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Re: cordless chain saw
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2018, 09:18:49 AM »
There is a long topic in the Chainsaw Board.
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2018, 09:28:37 AM »
I purchased a Husqvarna battery powered saw last week.  The battery would not take a charge.  I called Customer Service, who put me in touch with a dealer who did warranty work.  Dealer told me it might be a while, as they had never worked on a battery saw.  It has been one week.   Regards, Clark

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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2018, 12:14:18 PM »
I assume you have the nicad batteries and I have heard several complaints about them not lasting very long but they do make an adapter to use the new lithium ion batteries 20 volt on the older 18 volt tools that worked on nicads I have several of these lithium ion batteries and they seem to be holding up well
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2018, 04:17:10 PM »
Sorry, should have specified- I do have the 20v lithium batteries and they're the ones not holding up. Even ones less than 2 years old. Bummer. I keep hoping someone will come up with a simple way to rejuvenate them, hence my workbench covered in 5 or 6 chargers and a couple dozen dead batteries.

I also bought 4 of the adapters to make the new 20v's work with the old 18v sockets. Work fine except for the main problem- not enough good batteries to go around.

My SIL has a Porter-Cable he got cheap and his batteries are holding up way better than mine. Anyone else try PC? Anyone else have good luck with an alternative brand?

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I very seriously doubt that there will be any Li-Ion batteries "rejuvenated".  :-\
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2018, 06:05:21 PM »
Itís odd you are having problems with the dewalt lithium ion batteries.  I had nothing but problems with my old dewalt ni cads and was hesitant to get the lithium ion stuff as it is rather expensive. I bit the bullet and to my surprise,the dewalt lithium ion stuff has impressed the heck outta me. In your case, I guess sometimes life just ainít fair. 
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2018, 06:30:27 PM »
It's my understanding that chaps don't do nearly as well in protecting you against those either - maybe it's due to the torque range.  
I've heard that. Found this video on youtube...

As always, YMMV. Like kitties, it's best to stay away from the sharp parts, and don't tempt the fates.

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2018, 08:49:47 PM »
This is most, but not all, of my Milwaukee batteries and chargers. Some are from 2010. I'm all Milwaukee, and no regrets.



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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2018, 09:11:27 PM »
Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the 20 volt lithium ion I am quite heavily invested in DeWalt 20 volt lithium ion batteries and tools at the moment although I bought a Hitachi 18 volt set lithium ion batteries when they very first come out I believe that was 5  to  8  years ago years ago and they are still working great but I do not use them the way a contractor would use them
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2018, 10:02:28 PM »
I have the Dewalt 60V chainsaw and already had 6 of the 20v/60v flex batteries (for 7 1/4" circular saw and weed-wacker).  It will never replace my gas saws for falling trees or major work, but for small jobs and random cuts, I have been very impressed.  Batteries are about 3 years old, with no problems.  Also Wife loves it (she hates pulling a cord).... and so far hasn't found a way to break it...yet.
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