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Offline yvesjv

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #15 on: Aug 31, 2021, 06:11:30 AM »
Next question would be chainsaw maintenance?
petrol vs battery

I have to run the petrol stihl every 3 to 4 weeks.
The petrol has to be mixed with the oil.
The petrol must have an additive in the 5litre jerry can added to stabilise when stored for long period.
etc

No idea about thebattery chainsaws...
 

Offline xcvator

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #16 on: Aug 31, 2021, 08:17:05 AM »
Next question would be chainsaw maintenance?
petrol vs battery

I have to run the petrol stihl every 3 to 4 weeks.
The petrol has to be mixed with the oil.
The petrol must have an additive in the 5litre jerry can added to stabilise when stored for long period.
etc

No idea about the battery chainsaws...

My batteries just sit untill I'm going to be using the saw, then put on charge while I'm driving.
After use, remove chain ( no tools needed) clean and replace but not tight, put bar sleeve back on.
Top up bar oil.
Put saw away


No petrol,no 2 stroke oil, no mixed fuel,no mess, no noise , no smell
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Offline VALKIE

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #17 on: Aug 31, 2021, 08:41:37 AM »
Next question would be chainsaw maintenance?
petrol vs battery

I have to run the petrol stihl every 3 to 4 weeks.
The petrol has to be mixed with the oil.
The petrol must have an additive in the 5litre jerry can added to stabilise when stored for long period.
etc

No idea about the battery chainsaws...

My batteries just sit untill I'm going to be using the saw, then put on charge while I'm driving.
After use, remove chain ( no tools needed) clean and replace but not tight, put bar sleeve back on.
Top up bar oil.
Put saw away


No petrol,no 2 stroke oil, no mixed fuel,no mess, no noise , no smell

Sounds much better
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Offline JackDriver

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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #18 on: Aug 31, 2021, 09:50:16 AM »
Quote from: xcvator link=topic=6747.msg57926#msg57926

My batteries just sit untill I'm going to be using the saw, then put on charge while I'm driving.
After use, remove chain ( no tools needed) clean and replace but not tight, put bar sleeve back on.
Top up bar oil.
Put saw away


No petrol,no 2 stroke oil, no mixed fuel,no mess, no noise , no smell

That's exactly why I got a battery chainsaw. If I was using one all day, every day, it might be different.
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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #19 on: Aug 31, 2021, 10:27:19 AM »
I have been using chainsaws for over 50 years, not professionally, just for home open fire needs ( about 10 cubic metres a year). Was very sceptical re battery chainsaws even for camping / occasional home use. Finally caved in and got a Makita ( because already had batteries n charger). For camping, I'll have the batt saw every time. If you want to go out bush to cut 1 or 2 tonnes of firewood, petrol saw is the only way. Both need to be regularly sharpened and bar oil supply meticulously maintained.
Cheers, Jack
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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #20 on: Aug 31, 2021, 05:09:02 PM »
I have a petrol Stihl but thought I would try a battery type to put in the caravan for firewood so I bought an 18v AEG for approx $400, took it away a few weeks ago on the Murray, cut enough wood for 4 days and the battery still had 75% charge left, also bought a spare battery from ebay for around $40, very happy with it.
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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #21 on: Aug 31, 2021, 06:15:28 PM »
Regardless of which brand of battery operated chainsaw, they have to be better than petrol due to how quiet they are, especially when camping. :occasion14:
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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #22 on: Aug 31, 2021, 07:23:47 PM »
Regardless of which brand of battery operated chainsaw, they have to be better than petrol due to how quiet they are, especially when camping. :occasion14:
Absolutely  agree. :hello2:
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Offline VALKIE

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #23 on: Aug 31, 2021, 07:38:32 PM »
Well

Thats me mind made up,

A Dewalt 12 inch chainsaw to go please.

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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #24 on: Sep 01, 2021, 03:39:55 PM »
I have a small Husqvarna that I bought for camping. We can never start the damn thing. I take it in to get looked at and the repairman kicks it over and says there is nothing wrong with it. It's probably our lack of experience or knowledge but we are not chain saw experts. I'm sorry that I didn't go battery.

 

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Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #25 on: Sep 01, 2021, 04:23:14 PM »
I bought one of these from the big green toy shop.

I already had a battery and charger so just had to add the chain oil.

Seems ok for the price and for chopping some camping firewood.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-one-18v-cordless-chainsaw-skin-only_p3380992
 

Offline veekay

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #26 on: Sep 01, 2021, 07:26:57 PM »
Plus 1 for the Ryobi One+.
I already had a bunch of the green tools and batteries so it made sense.
I do have a light petrol Echo saw and a larger Husqvarna, but the electric ones are getting pretty good, leave no fuel smells in the car, and don't advertise your wood gathering through the whole valley.

You could also consider a silky saw if it's for occasional use, no battery or fuel needs!

-Dave.
 

Offline xcvator

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #27 on: Sep 01, 2021, 07:45:16 PM »
Plus 1 for the Ryobi One+.
I already had a bunch of the green tools and batteries so it made sense.
I do have a light petrol Echo saw and a larger Husqvarna, but the electric ones are getting pretty good, leave no fuel smells in the car, and don't advertise your wood gathering through the whole valley.

You could also consider a silky saw if it's for occasional use, no battery or fuel needs!

-Dave.

Just had a look at them but couldn't see a key hole or on/off switch   :dontknow:
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Offline wj957

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #28 on: Sep 01, 2021, 08:57:22 PM »
Look harder, the "ON" switch is right next to the elbow grease.
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Offline yvesjv

Re: Chainsaws.
« Reply #29 on: Sep 02, 2021, 06:37:51 AM »
Went with the petrol variant due to cyclone seasons.
Last time a cyclone hit and we had to clean up the aftermath, all petrol chainsaws in and around Darwin were sold out and Bunnings had electric ones left.
They don't help much when power lines are down.  :evil6:

From the input in this thread, appears battery chainsaws are worth it as long as source of power is available ( inc solar?) and a spare is always charged.
 

 

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