The Oregon PowerNow Chainsaw is a smarter, quieter way to work free from the hassles of gasoline or cords.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 04, 2011
Blount, the world’s largest manufacturer of saw chain, launches the new OREGON® PowerNow™ 40V MAX* Cordless Chainsaw.
For the first time, a battery-powered chainsaw delivers a combination of performance and features that make it a true alternative to many gas-powered chainsaws.
For removing trees, cleaning up after a storm, pruning large branches or clearing debris from property, you can depend on the OREGON PowerNow Chainsaw.
The OREGON PowerNow Chainsaw, with its lithium ion battery pack, offers instant starting without a pull cord, powerful cutting with no-fade power, and long runtime. It is a smarter, quieter way to work free from the hassles of gasoline or cords. When not in use, the lithium ion battery pack holds a charge for months at a time, so the PowerNow Chainsaw is ready when you are.
Equipped with a 14" bar, the Oregon PowerNow Chainsaw can power through logs as large as 10 to 12 inches. For smaller cuts, the chainsaw goes non-stop, cutting up to 250 two to three inch (2-3") branches on a single charge with the Endurance battery pack.
The PowerNow Chainsaw is much quieter than gas-powered chainsaws in use and is silent between cuts. At just under 11 pounds, the PowerNow Chainsaw is lightweight, easily portable and offers ergonomic comfort.
"Many people use gas-powered chainsaws because they don’t believe that cordless electric chainsaws have the power to perform," said Alan Lofurno, Business Unit Director, PowerNow Tools. "That has all changed with the new OREGON PowerNow Chainsaw. Not only is the PowerNow Chainsaw powerful, but it is free from the hassles of gasoline or power cords."
"The PowerNow Chainsaw starts instantly with the pull of a trigger – no pull cords, no gas, and no warm-up times. It is quiet and offers powerful cutting with no-fade power. The lithium ion battery pack provides long runtime, so the PowerNow Chainsaw is ready to perform," said Lofurno.
The PowerNow Chainsaw features the PowerSharp® built-in chain sharpening system so you’ll never cut with a dull chain again. When the chain dulls, simply pull the PowerSharp Lever for 3 to 5 seconds with the saw running and the chain will work like new.
The PowerNow Chainsaw is sold with either an Endurance or Standard battery pack. Both 40V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery Packs feature high-capacity cells with no-fade power that maintain performance throughout the job. The Endurance battery pack doubles the runtime of the Standard battery pack.
"The PowerNow Chainsaw is the result of Blount combining our decades of innovation as the world’s largest saw chain manufacturer with lithium ion battery technology to create a powerful chainsaw that will change market perceptions of what is possible," said Jake VanderZanden, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Blount. "The new OREGON PowerNow 40 Volt Max Chainsaw is a true technological breakthrough that for the first time offers performance and features that make it a viable alternative to many gas-powered chainsaws."
"We reviewed the complete chainsaw user experience and developed the PowerNow Chainsaw to meet those needs," said VanderZanden. "In addition to its power and convenience, the PowerNow Chainsaw includes PowerSharp®, our patent-pending saw chain sharpening system, built into the saw."
"With its high-quality specifications, the PowerNow Chainsaw stands up in all kinds of applications," said VanderZanden. "Intensive field testing and feedback from users, ranging from property owners to landscape maintenance professionals, continues to confirm the product’s performance and opportunity."
*Fully charged battery voltage measured without a workload is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 37.