I recently had all kinds of fun conducting a shootout of eight battery-operated chainsaws for Pro Tool Reviews. As I mentioned at the time, I did a similar test four years ago but the field was much thinner due to the relative lack of power compared to what we have today. Now, more manufacturers are […]
All other things equal, battery-powered tools are preferable to gas-powered tools. Consider this – you don’t have to keep gas that’s flammable and spillable on hand, you don’t have to mess around with mixtures on two strokes or add oil to four strokes, don’t have to clean the air filter, you don’t fiddle around with […]
It occurred to us that an article on chainsaw basics might be just the ticket for new apprentices getting into the field. It might even be a good refresher for Pros who do this day in and day out. The average chainsaw injury requires 110 stitches, so wear protective gloves, boots, chaps, and eye protection. […]
Four years ago when I did the battery powered chainsaw shootout for Pro Tool Reviews, we could only find four competitors in the 36-volt or higher class. But now, with a burgeoning battery-powered outdoor power equipment (OPE) market, we had to narrowly define the test criteria to keep the test to a manageable size and to […]
DeWalt recently announced its DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Outdoor Power Equipment line for residential and commercial construction professionals with the new 60V Max Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer, all kitted with one FlexVolt 60V Max 3.0Ah battery (9.0Ah when used in 20V Max tools). The DeWalt 60V Max Chainsaw is equipped with a brushless motor, a […]
Don’t you hate fighting with pre-mix fuel in your chainsaw, especially if it’s sat idle for any length of time? With the Greenworks 82V cordless chainsaw, you no longer have to worry about premix or fuel going bad. You no longer have to worry about fuel, period. The GS180 is always ready to go and […]
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At a recent media event in their native Sweden, Husqvarna showed us their latest battery powered outdoor power equipment (OPE). The company wants to create more tools that better care for the environment. They want to reduce atmospheric CO2 but also improve the lives of landscape workers and other people in their immediate area. Working in yards, parks, and […]
It wasn’t all that long ago that mainstream power tool companies didn’t really have much influence in the outdoor power equipment market. However, that’s changing thanks to the power behind lithium-ion batteries. The fact of the matter is battery powered chainsaws like the new Makita XCU03Z 18V X2 LXT (36V) Chain Saw now have the […]
The Snapper 60V cordless outdoor power equipment line of tools includes a 21-inch mower, string and hedge trimmers, a leaf blower, and a chainsaw. All of these outdoor power tools use the Snapper 60-volt lithium-ion battery platform. Besides the reliable power and less maintenance that the battery system offers, each battery pack has indicator lights that tell you how much […]
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Recently I decided to get to work – way out in the woods. My adventure involved some tree work in the forest surrounding our cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest Georgia. Our woods are full of hearty hardwoods and evergreens, which means there is always tree work needed to keep our little forest […]