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#310857 27-Nov-2023 10:42
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Just wondering. It might just be cheaper to get someone in for the occasional job, but if I wanted a lectric chainsaw are there any recommendations ? There's this but not exactly cheap -

 

https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/56-volt-cordless-chainsaw-kit/p/363884

 

Don't have any Ego stuff, do have Ryobi, including 36V line trimmer.





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  #3164364 27-Nov-2023 11:07
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I bought an 18v Ryobi for the occasional task and it's never skipped a beat or had issues with what's been asked of it. The 36v should be even better. I doubt there's any point in buying into another ecosystem just for the odd job?




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  #3164392 27-Nov-2023 11:46
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Big difference in price - EGO kit vs Ryobi tool only. But the Ryobi got a few low scores for reviews but Ego got zero. Still, I should probably show a bit of common sense price wise...





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  #3165191 28-Nov-2023 18:07
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I have a dewalt 18 volt chainsaw and my mother has the littlest Stihl electric chainsaw. The Stihl could be described as designed by people who normally design chainsaws, while the dewalt was clearly designed by people who don't normally design power tools with such a degree of lethal potential. The Stihl has I 2 methods of turning off (chain break, and 2 stage battery release), while the dewalt just has a chainbreak which in my case still doesn't really work after being repaired twice. The stihl also runs a finer chain which will leave a nicer result when pruning trees.




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  #3165194 28-Nov-2023 18:18
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We got an Ego bundle a few years ago on a good special so when I looked at chainsaws it made sense to keep the same brand so the batteries could be used on all the tools.

 

The chainsaw works great. Love that it's so quiet compared to a petrol one.
Haven't had any issues with it.
We only got the smaller one though.

 

EGO | Cordless Chainsaw Kit 56 Volt, 2.5Ah 35cm | Mitre10

 

 


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  #3165202 28-Nov-2023 18:46
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I have a 18v DeWalt pole saw. It's so nice and quiet and power wise almost a match for my 32cc petrol Makita (Dolma) chainsaw.

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  #3165270 28-Nov-2023 19:28
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I love my Makita  250/18v , great if you already have their gear. The other option is the tool shed always found their brand really good around home


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  #3165277 28-Nov-2023 19:36
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i have the makita. only got it for light garden stuff which is does great. its a thin chain compared to petrol versions. the safety switch is a real pain, it requires turning on if you leave it for a little while. tool free chain removal. a little underpowered but thats often due to the batteries. if you want more power get the big batteries.

 

big plus using the same batteries as the drills. makita also do free battery deals so you can get a pair of extra batteries for free.




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  #3165390 29-Nov-2023 01:17
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I have a Stihl which I love. It is a great little tool but not suited for heavy duty work. That is fine with me because neither am I. Good for small jobs around the farm but I wouldn't try to use it on any big trees. 

 

 





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  #3165398 29-Nov-2023 07:12
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If you don't need battery portable a corded saw is cheaper. My  $120 Morrison didn't care that it was on 50m of cheap extension cord when I was pruning this tree overhanging the house. Today I'd probably go for the $220 Makita version.

 


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  #3165436 29-Nov-2023 08:54
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We have the EGO stuff, being on a lifestyle block I was a little skeptical. Shouldn't have been, it works great and is certainly up to the job of a petrol of the same size. 

 

Being a bit of a lithium battery geek, I liked the venting ego have put into their batteries, working hard or being recharged they'll get hot and that is what shortens the life span. So compared to say the sealed units on my Dewalt system, they certainly look and have performed better.

Also, the support for these tools is epic, Mitre10 have replaced our leaf blower just about on the five year warranty.


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  #3165437 29-Nov-2023 08:56
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I have an Ego mower and strimmer .. when it works it works great, but the battery is a pile of junk, sometimes works for 30 minutes, sometimes manages 15 seconds before erroring out.  If you go to the Whangarei Mitre10 you'll see in their locked cabinet about 10- "returned" Ego batteries, not a good sign when they cost upwards of $399 a battery.


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  #3165444 29-Nov-2023 09:39
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Mark:

 

I have an Ego mower and strimmer .. when it works it works great, but the battery is a pile of junk, sometimes works for 30 minutes, sometimes manages 15 seconds before erroring out.  If you go to the Whangarei Mitre10 you'll see in their locked cabinet about 10- "returned" Ego batteries, not a good sign when they cost upwards of $399 a battery.

 

 

I have two Ego 2.5Ah batteries and they have never missed a beat. Ego seem very proactive with warranty issues - have you tried to change out the battery with them through M10?


  #3165446 29-Nov-2023 09:44
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I have an EGO chainsaw, along with a mower, trimmer and blower.

 

 

 

The chainsaw is great. Can’t fault it at all, powerful enough to chew anything that I’ve thrown at it and never had an issue with it not working as intended 


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  #3165989 29-Nov-2023 20:42
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I recently bought an Ozito PXC 36v. Its one of the cheapest 36v ones, 14" (I think)

 

It was cheap & I allready had the 2 batts .
I also have the same size Shtill pretrol chainsaw.

The ozito is mostly plastic, but not a brittle plastic. The plastic should be strong enough.
Its heavy with the 2 batt packs installed.

.. its fantastic
Similar power to the Shtill
Much quieter, no fumes , really pleasant to use
And its safer . its not running between cuts , no sitting on the ground idling away & chain spinning between cuts. no spinning chain as you move around between cuts
I very much prefer it over my petrol chainsaw.
No issue with batt drain either , more than enough in a charge to cut down small a small tree & chop it up.

 

Will it last as long as my Shtill (20+ years still going) , of course it wont. 

 

 


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  #3166039 29-Nov-2023 21:29
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1101:

 

I recently bought an Ozito PXC 36v. Its one of the cheapest 36v ones, 14" (I think)

 

It was cheap & I allready had the 2 batts .
I also have the same size Shtill pretrol chainsaw.

The ozito is mostly plastic, but not a brittle plastic. The plastic should be strong enough.
Its heavy with the 2 batt packs installed.

.. its fantastic
Similar power to the Shtill
Much quieter, no fumes , really pleasant to use
And its safer . its not running between cuts , no sitting on the ground idling away & chain spinning between cuts. no spinning chain as you move around between cuts
I very much prefer it over my petrol chainsaw.
No issue with batt drain either , more than enough in a charge to cut down small a small tree & chop it up.

 

Will it last as long as my Shtill (20+ years still going) , of course it wont. 

 

 

 

 

i agree with that. 

 

but to add, i would choose the shortest bar. these things are not tough like normal chainsaws, your not going to be cutting big stuff. longer bars just get in the way.

 

one of the nicest things is no idling chainsaw, or pull starting everytime you use it. so if your doing a cut then spending a few minutes pulling things out etc, its really nice to have a chainsaw thats not idling but still goes straight away.

 

the other thing is corded chainsaws. i have a corded trimmer which i want to replace with cordless because getting a fine day to run power cables outside is not great. but its rarely used so you don't want to spend a lot on a battery system you can't use for anything else.


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