40V 12" Cordless Chainsaw w/ 2.0 Ah Battery

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Model
2000219
Cordless Chainsaw is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 56.
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  • Includes one 2.0 Ah battery and charger
  • Up to 65 cuts per charge
  • Included 40V Battery powers over 60 Greenworks 40V tools
$157.99
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Product intro
Cordless outdoor power tools are ideal for homeowners like you who are simplifying and focusing on what’s essential to getting the most out of life. The Greenworks 40V family of tools are built with medium weight construction and high-efficiency motors. The Greenworks 40V lithium-ion platform powers over 40 outdoor products, including lawn mowers, blowers, string trimmers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, and much more! The 40V lithium-ion battery provides the power you need, and delivers fade-free power with no memory loss after charging. The Greenworks 40V platform comes with a 3 year tool / battery warranty to protect your investment. Of high-quality manufacturing, these products are easy to start and lighter weight than the gas products you’re used to, making your day of yard work a whole lot easier. Perfect for yards up to ⅓ acre, Greenworks 40V tools are lightweight, start instantly, and require virtually no maintenance – no gas, no oil, no mess – but still deliver gas-like power.
Key features
12" bar and chain (low kickback) with hand guard for added protection
Automatic oiler applies oil to bar and chain when needed to ensure durability and optimal use with a translucent oil tank for clear view of oil level
Wrap around handle for multiple cutting positions to provide ease of use when trimming at different angles
Hassle free push button start
Compatible with Greenworks G-MAX 40V Li-Ion system for higher efficiency and longer run time with an assortment of tools to complete your yard work
Includes one 2.0 Ah battery and charger
3 Year Limited Tool & Battery Warranty
Power:
Cordless
Voltage:
40V
Ideal For:
Up to ⅓ Acre
Brushless Motor:
No
Bar Length:
12 Inch
Chain Length:
12 Inch
Chain Pitch:
3/8 Inch
Chain Brake:
Yes
Auto Oiler:
Yes
Oil Tank:
Translucent
Start Type:
Push Button
Chain Tensioning:
Tool-less
Telescoping Shaft:
No
Tool Warranty:
3 Years
Battery Warranty:
3 Years
Battery Capacity:
2.0 Ah
Battery Chemistry:
Li-Ion
  • (1) 40V 12" Cordless Chainsaw
  • (1) Bar & Chain
  • (1) Scabbard
  • (1) 2.0 Ah Battery
  • (1) Battery Charger
  • (1) Owner's Manual

Chainsaws & Pole Saws FAQS

What oil do I use with my chainsaw?

Our units use a standard bar and chain oil. You can purchase this from your local hardware store—no specific brand name is required.


Why is my chainsaw leaking oil?

All chainsaws will slowly “leak” oil in storage (mostly from it seeping off the chain). To prevent excessive leakage, store with as little oil left in the reservoir as possible, the chainsaws flat with a rag beneath them, and the pole saws upright with the motor head at the top. During first use, users should only fill the reservoir to roughly half full and check periodically to see if it needs to be refilled. Eventually, you will become accustomed to the amount of oil required for each job. This procedure will make it easier to store the unit as oil free as possible and reduce oil run off.


How large of a branch/log can I cut?

If you are looking to cut logs with one pass, the log needs to be about 2" smaller than the bar. However, there are many techniques to use a chainsaw for larger cuts.


What is the run time?

The run time of a chainsaw is measured in cuts per charge. The number of cuts per charge or “run time” that you receive would depend on the load acting on the saw (i.e., the thickness and type of wood being cut) as the chainsaw would use more battery power on tougher and thicker objects being cut.


How do I know if my chain is tensioned enough?

A correctly tensioned chain should only pull away from the bar enough to fit a dime (10¢) between the teeth and the bar. Chains should be tensioned before use. Check intermittently throughout each chore to make sure the chain is kept properly tensioned. ***DO NOT TENSION A CHAIN AFTER YOU HAVE FINSHED USING THE TOOL. HOT METAL EXPANDS. IF THE CHAIN IS TENSIONED WHEN HOT, THEN ALLOWED TO COOL, THE CONTRACTING METAL COULD POTENTIALLY DAMAGE THE CHAIN, THE BAR AND EVEN THE UNIT. WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT USE (OR AT LEAST UNTIL COOLED) BEFORE TENSIONING***


Can I use another brand of chain?

Yes. However, it must match the specifications of the original chain (gauge, pitch, and drive links). These specifications my be found inside your owner’s manual.


What file size do I use to sharpen the chain?

Our chains may be sharpened using a 5/32” round file.


Why isn’t my chain cutting?

