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Old 07-25-2021, 01:47 PM   #1
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My Stihl chainsaw has been gettin cranky lately. Have put in a tune-up kit & had the carb gone through a couple times but I guess I just don't use it enough. Was @ Lowe's yesterday & happened across the outdoor section, spying the electric stuff. Had heard about the Ego machines on here and they seemed to get good reviews so I bought one, the 14"er. Tried it out this morning on what was left of the many citrus trees I lost this past winter. It's a workhorse with a full charge. Only cut 8 stumps, the biggest about 8" diameter so it's probably still got a good charge but it chewed right through 'em.
I may have a Stihl for sale if this one seems reliable enough.
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:03 PM   #2
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I went electric on my weed eater, pole saw love them both. Mine are ryobi
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:42 PM   #3
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May need to go in this direction soon, thanks for the quick reviews.
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:45 PM   #4
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I just recently sold my Ego stuff. My batteries were five years old and crapping out so I went with Ryobi simply for price point. EGO stuff is awesome though. If their battery prices were a bit cheaper Iíd still be using them.
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:49 PM   #5
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What size stihl and how much

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Old 07-25-2021, 02:51 PM   #6
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So have I for small branches, twigs etc. this thing is a BEAST!




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Old 07-25-2021, 03:54 PM   #7
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What size stihl and how much

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Not sure if I wanna sell right now. Will post in the classifieds if I decide to.
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Old 07-25-2021, 03:56 PM   #8
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First time in my life I don't have 3 gas cans in the garage. Wife likes to mow our little backyards with the battery power.........
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Old 07-25-2021, 03:57 PM   #9
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I bought a chainsaw and a polesaw of the Green Works brand a couple years ago. Very satisfied !
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:05 PM   #10
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bought a pole saw and it is a work horse. Real handy for trimming. Don't have to use a ladder. LOL

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Old 07-25-2021, 05:08 PM   #11
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I have a Dewalt 12” chainsaw, 16” chainsaw, and pole saw. All work great.
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:15 PM   #12
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Lithium was the game changer
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:18 PM   #13
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From my experience battery works well in pole saw, sucks in everything else.
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:19 PM   #14
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:49 PM   #15
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I have the DeWalt version of the pole saw, hedge trimmer... both do a great job... If you're cutting firewood, you shouldn't get rid of your Stihl..
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Old 07-25-2021, 09:49 PM   #16
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Have an Echo weed eater and blower. Couldn’t be happier our yard isn’t big though

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Old 07-25-2021, 10:50 PM   #17
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I went 40v ryobi mower and pole saw and they are awesome...I have a regular yard measured in feet not acres though. You can't haul *** with the mower without a few missed grass blades so gotta take it littleslower in thickstuff, but it's nice overall and folds up when not in use.

I also have a 60v Dewalt weedeater and Sawzall..you can get hours of hard work out of one charge and they are powerful

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Old 07-26-2021, 09:47 AM   #18
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I've got the Lynx pole saw and chain saw from HF and they've been good! The chainsaw will get hot and quit cutting firewood at the lease but they are great for trimming lanes and cleaning up around the house. Saw works great for making brush piles at the lake as well.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:29 AM   #19
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I have the DeWalt version of the pole saw, hedge trimmer... both do a great job... If you're cutting firewood, you shouldn't get rid of your Stihl..
The 20v saw or bigger. I want one for the lake but dont want gas cause it will sit 3-4 months while we deer hunt. I also dont want to add yet another battery system and already have dewalt and craftsman
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:34 AM   #20
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I'm considering a new push mower and the ones that run on dinosaur bones are slim pickings what with all the new battery powered ones.
I may just get one but I ain't buyin into all that "green" bs. Took a lot of fossil fuels and rare earth materials to manufacture and ship those new fangled gadgets but that's ok. I wouldn't be buying it to be in the green crowd anyway.

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Old 07-26-2021, 10:42 AM   #21
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The 20v saw or bigger. I want one for the lake but dont want gas cause it will sit 3-4 months while we deer hunt. I also dont want to add yet another battery system and already have dewalt and craftsman

I have the 20V because that's what I already had for all my power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, etc... That little pruning pole saw is a cuttin' son of a gun AND it has an angled head which makes it easier to cut a limb from the top without getting pinched. In about 20 minutes the other day, I cut more limbs off 2 trees in the front yard than I could haul off in 4 hours!! Took 4 trips in my ATV trailer to haul them off to the back pasture burn pile!! did it on one battery.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:44 AM   #22
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I'm considering a new push mower and the ones that run on dinosaur bones are slim pickings what with all the new battery powered ones.
I may just get one but I ain't buyin into all that "green" bs. Took a lot of fossil fuels and rare earth materials to manufacture and ship those new fangled gadgets but that's ok. I wouldn't be buying it to be in the green crowd anyway.

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Hey I'm right there with you. I bought the lektrik battry version because they're lighter and convenient. Ain't got nuthin to do with the Al Gore movement with me!!
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:44 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=bakin7005;15719090]I'm considering a new push mower and the ones that run on dinosaur bones are slim pickings what with all the new battery powered ones.
I may just get one but I ain't buyin into all that "green" bs. Took a lot of fossil fuels and rare earth materials to manufacture and ship those new fangled gadgets but that's ok. I wouldn't be buying it to be in the green crowd anyway.

I bought the 80V Kobalt. The wife never mowed anything and she pretty much does all the mowing now days. It is whisper quiet..............
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:57 AM   #24
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I have the 20V because that's what I already had for all my power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, etc... That little pruning pole saw is a cuttin' son of a gun AND it has an angled head which makes it easier to cut a limb from the top without getting pinched. In about 20 minutes the other day, I cut more limbs off 2 trees in the front yard than I could haul off in 4 hours!! Took 4 trips in my ATV trailer to haul them off to the back pasture burn pile!! did it on one battery.
same here.

Thank you sir
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:02 AM   #25
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Got a makita here and itís a pretty good saw. Just went with Makita because thatís the platform Iím on. The original bar and chain is junk but switched to Oregon and itís all good now. As little as I use it, itís awfully handy to have.
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:03 AM   #26
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Battery is definitely the way of the future
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:46 PM   #27
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I have the 20V because that's what I already had for all my power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, etc... That little pruning pole saw is a cuttin' son of a gun AND it has an angled head which makes it easier to cut a limb from the top without getting pinched. In about 20 minutes the other day, I cut more limbs off 2 trees in the front yard than I could haul off in 4 hours!! Took 4 trips in my ATV trailer to haul them off to the back pasture burn pile!! did it on one battery.
I have the same one. I was so impressed I bought the weed eater. Not impressed at all with it.
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Old 07-27-2021, 06:04 AM   #28
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My dad bought the EGO pole saw and weed eater. Loves them.
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