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Chainsaws and the importance of training, first aid kits and personal protective equipment.

Gulfalan67

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Hey 38

Can you do larger jobs with an electric chainsaw? Ive tried a couple of electric powertools over the years (specifically leaf blower, trimmer and water pump) but always felt the old two stroke came out ahead. But Id certainly appreciate the reliability and reduced service requirements of electric if its up to the job....

Alan
 
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38thfoot

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I’ve disced logs up to about a foot diameter, they’re slower but mostly depends on the sharpness of the chain. If you were going to fell a tree then you’d need to be very careful about escape routes and snagging the cable. And clearly you’d need a very long extension cable if you’re in the middle of a forest!!

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Gulfalan67

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I’ve disced logs up to about a foot diameter, they’re slower but mostly depends on the sharpness of the chain. If you were going to fell a tree then you’d need to be very careful about escape routes and snagging the cable. And clearly you’d need a very long extension cable if you’re in the middle of a forest!!

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Sound point. I assumed they were cordless. Doh! 🤔

Alan
 

Ystranc

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Stihl do some lithium ion battery chainsaws (Stihl MSA120C-BQ) where you can swap batteries. They use the pico 5/16th chain and a 12"-14" chain bar. They're only for small jobs but they're good.
They're probably the coming thing.
 
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Stihl do some lithium ion battery chainsaws (Stihl MSA120C-BQ) where you can swap batteries. They use the pico 5/16th chain and a 12"-14" chain bar. They're only for small jobs but they're good.
They're probably the coming thing.

No idea what they're like but I'm sure either Aldi or Lidl have done battery chainsaws, its the nearest I've come to getting one.
 

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No idea what they're like but I'm sure either Aldi or Lidl have done battery chainsaws, its the nearest I've come to getting one.
I would doubt the long term availability of parts for a saw from Aldi. It could be a false economy
 

38thfoot

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A lot depends on what your doing with it. They tend to use Oregon chain bars and they’ve standardised their Lithium batteries and chargers across their power tool range. My corded chainsaw has lasted 8 years without a problem for lopping branches and discing logs for splitting. It’s not professional quality but it also wasn’t professional priced!

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