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headboard banger
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Pole chain saw- electric or gas?

Need to buy another. Had an electric but it finally crapped out after many years. Advantages vs disadvantage of both?
Thx


Rize
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I have a gas and would stick with gas if I had to replace. I already have 5 Dewalt batteries so I will buy a dewalt one just for limbing during the season if I’m setting up a new blind.


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Slickback
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I have a craftsman gas one that worked well. Had it hanging off the side of the sxs one day and now it’s a 90 degree saw


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DownSouthDave
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Christiansted
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Dewalt pole saw does a lot of work.

If you need a gas saw, I think you know you need a gas saw. If you don't know, then electric will probably do the job. They are super light and super cheap compared to a gas saw. A couple of batteries will drop more limbs than you care to pick up.


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PolarPop5
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I’ve got a ryobi electric one and it works for pretty much everything I need it for.


LSUdude3756
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Bought a Lynx 40v from harbor freight and it's a beast. Love that saw and much lighter than gas


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Ol boy
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Ask to borrow a gas one and run it for a couple of hours!!
Them suckers will wear you out faster than a 27in chainsaw!


Duckhammer_77
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Have a kobalt with 2 batteries, paid for itself many times over. Very convenient for shooting lanes


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headboard banger
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Thx guys


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LEASTBAY
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Home Depot rents Echo gas ones. It's a beast. If you're a small baw I would look elsewhere though. Will get alot of work done but will kick your arse after so long. You can try it at least.


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oildog
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I have an EGO pole saw along with a weedeater and I've been satisfied with both.


GeauxTime9
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I’ve got an electric Ryobi, does everything I need it to.


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Wtodd
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Tampa, FL
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I have an electric and it ain't great....seen some guys in the neighborhood using gas and they look great.


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oleyeller
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Gota 40v kobalt. Would never buy gas again. I use the hell out of this thing. And cuts everything I need. My dad went and bought one after he saw it used. Nothing like cranking every time you need it. Not mixing gas, etc


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livnthehighlife
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My Hooyman is about 5 yrs old and hasn’t given me a lick of trouble. I’d buy again. The battery will outlast you.


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Shepherd88
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Milwaukee Tool electric


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DownSouthJukin
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I weighed the options last year and figured a gas would be best when I’m out in the middle of nowhere cutting limbs in shooting lanes.


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johnnyrocket
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Member since Apr 2013
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Electric
Con
Limited by cord length

Advantage
Cheaper
Hang on shelf and get out a year later usually cranks

Battery
Pro
- buy into a battery system where you use batteries for other tools to keep the batteries charged.
- no cord to limit use

Con
- heavier battery unit can be cumbersome to handle
- if this is the only unit running the battery can run out of juice and have to wait for it to charge.
- typically if a battery sits it will go down quicker vs batteries rotated in other tools you use more
- cost is typically more expensive


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WPBTiger
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quote:

Had an electric


quote:

crapped out after many years


Answered your own question.


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TubsTiger
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Have a Greenworks 40 volt pole saw. Battery life is very long. Have the 40 volt chainsaw also to supplement my gas Sthil. So easy to just put a battery in, add chain oil and pull the trigger! Works every time no matter how long it’s been between uses. Very pleased with both.


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