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Kobalt (Lowe's) KCS 120-07 Chainsaw

This model is no longer available or might have limited distribution.

Recall notice

In September 2020, this battery-powered chainsaw was recalled due to the switch contacts welding causing the chainsaw to remain in the “on” position and posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 

If you own this chainsaw you should immediately stop using it and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.  You can call Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. 

For more information, go to the CPSC recall notice at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Kobalt-Cordless-Electric-Chainsaws-Sold-Exclusively-at-Lowes-Stores-Recalled-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard-Distributed-by-Hongkong-Sun-Rise-Trading

 

KCS 120-07
This 12-inch, 40-volt, battery-powered chain saw from Kobalt (Lowe's) weighs 10 lbs. It has a tool-less bar adjuster and a 5-year warranty.
Description
This 12-inch, 40-volt, battery-powered chain saw from Kobalt (Lowe's) weighs 10 lbs. It has a tool-less bar adjuster and a 5-year warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Cutting speed

Cutting speed

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

 /  5
Safety

Safety

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.

 /  5
Ease of use

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.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Denotes horizontal cutting, vertical cutting, saw weight, and vibration (as measured with a vibration meter).

 /  5
Weight

Weight

The weight, to the nearest pound, for a fully assembled saw with bar and chain but without any gas or oil added.

 /  5
Bar length tested

Bar length tested

Length of the bar tested from all available lengths.

 /  5

About

The Kobalt (Lowe's) KCS 120-07 is part of the Chainsaws test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Chainsaws models like the KCS 120-07 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

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

Safety 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.