Is a cordless chainsaw OK for firewood?

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bravolicious
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Re: Is a cordless chainsaw OK for firewood?

Unread post by bravolicious » April 26th, 2017, 11:23 am

My brother has the Makita one which takes 2x18v batteries.

It doesn't leak bar oil and is good for 4 nights worth of firewood on 2x 5ah batteries.
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RASPUTIN
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Re: Is a cordless chainsaw OK for firewood?

Unread post by RASPUTIN » April 5th, 2018, 11:46 am

I have the Ryobi One chainsaw and it is great. I also take a couple of spare batteries and charger for long trips which the solar sorts out. I get around 20 - 30 cuts of seasoned wood at around 200mm per 5ah battery. This is dependent on the hardness of the wood.

The torque and speed is nothing like a petrol chainsaw but by the time you have added fuel and oil then started and warmed up the thing I have already cut up most of the wood for the night with my battery one.

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Re: Is a cordless chainsaw OK for firewood?

Unread post by The Jacobite » May 5th, 2018, 11:33 am

Hi all.
I use to be 'the viking' on this forum but had to re-register as a newbie. Long story......... :rolleyes:

Anyhow, this isn't a bagging on battery saws but more as to why I carry a petrol saw and not a battery one.
Recently I took a three car trip to Chichester SF just NW of Dungog, specifically to show the group a very beautiful pebbled river crossing the wife and I had discovered a year or so ago. The track is basically a very tight 'bush pin striping' track, requiring at the very least some good old machete swinging........... but this trip, 3/4 of the way along, a decent tree was across the track. It took two of us with petrol saws just under an hour to get us through. This happened another 4 times before we got to the crossing. :eek: Absolutely no way a battery saw would have handled these trees. Our petrol one only just managed it. Everyones camping is different. One of the biggest things the wife and I love doing is investigating old tracks that usually need some form of clearing.
Cheers.

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