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Model: 106493
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Grade
Prosumer Grade Chain Saw
Fuel
Cordless Saw
Power
120-Volt
Battery Voltage
Bar Length
18
Inches
First Ever 2.0Ah, 120V Lithium-Ion Battery
Approximate run time of 55 working minutes depending on type of wood

Brushless Motor
Senses optimal sawing speed to prevent bogging down
Maximizes run time, motor life & battery charge
Uses only the power needed for current task

Perfect For Smaller Jobs
Includes 18" bar
2000 RPM chain speed

Added Safety
Oversized trigger allows you to operate while wearing thick work gloves
Electrical and mechanical brake protect operator

Tool-Less Chain Tensioner
Saves time & effort when making adjustments

Complete Kit
Comes with chainsaw, 2.0Ah battery and battery charger

5 Year Warranty
Warranty covers tool and battery


Power Head
Maximum RPM's
2000 RPM
Chain & Bar
Chain Pitch
3/8 "
Chain Gauge
.050 "
Bar Length
18 Inches
Bar Oiler
Automatic
Tool-less Chain Tensioning
Yes
Chain Brake
Yes
Max Bar Length
18 Inches
Min Bar Length
16 Inches
Automatic Brake
Yes
Drive Links
62
Low Kickback
Yes
Overview
Weight
13 Pounds
Product Length
35 Inches
Product Width
9.2 Inches
Product Height
10.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
811882029399
Model
106493
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Redback 106493 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (15)
Easy To Use (13)
I'd Buy It Again (11)
Exceeded Expectations (11)
Fast (6)
Cons
Expensive (5)
Heavy (3)
Low Quality (2)
Bad Instructions (2)
Each 120 Volts lithium b... (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Chain Saw Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
28 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2302 Helpful Votes
Chain Saws Direct Recommended

Here is what all you cordless tool users have been waiting for!! The new Redback 120-volt Lithium-Ion cordless chainsaw is here. It offers up to 55 minutes of run time on a single charge.

The Redback 106493 uses a brushless motor which can sense sawing speed and allows for no bogging down when you are in the middle of a cut. It helps maximize run time and gives you the power you need, when you need it.

With a full 18” bar and standard size chain, you can not only limb but fell trees as... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Brian S
Chapel Hill, NC
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 5/25/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Leap Forward In Chainsaws
The feel and balance is right on. The amount of torque from the 120V Lithium and the brushless motor will pull you up the side of a building and it has the smarts to only use as much power as you need for that cut

Slide the battery in and go! There's none of that I don't wanna fire up the chainsaw stuff anymore

Half the noise and all of the clean air whew! I can actually be calm and cut!

And these folks will take care of you, I've learned
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Brian Recommends This Redback Product
Brian's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"If something's not right they fix it"
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Mara B.
North Augusta, SC
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 8/19/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Battery Doesn't Hold Up
Purchased last month, and after trying to recharge battery, will not hold a charge or charge above 1 bar. Tried to contact Redback and never get a response back!!! Loved the chainsaw, but not if it is a one use and done saw!
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
Mara,
We are sorry to hear there was an issue with your battery. We have reached out to Redback to contact you and they informed us they did speak with you and a new battery was sent out through the warranty process, but please accept our apologies for your disappointment and inconvenience!
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Billy C.
Scottsboro, AL
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 11/12/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!
Easy to assemble, easy to use, battery charge lasted much longer than expected.
Love not having to crank or having to use gasoline.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Billy Recommends This Redback Product
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Rich G.
Chesterfield, VT
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 11/17/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
If It's Too Good To Be True...well You Know The Rest
Bought this saw since I like battery operated tools for their ease of use. This Redback 18"saw has all sorts of red flags waving in my face. First off their website is not there, try getting support or warranty work done. Second, it seems to have plastic parts where you know on the future, there will be trouble, like the plastic tab that holds the bar in place so you can tighten it back, I see that piece breaking in the future. Now I started using it, only to find that it can't even... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Bad Instructions
Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
Rich,
We are very sorry to your hear you are disappointed with your Redback Chainsaw. We have not heard of any problems with this chainsaw and have received excellent reviews from customers. Redback does give a generous 5 year warranty on the chainsaw and we highly recommend you contact them to inform them of these problems at 877-487-8275. I have also included a link to the Redback website if you would like to email them directly Redback Power.
Please accept our apologies for your disappointment and inconvenience!
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Kenneth T.
Johns Island, SC
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 6/16/17
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Chainsaw, Not Just By Electric Standards
I've been using it around my property a lot since I got it, and it truly is an EXCELLENT chainsaw easily on par with if not considerably more powerful than my gas chainsaw (50cc) without any of the hassles that come along with it.

