Lightweight & easy to use
Adjustable chain tension
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A waste of space. This battery chain chain is not a good product.
Starts easy but is painfully slow and leaks oil. I used it once then put it away in the shed and finished the job with a handsaw. Has been sitting in my shed for 4 years and not being used, will probably chuck it in the recycle bin next week as my shed is getting cluttered.
Purchased in January 2018 for $180.00.
Good for the small jobs but watch out for the leaky oil.
I have a lot of Ryobi 18v tools and they are mostly very good. I've had this chainsaw for about a year and it's great for small jobs. It's light enough to be used one handed up a ladder (probably not advised for safety). I had a fallen gum tree that had dried a bit and the saw did take a while but eventually got through it. Anything green it cuts through with ease.
I had the same problem as another reviewer... the chain oil leak. While it was sitting in the shed the chain oil leaked through the saw cover. I didn't realise and walked it across m...
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $169.00.
It's OK, but pretty budget design there are much better options now
I have had this chainsaw for more than 5 years now. I really wanted a battery saw for the convenience, and this ticked the boxes.
It does exactly what you'd expect of a basic battery chainsaw, its cuts pretty slowly, but gets the job done eventually, good for around the house or fire wood.
Right from day 1 i was very dissapointed with the Oiler. so annoying that its manual pump and that it leaks constantly in storage. Instructions and Ryobi support said drain it every time (who is going to do that?)
About a year after buying it Ryobi brought ou...
Purchased in January 2015 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Does it exactly what is says it should - Love It!
This is a simple to use lightweight garden chainsaw and it's a little gem.
When I say "light" and "little gem" that does not mean it can't handle a decent sized job. I purchased and used this saw to cut down an eight meter tall Lilly Pilly tree with a trunk diameter of about 30CM and it lopped off the branches and cut through the base with relative ease. The light weight is a dream and it actually makes it safer to use when on a ladder cutting branches. I just let the saw do the work and it happy cut through without issue. The only downside is make sure you store it right way up and not on an angle otherwise I did notice the oil for the chainsaw leaks out. Otherwise it a perfect garden tool. Definitely 5 stars
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $169.00.
Brilliant light battery operated chainsaw.
I bought the skin as I have an 18v battery for my whipper snipper. I put chainsaw oil in straight from the box and away it went. The chainsaw is simple to use and lops smaller branches easily. I had no issue with the bar clogging up.
Oiling the chain has to be done manually by pressing a pump button but that is simple to do.
Battery wasn't drained quickly, despite hard use, which was a nice surprise.
Con: oil leaks out when stored.
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $169.00.
Great cordless tool
Great tool - cuts through branches well and is easy to use.
To my surprise doesn't chew through the batteries (I have 2.5 ah and 1.5 batteries - no issue whatsoever and it doesn't flatten them).
Only annoying part is the manual chain oil pump but you get used to it - just press the bulb every couple of minutes - it works well enough and it's not hard to remember.
It is so much better than the 18inch petrol chainsaw I have - doesn't stink, doesn't weigh a ton, isn't hard to start and best of all, fits in the back of the car easily and uses th...e same batteries as my other tools. Dunno what other people are complaining about - I use it to cut through fig tree branches, gum trees and it does it... but it is a DIY tool not a professional grade as it's only little. Can you fell a big gum with it? No. Can you cut up the limbs and get a big bite into the mess of a gum that's fallen? You bet. Anyway, highly recommended!
Purchased in June 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $169.00.
Average tool for VERY light use
Slow cutting and motor stall with logs 6' and over - Tested with a new 5Ah battery and chain.
It performed well cutting up fence palings and lopping small branches.
Would not recommend as the chainbar oil feed hole clogs up after 10 minutes of medium work, requiring constant cleaning and leaks while not being used due to the manual oil feed.
Update August 2020
Roughly 4 hours of total use on this chainsaw and the motor is emitting a burning smell after 30 seconds on a light load. Motor has seized and burnt out - Returned to Bunnings
Purchased in June 2020 for $169.00.
No comparison with 2 stroke machine
I bought the skin only as I had bought a drill years ago and had mistakenly continued to buy 18volt Ryobi tools. Yes, it was a mistake to buy these tools because they dont work efficiently.
I have a Stihl 2 stroke 14 inch machine but I wanted an electric one for quick jobs on small branches. I read a couple of reviews here and the Ryobi sounded fine, and even though I swore I would never buy another Ryobi product, I bought the OCS1825 skin.
