The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

TURBOSAWMILL GIANT SALE ON NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 31st


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: Battery powered Stihl?  (Read 3358 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Battery powered Stihl?
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:18:53 PM »
Long story short: partially tore a tendon in my right arm rotator cuff that means no pulling on a starter rope for a while. In desperation (needing fire wood for one thing), checked out and bought one of the 40 volt Stihl electrics. Tiny little thing but easy to start (just pull the trigger) so I can cut again while the arm heals. Seems to be a functional little saw. Won't take down any real trees but holds charge for about an hour of steady cutting. One thought: might be a whole lot safer up a ladder or tree doing trim work than a gas powered one you either start in the air or have running while you climb. Thoughts?

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4792
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 07:52:20 AM »
Another contractor had one on this job, they did a whole lot of the log notching with it. The oil lasts about the length of the battery so oil and "fuel" is about the same as a gas saw. Nice smooth, no fumes a good joinery saw. Now my partner has one. As soon as my rotator heals up a little more I'll give it a whirl. I used it a little before surgery and like it. Finding files has been a problem, have you got a cheap source?

Now about that rotator... that is one of the spots on us that doesn't heal, it will probably calm down but you just keep tearing it. I've been hoping I didn't jump the gun on this repair too bad Friday, somehow got wired with too slow a dope slap gene  :D.

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 12:54:10 PM »
Dope slap gene? I must have inherited that one, too. Mine was starting to heal some awhile back, so I foolishly tried putting up fascia with my SILs when I reached over my head and pushed the drive in: WHAM! If it didn't tear more, it sure let me know not to do that for a good long while.

Hope yours heals up- mine is ever so slowly getting some better.

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4792
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
I was feeling good and sawed siding for the guys for awhile the other day. Went to PT this morning.
Its been awhile since that's happened, I'm grounded  :D


Offline Kbeitz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6959
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Millville, Pa.
  • Gender: Male
  • Never enough time...
    • Share Post
    • My Hobbies
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 04:37:55 PM »
I tore the tendon in my right arm rotator cuff.
So I started using electric chainsaws.

 

 
Collector and builder of many things.
Love machine shop work
and Wood work shop work
And now a saw mill work

Offline johnny newburgh

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
  • Age: 52
  • Location: Newburgh NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Teach the young bloods
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 04:53:24 PM »
If I had battery saw up in tree I would throw that thing on the ground! HAHAHAHA. When you are climbing It would be a major frustration if the battery ran low or If the saw did not have enough power In general. When you are taking down a tree you need to have a saw you can count on it is critical! But hey what do I know being light and not struggling to start up In tree would be nice.

Offline WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4912
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 09:10:45 PM »
   Have you tried the Sthil EZ start saws that crank on the reverse stroke so no hard or fast pulling required? Just pull the cord and it winds a spring and at a certain point it releases and cranks the saw. My wife bought one years ago because she can't pull the cord hard enough or fast enough to crank my bigger saws. Sthil built them for women and people with limitations such that they can't pull start a big saw. Pull as slowly as you like and it still works just fine.
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

Offline DelawhereJoe

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 900
  • Age: 38
  • Location: delaware
  • Gender: Male
  • Trapped in Delawhere
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 11:53:50 PM »
I just got a stihl ms 180 c-be from my brother who just moved to an apartment. I am very hesitant to show my 11 year old son how to start it, I feel if I do there will be no trees left on my property and or he will be missing arms or legs. He doesn't yet have that voice in his head that says "perhaps this isn't a good idea", but he is working on it. Just about anyone who can pick up a 10lb dumbbell off the ground could start the saw its that easy.
WD-40, DUCT TAPE, 024, 026, 362c-m, 041, homelite xl, JD 2510

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 27037
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 06:28:19 AM »
I could of damaged the woods at that age.  :D
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 09:05:44 AM »
I keep my battery saw when not in the back of my pickup in my garage. Where it handy if I have to cut a piece of lumber or something. No exhaust no warm-up and quiet.

