I can’t stay, it’s the most dramatically wintery day we’ve had all through this freakishly warm, drama-free winter. I’ve squeegeed off the solar panels three times so far today. The batteries are actually in very good shape, but that’s because I’m not spending the day goofing around on the ‘pooter.
But I wanted to show you what showed up unexpectedly with Landlady yesterday evening…
Wasn’t expecting that. The only other cordless electric chainsaw I ever saw was a Ryobi with a nicad battery, and so far these B&D tools have proven far (far, far) superior to those. So this one’s motor might have some serious power. The proof of its usefulness, as with the reciprocating saw, will be in its battery life. Don’t know how useful it’ll be for firewood but it ought to be the bee’s knees for brush cutting. Truth is I’d use my Husqvarna more often than I do if it weren’t such a hassle to bring it in and out of mothballs.
At first I didn’t know who sent the saw, it just showed up out of the blue. But it turned out to be a gift from Big Brother.
I’ve tested it for function and it works great, but I’ll need a weather break before I fill the oil rez and lay it across some wood. Film at eleven, or something.