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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Philbert, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Sorry if this has been posted already.

    Try to figure out the German, and click on the videos on the right hand side.
    Looks pretty cool for trimming. Note the auxiliary belt pack for longer cutting (still could run out of bar oil while up in the tree).

    Die neue STIHL Akku-Motors├Ąge MSA 160 C-BQ | STIHL

    Philbert

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    open the link n google chrome and it will translate the german for ya
     
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    logging22 Cuttin to live, livin to cut

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    Who is gonna be the first to mod this one?:dizzy:
     
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    What are you going to do - mount a capacitor on it for bursts of cutting power? Get some alligator clips and hook it up to line voltage when doing utility clearance?


    OK - I was lazy - looks like they sell it in English also in the UK!

    MSA 160 C-BQ - Innovative new cordless chain saw

    Edit: The UK site does not have the cool videos that the German site does.

    Philbert
     
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    logging22 Cuttin to live, livin to cut

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    You know. Dual batteries. Extra long power cord. Maybe nuke fuel cells. Who knows.:msp_rolleyes:
     
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    My good friend in Mississippi who owns a stihl dealership, tried one out when he was on a German Stihl trip last winter. He was pretty impressed with it and he thinks he is going to end up buying one for himself.
     
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    Well . . . you could take 3 motorcycle batteries into the woods with you, or if you own a Toyota Prius . . . .
    The ham radio guys are always doing creative things with power supplies and they might have fun with this.

    Seriously, it would be interesting to hear if any tree guys find this useful as a climbing saw for light trimming. Quieter, no rope to pull, not a top handle, uses 1/4" chain, 4.9 kg (10.8#) with larger battery. I'll bet the ice carvers will love it.

    $500 - $960 (converted to $US) depending upon the battery and charger - not inexpensive.

    Philbert
     
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    logging22 Cuttin to live, livin to cut

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    500-960?? Ouch. That hurts.
     
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    I'd think there would be a market for it for timber frame and log home builders also.
     
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    It's cordless. No cashless. Anything with the '$TIHL' name on it is $$$.

    You want cheap, buy this (below) at a famous, non-sponsor, on-line book store for $83.

    Philbert

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    The videos on the German site show it being used for carpentry work.

    Philbert
     
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    Throw a PowerSharp on that thing!
     
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    The saw is part of a family of new tools, hedge trimmer and leaf blower. I had a look at the hedge trimmer and it was a substantial peice of gear. There is even a battery powered lawnmower !
     
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    yea but i like the 2cycle engine noise hehehe:msp_thumbsup:
     
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    I wonder about it's sideways balance and if they'll come out with a gear drive version. Seriously though, noise can be an issue in town and battery technology is improving.
     
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    Get an iPod and a WAV file.

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    It will be much less than 500$, but you have to buy the battery and charger separately.

    It will use 1/4" chain so it will cut very smooth.
     
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    Thanks for the link - 'Search' does not always find these similar threads.

    Interesting to see the top handled Makita in there. And, as in this thread, the quick speculation about modding the saws.

    Will be interesting to hear feedback from users.

    Philbert
     
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