Check this out…

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…

Yup, that’s a cordless electric chainsaw. A B&D, which is compatible with all my other cordless tools and (more important) their batteries.

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.

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5 Responses to Check this out…

  1. M Ryan says:

    Hey Joel I do hope the saw works as advertised. Plug in the battery pack and go seems a lot easier than fooling around trying to get oil/gas mixtures right not to mention the other little fiddly bits of a 2 stroke gas engine. I know, you were once a grease monkey and can work wonders but it’s always nice to not have to.

  2. abnormalist says:

    Love to hear how it works for you. Earlier today I just ordered the Ryobi version of the same thing (They look enough alike I bet they are made in the same factory in China)

    Mine is being shipped, so i should have it by Thursday, in time to cleanup the brush pile in the backyard before the snows come back (I hope)

  3. Claire says:

    Joel, you have a really, really, spectacularly nice big brother! Big Bro, if you’re reading this, kudos to you for so many useful things.

  4. anonymous says:

    My brother purchased an electric pole saw last year and it is a fantastic tool for those who live in thorny brush country. You can reach over to cut limbs up to about 8″ diameter, then its outclassed, The battery holds a good charge, about 2 hours of intermittent cutting and still 75% charge. Good enough – I run out of gas around that much too, lol.

    Good luck with the new saw.

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