Black & Decker LP1000 Lopper Chainsaw Review

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In Brief: Black & Decker LP1000 Chainsaw Review

The LP1000 by Black & Decker is a truly unique pair of power loppers that can saw through branches of up to four inches in diameter. The 0.72-HP motor and user-friendly design allow you to cut through any size material as any six-inch chainsaw but with the benefits of added stability and safety.

With more than a century of manufacturing experience under their belt, every Black & Decker tool released to the market is bound to excite.

Case in point: the Black & Decker LP100 a unique pair of six-inch power loppers belonging to the Alligator family that cuts and trims without fuss.

As you read our review, you’ll see what this pair of loppers can do and how easy and safe it is to use.

Key Specifications of Black & Decker LP1000

BLACK+DECKER Lopper Chain Saw, 4.5-Amp (LP1000)

The LP1000 Alligator is a corded-electric lopper. The main benefit of corded tools is their continuous runtimes.

As long as it’s plugged into a wall outlet or generator, the LP1000 can slice through logs indefinitely.

Of course, the tool needs to dissipate heat to run optimally.

Thankfully, the LP1000 does just that—users have found their LP1000s to run for nearly hours on end with breaks every ten minutes to add lubricant to the chain.

The LP1000 uses a six-inch bar that has can slice through objects of up to four inches in diameter.

The jaws don’t allow it to grasp large tree trunks, but after felling trees with a standard chainsaw, you can switch to this tool to cut branches down to more manageable pieces.

Checkout the Quick Video about the chainsaw:

 

Check this compact chainsaw in action in the video here, or you can see the key specifications of the LP1000 down below:

ParametersDetails
Powered Source
Electric
Power (watts)
540
Runtime (minutes)
Infinite
Bar Length (inches)
6
RPM
N/A
Weight (lbs.)
6.5
Noise (dB)
N/A
Warranty (months)
24
Horsepower
0.72
Oil Pump Capacity (pints)
N/A
Chain Speed (feet/second)
N/A

Unique Features

As you can see, the LP1000 isn’t an ordinary chainsaw. Here are its unique features in a nutshell.

Ingenious Clamping Jaw

Immediately, you can tell that the LP1000 is unlike traditional chainsaws.

The cutting mechanism consists of a standard six-inch bar—the portion of the tool where the cutting chain wraps around—and a bottom jaw.

The jaw keeps twigs and branches in place while the high-speed chain cuts through the object.

Bar and Jaw Guard

A protective guard covers the outer portions of the bar and jaw. This feature shields the chain and prevents it from cutting anything except what you’re cutting.

When cutting branches down to more manageable pieces, the guard stops the chain from tossing twigs around, leading to a cleaner work environment.

Auto-Tensioning System

Similar to standard chainsaws, the chains on power loppers, such as the LP1000, are prone to become loosened over time.

What Black & Decker did was design an auto-tensioning system that doesn’t require completely taking the tool apart.

By loosening the bar retainer bolts, it automatically removes any slack in the chain to leave it tightened to perfection.

 

Performance, Design, and Safety

Now onto more important matters. Here, we’ll discuss the LP1000’s performance, design, and safety features more closely.

Performance

These power loppers truly are a work of art.

The bottom jaw clamps the workpiece and prevents it from wiggling while the chain does its thing.

The chain spins at a high rate to finish cuts quickly, cleanly, and effortlessly.

Design

The LP1000 is as easy to handle as any pair of manual loppers, except that a motor drives the chain link to cut swiftly through four-inch-thick branches and logs.

This tool is also extremely lightweight and usable in any orientation without worrying about a sputtering motor (a problem found in certain gas chainsaw models).

Safety

Safety is what the LP1000 is all about. It comes with two triggers on either handle to prevent accidental startup when moving around.

Then there’s also the guard, as mentioned above, that snaps shut automatically to stop conceal the sharp chain after the cut is complete.

 

Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty

Loppers are considerably easier to maintain that traditional chain saws. Let’s take a moment and see what maintenance issues arise in the LP1000 and what sort of coverage Black & Decker provides.

Ease of Maintenance and Repairs

As is typical of any chainsaw and power lopper, the most frequent problem is a loosened chain, but Black & Decker’s auto-tensioning system does easy work out of tightening the chain.

The LP1000 does not have an auto-lubricating system in place. Instead, you’ll need to drip lubricant into the filling hole using the included bottle.

Warranty

Black & Decker provides a two-year warranty for defective components as a result of quality control slipups. The company will issue a refund for your LP1000 for up to 90 days after the date of purchase.

Any questions can be directed to the nearest authorized seller in your town, or you can give Black & Decker a call at 1-800-544-6986.

Their website (https://www.blackanddecker.com/) also offers support if you have any questions about the warranty and your rights as an owner.

Price of Black & Decker LP1000

The power lopper market is completely dominated by Black & Decker. The only other noteworthy model is made by Craftsman, which is the same price, give or take a couple of dollars.

When comparing the price tag of the LP1000 to other Black & Decker Alligators, the LP1000 is one of the lest expensive modes.

 

Who Should Buy Black & Decker LP1000?

First and foremost, Black & Decker clearly states in the LP1000’s manual that this tool is not intended for commercial use.

Even though they can be used to help pro lumberjacks trim and cut four-inch branches down to size, too much strain can accelerate wear and tear.

As for everyone else, the LP1000 is the perfect tool for trimming hedges, pruning trees, preparing thin logs for firewood.

Also, due to its lightweight build, handling and carrying the tool is completely effortless.

Why We Like It

The LP1000 is an excellent power lopper that handles minor cutting and trimming jobs with ease.

It’s simple to maintain, cuts cleanly through branches of up to four inches in diameter, and is affordable to boot.

It truly is the best of its class in almost every way.

About Michael Adams

Michael is a handyman extraordinaire. He has been providing services for the last 14 years and takes pride in his workmanship. Michael also contributes as a writer, sharing his experience and knowledge on design projects to help people get started with their own designs.

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