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Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« on: September 19, 2018, 05:11:51 PM »
I was looking at cordless chainsaws at HomeDepot, and ran across this...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-4-1-2-in-18-Volt-LXT-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Top-Handle-Chainsaw-Tool-Only-XCU01Z/205561449

I can hardly imagine what that's good for, especially for that kind of money. /Maybe/ chainsaw carving, but I'd think the (relatively)huge powerhead would get in the way of seeing what you're doing. The few reviews it has are relatively good, but 4.5" is waaay below the point I start using handtools. I'd chew through a branch before I paid $180 for that  :^D  Any of you see any point in it?

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and LoL at the middle picture on the side. I'd break that branch with my hands  :^D

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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 07:19:13 PM »
 :D :D :) :o
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 08:23:33 AM »
they're designed for felling big red wood in California! 

what a choke
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 02:20:34 PM »
Reminds me of Dirty Harry.  "A man's got to know his limitations" :D
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 08:11:32 PM »
That saw is a special kind of stupid. It's be $285 with tax and cheapest battery. You could complete it's job with a $10 pair of loppers.
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 08:55:38 PM »
4.5" and then you lose an inch to that tip guard!😂😂😂
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 03:51:37 AM »
It's a gardening tool, for pruning shrubs and fruit trees. Not a lot of use if you are lift pruning 500 pine trees, but for an arborist or gardener I can see how it might be useful.  
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2018, 08:37:21 AM »
Yes but then you can also use any other model with a 8 or 10" bar

I have a 120i stihl with a 12" (which is actually just 10" long mounted ) bar for stockpruning my teaktrees and sometimes reaching around a tree even that bar is to short.
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Re: Makita 4.5" Cordless Saw???
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2018, 10:51:06 AM »
I could see a handful of people around the world that have very unique tasks, who would think "Where's this been my whole life?!", but not enough people for a company to release it as a product. For general pruning, I'd go up against someone using this, me with my Silky, and I bet I could out produce them in a day's work.


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