It's so quiet I don't even bother with hearing protection, I can easily hear everything going on around me including the slight groans coming from a tree being cut as it's starting to give.

If I had one gripe, and it's a very modest one, is that while the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, Powerful
Cons: I just wish there were cheap and common batteries
Kenneth Recommends This Redback Product
Kenneth's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've had an exceptionally good experience all around with Chainsaws Direct, from the time I ordered it to it being on my doorstep I think was just two business days."
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Thomas O
Hookstown, PA
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 7/20/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Saw!
Out of the box the leds on the battery indicated 3/4 charge. I assembled in less than an hour and went to work on a 80 foot pine that had recently fell over in my yard. I cut all of the branches and trunk into 20 inch sections on that 3/4 charge. On the last two cuts on the trunk the battery started to complain by beeping and flashing a red led on the battery pack indicating low battery. The saw never bogged even on the last two cuts. I just sold my homelite 360 professional, it was a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, High Quality
Thomas Recommends This Redback Product
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Eddy J.
Upstate, MI
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Battery Power Will Take Over!!
I have no idea why anyone would mess with gas and mixing oil after using this. The only messy part of this is having to still put in bar and chain oil!

Great product, I look forward to seeing this brand more places and trying out their other products. Fantastic.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, High Quality
Eddy Recommends This Redback Product
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Gary T.
Biloxi, MS
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 8/30/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electric Chainsaw What A Great Experience
Very familiar with gas chain saws but been using a old corded electric unit for trimming around the yard for years now it was time to replace the old cords so figured it was time to look at a battery unit instead .

Checking around the hardware stores and pawn shops was not very helpful so ran across chainsaw direct had the best selections and reviews and product descriptions are very helpful . Since I've got 2 plus acres of land with trees looked big and this fit the bill.

Ordered and... more
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Expensive
Gary Recommends This Redback Product
Gary's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company thanks."
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Keith R.
East Granby, CT
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 5/16/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Value
I have used many chainsaws, but never a battery powered one. I was quite impressed with the power of this chainsaw and the battery life. I was able to cut down two 25 foot hemlock trees and into pieces without a recharge.

The blade seems to get loose rather easy, but I was afraid to make it too tight as the pieces that lock the blade in place are plastic.

Overall I was very impressed and I see no need to go back to a gas powered one for around the yard use. Certainly, it saves time... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Quiet, Easy To Use, Fast
Keith Recommends This Redback Product
Keith's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Always a pleasure dealing with Chain Saws Direct and related companies."
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John H.
Mc Farland, WI
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 10/21/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Redback 120 Volt Chainsaw (checking With Dale)
Because of hearing loss I recently bought two battery chainsaws: the Stihl C-BQ, (36 volt) and the Redback 120 volt from Chainsaws Direct. The Stihl has exquisite design, superlative touch and control, and a high price point $590 with the 14 inch bar. It will cut 120 2-4 inch oak limbs, and still show 20 30 % reserve. But the ¼ inch kerf means pinching and binding.

The Redback 120 volt is a horse of a different color. It is heavy, but well balanced. It is powerful, ripping a 14 inch... more
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Price
Cons: Bad Instructions
John Recommends This Redback Product
John's Experience With Chain Saws Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Rapid delivery, great product, start shocking chains and bars. Wonder if a 16 inch bar and a 5/16 inch chain would be a good option. Dale, you must provide warning stickers, as a minimum!!! I spent 22 years in court as a plaintiff attorney."
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Dale, the Chain Saw Expert
Product Expert
John,
We are very happy to hear you like the Redback chainsaw. We will pass the information to Redback about the warning stickers since we do not manufacturer these items. We do not open or tamper with the factory sealed package. There would be no issue using a 16" bar. However, the pitch for this model is 3/8" and the gauge is .050". We appreciate your business, and apologize for the inconvenience.
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Nigel H.
Mattapoisett, MA
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 9/29/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Highly Impressive
To be honest, I knew nothing about chainsaws when researching the purchase of mine. I leaned towards battery, because I've had some good experiences with other battery operated garden/yard tools. Given what I had to cut up, given storm debris and left overs from a professional tree felling, I knew I had to get a fairly substantial one. I'm so happy I chose the Redback. It's been excellent. I was skeptical of battery life, but that's really impressed me. I thought it might be too heavy once the... more
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: oil reservoir not easy to see liquid level!
Nigel Recommends This Redback Product
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