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KD4UPL

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Posted: 03/15/20 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A good professional grade cordless "Sawzall" would be a great idea. Have you looked at cordless battery powered electric chainsaws? As a country boy/ farm kid the idea of a battery powered chain saw seemed ridiculous but they are actually for real now with the incredible batteries that cordless tools use.

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Not too bad. Of course it only cuts in one direction so you'll need double the strokes. Size and cost are also a big plus, but I've been carrying a saw like the first listed here for a number of years. 2 man crosscut. Easy to use by one or two people, very easy to sharpen and cuts very fast.


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If only they made folding bow saws...


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Lynnmor wrote:

I have one with long ropes for cutting limbs that even a pole pruner won’t reach. It works OK once you toss the bean bag tied to one rope in the desired location. I sure wouldn’t want to cut a load of firewood with it.


I have one of those myself. just toss one end over the branch, and alternately pull one of the ends/ropes.
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jkwilson wrote:

If only they made folding bow saws...


They do. The frame looks like a flattened H with the blade on the bottom with a threaded rod on top. Usually the parts slide into the frame pieces. You can make one out of wood after buying replacement blades and use twisted rope with a toggle for the tensioner.

The Pocket Chainsaw is sold by most sporting goods catalog/internet stores. $10-20.

I just carry a mid size axe and a folding "pocket" saw with a 10" blade.


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I have a similar chain saw based saw I carry in my day trip fanny pack. Very compact and easy to use. My regular backpack has a folding saw though that's a bit easier to use.


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To those who question whether this project is worthwhile: so do I! But what have I got to lose? I have the chain, I have the time, and I have a workshop. It's worth a try. Better than standing in line for toilet paper, right?

And it's better than marching down my honeydew list. "Honey, could you please do ---?" [emoticon]


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Lwiddis wrote:

Newer trucks and SUVs have 110 volts plugs for low powered stuff including electric chain saws. My 2015 Tahoe was limited to 300 watts, the 2020 Silverado has 400 available.


That would have to be a pretty tiny saw. My 16" electric chainsaw draws 12 amps, way more than any 400 watt inverter I've ever seen can handle. Electric chainsaws can still be messy too. If my saw tips over, it will leak bar oil.

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I've got one of these and have cut some high branches up to 6-7 hard maple. You can extend the length simply by adding rope to the handles. https://www.amazon.com/Unbelievable-Pocket-Chain-Portable-Camping/dp/B0002YPMSY

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My neighbor just got a DEWALT battery powered chain saw... I gotta get one of theses...

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I see AMAZON has it available $128
ADDED NOTE... I just saw this is sold without the 20V Battery haha... With Battery it is $209...

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