I can't remember what the metric was, but I think he used a 6AH battery in the dewalt vs one tank of fuel in the MS260. What was cut was what the dewalt cut with one charge vs one fuel fill on the 260. He got about 3 times the amount of sawing that the battery saw did with the gas saw.Not a big WS fan, but I will try to get around to watching it.
What are the metrics used to choose a saw? Just power? Cost? Run time? Weight? Etc.
What are the convenience advantages of one versus another?
Is a DeWalt battery saw a fair competition to a STIHL MS260 because they have the same length bar? Or is it more in the class of a 30-40cc saw?
I worked ductile on commerial waterline for years.Similar tool (hold on to your man card):
Kinda long winded...Similar tool (hold on to your man card):
It’s still comparing apples and parsnips. He could have done the test inside his garage and then determined that the MS260 was a monoxide hazard.I can't remember what the metric was, but I think he used a 6AH battery in the dewalt vs one tank of fuel in the MS260. What was cut was what the dewalt cut with one charge vs one fuel fill on the 260. He got about 3 times the amount of sawing that the battery saw did with the gas saw.
I do think that they have their place. Was asking milwaukee to build a tophandle that I could use while stuffing the wood chipper and trim one or a dozen tree branches. I don't think they're for cutting firewood though.It’s still comparing apples and parsnips. He could have done the test inside his garage and then determined that the MS260 was a monoxide hazard.
Bottom line is that battery saws are less powerful, but very quiet and convenient. If you’re just cutting down a Christmas tree or getting rid of a few downed limbs after a storm they’re awesome. If you’re splitting wood and need a saw for that occasional log that wants to shred or gives you trouble they’re great too. It’s super convenient to be able to pickup your saw, cut for 10 seconds and then put it down again without having to start a gas engine. If you’re spending hours felling and bucking trees or you have really big wood to cut, then they’re not a good choice.
I have the greenworks/ kobalt 80v saws. I love that all I have to do is push the on button and pull the trigger. It is great for when you are starting and stopping a lot. I use it to trim my mature pepper and oak trees. Most cuts are under 12 inches. Plenty of power and battery life.Which brand / models? Any other pros and cons you can share for folks who might be looking to make a similar purchase?
Thanks. There is a lot of confusion and misinformation on chaps and corded electric or battery powered chainsaws. Of course it is important to remember that chaps may not protect against all saws in every situation. But your comments are consistent with what STIHL posts on their website:Guys, as regards battery saws and how well chainsaw protection works against them, check out this video I put together -
Can you post the video to YouTube or similar and then just post a link to it on the forum? That is how most videos are shared here.Finally found the original video although it won't seem to let me upload it for some reason! Give me a shout if you want a copy or have any questions.