Outdoor Power Equipment
When using the CS300 chainsaw, how long does the battery last?
The 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will last up to 400 cuts per charge in 2 to 3 inch (5 to 7 cm) diameter limbs. This performance may vary with user technique, chain sharpness, size, and type of wood. The 2.6 Ah Battery Pack will make up to 250 cuts. Cuts per charge will drop significantly with increasing diameter wood. The new 6.0 Ah Battery pack will bring 50% more run time compared with the 4.0 Ah Battery pack.
What is the difference between the Oregon CS300 and CS250 chainsaws?
The CS300 features brushless motor technology as well as increased power and torque, letting the user get more work done. The bar length has increased from 14" to 16" on the CS300 and it features tool-less chain tensioning. The CS300 has retained the patented PowerSharp® self-sharpening chain technology so you’ll never have to cut with a dull chain again.
How fast do the Oregon chainsaws (CS250 and CS300) cut?
In 3 to 6 inch (7 to 15 cm) diameter limbs, the chainsaw will take approximately 4 seconds, while large 8 to 10 inch (20 to 25 cm) diameter cuts will take approximately 25 seconds. This performance may vary with user technique, chain sharpness, and hardness of the wood.
What is PowerSharp® (the red lever) and how does it work?
PowerSharp is a chain sharpening system that is built-in to Oregon chainsaw models. When the chain is dull or not cutting fast enough, bring the chainsaw to full speed, pull the red lever for 3 to 5 seconds, and the chain will work like new. Expect approximately 10 to 20 resharpenings on an individual PowerSharp® chain depending on how much the chain was damaged prior to sharpening.
Can a non-PowerSharp® type chain be used on the CS300 chainsaw?
Yes. Other chains can be used on the chainsaw; however, the integrated sharpening feature will only work with PowerSharp chain. When installing another chain type, remove the sharpening stone as non-PowerSharp chains can be damaged by operating the red lever when a sharpening stone is installed. For the CS300, 3/8-in. Low Profile™, .050″ gauge chain with 56 drive links can be used as an alternate chain.
Can I put a shorter or longer guide bar on the saw?
It is not recommended to install a guide bar longer than 16 inches (40 cm) onto the CS300. The CS300 chainsaw has been designed with a 16 inch (40 cm) guide bar as the optimal length. Performance will decrease with a longer guide bar. Shorter guide bars with an A041 tail mount can be fitted to the CS300.
Does the chainsaw use bar and chain oil?
Yes. Bar and chain oil is required to properly lubricate the cutting system. Oregon Premium Bar and Chain Oil is recommended. Place the chainsaw on its side and fill the oil reservoir accessed through the oil cap. Check oil level each time you recharge the battery and fill as needed.
How do I tighten the chain on the CS300 chainsaw?
Always remove the battery and wear gloves when tightening the chain. Loosen the side cover release knob 1.5 turns (counter-clockwise). Use the red tensioning ring to tighten the chain, clockwise adds tension. Once the chain is at desired tension, tighten the side cover release knob.
How do I eject the battery on the CS300 chainsaws?
To remove the battery pack from the chainsaw, lift up on the release lever located below the battery pack to the right side of the rear handle.
If I overload the CS300, will the battery or saw be damaged?
No. The chainsaw is equipped with multiple protection features and will stop running before damage occurs.
BL300 Leaf Blower
When using the BL300 leaf blower, how long does the battery last?
A 4.0 Battery will last up to 90 minutes when using the BL300 on its lowest setting. It will last 15 minutes with the trigger pulled all the way to the high setting and 7 minutes with the Turbo Button pressed. The variable trigger on the BL300 allows the user to pick their desired power level and corresponding battery run time. The new 6.0 Ah Battery Pack will bring 50% more run time compared with the 4.0 Ah Battery pack.
How loud is my leaf blower?
The noise level for BL300 leaf blower is below 65 dB(A) when tested to ANSI B175.2. This is below the sound requirements for most areas that have bans on handheld blower noise.
Can I use the B500S 1.25 Ah battery pack?
If you use the BL300 with a B500S 1.25 Ah Battery, the Turbo Button will not function. The blower will still operate with the variable trigger but the Turbo Button will not activate the turbo mode. The tool is designed this way to protect the battery. The Turbo Button will function with all other Oregon® Battery Packs.
Why is my blower nozzle so difficult to install?
