Even though Greenworks is still in its teen years, it has become the go-to brand by DIY-ers and pros for battery-operated outdoor power tools.
Today, we’re reviewing the 20222, a cordless, nine-amp chainsaw that’s as lightweight as it is easy to operate.
Equipped with a 14-inch bar, this chainsaw does easy work out of sawing logs and branches for easy cleanup or making firewood.
Let’s see what else the 20222 cordless chainsaw has in store.
- In Brief: Greenworks 20222 Chainsaw Review
- Key Specifications of Greenworks 20222
- Unique Features
- Performance, Design, and Safety
- Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty
- Price of Greenworks 20222
- Who Should Buy Greenworks 20222?
- Why We Like It
Key Specifications of Greenworks 20222
The 20222 is a portable, cordless chainsaw that allows you to cut logs and branches anywhere on the planet.
It’s much safer for the environment by eliminating exhaust while also maintaining optimal cutting performance and speed throughout every charge.
In roughly 30 minutes, the Li-Ion battery pack goes from empty to max capacity to reduce downtime. Consider picking up a backup battery and charger for nonstop sawing action.
Sporting a 14-inch bar, the cordless 20222 can saw through trees of up to 12 inches thick in a single cut. Exercising the right technique and precautions will let users fell wider trees for lumber-milling purposes.
You can watch the Greenworks 20222 in action in this promotional video:
Below, you’ll find all of the 20222’s key specifications:
|Power (amp)||9 A|
|Bar Length (inches)||14"|
|RPM||Up to 7,500|
|Weight (lbs.)||7.92 lbs.|
|User Manual||Check Manual|
|Oil Pump Capacity (pints)||N/A|
|Chain Speed (feet/second)||N/A|
Let’s spend a few moments talking about the 20222’s unique features.
Even though this feature isn’t unique only to Greenworks chainsaws, it’s still worth noting.
The tool-free chain tensioning system lets you maintain a taut chain across the bar’s edge for safe, clean cutting.
All you need to do is turn the tensioning dial on the side of the tool to tighten or loosen the chain.
Built-in Cord Retainer
Users can wrap their power cord through the cord lock found on the 20222’s handle to keep it from unplugging.
The retainer also ensures that the cable never gets in the way of the saw’s cutting chain for ultimate sawing safety and convenience.
Make sure you get the correct extension cord based on how far away you are from a power outlet.
Performance, Design, and Safety
Now, onto the heart of the matter: the performance, design, and safety of the 20222.
Electric chainsaws aren’t the hardest-hitting type of chainsaw available, but the 20222 does not lack cutting power.
The battery powers the motor, which drives the low-kickback cutting chain to slice through thick branches and wide trees.
The entire handle and motor housing are made of a plastic composite. Though durable, it’s not as robust as fully metallic chainsaws, so you’ll have to be careful when swinging this tool to keep it from cracking.
The oil tank is easy to fill. It holds tiny quantities of lubricant at a time and typically runs out after about ten minutes of work.
The oil sits in a transparent tank that’s easy to gauge how much is left.
The 20222 sports a low-kickback chain that reduces the risk of nasty accidents from occurring.
There are also bucking spikes located on the end of the blade toward the handle; this works as a market for how deep the bar and chain can be inserted into logs while also splitting them slightly to prevent pinching and kickback.
There are two handguards—front and back—that block twigs and other debris from getting between your gloved fingers and impairing your grip.
A rubber handle keeps the 20222 safely in your hands while the chain is spinning.
Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty
In this section, we’ll summarize how easy it is to maintain your 20222 and Greenworks’ warranty policies.
Ease of Maintenance and Repairs
The 20222 has a tool-free chain tensioning system. To tighten the chain, loosen the chain cover lock knob slightly and turn the tensioning knob clockwise until the cutting chain rest snugly around the edge of the bar.
Storing the 20222 in a well-ventilated area of your garage or shed can ensure longer-lasting performance beyond the warranty coverage period.
Remove chemicals in the vicinity to prevent rust from forming on the bar and cutting chain.
Greenworks covers your purchase with a limited four-year warranty covering the costs of replacing and repairing defective components.
Deteriorated parts as a result of regular use are not covered, nor is the cost of fixing a modified or damaged-beyond-repair 20222.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the company’s customer service hotline at 1-888-90WORKS or by leaving a message on their website www.greenworksools.com/contact.
Price of Greenworks 20222
The cost of the Greenworks 20222 is arguably its most attractive selling point. It’ll give non-woodworkers a reason to get into the lumber-milling or firewood-prepping game.
The best thing is that this entry-level chainsaw does not sacrifice quality for a lower price.
If you don’t need a chainsaw but don’t plan on spending a lot, looking at the 20222 is a great place to start your search.
Who Should Buy Greenworks 20222?
Generally speaking, corded-electric chainsaws are ideal for smaller trimming and cutting jobs.
If you need to shape hedges or cut off thin branches from trees, the 20222 is more than equipped to handle the job.
However, the 14-inch bar and ample motor do make sawing through 12-inch-thick tree trunks rather smooth.
On the other hand, if you’re a professional lumberjack and wood miller who needs to travel several hundreds of feet into the wilderness, perhaps this isn’t the best option.
Unless you have a portable generator or you’re willing to invest in a sufficiently long outdoor-safe extension cord, we recommend sticking to a gas model.
Might we recommend taking a look at the XtremePowerUS 22-inch machine?
Why We Like It
The 20222 is a very well-built cordless chainsaw that effortlessly cuts through thin branches and trunks. The nine-amp motor certainly exceeds expectations for an ultra-budget-friendly chainsaw.
Its shareable battery pack is a definite plus for those on the hunt for a set of cordless outdoor tools.