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Cordless chainsaw #4758420
05/16/18 05:59 AM
05/16/18 05:59 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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I have an older Tornado cordless chainsaw that is probably an 8" saw, perfect for one handed use to cut scrub. Battery is NiCD and needs to be rebuilt for $50 to $60.

Or I see some new 10" cordless chain saws that at LiIon for a little over $120 but unsure if I could run them one handed.

I have two 20" gas chain saws to cut down trees.

I live in the woods and wife wants the areas of the woods visable from the house or drive beautified. You know the drill, happy wife, happy life.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
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Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758427
05/16/18 06:12 AM
05/16/18 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
I have an older Tornado cordless chainsaw that is probably an 8" saw, perfect for one handed use to cut scrub. Battery is NiCD and needs to be rebuilt for $50 to $60.

Or I see some new 10" cordless chain saws that at LiIon for a little over $120 but unsure if I could run them one handed.

I have two 20" gas chain saws to cut down trees.

I live in the woods and wife wants the areas of the woods visable from the house or drive beautified. You know the drill, happy wife, happy life.


I used one of these at work and liked it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Vo..._-301122950-_-N


Anything can happen
The tallest towers be overturned
Those in high places be daunted
Those overlooked regarded
- Seamus Heaney
Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: 123Saab] #4758461
05/16/18 06:58 AM
05/16/18 06:58 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
Donald  Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Originally Posted By: Donald
I have an older Tornado cordless chainsaw that is probably an 8" saw, perfect for one handed use to cut scrub. Battery is NiCD and needs to be rebuilt for $50 to $60.

Or I see some new 10" cordless chain saws that at LiIon for a little over $120 but unsure if I could run them one handed.

I have two 20" gas chain saws to cut down trees.

I live in the woods and wife wants the areas of the woods visable from the house or drive beautified. You know the drill, happy wife, happy life.


I used one of these at work and liked it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Vo..._-301122950-_-N


Easy to use one handed for limbing?


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Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758475
05/16/18 07:19 AM
05/16/18 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Originally Posted By: Donald
I have an older Tornado cordless chainsaw that is probably an 8" saw, perfect for one handed use to cut scrub. Battery is NiCD and needs to be rebuilt for $50 to $60.

Or I see some new 10" cordless chain saws that at LiIon for a little over $120 but unsure if I could run them one handed.

I have two 20" gas chain saws to cut down trees.

I live in the woods and wife wants the areas of the woods visable from the house or drive beautified. You know the drill, happy wife, happy life.


I used one of these at work and liked it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Vo..._-301122950-_-N


Easy to use one handed for limbing?


Yes.

But as always, exercise caution.


Anything can happen
The tallest towers be overturned
Those in high places be daunted
Those overlooked regarded
- Seamus Heaney
Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758488
05/16/18 07:34 AM
05/16/18 07:34 AM
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I got curious and looked around a bit.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCCS620P1-...+xr+lithium+ion

Looks good as well, and works with other DeWalt tool batteries.


Anything can happen
The tallest towers be overturned
Those in high places be daunted
Those overlooked regarded
- Seamus Heaney
Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758530
05/16/18 08:32 AM
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Lithium Ion is the way to go. I have some older Craftsman C3 tools that originally came with NiCd. I have switched to all lithium ion and they are night and day difference. Lighter, more powerful, and last much longer. The only thing I use the old NiCd for is in work lights. I wouldn't pay money to rebuild a NiCd anymore.

Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758545
05/16/18 08:49 AM
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Oklahoma
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Lithium ion is the best...just got a cordless trimmer and that thing works great!!!!


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Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758576
05/16/18 09:17 AM
05/16/18 09:17 AM
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USA
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Fear, uncertainty and doubt are excuses to do nothing!
Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: smithph] #4758627
05/16/18 10:08 AM
05/16/18 10:08 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: smithph


Thanks. I have many Milwaukee M18 Fuel tools. I emailed Milwaukee less than a week ago asking if they were going to expand their line of OPE M18 tools and the guy said he was not aware of anything being developed. I guess he is hiding under a rock. He could have said something non committal that would hint at a Milwaukee M18 chain saw. I will go with this.

Email to wife: "Milwaukee M18 Fuel chainsaw for my BDAY (July)"


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
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Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758679
05/16/18 11:06 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Why not just use a corded chainsaw?

Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: tmorris1] #4758680
05/16/18 11:07 AM
05/16/18 11:07 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Originally Posted By: tmorris1
Lithium Ion is the way to go. I have some older Craftsman C3 tools that originally came with NiCd. I have switched to all lithium ion and they are night and day difference. Lighter, more powerful, and last much longer. The only thing I use the old NiCd for is in work lights. I wouldn't pay money to rebuild a NiCd anymore.


When you say switched to lithium, did you rebuild the battery packs with lithium batteries, or do something else?

Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: zzyzzx] #4758703
05/16/18 11:27 AM
05/16/18 11:27 AM
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Midwest
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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Why not just use a corded chainsaw?


Trees don't have plug ins.


Joking aside
A cord + trees + distance + chainsaw = accident waiting to happen.


2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
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Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758729
05/16/18 11:56 AM
05/16/18 11:56 AM
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NE,Ohio
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If you have any dewalt batteries .. the 12" brushless is 129$ right now.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: zzyzzx] #4758751
05/16/18 12:20 PM
05/16/18 12:20 PM
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MN
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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Originally Posted By: tmorris1
Lithium Ion is the way to go. I have some older Craftsman C3 tools that originally came with NiCd. I have switched to all lithium ion and they are night and day difference. Lighter, more powerful, and last much longer. The only thing I use the old NiCd for is in work lights. I wouldn't pay money to rebuild a NiCd anymore.


When you say switched to lithium, did you rebuild the battery packs with lithium batteries, or do something else?

No. I just bought them on sale and some were included with new tool purchases. I have 4 or 5 batteries now. They are great and don't suffer from the "memory effect" of NiCd.

Re: Cordless chainsaw [Re: Donald] #4758874
05/16/18 02:36 PM
05/16/18 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: smithph


Thanks. I have many Milwaukee M18 Fuel tools. I emailed Milwaukee less than a week ago asking if they were going to expand their line of OPE M18 tools and the guy said he was not aware of anything being developed. I guess he is hiding under a rock. He could have said something non committal that would hint at a Milwaukee M18 chain saw. I will go with this.

Email to wife: "Milwaukee M18 Fuel chainsaw for my BDAY (July)"


Sounds awesome, let us know how you like it.


Anything can happen
The tallest towers be overturned
Those in high places be daunted
Those overlooked regarded
- Seamus Heaney
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