Oregon CS250 vs CS300

Below I will compare the power, portability, and features of the Oregon CS250 and CS300

Difference between Oregon CS250 and CS300

The technical summary sheet for Oregon CS250 and CS300

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OREGON CORDLESS 40 Volt...
Oregon Cordless 16-inch...
Model
OREGON CS250-S6
Oregon CS300
Dimensions
32.00 x 11.13 x 12.13 inches
16.00 x 11.13 x 12.13 inches
Weight
18 lbs
12 lbs
Voltage
40 volts
40 volts
Are batteries included?
No-load chain speed
2.300 RPM
2796 RPM
User Rating
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OREGON CORDLESS 40 Volt...
Model
OREGON CS250-S6
Dimensions
32.00 x 11.13 x 12.13 inches
Weight
18 lbs
Voltage
40 volts
Are batteries included?
No-load chain speed
2.300 RPM
User Rating
More Info
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Oregon Cordless 16-inch...
Model
Oregon CS300
Dimensions
16.00 x 11.13 x 12.13 inches
Weight
12 lbs
Voltage
40 volts
Are batteries included?
No-load chain speed
2796 RPM
User Rating
More Info

Design Comparison

Both of these chainsaws have an ergonomic design: a rubber handle that helps distribute the weight of the chainsaw evenly. Plus, it absorbs the vibration (an inevitable part of wood-cutting) which, trust me, will save your hand from a lot of fatigue later.

Let’s take a look at each model’s specifications: with a 2.4Ah battery pack, the CS250 weighs about 10.5 pounds, compared to 12 pounds of the CS300.

The CS300 has a longer bar length, so its overall dimensions are 16 x 11.13 x 12.13 inches (Length x Width x Height) . On the other hand, the dimensions of the CS250 are as follows: 14 x 11.13 x 12.13 inches.

So, in terms of convenience, the Oregon CS250 wins this first round.

Oregon CS250-S6 Chain Saw
Oregon CS250-S6 Chain Saw

Power Comparison

Despite their common PowerSharp chain system, Oregon CS250 and Oregon CS300 are still very much different. To this, I have conducted some cutting tests to see how good each model is.

The Oregon CS250’s bar is only 14-inch long, with a 3/8-inch low-profile pitch and a 0.05-inch gauge which offers 2350 rpm. A 1.25 Ah or 2.4 Ah Battery Pack is the most suitable for this saw.

On the other hand, with its 16-inch guide bar that offers up to 2796 feet per minute, and a much more powerful battery pack (ranging from 2.6Ah, 4.0Ah to 6.0Ah), the CS300 can cut up to 250 or 600 cuts per charge, depending on your battery pack.

So, unsurprisingly, the CS300 has my vote for this round.

Oregon CS300 Chain Saw
Oregon CS300 Chain Saw

Features Comparison

Oregon CS250: A big plus of this electric chainsaw is that it can start in an instant. All you need to do is pull the trigger, and no cord-pulling needed.

If you have ever used a gas saw, you will know that the gas-oil mixing process can be a hassle. But Oregon CS250 doesn’t require any of that as it runs on battery.

This chainsaw model also includes a 1.25 Ah or a 2.4 Ah battery pack in their kit.

Oregon CS300: One of the very unique features of this chainsaw is the Tool-less Chain Tensioning System. The name says it all. Wanna tension the chain? Just turn the red knob on the side of the saw and let the machine do the rest.

The brushless motor makes the saw all the more efficient. This gives CS300 40% more power and 50% torque than the previous CS250 model, as well as 20% more chain speed.

The Oregon CS300, like any other product of Oregon, comes with an Oregon battery pack of your choice.

Quick Rundown Of Oregon CS250

Oregon CS250-S6 Chain Saw
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Oregon CS250-S6 Chain Saw
  • Instant start cordless convenience with no pull cords, no warm-up and no gas-oil mixing
  • Includes standard use battery pack (1.25 Ah) for long run-time
  • 14-inch bar length with 2,350 rpm no-load chain speed
  • Built-in chain sharpening system; sharpens on the saw, on the job, in seconds
  • Cuts upto 125 branches 2-3 inches in diameter non-stop on a single battery charge
Pros
  • Easy to handle
  • Relatively light
  • Ease of starting
  • No cord-pulling needed
Cons
  • The included battery pack doesn’t last for a long time
  • Not recommended to cut large trees

Quick Rundown Of Oregon CS300-S6

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Oregon CS300 Chain Saw
242 Reviews
Oregon CS300 Chain Saw
  • Brushless motor provides increased efficiency and power output
  • PowerSharp chain minimizes downtime by allowing you to sharpen your chain right on the saw within...
  • Lightweight for comfort and ease of use
  • Silent between cuts
  • Chainsaw starts with the pull of a trigger - no pull cords
Pros
  • 3 different battery pack options
  • Very long runtime
  • Bucking spikes made from steel
  • Convenient for vertical cuts
Cons
  • The recharge time of the battery is too long
  • The small oil window to see clearly

Conclusion

These two cordless chainsaw models, Oregon CS250 vs CS300, are designed for light commercial use, so they might not be the best for everyday use. If you are new to the world of chainsaws and wood-cutting, then I recommend the Oregon CS250.

And if you are looking for a saw with power, a high cutting speed that can run for a long time, at a reasonable price, then Oregon CS300 can satisfy your needs.

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