But the quiet part can be a issue around small boys and girls.
Example was when I was about 8 years old on the farm. My brother was home from the logging camp and his 80cc or so Homelite XL was sitting in the shop.
I sneaked it behind the barn when only my Mom and younger siblings were home. They couldn't hear from the house right?
Well in my shorts and rubber boots I figured out how to start the old Homelite, even felled a few half dozen small poplars from the cow's wind break.
Would have probably felled more (Or myself) if Mom hadn't stopped me. :o

Normally my parents would have tanned my young hide if I started a camp fire in the grainery or something. But I think they were so surprised and relieved that I didn't kill myself with that saw that I got off without a sore behind.

So yeah a quiet battery saw may not be a good idea around children :D
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 09:07:20 AM »
I just went out to the garage and locked up the battery saw as the kids are getting on the school bus :D
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline TKehl

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1096
  • Age: 36
  • Location: Sedalia, MO
  • Gender: Male
  • Certified Contrarian
    • Share Post
    • Kehlhof Ranch
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 09:47:28 AM »
My kids are also my biggest concern with the electric saws.  I currently just have an Oregon 40V pole saw (Very happy with it to.), but have been considering adding a battery operated chainsaw.

I am RELIGIOUS about removing the battery anytime I set the pole saw down as it is too easy for my curious toddler (or older siblings) to accidentally grab hold of it, "like daddy does".  Especially when they have their own electric toy tool set.   ;)

They are somewhat afraid of gas saws (mostly from the noise) and I do have to watch them around a hot exhaust, but off is off. Not sure if that trepidation would translate to a quiet electric... 
Lucas 6-13+slabber, Mr. Sawmill bandmill, orange chainsaws, JD SSL, Case Backhoe, farm tractors, trailers, and 150ish acres of trees.  Fledgling woodshop with CNC router, laser engraver, Woodmaster 712, and a Berlin 108 moulder (project).  Oh, and a lovely (patient) wife and four offbearers.

Offline Hilltop366

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2147
  • Location: Nova Scotia
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 01:34:49 PM »
I guess them battery saws could use a trigger lock!

Offline Hilltop366

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2147
  • Location: Nova Scotia
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 01:40:42 PM »
As far a battery saws go I say if it fills your need why not, I find my little battery circular saw very handy especially for odd jobs at the camp with no power.

Offline HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 01:50:04 PM »
I guess them battery saws could use a trigger lock!
They do have a safety on switch that you have to push until it turns green to cut. It automatically turns off after sitting for about 30 seconds.
But yes the battery should be removed for kid safety. Just like a firearm clip and rounds.
 

 
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline TKehl

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1096
  • Age: 36
  • Location: Sedalia, MO
  • Gender: Male
  • Certified Contrarian
    • Share Post
    • Kehlhof Ranch
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »
I like that option.  My Oregon polesaw doesn't have that.  Don't know if their chainsaws do or not...
Lucas 6-13+slabber, Mr. Sawmill bandmill, orange chainsaws, JD SSL, Case Backhoe, farm tractors, trailers, and 150ish acres of trees.  Fledgling woodshop with CNC router, laser engraver, Woodmaster 712, and a Berlin 108 moulder (project).  Oh, and a lovely (patient) wife and four offbearers.

Offline edwin dirnbeck

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 25
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2017, 06:59:33 PM »
Another good thing about an electric saw,it is easier to tell how well the cut is progressing because they are quieter and smoother. This is especially helpful for an occasional user. Edwin Dirnbeck

Offline LarryRB

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 36
  • Age: 69
  • Location: Zeeland Mi
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 07:16:02 PM »
I bought the Stihl battery saw for my wife. She just loves using it for trim branches and small trees.

Offline WranglerSS

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • Location: Georgia
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 09:28:03 AM »
I bought the Stihl battery saw for my wife. She just loves using it for trim branches and small trees.

Same here.
Kubota L3240
Kubota RTV 900
Woodmizer LT28
Woodmaxx 8h Chipper/Shredder

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4792
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 12:26:16 PM »
If there's a boat and motor at y'alls houses I'd be getting nervous  :D

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2017, 10:02:16 PM »
Update on the electric Stihl: been using it a couple weeks now (shoulder healing REAL slow) and while it has its pros, it's got a few cons. One is battery life: was told by the salesman that it would last at least an hour. Truth be told, make that 20 minutes of steady cutting. Worst part is you only get one battery with it. At least with a 20 v Dewalt driver you get 2 batteries so you can swap and keep going. And cost for a second battery is half the price of the saw and battery new: say what?

