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Cordless chainsaws #1046267 04/13/20 07:58 PM
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For almost 40 years (over 35 years for sure) I have carried a chainsaw in my 4x4 when going off road.
My current Stilh chainsaw was bought in the mid/late 1980's
My current pickup is on its last legs and for the short term I am going with an suv (Xterra)
Been there, done that with a gas chainsaw smelling up an suv.
I am thinking of getting a cordless chainsaw and wonder if any of you have experience with one.
I am thinking of about a 12 inch bar


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Re: Cordless chainsaws [Re: coyotebc] #1046268 04/13/20 10:04 PM
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I picked up the Echo 58V last year to help clean up the land I bought. That thing is a little beast! My dad has a Stihl that's the same size. I haven't noticed any difference. But I'm not going after big trees or processing a crap ton of wood so YMMV. It goes through wood just fine. I've cut up a few trees that were a little smaller than the blade.

When you think about run time keep in mind that it's only killing the battery when it's running. Finger off the trigger and it's not running. So 4 hours of work you should still have plenty of power. You won't actually be running the chainsaw for the whole 4 hours. Again I only work with it a couple hours at a time but I don't think I've ever been lower than 3/4 charge.

It seems to be built well enough but mine started leaking chain oil from somewhere. I haven't tried to figure out why yet.

No gas... Quiet... Very little maintenance. Always ready to go...

I can charge it in my truck with the power inverter. Everything I need to run the chainsaw is always in my truck not stops anywhere.


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I have wondered about them as well. Thanks for your insight lazi. wink


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Re: Cordless chainsaws [Re: lazi] #1046280 04/14/20 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lazi
I picked up the Echo 58V last year to help clean up the land I bought. That thing is a little beast! My dad has a Stihl that's the same size. I haven't noticed any difference. But I'm not going after big trees or processing a crap ton of wood so YMMV. It goes through wood just fine. I've cut up a few trees that were a little smaller than the blade.

When you think about run time keep in mind that it's only killing the battery when it's running. Finger off the trigger and it's not running. So 4 hours of work you should still have plenty of power. You won't actually be running the chainsaw for the whole 4 hours. Again I only work with it a couple hours at a time but I don't think I've ever been lower than 3/4 charge.

It seems to be built well enough but mine started leaking chain oil from somewhere. I haven't tried to figure out why yet.

No gas... Quiet... Very little maintenance. Always ready to go...

I can charge it in my truck with the power inverter. Everything I need to run the chainsaw is always in my truck not stops anywhere.

Thanks
I will still have my old Stilh (16 inch bar) and an even older McCullough with a 22 inch bar for the bigger stuff.
This would primarily be a truck/camp saw.
Years ago I had a little homelite chainsaw with a 12 inch blade for 4x4'ing, I never should have gotten rid of it


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Re: Cordless chainsaws [Re: coyotebc] #1046281 04/14/20 06:29 AM
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The only non-gas saws that I have are a few electric saws of various lengths.


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Re: Cordless chainsaws [Re: coyotebc] #1046283 04/14/20 11:05 AM
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When Mom and Dad did the RV thing (wintering a couple years in Florida anda couple in Texas) dad had a 14 (I think) inch electric chainsaw and just loved it. It worked, for him, just as good as a gas one.

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I just hook up my 2,000 watt power inverter to my battery and go to it. My 14" and 10" pole saws work just fine.


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Re: Cordless chainsaws [Re: coyotebc] #1046316 04/15/20 12:16 AM
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The area around my property got hit by a bad tornado a few months ago. News is saying it got hit again over the weekend. The last time it hit I just had a few trees down. About a mile before me it looked like somebody just walked down the road and push every tree right over.
About a mile up the road from me it looked like somebody rolled a giant bowlings ball through the woods. It was pretty crazy.

I have no idea what to expect when I get there but the little Echo may be getting a serious workout. With all this stuff going on I think I will still look at a corded chain saw that can live permenantly in the truck and plug straight to the inverter. I also toyed with the idea of getting a way more powerful gas chainsaw to start on the handful of big trees that I have down around the property.

On the plus side... Somebody's metal siding landed on my property. I guess it's mine now lol. If everything looks okay I may go find that siding and build some sort of hunting blind if it's not in too bad of shape.


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Originally Posted by Private Klink
I just hook up my 2,000 watt power inverter to my battery and go to it. My 14" and 10" pole saws work just fine.

Some of them are quite good, however I am looking for a small cordless


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Re: Cordless chainsaws [Re: lazi] #1046318 04/15/20 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lazi
The area around my property got hit by a bad tornado a few months ago. News is saying it got hit again over the weekend. The last time it hit I just had a few trees down. About a mile before me it looked like somebody just walked down the road and push every tree right over.
About a mile up the road from me it looked like somebody rolled a giant bowlings ball through the woods. It was pretty crazy.

I have no idea what to expect when I get there but the little Echo may be getting a serious workout. With all this stuff going on I think I will still look at a corded chain saw that can live permenantly in the truck and plug straight to the inverter. I also toyed with the idea of getting a way more powerful gas chainsaw to start on the handful of big trees that I have down around the property.

On the plus side... Somebody's metal siding landed on my property. I guess it's mine now lol. If everything looks okay I may go find that siding and build some sort of hunting blind if it's not in too bad of shape.

Like I said I still have my 2 gas chainsaws, so I may wait a while and see if they ever drop In price


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I am glad you are safe lazi. SO sorry for all the loss of life in that terrible storm.


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