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Old 06-19-2018, 01:12 PM   #1
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.....battery powered chainsaw ? I'm not talking about cutting down trees. I'm talking about a little delimbing or trimming trails type of saw. I already own two large saws for felling and cutting up firewood, etc. but I'd like to have a small, light saw to keep in my truck, throw in the cart, Ranger, etc.

Thoughts and real world experiences welcome. Thanks !
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:15 PM   #2
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I have a kobalt 40 volt from lowes and I love it ,I cut a 24' dia log with it on one charge !
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:18 PM   #3
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Stihl battery operated
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:35 PM   #4
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My dad bought me a Ryobi 'chainsaw on a stick' for Christmas. (I have had Ryobi products before and consider them disposable.)
Despite my inclination to not want to like it, I've really loved it. First, it holds a charge pretty well (I did buy an extra battery in case I need to trim much). Second, it is nice to grab it for a quick trim of a branch or two - it always seems like such a production to get my regular chain saw up and running (gas, oil, tighten chain, etc. ...).
If I were going to do much heavy duty trimming, I'd want a gas 'chainsaw on a stick'. But this has been great for what I use it for and I think it wasn't very expensive.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:38 PM   #5
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Stihl is the best!
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #6
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Not battery powered but I have an Echo 355T and love it for smaller needs.
https://www.echo-usa.com/Products/Chain-Saws/CS-355T
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:55 PM   #7
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I have a kobalt 40 volt from lowes and I love it ,I cut a 24' dia log with it on one charge !
Dang 24 foot dia log
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:56 PM   #8
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Dang 24 foot dia log

Now that's a saw!!!!
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:58 PM   #9
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Southern tractor in willis and porter has stihl ms 170 on sale for $159 right now. 16"bar weighs 8lbs. Bad *** little saw
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:20 PM   #10
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I've had an 18 volt Ryobi for at least 10 years. It works great for the small stuff.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:22 PM   #11
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I've been reading reviews. Greenworks seems to be pretty popular.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:28 PM   #12
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I bought 2 of the ryobi 18volt pole saws and me and a buddy can dismantle shooting lanes in no time. Im super pleased with that purchase. I use it to cut wood for smoker. Super easy to use and never let me down.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:48 PM   #13
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I have been using a Ryobi 40v for the last 6 yrs. I have cut up dozens of trees, as well as countless limbs, 10x10 post, floor demo, etc.... Thing is a beast, and never misses a beat. I bought 3 chains for it, and make sure they all get sharpened when I finish. Electric doesn't like dull, and it's the quickest way to drain the battery. This is their top tier electric tools though. I had to order them, as I haven't found a HD yet, that carries anything but their lower line of tools. Bought the weedeater & a blower at the same time. All still going strong.
My buddy runs a Oregan commercially, and it's a bad dude, but the price tag reflects it lol.
We're to the point, with lithium batteries, and brushless motors, that any of the big names are going to work. Unless you are using it to make a living, at which point get the Milwaukee.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:01 PM   #14
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Hard to beat this price if you already have 20 Volt Dewalt tools. My dad has one of these and it perfect for what you are wanting to do. Small and lightweight.


https://www.toolnut.com/dewalt-dccs6...RoCm1AQAvD_BwE
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:31 PM   #15
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My mom bought one of the Stihl battery operated ones. They're not cheap but darn good saw.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:28 PM   #16
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The Makita dual battery saw is the best one on the market right now IMO
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:34 PM   #17
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Southern tractor in willis and porter has stihl ms 170 on sale for $159 right now. 16"bar weighs 8lbs. Bad *** little saw
The best way to go.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:37 PM   #18
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I have an echo with a 58 volt battery that’s a bad MF!
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:39 PM   #19
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I used a Greenworks chainsaw last winter on some dead cedars, as large as 18", and I ws amazed at the power and battery life. I do not remember what voltage, but it was a hoss!


https://www.greenworkstools.com/shop-by-tool/chainsaws
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:08 PM   #20
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DeWalt 60v
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:16 PM   #21
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Ryobi 40V. Not for commercial use but small stuff around the house and it works great. I also have the 14" ryobi too this is the 10" pole saw.

