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DEWALT DCCS620P1 12 Inch Cordless Chainsaw Kit Review

Coming at third place is a chainsaw from a brand that we are all well familiar with it. The DEWALT DCCS620P1 Cordless Chainsaw is one of the lightest models we’ve reviewed and thanks to its brushless electric motor it really stands out of its competition in terms of efficiency and raw power. If you are looking for a chainsaw with a 12 inch bar that has zero emissions, sturdy construction, and a lot of safety features that you can use in an indoor space, then this is just the right tool for your needs!

If you are interested in other chainsaw models and want to learn more about why electric chainsaws are slowly taking over the market, head over to our Buyer’s Guide where you will find all the information you need. Now, let’s get started with the features of this unique and great looking saw!

Features That Make It Stand Out

There is a good reason that this particular model is being the best seller in a lot of tool shops. It simply is one of the best deals out there currently. Still, we think that it lacks in some aspects behind some of its more expensive competition but in terms of convenience it is just great.

The 12 inch bar is great for smaller projects and smaller wood cutting and in our opinion is the best size for an electric model as it doesn’t put too much strain on the motor (not that the motor won’t handle it) and comes out as far more economical in terms of work hours that it produces on a single charge.

If you are looking for an even smaller chainsaw, then we recommend checking out our BLACK+DECKER LCS1020 Lithium Ion Chainsaw Review. It is a 10 inch bar chainsaw which is made by one of the best companies out there as well.

DEWALT DCCS620P1 Cordless Chainsaw Kit

Product Rating: (4.5/5)

DEWALT DCCS620P1 Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Compact 12 Cordless Chainsaw Kit

  • Super lightweight
  • Relatively cheap
  • Very sturdy
  • Good safety mechanisms
  • Easy to maintain
  • Powerful
  • Brushless motor is very efficient


In terms of power this thing absolutely blows the other chainsaws out of the water. Thanks to its 20V max battery and brushless motor it can get the chain speed up to 25.2 feet per second. That same motor will not only produce great amounts of power but will also run light on the battery and won’t drain it in less than an hour as similar other models do.

The battery isn’t weak as well. It packs the whopping 5Ah which is very much compared to the common size of around 1-2Ah.

The Chain

The chain is a low kick back model and combined with the 12 inch bar it is good for a lot of applications, including:

  • Construction
  • Log Cutting
  • Outdoor and indoor cutting

Learn how to cut your logs with a chainsaw when it comes time to prepare for the winter months by visiting our dedicated article on the topic.

Lightweight Design


Weighing at just under 9 pounds this is one of the lightest chainsaws we’ve seen. That is very impressive for a 12 inch bar model which means that you will get all the cutting properties of a larger saw combined with the convenience of not having to lift up too much weight all the time. It is ideal for cutting branches of forming smaller wood pieces for the fireplace. It also is great for sculpting.

The small weight also contributes to comfort and control. That combined with the ergonomic handles is going to make you not feel the hours spend working with this tool.


The chain tensioning here is done without needing extra tools just by twisting the knob on the side of the chainsaw. Other than that this model has a regular maintenance cycle as all other electric models. Keep the batteries charged and the chain lubricated and you will enjoy the company of this tool for a very long time.


One of the safety features here is the adjustable kickback control. It has a great solid plastic piece which will protect your hands and body from potential accidents. If the chainsaw is left idle for too long it will also automatically shut off to conserve energy.


When speaking of the price we need to take into account that this model comes with an absolute monster of a battery clocking at 5Ah which is far more than all other chainsaws in this class, making this one of the best deals out there if you are looking for a smaller, more practical saw.

The model comes with a bar cover which is great for when you are travelling with it or moving it around your place.

Click here to learn the best tips for beginners who want to learn how to handle a chainsaw! Now, let’s take a look at which are the strong and weak sides of this particular model.

Pros And Cons


  • Super lightweight
  • Relatively cheap
  • Very sturdy
  • Good safety mechanisms
  • Easy to maintain
  • Powerful
  • Brushless motor is very efficient


  • The 12 inch bar isn’t enough for bigger woodworking tasks and you will feel that when cutting bigger trunks or trees.

Conclusion & Rating

Product Rating: (4.5/5)

DEWALT DCCS620P1 Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Compact 12 Cordless Chainsaw Kit

If you are looking for a smaller, more practical chainsaw, then the DEWALT DCCS620P1 is just the right thing for you. it comes at a very affordable price and is loaded with features that will make you love it. The best thing about is that quiet and efficient brushless motor which will run longer and better than most other electrical chainsaw motors on the market. It can go for hours on the 5Ah battery included in your kit here. If you are constantly working on energy-intensive jobs then getting a second battery pack would be a great choice. Even with that additional purchase your price won’t bulk up to the price of similar chainsaws, which only shows you how good of a deal this model is right now. We gave it a solid four and a half out of five stars rating.

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