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Old 09-02-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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it is interesting to see the responses. i first bought a black and decker battery and then got a worx plug in (304.1). i have yet to use a gas chainsaw. i am curious about the power difference. im going to borrow a gas and see how that goes. i have a lot of trees of varying sizes that i am cutting around my property to clear it out. the worx can fell any of the trees really but it does take a while cutting it down into smaller pieces to remove. for the money, that worx seems like a no brainer. 100 bucks and really easy to use (plus the extension cord).

the battery powered one is fine for stuff that is 3-4 inches or less. its pretty limited if you want to do more than that.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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it is interesting to see the responses. i first bought a black and decker battery and then got a worx plug in (304.1). i have yet to use a gas chainsaw. i am curious about the power difference. im going to borrow a gas and see how that goes. i have a lot of trees of varying sizes that i am cutting around my property to clear it out. the worx can fell any of the trees really but it does take a while cutting it down into smaller pieces to remove. for the money, that worx seems like a no brainer. 100 bucks and really easy to use (plus the extension cord).

the battery powered one is fine for stuff that is 3-4 inches or less. its pretty limited if you want to do more than that.
No comparison between a good gas powered chan saw like a Stihl or Husqvarna compared to the best battery operated saw. Like comparing apples to oranges however they both have there place and advantages.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Actually they never got back to us. Their son could have experience; which we doubt because they asked which kind to buy. We also do not know the age of the user. Hopefully they will get back and answer our questions. Yes; none of us want to see somebody hurt. I have sharpened chains for two customers that had accidents: One had forty stitches and one had almost sixty and it could have been worse. I always prided myself on how sharp I can sharpen one's chain. They are very dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. You can cut yourself pretty good just handling a new chain for your saw if you are not careful.

The saw is for cutting some part of the branches of two Magnolia trees that are robbing our plants from the sun. My grandson is 31 years old, and has cut the branches before with a saw we have that does not cut as well.

We also have a tree stump cut down in the ground about 8 feet long, with a diameter of about 7 to 8 inches that needs to be cut to dispose of it.

We appreciate all of your concerns, and are as worried as some of you are of the consequences, and take all precautions necessary to avoid a mishap.

All of you have been extraordinarily helpful with your information and concerns, and we appreciate it greatly.....Again, our sincere thanks to all.....
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The saw is for cutting some part of the branches of two Magnolia trees that are robbing our plants from the sun. My grandson is 31 years old, and has cut the branches before with a saw we have that does not cut as well.

We also have a tree stump cut down in the ground about 8 feet long, with a diameter of about 7 to 8 inches that needs to be cut to dispose of it.

We appreciate all of your concerns, and are as worried as some of you are of the consequences, and take all precautions necessary to avoid a mishap.

All of you have been extraordinarily helpful with your information and concerns, and we appreciate it greatly.....Again, our sincere thanks to all.....
In that case Tractor Supply has one sale on now: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...8+in.+Chainsaw. That is for a gas saw. Ace has a sale on an electric and I am sure that you will find other Labor Day sales at a lot of other stores. Good shopping and cut safe!
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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No comparison between a good gas powered chan saw like a Stihl or Husqvarna compared to the best battery operated saw. Like comparing apples to oranges however they both have there place and advantages.
there is always a comparison. have you used a plug in electric and a gas powered chainsaw?
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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If it is just an occasional limb it would be hard to go wrong with a simple bow saw... depending on species and how green these cheap hand saws cut very well...
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Huntsville
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If you hit a rock or nail it is better to grind your chain. It simply takes too long to file it out. I have the chainsaw grinder and I use to sharpen the chains when I had my shop. I also sold firewood at one time and I have cut hundreds of cords of wood in my lifetime. When cutting firewood I would sharpen my chains about two times with the file while in the woods. Then I would put them on my grinder to reset the angle and make the teeth uniform again.

As far as ethanol or leaded gas; I still use the cheapest gas available which is ethanol/gas blends available from the local stations. The leaded fuel runs about $24/gallon (if you add it up) - you are buying it in small cans. While all the manufacturers complain about the ethanol blends; they still have to make their products to run with currently available fuel.
Ethanol free is not the same as leaded. I don't know anyone who uses leaded gasoline in anything in the past couple of decades. If you meant 100% pure gasoline (ethanol-free) I would have to ask about the math.


Ethanol free gas locally is $3.05/gallon. A bottle of two cycle oil designed for 1 gallon of 50/50 mix is $2.99. That makes one gallon of 50/50 blend for the chainsaw $6.04.


1 gallon of Trufuel or similar 50/50 blend is $20+tax.


While manufacturers have made their engines work with ethanol, most still add in labels and notes stating that the use of ethanol-free is preferred if available.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Huntsville
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it is interesting to see the responses. i first bought a black and decker battery and then got a worx plug in (304.1). i have yet to use a gas chainsaw. i am curious about the power difference. im going to borrow a gas and see how that goes. i have a lot of trees of varying sizes that i am cutting around my property to clear it out. the worx can fell any of the trees really but it does take a while cutting it down into smaller pieces to remove. for the money, that worx seems like a no brainer. 100 bucks and really easy to use (plus the extension cord).

the battery powered one is fine for stuff that is 3-4 inches or less. its pretty limited if you want to do more than that.


Electric or battery don't have nearly the same power that a gas saw has..... Gas really is the way to go if you have a decent amount of work to do. I've had both, but I always go back to my gas chainsaw. Less cord to tangle in and much more maneuverability.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Ethanol free is not the same as leaded. I don't know anyone who uses leaded gasoline in anything in the past couple of decades. If you meant 100% pure gasoline (ethanol-free) I would have to ask about the math.


Ethanol free gas locally is $3.05/gallon. A bottle of two cycle oil designed for 1 gallon of 50/50 mix is $2.99. That makes one gallon of 50/50 blend for the chainsaw $6.04.


1 gallon of Trufuel or similar 50/50 blend is $20+tax.


While manufacturers have made their engines work with ethanol, most still add in labels and notes stating that the use of ethanol-free is preferred if available.
Thanks for the correction. I really do not use this fuel. I have looked at it in the stores. I have about fifteen different pieces of equipment that has small engines. I also try to keep fifteen to twenty gallons of gas around at all times. I really have not had problems with my 10% ethanol.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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The saw is for cutting some part of the branches of two Magnolia trees that are robbing our plants from the sun. My grandson is 31 years old, and has cut the branches before with a saw we have that does not cut as well.

We also have a tree stump cut down in the ground about 8 feet long, with a diameter of about 7 to 8 inches that needs to be cut to dispose of it.

We appreciate all of your concerns, and are as worried as some of you are of the consequences, and take all precautions necessary to avoid a mishap.

All of you have been extraordinarily helpful with your information and concerns, and we appreciate it greatly.....Again, our sincere thanks to all.....
Sounds like the saw would be used infrequently or for occasional use. I would then purchase a dependable electric chain saw, battery and charger, perhaps a Worx, Greenworks or Ego and in the future you could buy the compatible blower or string trimmer since you now have a battery and charger.

If using a gas chain saw infrequently, it increases the chances of having starting or carburetor issues. Almost less expensive to rent a saw when needed, this way it will run when needed.
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