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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2018, 10:24:11 PM »
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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2018, 10:36:35 PM »
You will love it.  I never cease to be amazed at how handy my 40V Brushless Ryobi is and what it can do.
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« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2018, 10:41:32 PM »
You will love it.  I never cease to be amazed at how handy my 40V Brushless Ryobi is and what it can do.
Have you had any battery problems with that Ryobi? I've been hearing reports of their 40V batteries and/or chargers crapping out.  From what I'm hearing, if they make it past the first few months of actual use, they will probably be OK, but there is a lot of "infant mortality" on those parts.
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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2018, 11:41:41 PM »
 I got a Milwaukee from my local dealer today ;D 8)  Wasn't planning to buy one now but he had one in stock and has sold several and said everyone loves them.  Saw, 12.0 battery, and a Rapid Charger.  He threw in a saw wrench when I told him a new Husky came with a tool kit ;) ;D  Battery is charging now.  We'll try it in the morning :) :)  It's got an Oregon chain and bar on it :)
Looking forward to a review from someone who doesn't make me worry they are about to take their leg of on YouTube.  :D
The Milwaukee does come with a scrench. It's stuffed up the bottom of the handle. 
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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2018, 06:12:21 AM »
I'm tired of my cordless tools going obsolete every few years, I have a 18V Dewalt at the shore house and that style battery is also gone. I can get batteries rebuilt but when adding a new tool you go to a different battery >:(.
They make a 20v adapter for the 18v dewalt tools, the adapter, 2 batteries and charger run about $140 from lowes or the depot. You can also get aftermarket batteries from Amazon in 2 packs for $32-35.
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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2018, 11:07:56 PM »
Used the Milwaukee just a little bit today.  Had to prune a tree in front of the shop and cut up the limbs with it when they were on the ground.  Nothing big at all but it worked good.  Might use it a bit more tomorrow at the firewood machine.  I found the scrench in the bottom of the handle :) 8)  I like a full size one much better but it'll do in a pinch :) 
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« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2018, 11:45:16 AM »
We have an industrial supply jobber in the area that sells all the milwaukee line at better than HD prices. I put an order in for one as hey have been solid back ordered on the chainsaw since it’s announcmemt and release for sale. I have several M18 tools and they are all game changers. Have several M12 as well.  Incredible tools and the conven Ende of cordless Can not be overstated!  My 1/2” drive impacts wrench is more powerful than any 1/2” drive air powered wrench. The circle saw is flat awesome, as well as my weed whacker. I also am really impressed with my shop vac. It works great and has the suction power of an order vac. 
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« Reply #67 on: December 07, 2018, 06:53:53 AM »
Now that the Milwaukee has been out for a while, anyone have more feedback? 

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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #68 on: December 07, 2018, 09:56:09 PM »
Echo CS2511T is much more fun than any battery saw.

I do use a cordless circular saw and sawsall for all but the toughest jobs though.

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Re: Cordless Chainsaws - your experiences - recommendations
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2018, 08:52:55 AM »
Gas saws has a purpose like any other saw. No, they can't be compaired with battery saws as far as burte power, or chain speed.  But they do have there place.  I try to have "fun" with all my saws, and that's part of the purpose of them battery saws for "me".  Its not much fun anymore to use my big Jonny 2094 as it used to me 30 yrs. ago. Or even a 60cc saw for that matter.  As I get older, I like lighter, lower maint. options for getting work done.  And thats where these battery saws shine, especially for us older folks.  I have had a 40V Oregon 2nd generation for a few yrs. now and really like it.  If I got a stick of wood that won't go in the wood stove, I can fire it up in the basement and not wake anyone up, or need take it outside :)
     Recently I have been starting to introduce chainsaw use to my young grand boys.  I can't think of any better saw to start a boy (or girl), out on, than a cordless saw.  You can actually coach them while they run it!  Something my dad couldn't do when I was learning. They can learn the basics with them before going to gas saws.  I sure wish I could have done that. :)   Just my 2 cents.

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« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2018, 10:05:42 AM »
OP here . . . . again...…  :-)

A long time since I originally posted this topic and somewhere along the way, I purchased a Milwaukee cordless chainsaw.  This saw works exactly as I had both hoped and expected.  

I can cut up a tree that has fallen across the road.
I can store the saw in the trunk of my car for unexpected emergencies as above.
I did recently find a Madrone Tree that had fallen by the roadside and immediately cut it into chunks big enough to get in my small car and now using this somewhat rare wood for some projects at home.  

Run time is surprisingly good and one can easily buck up a fallen tree into firewood on a charge.  I will still be using my gas powered saws for cutting firewood and big trees and stuff for the sawmill.  The Milwaukee is now THE saw for trimming up around the mill and just about anything that makes this so handy and easily used.

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« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2018, 12:49:42 PM »
Thanks opticsguy. That was exactly the kind of feedback I was after. 


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