WORX WG303.1 Review

Aug 24, 2018 | Reviews

The WORX WG303.1 has built a reputation of being one of the leading corded electric chainsaws on the market. A good alternative to the fume emitting, heavy and loud gas chainsaw. The WG303.1 offers efficiency and easy operability that any chainsaw shopper will appreciate. But what makes this electric chainsaw stand out? This WORX WG303.1 review will give you all the details you need to decide whether to make it your next addition to your cutting tools selection. Looking for another option, learn more here.

Worx WG303.1

Our Rating


Powerful corded chainsaw with 14.5 Amp draw

The WORX WG303.1 chainsaw was designed to offer a user-friendly and equally if not more powerful alternative to traditional gas chainsaws. Fitted with a powerful 14.5 Amp motor, it promises to produce torque that’s sufficient to get felling and cutting jobs done fast. The motor offers up to 3.5 HP which comes in handy when you have a wood cutting job you want to complete fast. To operate the chainsaw, all you need to do is plug it into a 120-volt power outlet.

Lightweight comfortable design

If you’ve handled gas-powered chainsaws, most won’t qualify as being lightweight. The WORX WG303.1 corded chainsaw weighs just 11 pounds. This is much lighter compared to gas-powered and even most competing corded chainsaws. It also produced less vibration and noise ensuring you’re fully comfortable while using it. The design also includes a rubber padded ergonomically designed rear handle and a full wrap front handle which make it easy to control.

Little maintenance needed

Although it’s always recommended that you perform maintenance and safety checks before using any chainsaw, WORX WG303.1 chainsaw’s design keeps these checks minimal. Being a corded electric chainsaw, you don’t have to worry about checking if the gas tank is full or if its battery is charged. It comes with an auto chain tensioning feature so you won’t have to tighten or loosen the chain manually before use.

Another maintenance check that you can skip when using this chainsaw is manually applying oil to the chain and bar. It comes with a built-in auto oil dispenser which keeps these parts well lubricated. The only maintenance check you might need to perform is ensuring that the oil reservoir isn’t empty when you power up your WORX WG303.1.

Easy and safe to operate

A conveniently placed ON/OFF switch ensures that you can switch this chainsaw on or off at will. A built-in low kickback bar and chain brake ensure that you don’t accidentally injure yourself due to kickback.

Features and specifications

  • Built-in 3.5 HP 14.5 Amp motor
  • Corded 120-volt chainsaw
  • 16-inch bar
  • Automatic oil lubrication
  • Automatic chain tension
  • Built-in chain brake and low kickback bar
  • Weighs 11 pounds
  • Comes with 3 years manufacturer’s warranty

Pros and cons

  • ​It is designed with an automatic oiling system and a simple to view chain oil level window
  • ​It comes with an external adjustment screw for proper tensioning of the chains
  • Equipped with a wraparound hand guard that guarantees effortless running of the equipment on various cutting positions
  • Perfect for trimming, pruning, and light cutting tasks
  • There are several reported cases of receiving a defective saw.
  • Several have reported issues with oil leaks
  • Needs an electric outlet
  • Not meant for heavy duty cutting


Overall, if you’re looking for a powerful corded chainsaw for use at home, on the farm or yard, the WROX WG303.1 makes a good option. It has a powerful built-in motor and a handful of features that make it easy to operate, comfortable to handle and low maintenance.

John McDonald

Chainsaw Expert for Electricchainsawexpert.com

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