More and more professionals and serious DIYers are choosing battery-powered tools for their landscaping and yard work due to the convenience they offer. The Toro 60V Cordless Chainsaw is one such tool that allows you to forgo the hassle of gasoline maintenance in favor of the freedom of a cordless experience.
Pros and Cons
- Convenient on-board wrench storage
- Securely fastened nuts
- Large oil reservoir
- Reliable double rod bolt
- Sturdy metal buckling nail
- Case not included
Toro 60V Cordless Chainsaw Performance
When our friend Eli Mosley asked us to help with some tree work, we saw it as the perfect chance to put the Toro 60V cordless saw to the test against other cordless models we’ve tried. With 16-inch bars and a chain, this saw proved itself during our testing. Its 0.043″ chain effortlessly cut through 8-inch pine trunks with the speed one would expect from a high-quality chainsaw. Even when we moved on to branching and breaking off the trunk, the saw remained reliable.
Determining exact run time is always a challenge with chainsaws due to varying branch diameters and tree densities. While testing the Toro 60V chainsaw with a 2.0Ah battery, we tackled the bulk of a 30ft pine tree but couldn’t quite finish the job. If you plan on using the chainsaw for an extended period, it’s advisable to have spare batteries on hand.
Toro 60V Cordless Chainsaw Design Notes
Weight and Balance
Without the battery, the saw weighs a manageable 10.2 lbs. When equipped with the 2.0Ah battery pack included in the kit, the weight increases slightly to 13.3 lbs. Toro’s top-loading battery compartment ensures optimal balance and handling for this cordless chainsaw. The battery’s top handle makes inserting and removing it effortless, even if you’re wearing thick work gloves.
Pro-Style Chain Tensioner
The chain tensioner on this saw utilizes a double stud design that requires a wrench for adjustment. Some argue that tool-free adjustments are preferable, but others believe the double stud design provides a more secure connection, albeit with a sacrifice in convenience. Toro addresses the issue of lost nuts by incorporating a retaining nut into the design. Additionally, the saw boasts concealed on-board storage for the scrench, eliminating the need to constantly search for it.
The metal tips on this 16-inch cordless chainsaw are small and rounded, allowing for close cutting and the full utilization of the pole length. While they may not be as sharp or pronounced as traditional spikes, they still provide ample grip when cutting.
Chain and Bar
The Toro 60V chainsaw features a standard configuration—a 0.043-inch, 3/8-inch pitch chain paired with a 16-inch bar. This ensures easy replacement when needed.
- Automatic Chain Oiler
- Chain Gate
The Bottom Line
The Toro 60V cordless chainsaw offers a feel and performance that surpasses entry-level and pure DIY options, though it falls short of top-of-the-line models. Its price point, however, is more affordable compared to the premium competition. This saw is an excellent choice for storm cleanup, seasonal preparation, heavy pruning, and light to medium diameter felling jobs.
Toro 60V Cordless Chainsaw Specifications
- Model: Toro 51850
- Power: Toro 60V Max battery
- Chain Pitch: 0.325″
- Chain Gauge: 0.043″
- Pole Length: 16″
- Length: 34 inches
- Maximum Speed: 36 fps
- Warranty: 3-year tool warranty, 3-year battery warranty
- Price: $219.99 (bare), $249.99 (with 2.0Ah battery and charger), $279.99 (with 2.5Ah battery and charger)