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battery vs. ez start
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:48:30 PM »
Hi all. I would like some input from some members with experience in a couple types of saws. My dad is 93,and is having trouble pulling his little stihl ms250 over fast enough to start it . My thought is either a battery  saw or one of the Stihl saws with ez start.
 Any thoughts?  does anyone have experience with ez start?  thanks
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Re: battery vs. ez start
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 09:07:30 PM »
I now have a ms 180 c-be with the easy start its easy to pull and get it to crank its less then 10 lbs but if I was going to get one for someone that was 93 or had problems pulling a starter rope I would go battery. I've actually been thinking heavily about a small battery saw. HolmenTree has a 1 man tree service business and loves his top handle Husqvarna battery saw, if its good enough for him, its good enough for me.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 09:06:23 PM »
those battery saws aren't to be scoffed at. you cannot go into it expecting a gas saw, its a totally different animal. used one to trim cants at a sawing contest. kinda nice to not need ear protection. another advantage is that the chain stops about like somone who as their chain to tight on a gas saw. cuts down on the injuries from the coasting chain.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 08:08:38 AM »
My 70 year old sister, cancer surviving farm gal, owns and uses an E-Z start Stihl. She cuts most of her own firewood and loves it. If your dad is going to work on firewood, or cut volumes of wood, a gas saw is best. I own a Stihl 120 C-BQ which is designed and sold as a trimming/pruning saw, not intended for felling/bucking saw logs. I have used it for trimming back trails, cutting up limbwood and small campfire wood, and find it quite useful. Not knowing your dad's physical conditions or requirements, I'm guessing a battery saw would work great. When the saw needs a recharge, so would he! Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 10:47:07 PM »
My battery saw is a 40v "Brushless" Ryobi and it is crazy how it cuts.  :o  I already had the hedge trimmer and weed whacker that uses the same battery so this was an easy choice.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 07:21:28 AM »
Not sure if any of you have needed to repair a Stihl Easy Start, but basically it is just a large spring that you load up when you pull the rope.
So, how fast you pull it is irrelevant .

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »
The intended use for the chainsaw after it is running has to be taken into consideration.  Size of logs and duration is important.  I sawmilled for an "older" customer (late 80's) that had an Easy Start and he handled it very well.

I use my battery saw for "wifely" stuff around the house.   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 02:50:18 PM »
Magic are you gonna get the 40v snowblower and push mower next ? Keep us updated on how well that 40v chainsaw works or doesn't work. I already have the multi use trimmer and nearly all of the add-on attachments that work with it and the 40v turbo leaf blower that works rather well.
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