The compact yet powerful Husqvarna 420EL chainsaw is small and mighty, offering enough power for users to achieve all their project goals without stress.
The chainsaw is electricity operated, coming with a generous five-metre long cable for ease of movement while using the tool, and comes with all the advantages of an electric power tool. These include an instant, full-power start, with no waiting for the chainsaw to get ‘up to speed’. Full power and high torque are instantly available.
Electric chainsaws are also much easier to start than their old-fashioned petrol predecessors, turning on with the flick of a switch rather than endless frustrating cord-pulling while the petrol engine is primed.
Another advantage of electric chainsaws is that they are very much quieter than petrol equivalents, which makes them ideal models for use in and around the home – they will disturb the neighbours – and also much safer to use from a hearing protection point of view.
Finally, electric chainsaws are vastly more eco-friendly than petrol models, as they emit no harmful fumes or exhaust. This, again, helps in a domestic use environment, where ventilation might not be up to health and safety guidelines.
The oil reservoir – needed for lubricating the chain and preventing it from overheating – is easily monitored thanks to the window which shows the oil level. It holds 0.18 litres of oil, and should be checked before and after each use, topping up as needed.
This model has a 16 inch bar (of which the cutting edge is 14 inches) which is relatively small for industrial purposes, but which is perfect for use by D-I-Y-ers, carpenters, electricians, and anyone who has occasional need of a small but powerful cutting tool. It is especially recommended for homeowners, indoor use and craftspeople.
The chainsaw is orange with a black soft-grip handle which has been ergonomically designed to offer an intuitive and comfortable grip. The slim-line body lends itself well to use in fairly close quarters.
The chain can be tensioned by hand, which makes it easy to maintain the chain in the best working condition.
Voltage – 230 V
Power rating – 2000 W
Oil tank volume – 0.18 l
Oil pump type – Automatic, gear driven
Recommended bar length, max – 15.75 in
Recommended bar length, min – 13.78 in
Chain speed at max power – 15 m/s