Model#: BDKNCS1216

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Black & Decker CS1216 12 Amp 16 in. Chainsaw

  • Black & Decker CS1216 12 Amp 16 in. Chainsaw
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The 12 Amp 16 in. Chainsaw provides the strength needed to power through wood-cutting. Characterized by an 16 in. Oregon low-kickback bar and chain, this chainsaw creates fast, clean cuts. With no need for manual oiling, the tool-free blade tension system allows for easier operation and quick adjustments. An automatic oiling system ensures consistent bar and chain lubrication.
  • 12 amp motor for demanding cuts
  • 16 in. Oregon low-kickback bar and chain for large capacity cutting
  • Auto oiling mechanism for consistent oiling
  • Clear oil window to gauge oil levels
  • Tool-free chain tensioning for quick and easy chain adjustments
  • Lightweight design for reduced operator fatigue
  • 12 Amp 16 in. Chainsaw - CS1216
  • (1) Scabbard
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm --


Length: 19 in.
Width: 9 in.
Height: 12 in.
Weight: 10 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Bar Length: 16 in
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in
Cord Length: 8 ft
ETL Safety: Yes
Handle Type: D
Motor Type: Brushed
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Corded
Starter Type: Electric
Tool-less Chain Tensioning: Yes
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 120V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.2 / 5.0
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Works Great!
My gas chainsaw was nothing but trouble. Purchased the Black and Decker 1216 electric chainsaw. Assembly easy, used saw right out of the box on larger logs. 10 to 12 inch. Worked like a charm. Couldn't be happier.
March 31, 2019
Originally posted at
My favorite chainsaw
This is my favorite chainsaw. It is much better than the 14 inch smaller chainsaw I've used for 5 years. And I prefer it over my little gas powered 16 inch saw.

The thing that makes this my favorite is that it requires no tools to adjust, replace a blade that has come off, or to put a new one on. No tools. After figuring out the very simple, but effective manner that the chain goes on, it is easy to do. I have fallen a couple of trees with it. One was about 40 feet tall and about one foot in diameter.
Works like a charm.

If it got stolen, I would buy another... in a heartbeat.
August 8, 2018
Originally posted at
Poor Product
I purchased the item last year and have only used it twice. The chain does not tighten and that causes it to keep coming off track.
July 6, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great saw/great value
We lost several large branches during recent storms. The saw cut easily and smoothly through branches ranging from 2 to5 inches. Great value.
March 21, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Highly Recommended
Great cutting chainsaw!
October 23, 2015

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Warranty Information

Black & Decker Tools and Home Products

Warranted for two (2) years from date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse or lack of reasonable maintenance and care. (Proof of purchase maybe required).