The Worx WG304.1 is part of the chain saw
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, chain saw
models like the WG304.1 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 - Worx WG304.1
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.
It's a good saw, but it only lasted 2.5 years with light use. When I registered the warranty on line they said they would add one year to the warranty for a total of 3 years. I wrote everything down at that time. 2.5 years later it seized up. I took it apart. It's something in the gear box. I was told that I bought this prior to the 1 year extension of the warranty policy and they would not honor the warranty. I am now shopping for a new chain saw from any other maker.