To insure that the nozzle fits the tool properly, it’s engineered to be very tight. Be sure to match up the alignment lugs on the blower tube with the alignment slots on the nozzle, then firmly attach the nozzle.
How do I eject the battery on my BL300 blower?
To remove the battery pack from the blower, lift up on the release lever located below the battery pack above the intake screen.
ST275 String Trimmer
How long does the battery last for the ST275 String Trimmer?
A 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will last up to approximately 45 minutes on one charge when powering the ST275 String Trimmer. This performance may vary with user technique and the type of grass or vegetation being trimmed. A 2.6 Ah Battery Pack will last up to approximately 30 minutes. The new 6.0 Ah Battery pack will bring 50% more run time compared with the 4.0 Ah Battery pack.
How does the line advance?
The ST275 String Trimmer utilizes a bump feed trimmer head. To advance the line, bump the trimmer head on the ground while the trimmer/edger is on.
Does the trimmer head need to be removed or opened to replace the line?
It depends on which trimmer head your ST275 is equipped with:
- If the trimmer/edger is equipped with our standard, easy reload trimmer head (PN 564849) it's not necessary to disassemble the head in order to replenish the trimmer line.
- If the trimmer/edger is equipped with an Oregon® Gator® SpeedLoad™ head (PN 581647), the disk of pre-wound, self-contained trimmer line is quickly replaced by disassembling the head—simply snap the top half of the head off, discard the spent trimmer line inside, insert a fresh disk of trimmer line, and snap the head back together. To learn more about Gator SpeedLoad, visit OregonProducts.com/GSL.
Can other trimmer line be used in the ST275?
It is not recommended to use larger diameter or round trimmer line in the ST275. The trimmer/edger has been designed to utilize .080″ diameter (2.0 mm) twisted trimmer line for optimal performance and run time. Larger diameter line or round line will decrease performance and run time.
Can another trimmer heads be used on this trimmer?
Yes. 2 heads are available:
- the standard replacement trimmer head (Product Number 564849)
- the new Gator SpeedLoad replacement head (Product Number 581647)
Can the handle be adjusted?
Yes. The ST275 features an adjustable front handle. Just move the handle forward or backward along the shaft until it is in a comfortable position for trimming, clearing or edging.
How does the tool convert from trimmer to edger?
The ST275 can quickly and easily be converted from trimmer to edger by simply flipping the edge guard down so that it protrudes from the trimmer and clicks into place.
If I overload the string trimmer, will the battery or trimmer be damaged?
No. The string trimmer is equipped with multiple protection features and will stop running before damage occurs.
PS250 Pole Saw
How long does the battery last on the PS250 Pole Saw?
A 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will last up to 500 cuts per charge in 2 to 3-in. (5 to 7 cm) diameter limbs. This performance may vary with user technique, chain sharpness, size, and type of wood. A 2.6 Ah Battery Pack will make up to 325 cuts. Cuts per charge will drop significantly with increasing diameter wood. The new 6.0 Ah Battery pack will bring 50% more run time compared with the 4.0 Ah Battery pack.
What length does the pole saw extend to?
The pole saw extends from 7’3″ to 10’4″ (2.2 m to 3.15 m) in length allowing up to approximately 15 feet (4.57 m) of access (based on a 5’10” individual operating at a 60 degree angle).
What types of chain can be used on the pole saw?
Micro-Lite ® Narrow-Kerf 3/8″ Low-Profile .043 gauge saw chain (Oregon R34, 90SG034G) is recommended for the PS250, but any 3/8" Low-Profile .043 gauge chain with 34 drive links will work.
Can I put another size guide bar on the pole saw?
Other bars with an A041 tail mount will fit on the PS250, but it is not recommended and may void the product warranty.
Does the pole saw use oil?
Yes. Bar and chain oil is required to properly lubricate the cutting system. Oregon Bar and Chain Oil is recommended for the PS250. Place the chain saw on its side and fill the oil reservoir accessed through the oil cap. Check oil level each before each use and fill as needed.
Is the knob on the cover of the pole saw used for tightening the chain?
No. The side cover knob tightens the guide bar against the chassis of the pole saw. Chain stretches in normal use and will need to be periodically re-tensioned. Use a screwdriver on the tension adjustment screw, located inboard of the guide bar on the front face of the pole saw, to adjust chain tension as described in the operator’s manual.