Second is power, of which there ain't much. Sure, it will cut through a 6" log if you have lots of patience and keep the teeth sharp, but it won't do it anytime soon.

That being said, the little bugger is the only way I get to saw any firewood right now, so the pros clearly outweigh the cons. It's not so much that you get what you pay for (costs the same as a smaller gas powered Stihl), it's that you better know what you're getting before you pay.

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline Stuart Caruk

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 407
  • Location: Ridgefield WA USA
  • Gender: Female
  • Woodmizer LX450 DieselStationary timber processing
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 12:14:02 AM »
I bought one of these for my wife and she (and I) absolutely love it. Stihl makes 2 batteries for that saw. I forget the capacity offhand, but the smaller one sucks and is useless. The larger capacity works great. The batteries aren't cheap, but we have 3 or 4 of the larger ones now and a host of their electric tools. I no longer get tasked with trying to start a flooded chainsaw of weedwhacker because my wife (Bless her heart...) can't figure out how to start a cold Stihl if her life depends on it and she will flood it every time...
 
Stuart Caruk
Wood-Mizer LX450 Diesel w/ debarker and home brewed extension, live log deck and outfeed rolls. Woodmizer twin blade edger, Barko 450 log loader, Clark 666 Grapple Skidder w/ 200' of mainline. Bobcats and forklifts.

Offline upnut

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 96
  • Age: 64
  • Location: South Central Michigan
  • Gender: Male
  • Wood Tick
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
ljmathias- Make sure you have the correct battery for your saw! I was sold the AK-10 battery for my 120C-BQ, it came as a kit along with the charger. Being disappointed with the initial run-time, I researched and discovered the saw should have been sold with the AK-20 battery. The dealer made it right, and I have been pleased with the performance since. Also, if you catch the leaf-blower on sale you can get a second battery and charger plus the blower for about the same price as a second battery alone.

Scott B.
I did not fall, there was a GRAVITY SURGE!

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 09:34:44 PM »
Thanks for that last comment. Need to check on which I have cause here's the bad news: the dealer assured me battery he included would go an hour of cutting. Just finished cutting some smallish firewood and barely got 20 minutes from the first charge. Put it on the charger, rejuiced it for almost 2 hours till all the green lights were out (fully charged) and again got only 20 minutes of cutting time. That's a full front bucket of wood on my hybrid backhoe/tractor so I guess I can't complain, and having to wait two hours between loads gives me plenty of time for a cup or two of coffee and a reasonable nap...   ;D

Point is: batteries on these Stihls don't seem to last very long, and never believe the dealer. He never actually goes out and uses the stuff he sells (at least at my store here) so he's just blowing smoke.

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline POSTON WIDEHEAD

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 16005
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Rock Hill, S.C
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting old but doing it with Friends.
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2017, 07:06:13 PM »
I am glad to read a review on this battery saw. I've been looking at them online. Thanks
Where's the Spoon?

Offline Ron Scott

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7856
  • Age: 82
  • Location: Cadillac, MI
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2017, 09:15:09 PM »
Also appreciate the review.
~Ron

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2017, 05:39:56 PM »
Update again: shoulder getting some better but oh, so slow! Anyway, still cutting firewood with the battery powered Stihl and no matter how much I use it, battery life isn't getting any longer. Hanging in there for maybe 20 minutes of continuous use. For me that works- enough firewood to fill the bucket on the backhoe, then back to the barn to plug in the battery and to the house to dump fire wood. And THEN I have a great excuse to go in and have a cup of coffee. Maybe I should be thanking Stihl for limited battery use...

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline bdsmith

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 25
  • Location: Gulf Coast MS, inland 40 miles
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 07:19:31 PM »
LJ: you may need to consider surgery. My sister had it once on each shoulder and recovered each time within 2 months.
I tore my rotator cuff about 5 years ago. I went to the PT for some exercises and a massage.  I came home in agony and couldn't move it for 3 days.  Never went back.
It took 2 years to heal completely because I re-injured it about 4 times in the first year by testing it too soon.

