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    A few weeks back my cheap Homelite whipper snipper died after 10 years of perfect service. I bought a 18v Ryobi trimmer that works Ok - light weight but Ok for the suburbs.

    Yesterday I was cleaning out my garage and picked up the old petrol trimmer and tried to start it and of course it started first go having previously died - whipper snippered the back yard with it and when finished it stopped and has died again.

    To throw it out or keep it is the question.

    Ryobi 36v stuff is very good but for suburban the 18v stuff works well - specially as I already have 18v chargers, two 5ah and one 2 ah batteries, the drill, trimmer, pole trimmer (chain saw thing) and the whipper snipper - may move to the chain saw but again the old Ozito I have still runs great. When the Masport 6 hp lawn mower dies I would like to go to the mower but maybe the 36v would be better than the 18v (a shame the 36v did not just run 2x 18v batteries).

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    As I already have way too many Milwaukee power tools,

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    I'd be choosing the 16" M18 Fuel saw. I don't have one but I've used one, and it's way better than my baby Stihl MS170 that I have to carry in the car.

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    If your going to buy an Electric chainsaw get one with the "Quick chain tensioner system" no tools needed, Absolute best thing ever invented. end of story.
    Have a look at the pictures in this ad to see what I mean

    Victa V-Force+ 40V Cordless Chainsaw - FREE SHIPPING! SAVE $50.00 | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    If your going to buy an Electric chainsaw get one with the "Quick chain tensioner system" no tools needed, Absolute best thing ever invented. end of story.
    Have a look at the pictures in this ad to see what I mean

    Victa V-Force+ 40V Cordless Chainsaw - FREE SHIPPING! SAVE $50.00 | eBay
    Yep, they are brilliant - the Ryobi 36 volt has this on them, wouldn’t go back. 👍


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    I suppose the 36 volt would be good but our 18volt is fine for cutting up firewood.
    I can't imagine going back to a petrol chainsaw or mower.
    It's interesting that half the mowers in Bunnings Cairns the other day were electric. All the brands are going that way now.
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    18v Ryobi though is only a single sided cutter.
    36v is conventional chain
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    True, but it still works pretty good.
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    I bought one of these about 6 months ago.




    The pile of cut wood this chainsaw is sitting on is one batterys worth of 58 volt power
    I splurged and replaced the standard 16" chain with a tungsten tipped one, best thing I ever did.
    We've recently returned from 10 weeks travel in northern Australia and after (carefully) cutting wood for a group of up to 10 people the saw didn't require sharpening once!!, and that's northern hardwoods like mulga, desert oak, gidgee etc.

    I never thought a battery chainsaw could ever 'cut the mustard' compared with my 'travelling' Stihl 009 arborist saw. This battery saw is easily its equal power wise and up there generally with my old Farm Boss. A big call but that's been my experience. IMO it's got a lot to do with the relatively high voltage (58 volts) and the inherent power efficiencies that go with this.

    I've just replaced my Stihl 085 brush cutter/line trimmer with the AEG 58 volt equivalent and am very pleased with its performance as well.

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