If I overload the pole saw, will the battery or saw be damaged?
No. The pole saw is equipped with multiple protection features and will stop running before damage occurs.
HT250 Hedge Trimmer
When using the HT250 hedge trimmer, how long does the battery last?
A 2.6 Ah Battery Pack will last for approximately 60 minutes of run time in the HT250 hedge trimmer. This performance may vary with user technique and the type of hedge being cut. A 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will last for up to 100 minutes of run time and the new 6.0 Ah Battery pack will bring 50% more run time compared with the 4.0 Ah Battery pack.
How do I turn on the HT250 hedge trimmer?
To turn on the HT250 hedge trimmer, start by grasping the front and rear handles firmly. Pull back on the trigger lock-out on the rear handle with your thumb while squeezing the variable speed trigger until the cutting blades move at the desired speed.
Can the blade on the HT250 be sharpened or replaced?
Yes. If the cutting blades are dull, blades can be file sharpened. If there is extensive damage, a replacement blade kit is available.
What is proper blade maintenance for the HT250?
Before each use, inspect the cutting blades. Make sure the cutting blades are sharp, have no nicks or blunt edges, and do not hang up or catch when running the hedge trimmer. Periodically file away nicks and burrs on the blades to ensure they move freely. When cutting hedges with heavy sap or in dusty environments, buildup of sap and dirt can occasionally cause blades to stick. To prevent this blade stick condition, clean the blades with a light coating of liquid silicon lubricant only on the lubrication area of the cutting blades and run the blades briefly to evenly distribute the lubricant. Sharp and free-moving cutting blades cut more easily than dull or sticky ones.
If I overload the HT250 hedge trimmer, will the battery or trimmer be damaged?
No. The trimmer is equipped with multiple protection features and will stop running before damage occurs.
Lawn Mowers, LM300 and LM400
How long does my battery last?
The specific number of minutes depends on many factors. Therefore, we prefer to answer this question in terms of area, rather than minutes.
LM300 — With the highest cutting positions and dry conditions, a 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will allow to cut up to 5000 ft². A 6.0 Ah Battery Pack will allow to cut up to 7000 ft². The performance may vary with user technique and the type of grass being cut.
LM400 — With the highest cutting positions and dry conditions, a 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will allow to cut up to 3500 ft². A 6.0 Ah Battery Pack will allow to cut up to 5000 ft² . The performance may vary with user technique and the type of grass being cut. You can double the cutting area if you decide to run the LM400 on 2 batteries.
How do I turn on the lawn mowers?
First, insert the safety key. The motor and blades of the machines can only be started when the safety key is inserted and to the ON position (with the LM400, you need to turn the key towards one battery location). Press and hold the safety button, squeeze the switch lever towards the handlebar. When the unit starts, release the safety button. Maintain squeezing the switch lever during use.
Can the mower blade be sharpened or replaced?
Yes, if the cutting blades are dull, blades can be file sharpened. If there is extensive damage, an Oregon® replacement Blade Kit is available.
Can the LM400 work with only 1 battery?
Yes. The LM400 can operate with one or two batteries.
Can the cutting height be adjusted?
Yes. The LM300 and LM400 are equipped with a central height adjustment system, offering 6 height settings. The settings are from 1” to 3”. To adjust the cutting height, position the lever to the desired height position.
Can I use the LM300 / LM400 with all the Oregon Battery Packs?
Yes. The Lawnmowers will operate with all our Oregon Battery Packs: 1.25 Ah Battery Pack (B500S), 2.4 Ah Battery Pack (B400E), 2.6 Ah Battery Pack (B425E), 4.0 Ah Battery Pack (B600E) and6.0 Ah Battery Pack (B650E).
Portable Light, WL275
How long does my battery last when using the portable light?
A 4.0 Ah Battery Pack will last up to 24 hours when using the WL275 Portable Light on its lowest setting. It will last 12 hours on the high setting. The new 6.0 Ah Battery pack will bring 50% more run time compared with the 4.0 Ah Battery pack.
Does the provided adaptor charge my battery?
No. This adaptor doesn't charge your battery. You need to use one of our Oregon® Battery Chargers.
Can I use my portable light outside?
Yes, but it is not recommended to use the portable light outside when moisture is present.
Can I use the portable light with all the Oregon® Battery Packs?
