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.
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
Chain brake This brake stops the chain almost instantly and either engages when the handguard is contacted or activates automatically via an inertial system.
Anti-vibration Rubber bushings or metal springs between the handle and the engine, bar, and chain that minimize vibration and user fatigue.
Tool-free chain adjuster A hand-operated wheel-and-crank mechanism that unlocks and locks the chain bar and moves it in and out, letting you adjust chain tension without loosening adjustment nuts or turning adjustment screws.
Tool-free chain adjuster
Translucent oil tank Lets you easily check the bar-oil reservoir.
Translucent oil tank
Metal bucking spikes Comes with metal bucking spikes that help with cutting stability.
Metal bucking spikes
Storage case Indicates that the model comes with a case for storage.
Protective sheath Comes with a protective sheath that covers the blade.
Extra chain Comes with an extra chain.
Warranty (yrs.) The length of time the saw is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs.
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:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Oiling chain is a trick to be mastered
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Ithaca, ny
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Bought heavier duty and faster charging batteries (2) so it lasts quite awhile when in use.