No doubt electric motors have a lot of torque and pretty quick accelerationNot to hijack this thread,, but these are my experiences with some corded saws. I've had the MSE180 & MSE220 Stihls, as well as the Makita, Milwaukee (old all metal) and a small Echo rated at a ridiculous 3.25 horsepower. Also an old Sears Craftsman 12 Amp. The Stihls are the best with the Makita in a close third to to MSE180. The Makita is the only one with variable speed. The 220 Stihl and Milwaukee run regular 3/8 and have the torque to pull it. The Sears was weak and pretty much junk. The Echo is ok for an occasional homeowner, though new it had issues with the triggers connection. It sure AIN'T no 3.25 horses though. The Milwaukee had very low chain speed, but high torque. And the 220 cut like 70cc power with less chain speed. I'd love to see the new MSE250 vs the 220, which is heavier with Mag casting in its construction. I haven't run my Stihl E30 yet. At 50 lbs (powerhead only) give or take, I'm in no hurry to either, though it runs 1/2" chipper chain.You can see some electric saw comparison video's at my YouTube channel "sawfun1"