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EGO 16-Inch Battery-Powered Chainsaw CS1611 | New for 2022

EGO 16-Inch Battery-Powered Chainsaw Gets a Performance Upgrade

2022 is going to be a big year for EGO and its line of 56V battery-powered lawn care equipment. They’re pushing the boundaries out further, but considering EGO already has a 16-inch battery-powered chainsaw, it’s fair to wonder what’s changing.

EGO 16-Inch Battery-Powered Chainsaw | The Big Deal

This isn’t EGO’s first rodeo in the 16-inch chainsaw class. The original model was one of the first available and it’s still one of our favorite battery-powered chainsaws to use. While the bar size isn’t changing, the saw is getting a performance upgrade. Its brushless motor is now capable of producing power equivalent to a 40cc gas engine with chain speeds up to 20 meters per second (65.6 fps or 3937 fpm).

One feature we’re excited about is the addition of metal bucking spikes. The original 16-inch only had plastic nubs, and the metal spikes grab wood much more effectively.

EGO also swapped out the oil reservoir cap for a flip-top design and moved to its auto chain-tensioning knob.

The 16-inch class is the sweet spot for homeowners dealing with seasonal tree maintenance and storm cleanup. With the improved performance, EGO makes an excellent chainsaw even better and solidifies its chainsaw line.

Additional Features

  • Makes up to 130 cuts in 4×4 with 2.5Ah battery
  • Tool-free bar and chain adjustments
  • Low kickback chain
  • Brake indicator
  • Safety lockout button
  • Automatic oiling
  • Compatible with all EGO 56V batteries

EGO 16-Inch Battery-Powered Chainsaw Price

We’re expecting a Spring 2022 launch in stores and online. The kit is due to come with a 2.5Ah battery and charger. The retail price isn’t firm yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as we know for sure.


  • Model: EGO CS1611
  • Power Source: EGO 56V battery
  • Bar Size: 16 inches
  • Chain: 3/8 x 0.43
  • Weight: TBA
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: TBA

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I can’t seem to figure out from the marketing, is there an engine or design change from the 18″ model other than the spikes and no headlight? The 18″ claims 45cc power.

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