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Old 09-22-2012, 06:29 AM   #11
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Why not go OLD SCHOOL if you don't saw too much and are thinking a small elect saw will work. Get an aol fashioned MANUAL saw i.e. a nice bow saw.
X2 on the bow saw. They really work quite well if you don't mind a little manual work and only cost a fraction of what you are talking.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:45 AM   #12
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We have a Ryobi battery chainsaw and use it camping all the time. Dh uses his drill that takes the same battery for the jacks on the camper so we bring alongbthe charger anyway. Its a very nice thing to have and does the job well.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #13
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Bow saws I have. Just getting old and spoiled I guess...

Sawzall ? There's a thought. I always thought they'd be very useful during moose season.

Twisty -by 12 volt, are you referring to something that would work off my Jeep battery ?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #14
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I already have several Craftsman 19.2 tools including a sawzall I use with their lithium ion batteries. So when I saw their chainsaw I got one of them as well. It does okay for what it is.

I put it in the RV on our maiden voyage, but thankfully didn't need it when we returned home after Isaac passed through. It's 3/10ths of a mile from the blacktop on our drive to the barn we live in, and an occasional tree will block the way.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #15
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A cordless recip saw will do about 90% of the work of an electric chain saw with less maintenance
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #16
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I'm with lindy and Malco on this... bow saw...sharpened well... Quiet and quick. Have one at home, would rather use it than gas chain saw I have, given smaller wood. Electric saw I have not used, so no opinon there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #17
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But then I'm talking firewood, not a tree across the road...
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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I've held off on buying anything new for now.
When I went out two weeks ago I took a cordless reciprocating saw I had, plus my bow saw -which I always have along anyways.

As it happened, I didn't need either.

My next and probably final trip this year is at the end of the month and will definitely be boondocking as all the parks up here are now closed for the season.
We'll see how the sawzall works then, no doubt.

A friend of mine -a real bushman who considers a wall tent a luxury- always laughs at me cutting logs to "stove" length. He just drags downed trees over to the fire and lets the fire cut them into pieces.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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I am 2-stroke motor challenged - I have no issue fixing a V8 truck motor, but I had to replace the weed wacker with an electric trimmer b/c I am sick of trying to figure out why it would not put out full power when it would start.

That said, I have a nice Stihl 24" gas saw - last Halloween it was used for four days straight clearing my drive way and yard without an issue and since we did not get electricity for five days it was a good thing to have.

One concern in the electric vs gas - if you do a lot of cutting, like for a woodstove, wear chaps. If you are wearing chaps, you want gas powered. Electric does not bind when it hits chaps and will keep going - with obvious results.
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