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Has anyone got a significant length of time on a corded saw? If you look after them, will they last a lifetime? Obviously the cheapo Screwfix ones aren't going to survive solid use, but would a Stihl be worth the investment? 

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Well I have a Stihl E140 that I was given 7 or 8 years ago when it was at least 20 years old and it's been brilliant.  I've invoked the thermal cutout a few times without apparent harm but then that's what it's for - to prevent harm.

I can't say how much use it's had; mine's irregular in both frequency and intensity.

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Have an older version of a  Makita UC4051 without the new easy chain tensioner. Used it  for yrs  fairly regulary to cut up firewood. The  only thing replaced so far is the carbon brushes and new chains and a sprocket. Husky model looks identical to the makita.

 

 

 

Currently stihl dont see there best corded saws in UK and the top models are very expensive:

 

 

 

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The high-quality electric chainsaws by STIHL convince hobby gardeners as well as professionals with their quietness and...

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, peds said:

Has anyone got a significant length of time on a corded saw? If you look after them, will they last a lifetime? Obviously the cheapo Screwfix ones aren't going to survive solid use, but would a Stihl be worth the investment? 

I have a Makita corded, and it's cut more timber so far that some petrol ones do in a lifetime. Can't fault it. 

5 hours ago, Stere said:

Batteries best niche atm i reckon is toppers and as an alternative for the "odd job" small saw. snedding fencing smaller jobs etc.

 

Cross cutting a load of cord /firewood will drain batteries  fast so suits corded better imo if mains is availble.

 

Offcorse  both saws & petrol is even better.

 

 

 

A few branches to cut up - cordless .

 

A big pile of larger meduim diamter stuff - get the corded out.

 

Large diameter rounds of hardwoods -  petrol.

 

 

I agree entirely with that. 

1 hour ago, Stere said:

Have an older version of a  Makita UC4051 without the new easy chain tensioner. Used it  for yrs  fairly regulary to cut up firewood. The  only thing replaced so far is the carbon brushes and new chains and a sprocket. Husky model looks identical to the makita.

 

 

 

Currently stihl dont see there best corded saws in UK and the top models are very expensive:

 

 

 

WWW.STIHL.COM

The high-quality electric chainsaws by STIHL convince hobby gardeners as well as professionals with their quietness and...

 

Not needed to replace brushes on mine, just chains, bar and sprocket. 

 

 

 

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Starting to see a small fan club building up for the Stihl battery saw. I believe its the start of electric technology which can only get better. Same thing happened with joinery tools in the 1990s when I bought my first drill. They were rubbish at the beginning but now they are great. I will need to try mine with my backpack and let you know how I get on with it once the snow disappears. 😉

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Any easy way to test % of battery degradation?

 

Im sure my makita 5.0ah ones don't last quite as  long now after 2yr use, as compared to when they were new.

 

With the price on thoose backpacks would be nice to be able to test in few yrs time how well they are performing compared to new.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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