Mains Powered Electric Chainsaws
If you want to buy a corded electric chainsaw my
recommendation is Bosch.
They have a wide range, good performance and can be easily contacted for spares
The saws have no fancy gimmicks and all
the features, including tool-less adjustment of the chain on the higher end
Another good feature of the Bosch chainsaws is the longevity of the
range which means that spares are also going to be around longer.
Bosch Mains Powered Electric chainsaws
SCARED OF USING A CHAINSAW? - TRY A RECIPROCATING SAW FOR SMALLER BRANCHES
Reciprocating Saws With Coarse Blades To Cut Green Wood
With the right blade a cordless reciprocating saw can be great for
pruning, especially in tight spaces! The universal blades are cheap to buy and easy to
change. If you can run a cable then a mains powered saw will be cheaper to
buy and more powerful.
The Ryobi one+ battery can also power a telescopic pruner
that uses the same universal blade fixing.
For tree pruning you can buy some excellent blades that are longer than
the usual carpentry blades, cheap and have larger teeth spacing to cope with
soft green wood.
I use this tool all the time now and if I need to cut hard
dead wood then I swap to the shorter, finer tooth carpentry blade.
The same 18v Ryobi battery can also be used in their long reach pole saw.
Ryobi RRS1801M ONE+ Reciprocating Saw, 18 V (Body Only)
Ryobi ONE+ Cordless Pole Pruner, 18 V (Body only)
Saxton R1021L05 Reciprocating Saw Blades
Bosch PSA 700 E Sabre Saw
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Bosch Keo - Cordless Saw
This superb little saw is lightweight yet surprisingly powerful thanks
to its 10.8v Li-ion battery and clever gearing.
I have used it extensively to prune trees and to cut up old branches and
building timber for my wood burning stove.
A range of blades are available for different materials and I am
particularly impressed with the metal hacksaw blade.
There are a couple of little things I don't like about it; firstly the battery
is built in and secondly the connector to charge it is hard to insert.
If you can live with these 2 small issues then it is a very handy tool.
The removable metal guard that holds branches is particularly useful and
once you get your technique right you will be able to cut branches up to
around 4 inches thick with ease.
Despite its relatively small battery the Bosch Keo is a tool that punches well
above its weight!
Bosch KEO Cordless Multisaw
Bosch Keo Blades (Pack of 3)
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