Greenworks 20262 Cordless Chainsaw Review


In Brief: Greenworks 20262 Chainsaw Review

If you’re looking for a great 12-inch cordless chainsaw for occasional yard work, the Greenworks 20262 is for you. This compact saw comes with a 4-Ah battery pack for maximum portability,. At the same time, the 40V motor keeps the 12-inch cutting chain moving smoothly throughout the entire battery charge.

Greenworks is the go-to brand for battery-powered outdoor tools. From lawnmowers to chainsaws, Greenworks has the perfect lawn care tool for you.

Today, we’re looking at the 12-inch 20262 cordless chainsaws.

Its lightweight design makes cutting the tops of hedges effortless. A single charge of the 4-Ah battery provides plenty of cutting time to fell dozens of small trees.

Take a look at our review below to see if this is the perfect fit.

Key Specifications of Greenworks 20262

Greenworks 40V 12-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 2.0Ah Battery and Charger Included

The Greenworks 20262 is a residential-grade chainsaw designed to handle a wide range of minor lawn care tasks. Its 12-inch bar isn’t the most reliable at felling thick trees.

Still, when it comes to trimming shrubs and removing branches of over three inches in diameter, the 20262’s powerful 40V motor will provide you with more than enough power.

Fully assembled, the 20262 weighs only 9.27 pounds. Lifting and moving around with the tool at shoulder-height will not leave you gasping for air.

Plus, the auto-oiling and tool-free chain tensioning systems make it easy to care for the 20262.

You can find all of the Greenworks 20262’s key specifications in the table below:

Powered Source
Power (voltage)
40 V
Runtime (minutes)
Bar Length (inches)
Weight (lbs.)
Noise (dB)
Warranty (months)
User ManualCheck Manual
Oil Tank Capacity (pints)
Chain Speed (feet/second)

Unique Features

In this section, we’ll discuss the exclusive features found in the Greenworks 20262.

G-MAX Li-Ion Battery

Greenworks’ G-MAX battery pack does not suffer from memory loss to preserve its maximum charge capacity for longer.

This feature is helpful for those that can’t pay close attention to the battery’s charging cycle.

Rapid Battery Charger

To make things even better, Greenworks’ throws in a rapid battery charger with the 20262 kit. This charger can fill an empty battery to max capacity in about 120 minutes.

This means less time spent waiting on the charger and better productivity.


Performance, Design, and Safety

Here, we’ll go into greater detail on the 20262’s performance, design, and safety features.


The 20262 meets the stereotype that all cordless chainsaws are made for occasional trimming and light sawing jobs.

This isn’t bad, especially if you aren’t a professional lumberjack or don’t mill your own lumber for wood-based crafting projects.

This Greenworks cordless chainsaw does what most homeowners are looking for: a tool to trim shrubs, remove thin branches, and fell the occasional tree.

Despite having a stubbier bar than what you’d typically find, it certainly does its job well.


The lightweight design can be a double-edged sword in a sense. It’s easy to lift to trim the tops of hedges and to remove shoulder-height branches easy, but there’s also a lot of clattering.

However, if you maintain even pressure on the workpiece, there shouldn’t be as much vibration.

Another thing that impressed us was the size of this tool.

It is compact and has a long-enough to perform a wide range of simple sawing jobs. Many buyers are over 50 years of age and commend the 20262 for its user-friendliness.


Like many of Greenworks’ cordless chainsaw models, the 20262 isn’t packed with a ton of safety features.

It comes with a simple safety lock that prevents accidental startups and an auto-shutoff feature that prevents the motor from overworking.

There’s also a large handguard that blocks most large-sized debris from flinging onto your hand, but there are no chain brake or bucking spikes.

Make sure you take the proper precautions before pulling the trigger.


Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty

This section will go over the ease of maintenance and repairs as well as what sort of warranty coverage you get.

Ease of Maintenance and Repairs

Electric chainsaws aren’t as problematic as gas models, so there’s very little maintenance required with the 20262. The only problem that frequently arises is a loosened chain.

Tightening the chain is simple on the 20262. Because it’s a tool-free system, you won’t need to employ spanners, wrenches, or screwdrivers to remove slack in the chain.

Simply loosen the lock knob, tighten the chain by turning the tension dial, and re-tighten the lock knob. Done.


Like many of Greenworks’ chainsaws, the 20262 is covered by a four-year warranty that covers the expenses of replacing and repairing defective components. The warranty does not include fixing modified or incompatible parts.

Any questions or concerns regarding the four-year limited warranty can be directed at a customer help rep by calling 1-888-90WORKS or by leaving a message at

Price of Greenworks 20262

The 20262’s price tag is average for cordless chainsaws. After seeing what this tool can do, we feel that the price is right. What makes the 20262 a worthy investment is its rapid charger and large battery pack.

There are cheaper models than the 20262, but they might not deliver the same cutting performance as this one.


Who Should Buy Greenworks 20262?

If you hate making fuel and oil mixes for gas chainsaws, then you’ll appreciate the heck out of this cordless tool.

Electric chainsaws such as the 20262 remove much of the maintenance work needed to keep the device at its peak performance. Those who spend hours at a time sawing logs or trimming hedges will love using the 20262.

To be more specific, the 20262 is best used for occasional yard work tasks like trimming shrubs and cutting branches.

We don’t see the 20262 being the go-to chainsaw for hardcore loggers since electric models don’t provide enough umph for felling thick trees.

Not that you can’t—with the right technique and enough battery power, the 20262 can definitely knock down 20-inch-wide trees.

Why We Like It

There’s plenty to like about the 20262. For starters, it’s a cordless model that runs off of a 40V 4-Ah battery.

This battery pack supplies plenty of runtime per full charge and requires only about two hours of charging to reach max capacity.

Next, the 12-inch chain and less-than-ten-pound build makes completing cutting small jobs a piece of cake.


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.