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Black & Decker LP 1000 chain saw

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Summary: This 6-inch, 4.5-amp, power-lopper from Black & Decker weighs 7 lbs. It has a 2-year warranty.
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Type: Power loppers
About - Black & Decker LP 1000

The Black & Decker LP 1000 is part of the chain saw test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, chain saw models like the LP 1000 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cutting speed:
How fast a saw cut through a 10-inch-square oak beam.

Consists of kickback intensity, the potential for burn due to inadvertent contact with the muffler, and storage safety--how well protected the cutting chain is from accidental contact during storage.

Ease of use:
Based on engine-starting convenience (the average number of pulls to start), primer and choke location and operation, and the ease of adjusting the cutting chain’s tightness, checking and adding fluids, and accessing the air filter and spark plug.
Features & Specs - Black & Decker LP 1000
info Chain brake No
info Anti-vibration No
info Tool-free chain adjuster No
info Translucent oil tank No
info Metal bucking spikes Yes
info Storage case No
info Protective sheath Yes
info Extra chain No
info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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User Reviews - Black & Decker LP 1000
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent tool
Clean To Use
Well balanced
No Oil Reservoir
Best Uses
Brush clearing
Downed Trees
Cuts with no hangups. Jaws snap close so no real need for a chain brake. Best for cutting downed trees into logs. Black and Decker website says to use vegetable based chain oil for wood and in another section says only to use petroleum oil. Used bio chain oil and it had no buildup of sap on the chain. Much quieter than the gasoline chainsaw. Used on felled trees up to about eight inches with no problem. Highly recommended.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Oiling chain is a trick to be mastered
Best Uses
This model is better than the LP-1000 because it is cordless. However, this is still unused due to the chain's need to be constantly oiled and there is no automatic oil reservoir to make this user friendly. And that's why I haven't used it yet. I hope to update this review once I've actually taken the plunge. (Pardon the pun)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Works great
Best Uses
Bought heavier duty and faster charging batteries (2) so it lasts quite awhile when in use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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