Electric Chain saws!

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 21:54
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Have never seen a chain saw perform so well for its size as this makita electric Jobbie a customer was using,as we cleared his property. Running off his honda gennie ,the thing was flying through logs up to 400mm diameter time and time again!, No noise to attract the unwanted..LOL...the only draw back was you had to keep a good eye on the lead, Very impressive little saw. and for around $200 if you own a good gennie why stuff around with little petrol ones that clog up, start when they feel like it,and cost twice as much.?


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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 22:08

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 22:08
G'Day Axle,

Sorry but electric chainsaws are for whimps!

No electric saw even comes close my Stihl MS390.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 22:35

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 22:35
Lol....Mate, ...thats only what you think!


Your Stihl....would look still after this thing


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 06:48

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 06:48
G'day Axle,
I am surprised the husqvarna mob did not have some thing to say. Actually they are a real good saw too.
Seriously though if you don't use ethanol fuel & use fuel stabilizer in a petrol saw it won't ever let you down. Also no matter what saw you have keeping the chain sharp is the key to getting a long life out of the saw as well.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:02

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:02
My money is on 3 1/2 kw of Stihl vs about 2kw of electric chainsaw.



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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:04

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:04
Agree Stu, The chain on this thing was like a razor, and they spin pretty fast as well .....Good for small jobs where you don't want any noise.

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:39

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:39
Yes I've had one for a few years, works well, like axle said was good for the places you aren't supposed to have one.
But what is even better for stealth mode and is totally legal anywhere is a cordless Dewalt 18v recipro saw with a 300mm bush saw blade!
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 08:42

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 08:42
Hi Ozhumvee,
Got one of them what a good idea but I haven't seen a 300 mm blade around, I'll see what I can find. The 200 mm blades I have with it would cut a reasonable size log.
Thanks for the idea.

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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:03

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:03
Hi Axle

Was the electric chain saw cutting green timber or dry? My electric is hopeless on dry wood hence me getting at petrol saw as well.

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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:28

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:28
G/Day Phil, The larger stuff was green,....Up to 100mm dead was ok.


Good enough to cut dead fire wood, But lets face it dead timber is hard on all saws, Need to sharpen or replace chain regulary.


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:25

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:25
I have a small MS180 also which I use for firewood up in the Mallee.

Due to all the sand in the timber I have a carbide tip chain on that one so it stays sharp for ages. Make sure you don't hit the ground otherwise that will dull it real fast.

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Reply By: Member - Lachy T - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:07

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:07
We carry a small still, (MS180), fits great in the back of the truck. My mates with big huski's had a good laugh at the so called "ham slicer" until I had to cut one of their huski's out of the log they got it pinched in, (operator error, but still a good chance to rub it in). As for fuel? The chainsaw gets spoilt and runs on premium, the same as our water ski boat, for the extra $1 it costs me for the tank seems worth it and it hasn't skipped a beat yet. (Touch wood)

For stealth mode I simply carry a 550mm bush/bow saw. IMHO I'm not old yet so I don't mind a small amount of manual labor when stealth mode is needed.

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Reply By: Grant L - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:50

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:50
This posts need a bit of a sharpen!
"husky the only way to go"
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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 11:01

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 11:01
Lol..........

I knew it was only a matter of time!
Just like the Ford vs Holden.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:05

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:05
Axle,

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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:50

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:50
LoL!!...... could have some fun with that one!


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:53

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 14:53
Ha Ha!!

That's hilarious
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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 15:03

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 15:03
Hey Wayne,

I think the tooth angle & raker depth is not quite right.

Maybe you need some instruction on how to sharpen your chain correctly!! Maybe an idea to see if the dealer can sort it for you.

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Follow Up By: OutBack Wanderers - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:39

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:39
I bought one of those top-of-the-line electric saw for $15,000.00

Best deal ever, the saw was $250

The extension cord $14,750.00

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Reply By: Member - G.T. - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 15:58

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 15:58
Agree! And they start 1st time every time! Regards G.T.
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