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Chainsaw Use In Arboriculture

Chainsaw Use In Arboriculture  

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  1. 1. Can electric/battery chainsaws replace petrol chainsaws?

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    • NO
      3

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  • Poll closed on 04/05/19 at 15:00

Doing an Investigative Project at college on whether battery/electric chainsaws can replace fuel chainsaws and need the opinions of people in the industry to use in my work...



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No st the moment but that may well change within 5 to ten years.

i think you need more options than just yes or no

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At some point in the future it will... But at the moment I would not use battery power for any of my petrol equipment as I don't think it is anywhere near up to it.

Another reason I would be loathed to go that way is because I can quantify and claim my petrol costs in my accounts for usage for this equipment.. But I can't for charging up my Makita Battery kit. My accountant won't won't let me claim speculative amounts or un receipted amounts. So they is a serious incentive not to go battery powered even if the kit was up to it.

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Buy a battery saw and a new accountant Jamie!  If you put through £50 a month on battery charging, if there is ever an investigation, the tax man will just want proof of how much it takes to charge a battery saw.  If your math is right, all good.  Whatever you are out by, he will want the different plus interest it’s that simple.

  In my tax investigation he allowed me 60% of my council tax, I’ve put that through ever since and that was 6 years ago.

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Currently no. The battery technology is not advanced enough to produce a commercial saw equivalent to anything over 50cc yet.

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3 hours ago, Stephen Blair said:

  In my tax investigation he allowed me 60% of my council tax,

If I understand you correctly you have been claiming 60% of the council tax of your home for the portion used for business, if so be very wary as when you come to sell the business portion will not be allowed against any capital gain.

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