Tim Wheaton wrote:Makita 36v cordless: unbalanced under powered. Wrist breaker.
Makita corded: in the repair shop again
Green works 40v cordless: underpowered. Complains at the slightest bind. Does not apply enough bar oil
Remengton corded: cheap. Unrefined. Too big of chain for its weight. Has a 50/50 chance of leaking off its bar oil when not in use.
Still 046 440 441 017: loud. Stinky. Messy. But still the weight balance and power needed to get it done timely
Richard Kastanie wrote:
The batteries take several hours to charge fully.
The issues with the oil and the tightener have nothing to do with the fact of it being electric, so I assume it's possible to build an electric chainsaw with more sturdy parts that doesn't have those issues.
G Duke wrote:On the other hand I envision getting halfway through a day, having to drive somewhere to charge batteries...
G Duke wrote:My questions:
For people who realistically only have access to "dirty" power grid electricity, does using an electric saw really have greater net benefits over gas?
And what do you do if the electrical "engine" fails? Are these saws rebuildable in any sense?
How much energy is tied up in the production of those batteries, and how long are they expected to last?
Robert Fairchild wrote:There's s guy with an solar charged electric golf cart that he uses to run an electric chainsaw. He also has a solar electric tractor. See Chapter 5 at:
Jeremy VanGelder wrote:Greenworks is listing the same 40 volt 16" saw on their website for $140 tool-only. The model number is 20322. iI looks the same as the picture Paul posted in this thread.
My wife bought model 20312 for me five years ago and it is still going strong. The automatic oiler is prone to leaking when it sits. So I store it in a plastic garbage bag. That hasn't seemed to be a problem for the past year or so. It's going for $175 right now, with a battery and charger.
John F Dean wrote:I have an 80v Greenworks. While I like it, it took forever, with a new chain, to get through a 20 inch tree…oak if my memory is correct. It drained in battery in 2 cuts or so, I find it works well with 10 inch or so. I have run into no problems with it leaking bar oil.
Jerry McIntire wrote:I've used a Makita corded electric, and a Poulan, and the Makita is much faster at cutting. ...