Einhell GH-EC 2040 Electric Chainsaw — 2000W, 16 Inch (40cm) OREGON Bar and Chain, Saw Kickback Protection, Tool-Free

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Einhell
Power Source AC/DC
Horsepower 2000
Weight 6.2 Kilograms
Product dimensions 53L x 21.5W x 27.5H centimetres
Chain length 40 Centimetres

  • Oregon high-quality rail and chain ensures optimum cutting performance
  • Tool-free chain tensioning and changing
  • Powerful 2000 w motor with robust metal gearing
  • Kickback protection through mechanical instant chain brake
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Note: Customer Service Helpline number: 0151 649 1500
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From the manufacturer

Electric Chainsaw

Einhell GH-EC 2040 2000W Toolless Electric Chainsaw with 40cm Oregon Bar

A quality rail and chain from Oregon ensure optimum cutting performance.

The kickback protection facility with an instant mechanical chain brake will stop the chain immediately if the GH-EC 2040 rears up suddenly.

A large window makes it easy to check how much oil is in the oil tank of the automatic chain lubrication system.

  • Power 2000 W
  • Blade Length 406mm
  • Cutting Length 375 mm
  • Cutting Speed 13.5 m/s
  • Weight 5 kg
  • Oil tank volume 160 m
  • Mains 230 – 240 V ~ 50 Hz

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Oregon blade & chain

With a blade length of 400 mm and high-quality technology by Oregon, the stable blade and the sharp saw chain provide a good cutting performance and clean cutting results at any time.

Powerful and versatile

The electric chain saw GH-EC 2040 is a handy and powerful electric motor saw for versatile sawing jobs in the garden, e.g. the easy sawing of firewood, thinning of thick branches or cutting smaller trees.

Toolless chain tensioning

The chain can be changed and tensioned again due to the chain tensioning without tools by means of a practical pivoted lever.

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Automatic chain lubrication

The additional oil container with a big filler hole to fill in the chain saw oil easily enables an automatic chain lubrication at any time. The oil level can always be read comfortably with an oil level display.

Practical cable-relief clip for the protection of the supply cable

The supply cable is exposed to a high strain, especially by vigorous moves during ambitious works with wood. The practical cable-relief clip prevents the early wear and an unwanted uncoupling of the cable-/plug connection.

Robust and durable metal gearbox for optimal power transmission

For an optimal power transmission and a long service life, the gearbox of the motor chain saw is made of robust and low-wear metal.

Additional information

Weight 6.2 kg
Dimensions 21.49 × 27.51 cm
Part Number


Product Dimensions

‎53.01 x 21.49 x 27.51 cm; 6.2 Kilograms


‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required.

Item model number





‎Black & Red


‎2000 W Electric Chainsaw



Power Source



‎240 Volts


‎2000 watts



Item Package Quantity


Number Of Pieces


Sound level

‎44 dB

Cord length

‎5 Metres

Blade length

‎40 Centimetres

Plug format

‎G – 3 pin British

Special Features

‎Automatic oiling


‎Amateur, Outside; Amateur, Outside

Included Components

‎1 x 4501720

Batteries included?


Batteries Required?


Item Weight

‎6.2 kg



Date First Available

8 July 2013



10 reviews for Einhell GH-EC 2040 Electric Chainsaw — 2000W, 16 Inch (40cm) OREGON Bar and Chain, Saw Kickback Protection, Tool-Free

  1. Gareth t.

    Great for small treesI used this on beech wet unseasoned logs and it still struggled a bit,after a few cuts I could smell burning like it was ready to burn out,left it for an hour and it was ok again,so if you’re going to do big logs,definitely best to do it in stages and not all in one go,I had 2 tonne to get through

  2. Colin Renwick

    Not for serious jobsFor a bit light log cutting, this chainsaw is perfect. Once I got to heavier logs, the tool struggled to get through them. I did it, but despite the length of the cutting arm, I wouldn’t trust the saw to tackle anything beyond 20cm diameter.I’ve only used this chainsaw 3 times, for a total of 2 hours maximum. The chain is already loose and can’t be tightened any further. It needs replacing.Obviously it’s not going to be anywhere near as powerful as a petrol chainsaw and I didn’t expect or need it to be… but I’d hoped it would be better than it is. It’s very light and doesn’t have that gyroscope movement that you get with grown up saws, which makes it much safer for a novice to use.3 stars simply because it does actually work, in it’s own limited way.

  3. NPS100

    Awsome little chain sawBought to tame a very substantial garden with a lot of lopping to do.So far it has made large jobs easy and fast, cuts like a knife through butter.I have had no issues with chain adjustment so far.Lots of tree trimming and log cutting done with no problem.I rate this little saw, it’s easier than messing arround with a petrol engine, just be aware of the power cord atall times and buy the correct safety equipment – I doubt you will be dissapointed.

  4. Julie Read

    Works wellLightweight, cuts well easy to assemble. Does the job. Very pleased thanks 😊

  5. Mr. Eifion Morris

    Like a hot knife through butterFelled 2 trees and cut in to logs and still going strong. Trunks were 12inch plus diameter, not a problem for this saw. Just a DIY job but more than good enough, really pleased with it.

  6. Uzma Saeed

    This is better than I could have imaginedCut wood logs like butterEasy to set up and use

  7. Barb

    Lightweight and easy to useBrought as a Christmas present and he loves it, lightweight and easy to use, stops instantly when removed finger from the trigger, chops through logs and branches easily, best chainsaw we’ve used

  8. J Stevenson

    Very goodPowerful enough and very easy to setup. Enjoyable piece of kit. Long power cord which is useful

  9. Gobbledegeek

    Perfect for DIYVery impressed with this chainsaw. Made short work of an old, thick ivy trunk which I cut down in sections.Good points:Fast braking, chain stops immediately when you release the power switch.Long power cable (not measured it but probably about 10 metres).Some niggles:Setup instructions could be a bit clearer, especially around the fitting of the chain guide.Tensioning wheel is flimsy and is difficult to use because it’s recessed (doesn’t sit far enough out from the chain wheel cover). Tensioning wheel seems to drift so chain needs retensioning quite often.Doesn’t come with oil (I had to go out and buy a 1L can before I could use the saw), a small 50 or 100ml bottle would have been useful so that the saw could be used out of the box.Safety:I’d say this piece of kit is probably one of the more dangerous ones in my range of DIY tools, so make sure you wear protective gear, especially a hard hat with ear defenders and face protector (there can be quite a bit of flying debris in use), and thick gloves. Read the instruction booklet carefully.

  10. Colin Fletcher

    Cheap and goodCheap gard

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