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|Cutting speed||Safety||Ease of use|
|Bar length tested (in.)||16|
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|Reviews & Recommended - Homelite UT43122|
The price for this 16-inch, corded-electric saw from Homelite looks attractive, but you can get a more capable, consumer-friendly saw for only a few dollars more. What's more, this model is one of only a few tested that lack a chain brake, which stops the blade almost instantly--for instance, when disengaged. There's also no vibration dampening. As with other plug-in saws, you'll need to work within 100 feet of an outlet. We also advise hearing protection and other protective gear for the operator.
Detailed test resultsCUTTING SPEED: Only moderately fast cutting, measured by averaging multiple sets of cuts through 10- by 10-inch oak beams.
|About - Homelite UT43122|
The Homelite UT43122 is part of the chain saw test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, chain saw models like the UT43122 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
|About This Brand|
Homelite is one of the leading brands of gas and electric chain saws. Homelite chain saws come in a variety of bar lengths, from 14 inches to 20 inches, and are marketed to consumers. Homelite electric chain saws have smaller bar lengths than their gas counterparts. Homelite chain saws can be purchased from dealers and Home Depot.
|Features & Specs - Homelite UT43122|
|Tool-free chain adjuster||Yes|
|Translucent oil tank||Yes|
|Metal bucking spikes||No|
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