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 06:15:28 PM »
Thanks, BD but the doctor recommended against it. Said that where the tear was (he could see it on a new high resolution ultrasound they have now) operation would do more damage and take even longer to heal. Sure, it's coming back slow but slow is okay at my age- worked out at the Y this morning and managed to add weight on the machines that I had real trouble with right after the tear. Took it slow and careful and came home feeling good for a change. Sure, it aches a lot and I can't roll onto my side or front at night sleeping, but hey, it IS getting better. Problem is, it will just about be healed when I'm too old to know or care- turned 69 couple of days ago and celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary the same day. Life is great!

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2018, 11:51:11 PM »
About 10 years ago I dropped a heavy log on my left shoulder. Doctor x-rayed it and said nothing broke.

I finally got a MRI last year on it and the new doc says I have a 1"1" tear in my supra sponatus and a 1/2"3/8" tear in my teress minor muscles.
He didn't recommend surgery as he took notice that I'm nearing 60 years old and still working physical labor for a living.
Only if the pain continues and is unbearable should I go for the surgery he said.
So after doing exercises for those muscle groups with a rubber hose exerciser I am pretty well pain free and can now comfortably sleep on that shoulder.
It funny when someone explains how those injured muscles move your arm and then instruct how to make them stronger. Sure made a world of difference.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline cedarquist treefarm

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2018, 10:09:43 PM »
I have had a battery powered Stihl for two seasons and appreciate it for many jobs.
I have a small Christmas tree plot and offer to cut them for customers.
In the past I had to  put earplugs in and worry about the kids running around when I couldn't hear.
I also take it to the woodlot and use it to trim branches until the battery runs out.
Then I don earplugs and start my gas saws.
I also use the battery in a blower and a weed trimmer
I want to get a pole saw that uses the battery at some point...
Cheers
Scott

Offline Kbeitz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6959
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Millville, Pa.
  • Gender: Male
  • Never enough time...
    • Share Post
    • My Hobbies
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2018, 01:28:59 AM »
I use an electric 115 volt chainsaw. I have a slip on generator that slides in
the frame of my garden tractor and it has a 50ft auto rewind cord on it.
So anywhere I can take my little tractor I have an electric saw.

 

 
Collector and builder of many things.
Love machine shop work
and Wood work shop work
And now a saw mill work

Offline ljmathias

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Location: Purvis, Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
  • Been sawing part-time almost 27 years now
    • Share Post
    • Polymer Science Learning Center
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2018, 06:57:53 AM »
Wow, Kbeitz, that's some set up. Problem still is getting extension cord wrapped up in limbs and such.

As to my rotater cuff tear, very slowly getting better. And I do mean slowly. Been months now and still can't roll over during the night or flex it the wrong way. Good news is I can now reach behind my back some and soap my left armpit (TMI?) just barely. Also gradually building back weight on the machines at the Y. Best advice I had from the doctor was to CAREFULLY do strength building exercises. Range of motion is crucial at first but then you have to put muscle back on, and for an older person, that ain't easy and takes time. I keep remembering the tortoise vs the hare race: I may be slow but I'm sure not fast...

The other good news is I can start my regular Stihls again. The battery powered one goes along for trimming when I'm tired of the noise or have to reach high- if it drops or slips out of my hand, it stops, unlike the gas powered one. But then, who ever plans on dropping a running chainsaw?

LJ
LT40, Long tractor with FEL and backhoe, lots of TF tools, beautiful wife of 50 years plus 4 kids, 5 grandsons AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS all healthy plus too many ideas and plans and not enough time and energy

Offline bdsmith

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 25
  • Location: Gulf Coast MS, inland 40 miles
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Battery powered Stihl?
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 11:16:41 AM »
ljmathias,
Cold packs are your arm's best friend. 
A bit of careful exercise followed by 10 minutes of cold will help the blood flow and reduce inflammation.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Battery powered pole saw?

Started by thecfarm on Chainsaws

9 Replies
883 Views
Last post September 18, 2017, 07:29:26 AM
by 21incher
xx
Charger for battery powered tools

Started by Junior437t on General Board

16 Replies
3677 Views
Last post September 01, 2005, 05:15:47 AM
by dansaylor
xx
Rechargeable battery powered grease guns

Started by NWP on General Board

30 Replies
4851 Views
Last post January 04, 2015, 08:45:57 AM
by CTL logger
xx
Stihl battery chainsaw

Started by Grizzly on Chainsaws

5 Replies
862 Views
Last post June 10, 2017, 06:43:25 PM
by Texas-Jim
 


Powered by EzPortal