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

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    • NOT YET
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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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Yep not yet, but they are getting better and better all the time. It’s all down to the battery technology in the whole, although certain members of this forum believe batteries can’t get any better than they currently are 😂

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7 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

Yep not yet, but they are getting better and better all the time. It’s all down to the battery technology in the whole, although certain members of this forum believe batteries can’t get any better than they currently are 😂

Agreed . Look how Tesla have come on with battery tech .  As it stands at the moment small saws , pruning size are quite good it seems . A 3120 equivalent with a 42" bar would take some doing  . But that does not mean it wont happen .  Look at the I.O.M. TT races coming up this May. Specifically the " Zero TT " race . Battery powered bikes doing almost a 130 MPH average speed lap !

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I would say yes in some applications   I bought a stihl MSA  200 for home logging, could not fault the saw for that use  but missed the noise  and decided I was to tight to have £600 quid plus of equipment sitting around  when £200 MS 181 does the same job

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On 15/04/2019 at 18:30, Stubby said:

You need a " not yet " button . 

You need a 'not till they nail the lid down on me " button ;) preferably after I have gone before  ;) k

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On 15/04/2019 at 19:11, Steve Bullman said:

Yep not yet, but they are getting better and better all the time. It’s all down to the battery technology in the whole, although certain members of this forum believe batteries can’t get any better than they currently are 😂

Do you mean me?     ☹️

 

Vid of thunderfoot explaining why batteries are as good as they're likely to get any time soon....  or why petrol power is the perfect fuel for use on small engines...   in fact most any engine...

 

The gist of the argument is condensing energy into ever smaller volumes creates instability, which in turn makes some batteries very dangerous if they combust....  

 

other than batteries are at the apex of their design thats not to say they aren't any good in a chainsaw....   if your starting early morning or of a weekend battery pruning chainsaws come into their own...    will they ever replace petrol chainsaws?....   unfortunately not...

 

Celia..............   you don't need bother investigating any further than this post by me...   it explains it all....    I wish battery powered small engines would become more useful and replace petrol engines...   unfortunately its never going to happen...pity.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Vespasian said:

or why petrol power is the perfect fuel for use on small engines...   in fact most any engine...

good job battery powered machines run on motors instead of engines then!

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Do you mean me?     ☹️
 
Vid of thunderfoot explaining why batteries are as good as they're likely to get any time soon....  or why petrol power is the perfect fuel for use on small engines...   in fact most any engine...
 
The gist of the argument is condensing energy into ever smaller volumes creates instability, which in turn makes some batteries very dangerous if they combust....  
 
other than batteries are at the apex of their design thats not to say they aren't any good in a chainsaw....   if your starting early morning or of a weekend battery pruning chainsaws come into their own...    will they ever replace petrol chainsaws?....   unfortunately not...
 
Celia..............   you don't need bother investigating any further than this post by me...   it explains it all....    I wish battery powered small engines would become more useful and replace petrol engines...   unfortunately its never going to happen...pity.
 
 

Vesp........ you sound paranoid cocker!

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