Husqvarna 120i Review

Are you looking to buy your first chainsaw? Or simply upgrade your existing one? Either way, the Husqvarna120i review will help you with realizing your chainsaw needs.

The chainsaw game has seen a great technological boost in the past few years, with more and more user-friendly models becoming available in the market.

Husqvarna ​Chainsaw 120i Review

The Husqvarna 120i is a 40V chainsaw of the cordless electric variety. It features a 14” bar and weighs about 8.4 lbs excluding equipment.

What’s in the Box?

  • Husqvarna 120i Chainsaw
  • Lithium Battery
  • Battery Charger
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  • 120i Cordless Battery Chainsaw is built for the homeowner who needs a lightweight saw ideal for pruning branches and feeling small trees
  • 40-Volt battery powered chainsaw with guide bar and chain

Key Features

Here I’ll outline the key features of the Husqvarna 120i chainsaw, including the general performance of the chainsaw as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

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Battery

The Husqvarna 120i model features save mode, which allows you to choose between more power and longer run time. This technology gives one of the best battery lives in comparison to its counterparts.

On high power mode, it can go as long as around 40 minutes, and if you choose the longer run time mode, you can look at a 15-minute run time extension to that.

Battery installation is easy with a click-in technique. However, the placement of the battery slot on the top of the machine may allow for more dust and debris to enter into the grooves around the battery. So regular cleaning is a must.

A bit of a downside is the charge time, which is around 2 to 2.5 hours for a fully depleted battery.

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Noise and Vibration

This model operates with a brushless motor, which is considerably quiet and has high torque-to-weight ratio, which gives it a long product life, making it more reliable and easy to handle.

The reduced noise emission is also great, as you can use it in areas where there are noise restrictions.

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Performance and Handling

This machine is relatively easy to use. Thanks to its portability, lightweight, and easy-to-open flip-up tank cap.

Moreover, the intuitive keypad allows you to easily switch between long runtime and power options thanks to its savE technology.

Another perk is the toolless chain tensioning, which allows you to easily assemble the chain and bar without the hassle of having to use tools.

A considerable drawback is all the electric switches. This model has 4 electric switches, which can elongate the start-up process. It can also be a time-consuming inconvenience, since you’ll have to start the powering up process all over if the chainsaw stalls.

Husqvarna 120i chainsaw performs well when using it to cut through wood up to 12 inches in diameter, but if you’re looking for the best performance then using it on smaller wood is the way to go.

Safety Features

The Husqvarna 120i has some pretty good built-in safety features that are a definite plus.

  • Handguards, placed on both the front and back, to protect against accidentally coming in contact with the chains.
  • Reduced kick-back bar.
  • As an extra precaution, a chain brake.
  • A chain catcher, for protection in case the chain snaps.
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What We Like

  • Good run time
  • Toolless tensioning
  • Not noisy
  • Affordable
  • Good built-in safety features

What We Don’t

  • Too many electronic switches
  • Lacking power compared to its counterparts
  • Takes longer to complete the job
  • Relatively long charging time
  • Plastic chain-tensioning system

Optional Accessories

Husqvarna offers a range of accessories available that you can purchase along with your 210i chainsaw that would add to your experience.

For example, a filing kit for your chains. You can also get protective gear for both your tools and yourself from their accessories line.

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Husqvarna 14 Inch 120i Cordless Battery Powered Chainsaw (Battery Included),Orange
  • 120i Cordless Battery Chainsaw is built for the homeowner who needs a lightweight saw ideal for pruning branches and feeling small trees
  • 40-Volt battery powered chainsaw with guide bar and chain

Safety Is Key

After taking a look at the Husqvarna 120i, I need to make sure that you know the proper steps to care for both your chainsaw and yourself. We want to avoid any accidents!

Taking Care of Your Chainsaw

To make the best use of your chainsaw, you need to properly take care of it and do regular maintenance rounds. These are a few easy and crucial steps to help keep your chainsaw buzzing for the longest time possible.

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Sharpen

 As a rule, a sharpened chainsaw cuts better and easier, so you should always ensure that your chains are properly sharpened

Chain Tension

It’s important to ensure that the chain tension on your tool is correct. Too loose, it’ll stall. Too tight, it’ll break. It has to be just right, which is about ⅛ of a give to the chain.

Clean

Regularly clean your chainsaw teeth to reduce wear and tear.

Protect

Protecting your chainsaw from the elements such as dust is a must to make sure it runs properly and safely. Getting a cover for your machine is a smart idea in this case.

Lubricate

You should always ensure that your chains are properly lubricated as not to break and fall off,  which can be an inconvenience. Not to mention dangerous!

Taking Care of You

Just as important is taking care of yourself when operating the machine. Always make sure to take the following precautions when using your chainsaw.

  • Always wear goggles to protect your eyes from debris.
  • Always wear protective gloves to sheath and protect your hands and fingers.
  • Always make sure you’re wearing proper clothes and footwear.
  • Recommended to wear headgear if working on bigger sized trees.

What Customers Say

Customers find the Husqvarna 120i chainsaw a great tool for casual jobs around the house.

One customer found it ideal for cutting firewood, while another says it’s great for trimming branches and small-sized trees.

On the flip side, a number of customers seem to have a problem with the overall battery life. One complained of it dying after just 13 hours of logged run time, while another needed to replace the battery after less than two months of buying the chainsaw.

Sale
Husqvarna 14 Inch 120i Cordless Battery Powered Chainsaw (Battery Included),Orange
  • 120i Cordless Battery Chainsaw is built for the homeowner who needs a lightweight saw ideal for pruning branches and feeling small trees
  • 40-Volt battery powered chainsaw with guide bar and chain

The Verdict

Overall, this is one of the better cordless electric chainsaws out there, and it’s a handy tool to have around the house. Relatively quiet and easy to handle, this is one for simpler jobs.

So, if you’re looking to use it for minor trimmings around your yard or simple DIY project, then the Husqvarna 120i would be a pretty good option. Especially given its affordable price!

Sale
Husqvarna 14 Inch 120i Cordless Battery Powered Chainsaw (Battery Included),Orange
  • 120i Cordless Battery Chainsaw is built for the homeowner who needs a lightweight saw ideal for pruning branches and feeling small trees
  • 40-Volt battery powered chainsaw with guide bar and chain