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The Makita 36v saw ( with ten or twelve inch bars ) is very good, but not in the same league as the  professional saws like Stihl and Husky. ( In my humble opinion). I wouldn't be parted from mine, but I have loads of Makita tools already, so it made sense to get that one. 

Years ago, my son bought a Makita corded chainsaw, and it's been unbelievable. Cuts like a petrol, and very quiet. Until checking out some other models, I'd expected to replace it with another Makita, but I see that many other makes have significantly bigger motors. Although I've never felt the Makita was lacking oomph, it's food for thought. 

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2 hours ago, doobin said:

I've not found any electric saw to be really powerful compared to a proper petrol saw. The Makita is value for money though.

No, its not really powerful, good for wee jobs and clogging up sub 12" logs and the small tree jobs he did in London. 


I realise Im contradicting myself here. :D Lets say I found it surprisingly powerful for a Saw run off a couple of batteries. He had Makita Cordless tools so has loads of batteries and chargers so was a no brainer getting a Makita bare unit over Stihl. 

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