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Mains electric chainsaw

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Hi

i am thinking of going into the shed to cut

up logs in the dark and rain

so considering the most powerful  stihl mains electric  saw

 

it says 2.1 kW power consumption

does that mean it is equivalent to a 2.1 kW output petrol saw ?

 

if so that would be enough

 

any first hand experience or opinions welcome

 

thanks

 

 

 

 

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You may not need the top of the range saw:  I have a mid range (I think) 25-year old leccy Stihl saw and it's brilliant.  Don't let 'electric' convince you it'll be gutless.

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Haven't tried the Stihl, but I've got a 2kw mains electric titan chainsaw. Cost me £50. Only had fairly light use as most of my chopping isn't in range of a plug, but it does a good job and cuts surprisingly well.

 

Don't forget to fill up the chain oil as it won't run out of fuel to remind you!

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Just now, sandspider said:

 

 

Don't forget to fill up the chain oil as it won't run out of fuel to remind you!

Good point; my saw has a tiny oil tank.

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I have a couple they are dream to use for firewood. process mine in the summer i have solar panels so it cost me nothing in leccy to use them. cheapo ones aldi and titan.

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Got a little Black and Decker mains saw for using in the summer when people are in their gardens and a ported 395 is a bit loud. Works OK and fills the log store!

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17 minutes ago, spudulike said:

Got a little Black and Decker mains saw for using in the summer when people are in their gardens and a ported 395 is a bit loud. Works OK and fills the log store!

Not as much fun though.

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Handle before buying. Dad’s Stihl mains electric saw has an uncomfortably fat rear handle. Very tiring to use.

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