Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Breakthrough Cordless Chain Saw Power Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

PORTLAND, Ore. – Blount, the world’s largest manufacturer of saw chain, announces the launch of the new OREGON® PowerNow™ 40V MAX* Cordless Chain Saw.

For the first time, a battery-powered chain saw delivers a combination of performance and features that make it a true alternative to many gas-powered chain saws.

With spring coming, it’s time to get out in the yard to clean up after winter storms and prune trees and bushes.

The new OREGON® PowerNow™ Chain Saw, with its lithium ion battery pack, offers instant starting without a pull cord, powerful cutting with no-fade power, and long runtime. It is a smarter, quieter way to work free from the hassles of gasoline or cords. When not in use, the lithium ion battery pack holds a charge for months at a time, so the PowerNow™ Chain Saw is ready when you are.

Equipped with a 14″ bar, the PowerNow™ Chain Saw – power through logs as large as 10 to 12 inches. For smaller cuts, the chain saw goes non-stop, cutting up to 250 two to three inch (2-3″) branches on a single charge with the Endurance battery pack.

The PowerNow&trade Chain Saw is much quieter than gas-powered chain saws in use and is silent between cuts. At just under 11 pounds, the PowerNow™ Chain Saw is lightweight, easily portable and offers ergonomic comfort.

“Many people use gas-powered chain saws because they don’t believe that cordless electric chain saws have the power to perform,” said Josh Huffman, Sr. Marketing Manager. “That has all changed with the new OREGON® PowerNow™ Chain Saw. Not only is the PowerNow™ Chain Saw powerful, but it is free from the hassles of gasoline or power cords.”

“The PowerNow™ Chain Saw starts instantly with the pull of a trigger – no pull cords, no gas, and no warm-up times. It is quiet and offers powerful cutting with no-fade power. The lithium ion battery pack provides long runtime, so the PowerNow™ Chain Saw is ready to perform,” said Huffman.

The PowerNow™ Chain Saw features the PowerSharp® built-in chain sharpening system so you’ll never cut with a dull chain again. When the chain dulls, simply pull the PowerSharp Lever for 3 to 5 seconds with the saw running and the chain will work like new.

The PowerNow™ Chain Saw is sold with either an Endurance or Standard battery pack. Both 40V MAX Lithium Ion Battery Packs feature high-capacity cells with no-fade power that maintain performance throughout the job. The Endurance battery pack doubles the runtime of the Standard battery pack.

“The PowerNow™ Chain Saw is the result of Blount combining our decades of innovation as the world’s largest saw chain manufacturer with lithium ion battery technology to create a powerful chain saw that will change market perceptions of what is possible,” said Alan Lofurno, Business Unit Director, PowerNow Tools. “The new OREGON® PowerNow™ 40 Volt Max Chain Saw is a true technological breakthrough that for the first time offers performance and features that make it a viable alternative to many gas-powered chain saws.”

“We reviewed the complete chain saw user experience and developed the PowerNow™ Chain Saw to meet those needs,” said Lofurno. “In addition to its power and convenience, the PowerNow™ Chain Saw includes PowerSharp®, our patent-pending saw chain sharpening system, built into the saw.”

“With its high-quality specifications, the PowerNow™ Chain Saw stands up in all kinds of applications,” said Lofurno. “Intensive field testing and feedback from users, ranging from property owners to landscape maintenance professionals, continues to confirm the product’s performance and opportunity.”

Product Features:

  • 40 volts maximum power* – high-capacity lithium ion battery pack
  • Ready when you are; instant start
  • No hassles with pull cords, no gas-oil mixing, no warm-up time and no emissions
  • Long runtime, constant no-fade power during job
  • Low noise; quiet in use, silent between cuts
  • Lightweight (just under 11 pounds); portable with user-proven ergonomics
  • Built-in PowerSharp® precision chain sharpening system
  • 14-inch bar length
  • Tool-free side cover with easy access to bar and chain
  • TÜV safety certified

PowerNow™ 40V MAX Chain Saw Kit with Standard Battery Pack
Saw Kit Includes: 40V MAX Chain Saw, 14-in Guide Bar, PowerSharp Chain, Standard Battery Pack, and Charger – $399.00

PowerNow™ 40V MAX Chain Saw Kit with Endurance Battery Pack
Saw Kit Includes: 40V MAX Chain Saw, 14-in Guide Bar, PowerSharp Chain, Endurance Battery Pack, and Charger – $499.00

Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch and agriculture; and construction markets, and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. Blount sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information about Blount, visit www.Blount.com. For more information about PowerSharp, visit www.PowerSharp.com.

OREGON®, PowerSharp®, and PowerNow™ are registered trademarks of Blount, Inc. in the United States and/or in other countries.

*Fully charged battery voltage measured without a workload is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 37.