The new cordless chainsaw OCS1830 from Ryobi is powered by 18 V ONE + batteries, which are available separately with different capacities as required. Thanks to the brushless motor, the chainsaw achieves optimum performance with low wear and tear and a high level of safety. Also, you can buy it for very cheap prices. So its average price is $ 174.
The tool-free chain tensioning device and the automatic chain lubrication ensure a high level of working comfort and make it easier to use. The drive-by high-quality Li-ion batteries enable a very flexible use, which means there is no need for an annoying cable. This cordless chainsaw is therefore ideal for use in the garden, on the construction site, but also above all in the allotment garden or on the orchard. The circumferential second handle allows both horizontal and vertical use,
Ryobi Cordless Chainsaw OCS1830 Specs
18 V, Li-Ion, without battery, blade length: 30 cm
- Brushless motor for optimal running time and smoothness.
- Powered by 18 V battery or Ryobi ONE + series.
- Toolless chain tensioning and automatic chain lubrication.
- Transparent oil tank for level control.
- Delivery without battery and charger.
- Official website: https://www.ryobitools.com/
|Number of batteries||Without battery|
|Furnishing||Automatic chain lubrication, ergonomic grip, GripZone, hand protection, chain brake, safety switch with switch-on lock, circumferential second handle, brushless motor, transparent oil tank|
|Functions||Automatic chain lubrication|
|Suitable for||Branches, building materials, wood|
|Chain speed||10 m / s|
|Sword length||30 cm|
|Battery voltage||18 V|
|BAUHAUS guarantee||5 years on electrical or motorized devices|
|Disposal advice||Please do not dispose of batteries or rechargeable batteries in household waste|
|Manufacturer warranty conditions||The warranty conditions of Techtronic Industries Central Europe GmbH Service Center, Brückenstrasse 9, 71364 Winnenden apply.|
|Manufacturer warranty scope||3 years after registration|
|Weight (net)||3.438 kg|
Scope of delivery
Including sword protective cover and chain oil
Customer Reviews About Ryobi OCS1830
I reviewed a total of 621 reviews about the Ryobi Cordless Chainsaw. So, I’ve read a lot of customer reviews. In short, 85% of the comments made about the product received 5 stars out of 5. Also, this machine has an overall average of 4.7 out of 5.
A few user comments are as follows;
- Username: Later
I got the chainsaw as a gift for Christmas and was now able to test it intensively during tree felling and cutting.
Ideal tool for cutting branches as thick as an arm.
Small and probably the lightest cordless chainsaw on the market. Ideal for me, with wrists suffering from rheumatic disease, I can no longer get a petrol chain saw, let alone use it safely.
Toys for professionals, but even they used this saw in addition to their professional petrol saw to cut Astwerk into small pieces suitable for shredders.
And with an original 18V Ryobi battery 4 Ah (here in the shop for about 80 EUR) you can go astonishingly far: about 30-50 cuts with a diameter of 5-10cm fresh wood with one charge.
Since I have been using Ryobi tools successfully for 2 years, the saw is a welcome addition! I am very satisfied with this kind of “Far East quality”!
Attention: I also bought a cheap battery (also from the Far East) here in the shop for less than half the price of the original battery.
This is a waste of money!
It doesn’t even manage as much in the saw as a 1.5Ah original battery. Although 4 LEDs light up, the cheap part switches off constantly. This can only be used with the screwdriver. Hands off anyway!
The no-load current consumption at 20V is almost 10 A (measured yourself, a full 18V battery has 20V, at 16V it is empty) in operation, about 30-40A should flow. Unfortunately, I couldn’t measure that precisely due to the lack of an adapter, but the saw will have to generate 400W when cutting.
This is an enormous strain on the battery, the electronics, and the small contacts.
My tip: Always switch the saw on briefly, saw through the wood, and then cut it out again. Only the short switch-on time prevents harmful heat. After every working day with intensive use, clean the contacts in the saw and lightly grease them with pole or silicone grease. Make sure that the battery compartment is clean, that the battery is correctly seated, and that the chain is sharp!
Unfortunately, I have not yet found a replacement chain here in the shop, but there is a “saw chain online shop” with a saw chain 3/8 “LP-1.1-45 drive links 30cm STANDARD VERSION for 6.95.
Conclusion: absolutely usable mini chainsaw if you already use Ryobi cordless tools.
- Username: Tokio
I have a Stihl chainsaw, but I wanted something more useful for smaller or shorter jobs or working on the ladder. There are a few more things from the Ryobi series so it includes 18v batteries.
However, I was skeptical about the performance of the saw with 18V batteries.
First of all processing, ok, a lot of plastic, but the chain and chain tensioner can be operated without tools. Automatic oil supply for
the chain. So everything is ok.
Now for the sawing performance … wow, a few small test cuts that went through like butter. So, today a yew tree with a diameter of 20cm was felled. Went without any problems !! Sure, a petrol saw is stronger, but with the cutting performance so far, my petrol saw will now be used very rarely. Sure, it makes sense to have a spare battery for longer work. But full marks for my purposes !!