If the wood is burning and/or smoking, this indicates that the chain is on backwards. Another reason could be that the chain is dull and needs to be sharpened or replaced. Replace the chain if: • The length of the cutting edges is less than 5 mm. • There is too much space between the drive links and the rivets. • The cut speed is slow • Sharpening the chain many times does not increase the cutting speed—this means the chain is worn.


Why does my chain keep falling off?

Chainsaw chains can come off due to multiple reasons such as worn-down bars, worn-down sprockets, and wrongly set chain tension. Please check the chain tension and condition of all parts prior to using. If anything is worn or damaged, replace the parts before using again. Replace the bar if: • the groove is not fit with the height of the drive links (which must never touch the bottom). • the inside of the guide bar is worn and causes the chain lean to one side.


Why isn’t my chainsaw turning on?

For chainsaws with an active chain brake, please ensure that it has not been accidentally engaged. If it has, simply pull it towards you and try starting the saw again. If the saw still won't start or your saw doesn't have an active chain brake, please make sure that the battery is fully charged and has been properly engaged in the saw prior to starting.


What is a pole saw?

Pole saws are basically stretched chainsaws with the controls and the motor head separated by a long pole. They tend to have shorter bars and chains than full size chainsaws and are primarily used for pruning and light lopping. Users should take basic, common safety precautions and follow proper operating procedure when using the units to avoid injury.


How should I hold my pole saw?

Always hold the unit firmly with both hands. Keep your left hand on the pole shaft and your right hand on the rear handle, so your body is to the left of the chain line. Never use a left-handed (cross-handed) grip, or any stance that places your body or arm across the chain line. Ensure that you maintain a proper grip on the unit whenever the motor is running. For best balance when using a pole saw, do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and balance. Practicing proper footing and balance ensures that you'll have the best control of the tool in unexpected situations. For further details, refer to your owner’s manual.


What safety precautions should be taken?

Only use pole saws for their intended purpose. Pole saws are great for pruning and trimming hard-to-reach branches. Think about where the branch being cut may fall—do not stand under the branch being cut. Try to keep the tree between yourself and the branch being trimmed (as a kind of shield from falling debris). Keep bystanders at least 50’ from the tree being worked-on. Always take your time. Start by removing long, heavy branches in stages, cutting off small sections to reduce the impact of any falling debris. Cut lower branches first so debris can fall more easily and not get stuck, causing a future hazard.


How thick of a branch can I cut?

Pole saws are typically used on branches less than 6” in diameter.


Can the pole saw be used for hedges?

Though the pole saw is capable of trimming hedges, a pole hedger would be more appropriate for the job and would leave a cleaner look.


Can you remove the poles and use this as a chainsaw?

No. This unit cannot be converted between a pole saw and chainsaw. However, some models allow you to remove the middle extension pole to shorten the unit by a few feet.


I know the handle cannot be removed, but can the pole saw be used on items near the ground?

