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View Poll Results: Chainsaws: What Brand do You Use? And Why?

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  • Stihl

    34 41.46%
  • Husqvarna (from a Dealer)

    30 36.59%
  • Japanese (Tanaka, Shindaiwa, etc.)

    0 0%
  • Chinese (any Big Box Store Brand; Husky, Jonsered, Earthquake, BlueMax, etc.)

    13 15.85%
  • Other: I know I missed a few, Just post it below

    7 8.54%
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Chainsaws: What do You Have?

  1. #1301
    Lifer nt650hawk's Avatar
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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    as you are well aware. it is most always fuel or spark related. mostly fuel with my experience

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    Member Tom M's Avatar
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    Dec 2012

    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Thought I'd post on my experience with cordless vs gas chainsaws. I have a 1980 Husqvarna Rancher 44 that works well once I get it running. It has a non-safety chain that throws big chips and cuts great.

    I wanted a cordless leaf blower and decided to get a cordless chainsaw that runs on the same battery system since the Husky has been a little reluctant to run well lately. I bought the Greenworks Pro 60v blower and their 18" chainsaw so I'd have two batteries and two chargers.

    I've used the saw a few times now to clear out blowdowns on some local hiking and biking trails. It cuts very well, but not quite as fast as my gas saw with the more aggressive chain. It's a little lighter than the Husky but not by much, maybe 1/2 lb. It was easier to put in a pack with the battery removed for lugging it a couple miles out into the woods so that was nice.

    The biggest difference that I found was when I got the bar pinched in a leaner. I had wedges to free it but I still had to tug on the saw to get it out, and that's when I noticed how much more the plastic frame flexes vs the cast aluminum Husky frame. No doubt the Husky is the sturdier tool.

    The instant starting and lack of noise from the electric was really nice, especially when I didn't want to draw attention to the fact that I was cutting the blowdowns without specific permission from the conservation commission. A few neighbors and abutters came through with their dogs while I was doing it and thanked me profusely.

    So far I'd say that if I was still cutting and burning many cords of firewood per year I would probably stick with a gas saw. For an occasional user like me who only needs it a few times a year I think the cordless saw is fine.

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    Junior Member PurplePackage's Avatar
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    Chelmsford, MA

    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Try a battery powered saw, you will like it.

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    Angry Gumball RandyO's Avatar
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    Jul 2001
    Farmington, NH

    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I just bought a Timberline Sharpener, I'll try it out tomorrow

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