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    Changing my chainsaw blade

    As a test of the new forum format I decided to add this image I took when I changed the chainsaw blade on my chainsaw comparing the original Oregon chain to the new PowerFit chain that's now fitted (I'm keeping the original for reference & will sharpen the others). PowerFit is another brand name from TTI. I'm a battery powered tools convert (actually, have been for a number of years) & love this AEG battery powered (58v 4Ah battery) 16" chainsaw (instead of mucking around with my petrol Stihl MiniBoss 180). A similar version was sold in the USA under the Echo brand name (only with a 2Ah battery though). It went through a recall here because of a fault in the protection circuit not always cutting out if jammed, but all is up & good now & it does well for me.
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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    Thanks for this Ross.

    Another issue I need to sort out is that exif data is replaced on import, which is not what we want!

    Ian

    PS I have a cheap mains electric chainsaw - it does the job, if not as blindingly quick as the ones the pros use.
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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Thanks for this Ross.

    Another issue I need to sort out is that exif data is replaced on import, which is not what we want!

    Ian

    PS I have a cheap mains electric chainsaw - it does the job, if not as blindingly quick as the ones the pros use.
    Yeah, the old B&D 240v chainsaw worked alright while the chain was sharp. I wasn't really up on maintaining them properly then, but the annoying thing with that one though was the oil cap kept opening. It wasn't a screw on type. I might just visit that chain some time, maybe with the Ozito chain sharpener I have.
    Anyhow, I've given up on 240v powered garden equipment because of the size of our place with two or thee leads needed (& more for the whole yard) now that battery power has advanced so much more now. I've been mowing our place for the last 3 years with a battery mower but bought (straight after Christmas) an even more powerful one as the grass gets thick (very thin at the moment with a very dry winter). I'm not going back to petrol anymore. I probably should sell my Stihl petrol chainsaw while I can get something for it.
    I should add, I had a 240v (Ryobi) pole saw & was in the local hardware store (Bunnings) when a friend came in looking at them in the store. I was able to sell the one I had instead seeing I had gone battery with that one (Ryobi 36v pole chainsaw).
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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    This was taken back in April showing the 18v chainsaw as well as the 58v unit (at the back in this photo) & the logs I was cutting up (& still cutting up!) as well as the blower in front.

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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    They don't look cheap!

    We have a relatively small garden (100 feet by 22 or thereabouts) but we have quite a few trees, including a lovely big mature weeping willow and several other 'weed' trees (ash and sycamore) that need to come down (not the willow!) or be pruned so a tree surgeon will be doing his stuff in September. I expect my cheapo Chinese 240V chain saw will be busy after he's gone

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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    That equipment isn't as expensive as Husqvarna etc being made by the same manufacturers of Ryobi, more for trade use.
    We're on a half acre block with natural (more or less) bush in the back yard with us doing some landscaping to manage it & plant other things we wanted, while keeping it at less of a fire risk, but is always ongoing. It cost a lot a few years back for dead trees near the house to be removed & we had been silly enough to plant some trees out the front when we first got here & they cost a lot to remove, the most recent being those logs (a fraction of them in view). The largest rounds were 800mm dia. which we used like paving down the back (my wife recently finished digging out holes for them so we could finish them off).
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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    I suppose you don't need firewood?

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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    I've started looking at battery-powered lawnmowers. Reviews say that they now have the power to handle my hilly, overgrown yard and won't be stopped by small twigs that fall from the trees. I've been using a plug-in electric string trimmer (Ryobi) which works well, but my 30m cord doesn't reach as far as I need. Glad to hear that you like the new battery chainsaw, Ross!

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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
    I've started looking at battery-powered lawnmowers. Reviews say that they now have the power to handle my hilly, overgrown yard and won't be stopped by small twigs that fall from the trees. I've been using a plug-in electric string trimmer (Ryobi) which works well, but my 30m cord doesn't reach as far as I need. Glad to hear that you like the new battery chainsaw, Ross!

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    I used a battery-powered lawn mower when I was a teenager (40 years ago) - it was a cylinder type and great for lawn stripes and was powered by a 12V car battery. My parents had a big garden and a full charge seemed to cope fine with it. It was quite heavy though.

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    Re: Changing my chainsaw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
    I've started looking at battery-powered lawnmowers. Reviews say that they now have the power to handle my hilly, overgrown yard and won't be stopped by small twigs that fall from the trees. I've been using a plug-in electric string trimmer (Ryobi) which works well, but my 30m cord doesn't reach as far as I need. Glad to hear that you like the new battery chainsaw, Ross!

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    The 58v Echo string trimmer (we call them line trimmers here & before that it was whipper snipper which may have been a trade name for all I know) will totally outdo the Ryobi models (36 or 40v) as we have it as AEG here, but the Ego 56v range is also worth considering. I rather like all the battery gear that's so good now.
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