Yes. The portable light will operate with all our Oregon Battery Packs:
- 1.25 Ah Battery Pack, B500S
- 2.4 Ah Battery Pack, B400E
- 2.6 Ah Battery Pack, B425E
- 4.0 Ah Battery Pack, B600E
- 6.0 Ah Battery Pack, B650E
Can I use the extension with all the attachments?
No, the EX600 extension can only be used with the PS600 and HT600 attachments. Do not use more than one extension.
Can I use a non-Oregon® attachment with the Powerhead?
No. This Oregon Powerhead is designed to be used only with the Oregon attachment models. Use of other attachments could cause serious personal injuries.
Can I use the Oregon attachments with a non-Oregon Powerhead?
No. Those Oregon attachments are designed to be used only with the Oregon Powerhead. Use of other attachments could cause serious personal injuries.
Can I use the Multi-Attachment System with all the Oregon Battery Packs?
Yes. The Multi-Attachments system will operate with all our Oregon Battery Packs. 1.25 Ah Battery Pack B500S, 2.4 Ah Battery Pack B400E, 2.6 Ah Battery Pack B425E, 4.0 Ah Battery Pack B600E, 6.0 Ah Battery Pack B650E
Battery Packs & Chargers
Can the Oregon® Battery Pack be used in other Oregon tools?
Yes. All Oregon 40V MAX Battery Packs are compatible with all Oregon 40V MAX Tools, Batteries, and Chargers. NOTE: The BL300 Turbo Button will not work with the 1.25 Ah Battery.
What is the difference between the battery packs?
The difference between battery packs is run time. They all weigh the same (about 2.8 lbs.). The B600E 4.0 Ah Battery Pack offers 50% longer run time than the B425E 2.6 Ah Battery Pack. The B650E 6.0 Ah Battery Pack offers 50% longer run time than the B600E and 130% longer run time than the B425E.
How long does the battery take to charge?
| ||Battery Pack ||C650 Battery Charger ||C750 Rapid Battery Charger |
|B400E ||2.6 Ah ||90 minutes ||30 minutes |
|B600E ||4.0 Ah ||140 minutes ||60 minutes |
|B650E ||6.0 Ah ||240 minutes ||90 minutes |
How many times can the battery be recharged?
All Oregon Battery Packs are designed with premium lithium ion cell technology. Depending on battery pack use and care, Oregon Battery Packs will generally last between 500 and 1,000 full charge/discharge cycles.
What is the difference between lithium ion batteries and others?
Batteries with lithium ion chemistry have four advantages over other power tool batteries:
- High power density – lithium ion battery cells have both high power and light weight
- No fade – lithium ion batteries delivery constant power throughout the pack discharge
- No memory effect – charge maintenance and full discharge are not necessary to retain consistent capacity throughout battery pack lifetime
- Always Ready™ Lithium Ion Batteries stay charged for months when left off the charger
Is it okay to leave the battery charger plugged in?
Yes. The battery charger has an integrated safety circuit that will monitor and remain idle when not charging. The battery charger can remain plugged in with or without the battery pack.
Can I leave my battery on the charger?
Yes. Oregon Battery Packs can be left on the charger indefinitely.
How should I store my battery?
It is best to store your battery on the charger. This ensures that the battery is always charged to 100% and ready for work.
How do I dispose of a battery pack?
Do not dispose of lithium ion battery packs in household waste. Do not incinerate battery packs. Recycling centers and receptacles in dealers and major electronics retailers accept the 6.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah and 2.6 Ah Battery Packs. For more information, call the helpline, 800.822.8837
, or visit call2recycle.org
Can I use my battery charger to charge other battery packs?
No. Oregon® Battery Chargers can only be used to charge Oregon Battery Packs.
Can I charge my battery pack on another charger?
No. Oregon Battery Packs can only be charged on Oregon Battery Chargers.
Can I charge my Oregon Battery Packs using a 12V system with a DC to AC inverter?
There are options available on the market today. In order to ensure that you do not damage your Oregon product, we recommend only using a DC to AC inverter that meets the following specifications:
|Input Voltage Range ||10.5 – 15 VDC |
|Minimum Output Power ||260 watts |
|Surge Power ||>300 watts |
|AC Output Frequency ||50-60 Hz |
|AC Output Voltage Range ||>90 <130 VAC |
|Output Waveform ||Pure/True Sine-Wave |
|Efficiency ||>80% |
|GFCI Output ||Preferred |