Compared to the Stihl, the Ryobi is painfully slow. I didnt realise it at the time I bought it, but it ...has a manual pump for the oil. I couldnt believe it. The whole unit looks almost like a toy. I even made the mistake of compounding my error and bought a new chain from Bunnings, thinking that the Ryobi one is the problem. While it cuts, it is painfully slow. I am talking about 30mm fresh branches. I just tried it on a similar dried branch and it was very ordinary. I am seriously thinking of throwing it in the bin. I already bought and returned an Ozito pruner because it was terrible. It was supposed to allow for one handed cutting of 65mm branches and it couldnt do half that size. These tools are not cheap. The Ryobi OCS1825 skin was $159 and the pruner $98. Strangely, I got an Ozito pole chainsaw for half price - $50 - and it was just fantastic. I recommend that. Simple and it cuts well.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $159.00.
Fantastic little worker
Brilliant little battery operated chainsaw, lightweight, easy to use on a ladder. It's not huge but I've felled trees up to 30 cm diameter. My only criticism is the oil reservoir leaks a little while not in use. Regardless, considering the price and convenience, I'm still giving it 5 stars.
Purchased in January 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $150.00.
Used every winter for 4 years. Still going well.
Note: this is for the earlier model than shown. Specs are the same. Bought this to cut up to 12.5cm logs for a small wood burner. It gets used a couple of times every week over about 4 months of the year. This is cutting various gum woods including trimmings from fence posts. Still on the first chain and bar. The original 1.5Ah battery is too small for my use so bought 4Ah. Only complaint is the Chain oil system. Had to replace the rubber cap and had to buy a whole reservoir to do this. Shame Ryobi! Good solid unit that starts every time and works well if maintained.
Purchased in March 2015 at Bunnings Warehouse for $160.00.
Good battery saw
Was useing a petrol chainsaw but that died,so decided to "go green".Found this machine to be good for around home use for small trees and bushes.Not as quick or powerful like the petrol machine but trust me it is efficient.Would only use it on light to medium work around home,i dont think that it would handle a couple of tonne of your winters firewood but light stuff not a problem.Battery lasts a long time.BEWARE,machine labelled as 10inch or 254mm chainsaw,but in actual fact it only has 8 3/4 inch or 225mm of useable blade as the rest of chain...is in machine body,had i had known this i would have got the next size up.This is certainly misleading info,they should also note machine with actual useable chain/bar.Have sliced through tree branches about 6 inches/150 mm round with relative ease.I would recommend this product for light/medium around home periodic use.
Purchased in November 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $239.00.
Questions & Answers
If the Ryobi 18V one+ chainsaw doesn't require grease , only oil that's great but then why are there instructions in the manual to add grease in the lubricating hole?
I didn't notice that in the manual. But i had a major issue with mine where the "gearbox" had a screw come loose. So I had to pull it apart and it was full of grease
I see , yes that makes me wonder if that grease needs replenishing . I watched some videos on the 18V Chainsaw
& in the comments some people say even with the petrol ones its better to not grease them . They say the oil will do the job instead ,even in the ones with a grease hole so you may be right. I think I'll ring Ryobi .
Ok , I just rang Ryobi 1300697624 Aus. Helpline, they said the chainsaw comes with the grease pre-lubed & ready to go , & that after about 100 hours of use you should then check the hole where you add grease . After purchase this hole will have a bit of grease sitting in sight in the open hole , if that grease has disappeared then probably the grease has been used up so then add some grease ,& anyway they said you should add some grease after every 100hours of use .
My Chain saw leaks oil
I found the chainsaw does leak if upside down or possibly at certain angles. I store mine flat now to prevent this. It is a bit of a design fault I believe.
Thanks Robert, love the product except for the oil leak
Yep the leaking is very annoying and impractical. The manual says drain all oil out after every use. Poor design.
I am struggling to work out how to assemble the chainsaw from new (the manual is rubbish!). Does anybody know of a good video to help? Thanks.
You can cut trees, branches and logs easily and safely with the simple-to-use Ryobi ONE+ Chainsaw. Designed for home use and packed with excellent safety features, this chainsaw is a great addition to your collection of power garden tools.
The 18V lithium battery has efficient run-time to ensure you get the job finished, and the clever safety lock helps prevent accidents. And since it is part of the ONE+ family, all of your ONE+ batteries will work with this saw. Backed by a RYOBI 6 year tool replacement warranty, there’s never been a better time to upgrade or start your ONE+ tool collection.
- 254mm bar length
- 225mm cut capacity
- Push-button oiler
- Lightweight build
- Compatible with all 18V ONE+ batteries to provide longer run time and higher performance
- 10” (254mm) bar and chain
- Overmold handle and vibration dampening through the entire tool
- Push button chain oiling
- Adjustable chain tension
- 6 years manufacturer warranty
|Use||Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting|
|Bar Length||25 cm|
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- MPN: OCS1825
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