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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.............

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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.


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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

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