Jim Guinn wrote:Go for the quality, not the price.
Trace Oswald wrote:Either way, I wasn't trying to start a debate as to which tools are better, just to pass along a deal I saw. Anyone that isn't interested is certainly free to skip clicking the link
Eric Hanson wrote:I don't know why it took me a week to find this thread, but I am liking this. I, too have recently become something of a battery powered chainsaw convert. Mine is the 40v Kobalt brand which is good but not great. It does a very nice job of cutting anything up to 12" in diameter and the 2.5 ah battery lasts a surprisingly long time. Granted, mine is in the OPE category, while the DeWalt is in what I would call the "cordless tool" category. I would love to hear a good review of either the DeWalt or the Milwaukee in action as both sound like nice machines. I wonder how they would compare to my 40v (really a 36v to compare apples to apples) saw?
M. Phelps wrote:funny, at work there have been many problems with even brand new electric saws not oiling properly
Eric Hanson wrote:D,
Interesting that you find the Ego to be "revy" with low torque. My Kobalt definitely has a lower chain speed but I can really apply pressure while cutting with barely any lack of cutting speed. In fact I would say it has quite good torque for the saw. I still wish that the saw could accept larger capacity batteries, but even the 2.5 ah batteries can cut quite a bit and it is not too difficult to carry a second battery along with me should I need more cutting power.
I have seen the Milwaukee chainsaw in action and I agree that it is a very nice looking tool--if a bit expensive. If memory serves, about 2 years ago Home Depot had a demonstration out front where they were cutting away. At the time the saw was free as long as you bought a 12 ah battery for $400! That may have been a nice saw, but that price made it a bit pricey for me, even if I were in the Milwaukee platform which I am not.