 10″ inch blade size

Pros and cons

According to our experts
  • The DEWALT DCCS620B comes with a 2-year limited warranty. This goes to show how much DEWALT cares about their products.

  • This is a very lightweight chainsaw. We found this ideal when working long days since it will not make your arms tired.

  • Compared to other chainsaws the DEWALT DCCS620b is expensive. However, we found that you do get what you pay for.

The DEWALT DCCS620B is a great 20v chainsaw with a 12-inch saw blade. This chainsaw is ideal for cutting large, as well as, small pieces of wood. With a weight of 8.8 pounds or 4 kg, this is one of the lightest battery-powered chainsaws on the market.

DEWALT makes great power tools and their chainsaws are certainly no exception. This chainsaw uses DEWALT’s Flexvolt technology. This means you can use the batteries you would use for all of your other DEWALT power tools too.


Makita 18v chainsaw

Makita XCU06Z 18V Cordless Chain Saw

our score: 9.2
  • 7.19 pounds
  • 20 Volt cordless chainsaw
  • 10″ inch blade size

Pros and cons

According to our experts
  • This is a 10-inch cordless chainsaw, making it perfect for small cuts. Ideal if you need to cut a bunch of small sticks and brenches.

  • While doing some light cutting with this saw we’ve found that the battery will last a long time.

  • We’ve found that it is somewhat difficult to check the oil levels on this chainsaw.

Don’t let the size of the Makita 18v battery chainsaw fool you. With a 10-inch blade and a powerful 18-volt motor, this chainsaw is ideal for cutting small pieces of firewood. Because of the small blade size, this might be the most accurate chainsaw we’ve ever tested.

The Makita XCU06Z chainsaw can be used for firewood, as well as, for cutting branches since the weight of the saw is only 7.2 pounds (including the battery).


black and decker 10-inch chainsaw

Black and Decker 10 inch chainsaw (LCS1020)

our score: 8.8
  • Pleasant grip
  • 20 Volt cordless chainsaw
  • 10″ inch blade size

Pros and cons

According to our experts
  • The Black and Decker 10-inch chainsaw has a very nice grip. As a result, this chainsaw is much more accurate than others.

  • We’ve found that it is really easy to do tool-free tensioning on this chainsaw.

  • This chainsaw had the shortest battery life in our test. If you are planning to only buy one battery this might be a problem.

With a powerful 20-volt battery, the Black and Decker chainsaw is great to make quick work of firewood and small branches. This chainsaw weighs only 6.8 ounces and has a 10-inch saw blade. Therefore, the accuracy of the Black and decker is very good.

Unlike other chainsaws on this list, the Black and Decker chainsaw has a unique grip on the back. This makes it easy to handle and it greatly improves the saw’s accuracy.


Best cordless mini chainsaw

Mini Chainsaw 6-Inch

BEI & HONG Mini Chainsaw 6-Inch with 2 Batteries

our score: 8.8
  • 2.9 Pounds
  • 21 Volt cordless chainsaw
  • 10″ inch blade size

Pros and cons

According to our experts
  • This is an ultralight chainsaw. Ideal if you need to make quick, small cuts in firewood.

  • The battery of the mini chainsaw will last a very long time when used for small tasks. This is the best small chainsaw on this list.

  • Given the size, this mini chainsaw is not able to make large cuts. It is something you would expect for this size though.

Mini chainsaws are great if you are looking to cut firewood on a budget. This chainsaw is the cheapest and offers great value for money!

It is super light weighing only 1.65 pounds, without the battery. This makes it a great tool to make quick work of branches or carry with you camping to make quick firewood for your campfire!

The biggest drawback of the BEI & Hong mini chainsaw is its usability. This chainsaw is not powerful enough to cut very large pieces of wood.


Best 12″ inch cordless chainsaw

Most powerful

CRAFTSMAN V20* Cordless Chainsaw

CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Chainsaw (CMCCS620M1)

our score: 9.3
  • 9.9 Pounds
  • 20 Volt cordless chainsaw
  • 12″ inch blade size

Pros and cons

According to our experts
  • This chainsaw is very powerful and ideal if you are cutting larger chunks of wood. If you are looking for a 12-inch chainsaw this is the best choice!

  • Craftsman is a very known brand in the landscaping/gardening industry. Their products are always top of the line.

  • Compared to other chainsaws on this list the Craftsman is a heavy chainsaw weighing: 9.9 pounds (including the battery).

Craftsman is the most known brand within the gardening industry. Their 12-inch chainsaw is probably one if not the best for cutting almost everything. The Craftsman 20v cordless chainsaw is the most powerful chainsaw on this list.

So how does it perform at cutting firewood? well, it’s an absolute beast. The only downside to this chainsaw is its price and weight. If these two things are not of your concern then this is probably the best saw you can buy!


Cordless chainsaws overview

Cordless chainsawVoltageBlade sizeScore
DEWALT 20v battery chainsaw
DEWALT DCCS620B
60 Volts10″ inch9.5
Makita 18v chainsaw
Makita XCU06Z
18 Volts10″ inch9.2
black and decker 10-inch chainsaw
Black and Decker LCS1020
20 Volts10″ inch8.8
Mini Chainsaw 6-Inch
BEI & HONG Mini
21 Volts6″ inch8.8
CRAFTSMAN V20* Cordless Chainsaw
CRAFTSMAN CMCCS620M1
20 Volts12″ inch9.3

Final thoughts

So which chainsaw should you get? We would say the DEWALT DCCS620b is the best chainsaw for cutting firewood. This chainsaw has the ideal blade size, good battery life, and great value for money.

If you are looking for a more professional, high-end chainsaw the Craftsman CMCCS620M1 might be the best option for you.

Good luck!

The Author
Daniel Smith
My passion for power tools and work clothing started when I was a kid. My father and I used to build tree houses together, he taught me all the tricks of the trade! Meanwhile, I'm a 28-year-old with more than 7 years of experience on various job sites.

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