Welcome to the Arbtalk.co.uk | Discussion Forum for Arborists.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Chainsaw Carving Forum Discussion forum for chainsaw carving and other woodwork, discuss techniques and share pictures of your latest work here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14-02-17   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Wales
Posts: 62
another electric thread

Hi Everyone,

this question has been asked before but not for a few years (I trawled back to check, might have missed something though) and since technology has been galloping forwards, if you wanted a quiet chainsaw, not too expensive for carving small stuff in your garage/back garden, what would you go for? Any recommendations as to make and model? Could be hydraulic, battery, petrol or mains electric - something for home use that won't upset the dog/wife/nay-bour/council.............
stuckinthemud is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-17   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
codlasher's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Entirely mobile
Posts: 733
Re: another electric thread

I used an electric chainsaw to do a little hedge job some years back and I was most impressed. It coped with 6" fine and I trimmed the hedge down to 12' from about 20'.
I'd say an electric chainsaw would suit your needs perfectly. Now choice of which would be the dilemma! Probably Makita or Bosch as they are the electric tool specialists. Others may be too expensive for hobby use?
You have to be aware of the power lead at all times but that shouldn't cause a problem.
codlasher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-17   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
wisewood's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Formby,Merseyside
Posts: 2,003
Re: another electric thread

Stihl now do a range of cordless tools for non pro use. A lot cheaper than their pro cordless range.
Freelance artist and maker of sculpture and seating. Enquiries / commissions welcomed.
website Simon Archer Sculptor
blog http://wisewoodsblog.blogspot.com/
facebook https://www.facebook.com/Si.at.wisewoodsculptor
wisewood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-17   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2012, 2013
dervishcarving's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,034
Re: another electric thread

i started with electric, cheep one from B and Q. the biggest drawback is heat. You can only run them for a maximum period and then you have to let them cool down. I also found it hard to remember to re-fill the oil, but i am very forgetful
dervishcarving is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bout time i had meself a picture thread....thread. sean Picture Forum 146 27-01-17 07:14 PM
too excited to think of a good name for a thread, thread Stephen Blair Large equipment 14 24-01-13 05:16 PM
electric saw dervishcarving Chainsaws 4 12-12-12 03:31 PM
New electric saw! Ewan Murray General chat 1 09-07-12 07:21 PM

Find tree care advice

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0