How Many Watts of Electricity does a Chainsaw use?

Real power-use measurements from a chainsaw.

How Much Power does a Chainsaw use

Chainsaw: 1121 Watts


  • A powerful motor at the fat end of the saw turns a small gear which drives the bladed belt around the arm. The chain isn't fast, but it has a lot of torque.
  • power use varies as the trigger is pulled.

Power Use

  • Watts: 1121
  • Kilowatts: 1.121 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 22 hundredths of one cent (0.22 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 13.5¢
  • cost per day: $1.08
  • cost per month: $20.46

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.