Though not advised, this depends on the user's ability to maintain control at an awkward angle. The pole hedger trimmer is ideal for high level and hard to reach branches—it's not ergonomically suited for low cutting and extreme caution should be taken.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chainsaw 12 inch 40v This is just what I was looking for. I have many trees that lose limbs all year long. I can just grab this and go to cut up the limbs. No worrying about gas mix.
Date published: 2022-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 40V 12" Chainsaw with 2Ah Battery I'm very happy with this purchase. I originally bought the 60V chainsaw to match the battery system I have with the lawn mower, but the second I received that one I knew it was too big and too powerful for me. The return was easy and reasonable. When I received the 40V chainsaw I liked the weight and size and it still has enough power for me to do quite a few cuts before it needs recharging. Sawing is not my favorite job but this chainsaw makes it easy enough to accomplish by being small enough for me to handle but powerful enough to actually get work out of it. I'm happy with it.
Date published: 2022-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy a woman can use it!! This chainsaw is light and easy to use. It's a real workhorse for a saw of it's size
Date published: 2022-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Next Generation of Power Tools The chain saw is light, quiet, and powerful. It has fewer moving parts and is a lot easier to start. Mine is 14 inches and is great for cutting limbs and smaller branches The battery runs for about 10-15 minutes and recharged in less than an hour. The battery is also interchangeable with their other tools.
Date published: 2022-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Girl! I’m 5’4”, weigh 120 (ish), and can easily operate and use this chainsaw. It’s perfect for lumps and small trees.
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cordless Chainsaw Very happy with the chainsaw! I only got the 12" saw, but it works great on small branches and the battery is long lasting.
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power plus Chainsaw is surprisingly. powerful. I actually cut down a 12 ft tall, 14inch diameter stump. I would definitely recommend this tool for any home owner with trees.
Date published: 2022-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! I didn't expect this to do the work of a big dog. I'm not planning on cutting any trees down, but the branches that fall throughout the property are easily paired down with this little guy. I'm definitely a fan.
Date published: 2022-05-05
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chainsaw 12 inch 40v This is just what I was looking for. I have many trees that lose limbs all year long. I can just grab this and go to cut up the limbs. No worrying about gas mix.
Date published: 2022-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 40V 12" Chainsaw with 2Ah Battery I'm very happy with this purchase. I originally bought the 60V chainsaw to match the battery system I have with the lawn mower, but the second I received that one I knew it was too big and too powerful for me. The return was easy and reasonable. When I received the 40V chainsaw I liked the weight and size and it still has enough power for me to do quite a few cuts before it needs recharging. Sawing is not my favorite job but this chainsaw makes it easy enough to accomplish by being small enough for me to handle but powerful enough to actually get work out of it. I'm happy with it.
Date published: 2022-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy a woman can use it!! This chainsaw is light and easy to use. It's a real workhorse for a saw of it's size
Date published: 2022-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Next Generation of Power Tools The chain saw is light, quiet, and powerful. It has fewer moving parts and is a lot easier to start. Mine is 14 inches and is great for cutting limbs and smaller branches The battery runs for about 10-15 minutes and recharged in less than an hour. The battery is also interchangeable with their other tools.
Date published: 2022-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Girl! I’m 5’4”, weigh 120 (ish), and can easily operate and use this chainsaw. It’s perfect for lumps and small trees.
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cordless Chainsaw Very happy with the chainsaw! I only got the 12" saw, but it works great on small branches and the battery is long lasting.
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power plus Chainsaw is surprisingly. powerful. I actually cut down a 12 ft tall, 14inch diameter stump. I would definitely recommend this tool for any home owner with trees.
Date published: 2022-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! I didn't expect this to do the work of a big dog. I'm not planning on cutting any trees down, but the branches that fall throughout the property are easily paired down with this little guy. I'm definitely a fan.
Date published: 2022-05-05
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Can I order an extra 2.0 AH battery for the 12" 40V chain saw

Asked by: Sandyra
Hello Sandyra, Yes, you can! Here is a link to our 40V batteries and accessories: https://www.greenworkstools.com/shop-by-voltage/40v?cat=64
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-05-31

Can I get a chain that has more teeth like those that are used on a non-battery chain saw

Asked by: Morkie
Hello Morkie, We advise using a chain with the same specifications that are listed in the owner's manual.
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-05-25

How much does it weigh with battery attached

Asked by: Rc082958
Hello RC082958, The weight of this chainsaw is 9.7 lbs; the battery itself adds ~2 lbs when installed.
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-08-27

How do I stop oil leaking from the bottom of the saw. Used once and it leaked even before ever being used

Asked by: Bill 72
Hello Bill 72, All chainsaws will slowly “leak” oil in storage due to the gravity-fed auto-oiling system. To prevent excessive leakage, store with as little oil left in the reservoir as possible, the chainsaws flat with a rag beneath them, and the pole saws upright with the motor head at the top. During first use, users should only fill the reservoir to roughly half-full and check periodically to see if it needs to be refilled. Eventually, you will become accustomed to the amount of oil required for each job. This procedure will make it easier to store the unit as oil-free as possible and reduce oil runoff.
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-08-27

What kind of oil do I buy for this chainsaw?

Asked by: TIII
Hello TIII, Our units use a standard bar and chain oil. You can purchase this from your local hardware store; no specific brand name is required.
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-05-03

can i put a 14" bar and chain on my greenworks 12" saw?

Asked by: bill378
Hello, As the unit was designed for a smaller blade size, we advise against upsizing to avoid potentially overloading and causing damage to the motor.
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-04-28

I was sent the wrong part (sprocket ) the one I was sent is not the right one for my saw. It was too big and didn’t have a flat place on it.I can’t get my emails so can y’all just mail me something. 

Asked by: Lee thumper
Hello Lee thumper, We're sorry to hear about this! We kindly ask that you give us a call at 1-888-909-6757 (1-888-90WORKS) so that we can begin rectifying this issue for you.
Answered by: Greenworks Support
Date published: 2022-04-27

Is the 2.0 ah battery the only battery that will work with this saw? In other words will a 3.0 ah,6.0 ah or any other battery wok with this saw and the 40 volt blower? Thank you

Asked by: Harvey123
Hello Harvey123, Thank you for asking. While most batteries are physically compatible with all tools in the same voltage line, the optimal weight distribution requires the use of either our 2.0Ah or 2.5Ah battery models for chainsaws. This also reduces the chance of kickback when saw in in use.
Answered by: Greenworks Customer Care
Date published: 2022-04-18
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