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Old 03-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Bobbo22 Bobbo22 is offline
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Originally Posted by MRCo. View Post
The best of the bunch is the Oregon...for now. I demo'd a Core prototype 20" battery saw at GIE and it was serious! The Stihl is more money and doesn't get as good a review as the Oregon. They have a place for homeowners to nip and trim, pro guys keep on gassing up!
A 20" cordless unit?! Most I have seen are 14" or 16". I really think 14" would satisfy my needs. 20" sounds like they are "over promising" on a cordless unit to me.

I've looked at this one a bit more since my last post. It seems like it's got good reviews, and the brushless motor gets it more runtime.

I am a bit hesitant about the brand though...
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:19 PM
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I have the cordless black and decker alligator along with my gas unit. It is great for smaller stuff, makes no noise either. Better than nothing and has its uses
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:58 AM
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Cordless of corse. Why waste your time with anything less then a gas chain saw or any other equipment for that matter
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:15 AM
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NO NO NO to cordless or electric saws. The one you posted a link to, $250??? Rip off. The only advantage to an electric over gas is noise. All other things considered, gas wins. Better longevity, more torque, can use it in the rain and snow, isn't limited by battery life or cord length (I assume you already have gas with you if you're mowing?) and with a brand name, most likely locally sold and serviced, replacement parts are a breeze if needed. I highly reccomend the Stihl 017, comes with a 16" bar ( I reccomend dropping it to a 12") and costs $180 from your local Stihl dealer or online. I run mine every day and it never quits. It's small, light wieight and powerful. The one trick to chainsaws is to keep the chain sharp. The biggest saw around will do you no good if the chain is dull. Replacement chains for the 12" bar (I changed mine) is around $14 and they can be resharpened many times. Go gas, you'll have it for a very long time.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Valk View Post
If going electric, then go with a corded one...WAY more power. Otherwise, get gas powered and spend the money on a good brand. I like Dolmar.
Not necessarily. I don't have a cordless chain saw to compare, but here's something for consideration. My Milwaukee Fuel 18V cordless drill has significantly more power than my corded DeWalt 6.7A drill (both are commercial 1/2" chuck drills). The power is a available with new battery technology, but it is expensive.

I would assume that the 36V Stihl chainsaws are more powerful than their corded counterparts, or at least the same power. I wouldn't necessarily make the assumption from an 18V tool. But the cost is astronomical when you add in the batteries and quick charger, etc.

If you were using this every day, AND also using a hedge clipper and possibly string trimmer that used the same batteries, then maybe it makes sense in a neighborhood with a high noise sensitivity. But in general (except for the hedge clipper that doesn't really need much power to run), you will be working faster with a gas tool that has more power to work with.

It's a small niche market still.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:08 PM
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my chainsaw is cordless and works great. I just have to add fuel. :-) jk. I have no experience with battery operated saws but I would not consider one. I see any battery operated saw drains the juice fast. This is in regards to my 18 volt dewalt circular, reciprocating and grinder. I cant imagine how fast a chainsaw would drain even the best of batteries.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:41 AM
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Friend owns the battery operated Oregon. Its good but id go corded stihl.

More power
No smelly emissions
Smaller vibrations
No air filter, carb, misc problems. Lighter


I love my stihl e15!
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:40 PM
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I have a $200 poulan pro with 50cc and a 20" chain. It's half the price of a comparable stihl or husky and still starts on the first or second pull after a couple years in the trailer. Plenty of power to hack up any fallen tree and if it breaks one day I'll toss it and buy a new one. I have no need for a commercial saw bc all i ever use it for is occasional tree work, brush, and pruning
Where is that one tool, that I left... At the one job.... Or maybe the other? Where am I? Whose truck is this?
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:42 PM
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Ugh electric is such a pain in the @ss. I don't know why you would want one.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:51 PM
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Look at the Husqvarna 536 Li XP and the top handle T536 Li XP.

Here are some videos of them both.
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