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Old 06-19-2018, 09:50 PM   #22
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I have been into for the last year or so with the new Fuel Milwaukee cordless tools.
Have the hammer drills, screw guns, impact gun, band saw, ratchets and a 120mph leaf blower. All on the 18V Milwaukee fuel system batteries. I am seriously considering the 18V chainsaw they make. All these tools take the same batteries. The batteries last very long. If you know Milwaukee tools. They last and perform. The new batteries are amazing.
Take a look at the Milwaukee saw. It is on my list.
https://milwaukeetool.com/Products/O...saws/2727-21HD
No wonder I cannot find it to buy it. Its not out yet

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:03 PM   #23
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When your battery dies, you’ll be wishing you’d have just bought this little dude. My dad picked this one up for this exact purpose. It’s nice to hack stuff down with one hand and zero effort. 5.7 pounds. You’ll be hard pressed to find a battery powered one with the same capabilities with less weight.

https://m.stihlusa.com/products/chai...saws/ms150tce/
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:05 PM   #24
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All I know is after several months of using the Ego mower, trimmer and blower I am definitely going to buy their chain saw the next time I have a need for one. I have an extra 5ah battery sitting idle waiting for one anyway.

Mowed tall, wet grass on Friday that would have choked out my old gas mowers and the Ego just revved up the RPMs to power right through it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:16 PM   #25
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Thanks guys, for all the responses. I have settled on the Greenworks and have it on the way.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:43 PM   #26
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My dad bought me a Ryobi 'chainsaw on a stick' for Christmas. (I have had Ryobi products before and consider them disposable.)
Despite my inclination to not want to like it, I've really loved it. First, it holds a charge pretty well (I did buy an extra battery in case I need to trim much). Second, it is nice to grab it for a quick trim of a branch or two - it always seems like such a production to get my regular chain saw up and running (gas, oil, tighten chain, etc. ...).
If I were going to do much heavy duty trimming, I'd want a gas 'chainsaw on a stick'. But this has been great for what I use it for and I think it wasn't very expensive.
I added this and the hedge trimmer to my Ryobi One+ set of tools. I use both for clearing the roads this time of year and around the house. Great system with lots of additional tools to choose from.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:50 PM   #27
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Hard to beat this price if you already have 20 Volt Dewalt tools. My dad has one of these and it perfect for what you are wanting to do. Small and lightweight.


https://www.toolnut.com/dewalt-dccs6...RoCm1AQAvD_BwE
I had no idea dewalt made that
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:57 PM   #28
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That Worx jaw saw is bad arse. I let my 9 year old daughter use it on limds after I put them on the ground. Its as handy as a shirt pocket.

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Old 06-20-2018, 12:09 AM   #29
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Thanks guys, for all the responses. I have settled on the Greenworks and have it on the way.
Greenworks makes some very good battery operated eqpt..
I am about to invest in their lawn eqpt. for my new home.
Everything will be battery powered,
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:24 AM   #30
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If you're not stuck on the battery power, I second the MS 170 from stihl. On the higher end, they have the in-tree saws. Either way, small enough to use with one hand. I use these exclusively unless cutting over 12", then break out the big boys. Run down to your local Stihl dealer and I think you'll like it.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:35 AM   #31
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I've had an 18 volt Ryobi for at least 10 years. It works great for the small stuff.
I have the same one. It works fine for small jobs. Great price too.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:55 AM   #32
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Have chain saws but use this for trimming. https://www.dewalt.com/en-us/product...w-kit/dcs380p1
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:05 AM   #33
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:24 AM   #34
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This is what I went with. It will replace a 20 year old Stihl that's getting pretty worn.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:06 PM   #35
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I have been using a Ryobi 40v for the last 6 yrs. I have cut up dozens of trees, as well as countless limbs, 10x10 post, floor demo, etc.... Thing is a beast, and never misses a beat. I bought 3 chains for it, and make sure they all get sharpened when I finish. Electric doesn't like dull, and it's the quickest way to drain the battery. This is their top tier electric tools though. I had to order them, as I haven't found a HD yet, that carries anything but their lower line of tools. Bought the weedeater & a blower at the same time. All still going strong.
My buddy runs a Oregan commercially, and it's a bad dude, but the price tag reflects it lol.
We're to the point, with lithium batteries, and brushless motors, that any of the big names are going to work. Unless you are using it to make a living, at which point get the Milwaukee.
^^^THIS. I have the same one and have gotten same results.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:55 PM   #36
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I just use my sawzall that came in my set of rechargeable tools. I bought a long wood blade and I use it for keeping my trails trimmed.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:00 PM   #37
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I just use my sawzall that came in my set of rechargeable tools. I bought a long wood blade and I use it for keeping my trails trimmed.
This!

I have a battery powered chainsaw but my battery powered sawsall works best with the long pruning blade.
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