According to the Oregon Tool website, Oregon 120V professional tools will no longer be manufactured or sold. Oregon effectively discontinued the line “after careful consideration”.
According to the website:
After careful consideration, Oregon has decided to discontinue the 120V Professional Series product line effective December 31, 2020. Oregon appreciates and values your patronage and looks forward to your continued interest in our products. While we regret any inconvenience this announcement may cause, we are eager to supply your future product requirements with our other top-quality product lines. Please contact Oregon if you have additional questions. Thank you.Oregon Tools website
Oregon 120V Professional Tools No Longer Sold
Prior to the official announcement, the Oregon Professional 120V website had several broken links. In fact, Oregon 120V tools were no longer sold on the website. We could also find no product pages. Oregon 120V seems to have lived a rather short life with little in the way of distribution, marketing, or market growth.
A Brief History of Oregon 120V Tools
While Oregon professional tools are no longer sold, they certainly captured our attention. Our first look at the brand occurred at the 2017 GIE Expo in Kentucky. Shortly thereafter we got our hands on the entire line of tools, putting them through their paces and beginning the process of publishing our results to the website.
We reviewed the Oregon 120V edger back in March of 2018. However, shortly after our review, Oregon informed us they made “significant changes to the power control and battery control software”. That meant that the products we tested might not be representative of what would be available and sold.
As that put many of our results in question, we ceased work and decided against publishing results for the remainder of the tools. Oregon never sent replacement tools with final software and electronics.
At the 2019 GIE Expo, Oregon further expanded the 120V line of tools. They added a 120V 21″ lawn mower and 530CFM handheld blower. All ran on the same 120V backpack battery platform.
The Backpack Battery Dilemma
For Oregon 120V, the tough thing may have been the backpack battery. While these offer extended runtimes for tools, Oregon took an all-or-none approach. In fact, none of their 120V tools (save the mower) operated independently of the backpack battery system. Most professional landscapers don’t currently wear backpacks while trimming and edging. Blowing marks the clear exception to the rule. This may, of course, change with time as cordless outdoor power equipment continues to encroach upon gas products.
Regardless of the reason, we’re sad to see the line go away as it had lots of potential. Oregon still sells its 40V line of outdoor power equipment.