Worx WG303.1 Chainsaw Review
The search for a quality and yet affordable chainsaw is not an easy one. Indeed, there are so many chainsaw models on the Internet that the head spins. One such product is the Worx WG303.1. This is a relatively affordable chainsaw, and made for the entry-level to midrange market. For those who use a chainsaw for lightweight to medium weight use, the Worx WG303.1 chainsaw is more than enough. But is this chainsaw really worth it? Stick around and you will find out with our Worx WG303.1 chainsaw review. We will go in depth about the little details of this chainsaw, and hopefully, you will be better able to decide if this chainsaw belongs in your workshop or not.
Worx WG303.1 Chainsaw Review
#1. Technical Feature
Since this is a midrange chainsaw, it does not have the most powerful motor. However, and this is a big “however”, it still sports a very decent 14.5 Amps motor. With this type of power, it should easily be able to cut any type of material with relative ease. Of course, it will require a little bit of muscle power to do the work. But other than this, it should be more than enough for most chainsaw users. Of course, it cannot possibly compete with premium models like the Husqvarna 455 Rancher that will run circles around this small and compact chainsaw.
However, one of the biggest advantages of the Worx WG303.1 is that it is electric powered, so it outputs little noise compared to a gas powered chainsaw. If noise is a big issue to you, or you work in a sensitive area where the chainsaw noise can annoy your neighbors, then the Worx WG303.1 chainsaw is a sensible alternative despite its smaller motor.
#2. Guide Bar/Handle
The guide bar in this chainsaw is a respectable 16-inch which will allow you to cut logs of 32-inch in diameter. More than enough for most people, and even overkill. However, it is just nice to know that there is some leverage for versatility with the Worx WG303.1 chainsaw.
Since this is a low-profile and almost mini electric chainsaw, the Worx WG303.1 has a low profile with the hands or moves at a level with the guide bar. The handles themselves are not the most ergonomic, but Worx went the extra mile to coat it with a soft rubber material which provides added comfort. It also serves the purpose of being anti-slip, so you can use this electric chainsaw in wet conditions if you have to.
As with most electric chainsaws, the Worx WG303.1 is quite user-friendly. As stated before, it has a low profile and fairly compact which means that anyone with any body build can operate this unit. It is not the most lightweight, however, as it weighs 11 lbs, but still maneuverable and can be used in awkward positions for a limited time without causing hand fatigue.
Additionally, the electric cable is located at the back and below so as not to get in the way of the chains. In the past, chainsaw manufacturers placed electrical cables anywhere they wanted to and users sometimes ended up cutting them.
The chain bar is made from a very sturdy metal, which means that it will not bend creating kickback. The major caveat we have with this electric chainsaw is that the hand guard is not the tallest. While it is still present, in case of a kickback, it is not the safest hand guard we have seen. However, that is why we recommend you use this Worx WG303.1 chainsaw on the on soft and medium-size lumber to limit kickback and enjoy a smooth cutting experience.
#5. Other features
Auto lubrication: there is a built-in oil reservoir with and or indicator that will tell you your oil level at all times. Additionally, this model is built to auto lubricate your chain while cutting. Very handy and a big timesaver!
The price of the Worx WG303.1 chainsaw is one of its biggest advantage. It is modestly priced and almost anyone can afford this chainsaw. It does not pretend to be the most powerful, or the most user-friendly, but in the price department, it is unbeatable! In our opinion, the Worx WG303.1 chainsaw offers the right ratio between performance and price. It is definitely a good bargain for those looking for an entry-level or even midrange electric chainsaw at an affordable price. It does deliver a lot of value for the price, especially when compared with very expensive gas powered chainsaws like the Husqvarna 455 Rancher or even the less expensive Husqvarna 435.
#7. Expert Reviews
Reading a Worx WG303.1 chainsaw review is a good way to understand if this cutting tool fits your need. One such review is from YouTube reviewer “ToolSelect”. Those guys give us an incredibly helpful introduction to the tool, by providing a hands-on examination. They start by unboxing the power tool and then goes on talking about the various features and the benefits to the user. We can clearly see that the Worx WG303.1 has a very decent and quality built. It does not look cheap at all. The reviewers like the design of this chainsaw very much. They comment that it is somewhat different from the traditional look of a modern chainsaw. We had to agree there. You can learn more about this review by watching the video below:
- The price. It is value for money.
- Motor is electric so it generates little noise compared to a gas powered chainsaw.
- Compact and low profile. Fits well in hand and can easily be maneuvered around.
- Decent size bar of 16-inch allows you to cut medium-size trees of no more than 32-inch.
- Auto oiling system lubricates the chain for you.
- The performance. The 14.5 Amps motor is plenty powerful for average use, but for more heavy-duty applications it is simply underpowered.
Who Should Buy?
We recommend of the Worx WG303.1 only to beginners or semiprofessionals looking for a low noise chainsaw. This model is not the most powerful we have seen, but it is one of the most competitively priced we know of. Indeed, it is next to impossible to beat this unit based on a price to feature ratio. If you are little bit low on cash, go get this model. It will serve you well and it has a very decent build quality for its price. The only problem is its fairly heavy weight at 11 lbs. which means that it can get a little bit uncomfortable when used in in an awkward position.
Last Updated on January 19, 2019 by Tom Bradly