Black & Decker NLP1800 Alligator Lopper 18-Volt Cordless Chain Saw Review

Black & Decker NLP1800 Alligator Chain Saw

It’s time to take the bite out of breaches and brushes with a revolutionary new tool for cutting in your yard. It’s not a machine that needs all of the hype and rah-rah, it’s a tool that gets its job done in a spectacular fashion.

The Black & Decker Cordless Chain Saw is a machine that is un-intimidating and very easy to use for both the lawn and garden.

It gives you one hundred fifty cuts per charge for pines that are at least on and one-half inches in diameter with razor sharp action. It also has patented clamping jaws that allow you to cut and grab limbs safely and easily.

If your limbs are already on the ground, you can chop them up into manageable pieces so you can put in your fireplace or throw them away. It’s ideal for pruning trees and clearing brush and it works well for those who are looking for an alternative to manual loppers, chainsaws, handsaws and clippers.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in controlled cutting, then the Alligator Lopper’s jaws are perfect for you. Its rugged guards made out of metal stand there to protect you from the cutting chain and it snaps back over immediately once the cut is done.

Also, the Alligator Lopper’s jaws do not skip around when it starts to cut like chainsaws making them a much safer alternative.

Instead, the Alligator Lopper cuts from side to side instead of from top to bottom, which makes it different from other more traditional chainsaws.

Since it cuts sideways, it prevents the cutting chain from being buried in the dirt while the chain cuts through. This dulls most normal chainsaws.

The 2-handed switch keeps it from starting up accidentally. The auto chain tension allows it to remain in top cutting form, all you have to do is loosen the bar retainer bolts with the included wrench and automatically the bar takes out the slack and adjusts the tension perfectly.

About its Manufacturer: Black and Decker

Since its inception over 100 years ago, Black & Decker has seen its market share around the world increase due to its immense focus on customer needs and satisfaction. That’s how they’ve been able to build valuable, quality products to help people utilize their tools worldwide. Black & Decker is the world’s leading brand in home products that consists of, yard care, power tools and smaller appliances.

Technical Specs

This machine has an 18V high output motor that is powered by a rechargeable and interchangeable battery. The 6’’ cutting chain/bar with full guard cuts up to one and one half inches (one hundred fifty cuts per charge). The product weighs approximately 7 pounds and is 7.2 by 23.7 by 10.3 inches. It is available for shipping to select countries outside the United States.

Here are some of the other features of the Black & Decker NLP1800 Alligator Lopper 18-Volt Cordless Chain Saw

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    Incredibly powerful eighteen volt motor
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    Clamping jaws so innovative that they grab and cut in one motion
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    The ability to cut logs and branches up to four inches in diameter
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    6’’ bar length and weighs 7.9 pounds
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    box comes with battery, charger and oil bottle

Here are some of the pros and cons of the Black & Decker NLP1800 Alligator Lopper 18-Volt Cordless Chain Saw

Good battery – battery last a pretty long time on this machine.

Easy to use – you don’t have to be a pro to use it.

Great safety features– makes it easier for newbies to try it without fear.

Does its main job well- can cut its said recommended branches up to 4 inches without a problem, if bigger than that, make sure you have a strong charge on the battery.

Must continue to oil requently, so you won’t have it get stuck often.

Black & Decker NLP1800 Cordless Chain Saw


Black & Decker NLP1800 Alligator Lopper 18-Volt Cordless Chain Saw is not designed to be flashy or used for heavy-duty functions. For what it’s purposes are, it definitely has functionality to get the job done.

Made for mainly pruning and cleaning up of debris, if you want more than that, you should probably look elsewhere, if not, this is a nice alternative to the big boys.

RATING: 4 out of 5

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