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In fact any electric saw if left out in the rain.  Has anybody had a problem?

I knackered my Bosch Cordless drill after trying to use it after it had been caught out in just a small shower

i wondered if Stihl had waterproofed the batteries somehow 

I will borrow my wife’s hair drier and give the battery a day or two before I next use it

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If you are using a product with an exposed grill, it would be right to protect it. :) If It's causing problems, why not try to avoid the rain? Precautions can be taken. Exercise caution, knowing that power tools always carry such risks. Stay well please. :) 

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I am well aware of the problems of battery tools and rain after losing my Bosch cordless due to carelessness but in this case I had left the saw with a colleague as I had to do another job expecting him to put the saw and battery under cover after work but he did not, probably because it is so dry here over the last few weeks as we have had no rain

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The stihl hedgetrimmers are not waterproof, nor are the saws. Main reason I didn't get one. Its too often I arrive to a soaked leylandii hedge and within seconds of starting the trimmer is saturated. Big turn off for me with the battery kit.

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With my hs86 unit with ap300 battery . I have used it in light rain but also used in heavy rain about 7 or 8 times and still working fine (I wrapped it in a few bags and tape it up)

generally they are not recommended for any wet though 

i was tempted at buying more cordless kit but this puts me off a lot but saying that the unit has had a lot of use and remains my preferred cutter (usually got about 3 in van then see what weather is doing )

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