Just because battery is the hot topic the last few days. I’m brought four 4ah Ryobi batteries for this job, I only used two bars on the first pack. I did not expect that…
Have a twenty year old Husky that is a pain to start and probably needs to go to mechanic for tune up.My stihl 021 limbing sawjust bit the dust after only 25 years. I kept this saw on the mowing trailer and its gets used to cut up a branch to fit the truck or open a road after a storm. Maybe I will give a dewalt saw a try since I already have a battery program. The older I get the less I like starting chainsaws.
Blah blah blah blah...Run time is all about Energy density of fuel source. Gasoline has about 100x higher energy per pound vs. lithium ion battery. So, a gas engine has to be running at around 1% efficiency for a saw or blower to be as "good" (or bad) as a battery powered unit running at 100% efficiency. It is the game of energy density, nothing else. Most ICE engines are around 10-20% efficiency, I think 2-stroke engines are in single digits but not at 1%.
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I would move into the new generation products as I am not confident how long gen 1 batteries will be around.If you have the 2amp echo batteries they work and make the saw lighter but in heavy cutting will go quicker
I looked at this saw and didn’t see any chain speed or rpm. The ego I ordered lists an rpm of 11,000, is this decent, good, impressive?
Decent. The 45cc MS250 Stihl runs 14,500, but they cut much better when properly tuned at 13,800, as 14.5 is far too lean for those saws.I looked at this saw and didn’t see any chain speed or rpm. The ego I ordered lists an rpm of 11,000, is this decent, good, impressive?
For what I do it sounds fine then. Perspective can be I bought two 5ahbatteries and got a free rapid charger and their top consumer saw free.Decent. The 45cc MS250 Stihl runs 14,500, but they cut much better when properly tuned at 13,800, as 14.5 is far too lean for those saws.
I’ve had some trigger time on that model Ego before, it’s not that bad. Cut speed is ok, runtime isn’t terrible either. The stock chain is pretty poor though, 15 minutes with my files fixed that. It’s not quite 45cc power though, I’d put it more on par with a bone stock 35cc saw like an Stihl MS201 or a Echo CS355T
Hand sharpening is how I do all my chains, from my little CS2511T up to my big 3120XP. The Ego runs 3/8LP chain, so buy the 3/8LP Stihl 2-in-1 sharpener and file the saw like that. Yes, the Oregon chain at big box stores could definitely use some work out of the boxFor what I do it sounds fine then. Perspective can be I bought two 5ahbatteries and got a free rapid charger and their top consumer saw free.
Should I be sharpening a chain by hand? I always thought of it as better to replace as needed. Oregon chain needs sharpening out of the clamshell package too?