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Best electric chain saw?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by joe kuhn, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    Need a chain saw to do some limb work. Been thinking about an electric one so I don't have to mess with mixing gas and oil.

    What are your likes and dislikes?
     
  2. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    Thanks. I was wondering how you sharpen those little blades. It sounds no different than the gas powered saws. We used to sharpen the blades once or twice a day when we were cutting a lot of wood on the farm.

    Remington 16 inch prices:

    Lowes: $90

    True Value: $80

    Ace: $75

    Menards: $60


    Joe
     
  3. Claydotter

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    I have one of these Stihl Battery powered saws. Great for small jobs! No gas/oil do deal with and no cords to drag around.

    Also have the FSA 85 weedeater from Stihl that uses the same battery.
    Very happy with these tools.

    Regards , Pete
     
  4. Claydotter

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    I have one of these Stihl Battery powered saws. Great for small jobs! No gas/oil do deal with and no cords to drag around.

    Also have the FSA 85 weedeater from Stihl that uses the same battery.
    Very happy with these tools.

    Regards , Pete
     
  5. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    18 inch Remington at

    Lowes is $80

    True Value is $100

    Stihl battery model is over $300.
     
  6. jw oh

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    If you want a real 'electric' chain saw, go with the one listed below.

    Do not know if you need the pole pruner, etc. attachments.

    The Makita's were the only saws that held up at all, using them every day in pole barn construction. Dang tough saws, better than some of the less expensive gas powered ones.

    http://www.amazon.com/Makita-UC4030A-Commercial-Grade-Tool-Less-Adjustments/dp/B001ASOZLG/ref=sr_1_5?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1376147843&sr=1-5
     
  7. halfmile

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    The Remington Pole saw is adequate and inexpensive. Unless you have a lot of work for it I would go with it.

    Battery saws are fine if you need to go far from electricity but the extra cost is not worth it if you don't need it.

    I see the commercials for the Jawsaw, but I would want to talk to someone that has it.

    HM
     
  8. ouch

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    I don't use any cordless tools enough tokeep the batteries active. I have drills,screw guns, grinders ect. from Makita, Dewalt and others.

    For my use a cord is just fine. I have an old 16 inch Craftsman corded chain saw I use in my yard for small stuff. I see these at yard or auction sales several times a year. Richard
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    Check out EBay, they have a bunch of them at really right prices, most with free shipping ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. need to shoot more

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    I use a sawzall with pruning blades that works well also.

    Jim
     
  11. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I have the Remington electric pole saw. The pole can be removed with one finger screw. It works great for small jobs.
     
  12. i_shoot

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    Joe, I know a couple of guys who have one of these & they say there are amazing! And with a built in chain sharpener. Not cheap but great according to the owners.

    i_shoot