Jump to content
JT19

Battery powered chainsaws

Recommended Posts

12 hours ago, Scottish Cleaning Service said:

You would get about 30 chains from a 100 foot reel which will cost £325 for Stihl. So less than £11 a chain, the split links come with the reel. You could buy Rotatech chain for £200 so would be less than £7 a chain. If you like tinkering about and have plenty of work then go for it. I sharpen my chains with a small grinder, it only takes minutes.

Thanks, I don't have the work for them, it's the convenience that appeals to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I got a Makita one. Just cut some horse chestnut up  and it went through  it like butter!  I know horse chestnut not the hardest of  wood but it was fairly big rounds. 

I'm pleased with it.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Stere said:

My 18v makita doesn't have one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine does have the idiots tensioner. But it’s been fine really. Haven’t had problems with it going loose and on the odd occasion I have a chain derail it’s nice to be able to put it back and tension without having to walk to the truck to get tools etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 25/03/2021 at 22:47, Stere said:

Meh look very slow 😏

 

 

It may be slow but my Makita Duc254 would be into a second 6ah battery after that amount if cutting.

Ive just got the Parkside pole chainsaw and for 40quid its brilliant.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, slim reaper said:

It may be slow but my Makita Duc254 would be into a second 6ah battery after that amount if cutting.

Ive just got the Parkside pole chainsaw and for 40quid its brilliant.

Spot on, I got one for tidying up a eucalyptus at home. Thought for forty quid, I could throw it away at the end if it was rubbish. Still going strong and for the money, unbeatable. 

 

Their chainsaw is also a useful tool for domestic use. Ideal for a spot of tidying up or sorting brash. I cleared a 30 metre x 4 metre laurel hedge out with mine, no problems. Got through a lot of battery charges but didn't matter. You get roughly the same time working with two batteries as it takes to charge one if not continuously cutting. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.