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This interests me very very little - I’m sure there is a plethora of information available on the subject but I don’t have the inclination to look for it unfortunately. Hopefully someone has recently done the legwork and is happy to enlighten me! 

 

We need an electric chainsaw and a couple of batteries for a job next week - it needs to be a groundsaw but is only cutting very small stuff. 

 

Which is the best system currently available, all things considered? I’ll probably also invest in a hedge cutter (as I’ve heard that they are actually pretty good in general) and possibly a brushcutter as one would also be useful on this job. I’m as much (if not more) interested in the battery side of things - I don’t want to buy something that is superseded/redundant in 12 months time so who offers the most up to date system? 

 

Many thanks in advance for the overwhelming feedback and assistance!!!

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I have a Husqvarna 536 LiXP and I use the standard battery that came with it. It will go through 10" oak at a push. The battery on eco mode will run out in under half an hour and obviously the harder you work it the quicker the battery will drain

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I have more insight into stihl than husqvarna and I can tell you that stihl are investing heavily in their battery range and the technology that goes with it. Exciting things to come for sure, and the batteries won’t be redundant for quite some time I wouldn’t imagine. I’d go stihl personally 

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I have recently bought the Stihl MSA 140 C , fantastic bit of kit and very capable .the battery (300) will last enough to cut a Bulk bag of logs, the top handles lasts much longer. 

 

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Stihl msa200 with the 300 batteries.
Great bit of kit, the only issue is I hate sharpening the tiny little chains.

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Thanks for the input guys!

 

The MSA200 looks the favourite so far. I’d be tempted to also buy a HSA94 30’’ hedge cutter (which is £350ish plus vat bare/no battery, so not particularly cheap) as it seems to share the same batteries as the saw but am I correct in thinking you need to also throw another £100 plus at it for a connecting lead?! Are Stihl really trying to take the mickey here?

This is the minefield I’m trying to get my head around - I don’t want to invest in a particular system and find myself bent over each time I consider expanding it.

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2 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

I have more insight into stihl than husqvarna and I can tell you that stihl are investing heavily in their battery range and the technology that goes with it. Exciting things to come for sure, and the batteries won’t be redundant for quite some time I wouldn’t imagine. I’d go stihl personally 

Do you know if they have extra capacity batteries imminent Steve? I guess they probably hold them back until they lose market share to competitors with better batteries (says the cynic in me!)... 

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We just picked up the Makita for around half the price of the big 2. Safe to say Makita knows a thing or two about battery technology and you could have a pile of spare batteries with it for the price of the other two. It's amazingly capable and is going to get way more use than I thought.

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