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Green Red Oak is maybe the easiest wood to cut with a chainsaw.  I think it would help if he sharpened that chain, but being able to sharpen a chain is key for any size saw doing what it is capable of.  They don't stay sharp long.

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10 hours ago, Tom King said:

If someone wants to borrow a chainsaw, I go in that shop, and come out with the 066 with 42" bar running, and revving.  I say, "This one is running good."  It's ported, and has muffler mods, so it's really loud. Cut off, with the end of the bar on the deck, the end of the handle is about to the top of my shoulder.  So far, not one person has not backed up, thrown their hands up in the air, with wide eyes, and always left without a chainsaw.
 

I'd call your bluff, running a saw like that would be fun. That's like asking to borrow a car and getting the keys to a hemi cuda thrown at you. Though I'm also not likely to be a person to ask to borrow a saw.

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A couple of guys that I know are capable of running that saw have asked to borrow it.  They had big trees to cut up, but they didn't get it.  I don't loan tools, and especially not chainsaws.  I knew the ones who would be easily scared off. 

It's actually surprising how many people will come to ask about borrowing a chainsaw.  We are surrounded by lake houses mostly owned by city folks who just come to the lake occasionally.  They might have a limb fall in the yard, and easiest fix is to borrow a saw from someone else.  I do know one of these who bought a 170, and he ended up hurting himself with it.

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11 hours ago, Tom King said:

If someone wants to borrow a chainsaw, I go in that shop, and come out with the 066 with 42" bar running, and revving.  I say, "This one is running good."  It's ported, and has muffler mods, so it's really loud. Cut off, with the end of the bar on the deck, the end of the handle is about to the top of my shoulder.  So far, not one person has not backed up, thrown their hands up in the air, with wide eyes, and always left without a chainsaw.
 

My uncle smoked Chesterfield cigarettes. After word got around, no one asked for a smoke. Tom, I would look on that saw as challenge. A bit overkill for rose bushes, though.

Have a Poulan gas saw and a HF electric saw for small stuff.

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6 hours ago, Tom King said:

Green Red Oak is maybe the easiest wood to cut with a chainsaw.  I think it would help if he sharpened that chain, but being able to sharpen a chain is key for any size saw doing what it is capable of.  They don't stay sharp long.

So what do think of saws with a self sharpening feature?

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The 1974 Craftsman electric chainsaw, that I'm still using today, came with a built in sharpener.  It worked, but ate up the chain really quickly.  After the chain that came in it wore out, I took all that stuff out, and never used anything but a regular chain on it again.  Today, it gets used with a dry chain, cutting out bad parts of old houses, since I don't want to throw oil inside the houses.

You need to be able to sharpen a chain regardless of what type of saw you use.  Ask Spanky for backup on this.  I just use a file.

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This thread is a little old but I just ran across it. I have the 18" 80v Kobalt saw. Essentially the same as the Greenworks. I got a deal where the saw was on sale plus a mail in promotion for a second battery.  

It cuts good. Plenty of torque from the 80v motor with the bar buried. I have had the thermal breaker shut off but that was trying to cut hickory slabs on my granberg mill. It's not the right saw for that kind of abuse. 

The benefit of a battery saw is the quick homeowner jobs. No need to run out and buy fresh gas or mix. Even dropping and cutting up a 10-15" tree can be done on a charge. No regrets but I would never have considered if it was in the 400-500 price range. I think I paid under 250.

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I like to watch this guy work, and remembered this thread about cordless chainsaws.  I have all the tree climbing gear, and have used it, but my feet get so tired that I don't like to do it much.  Ladders also have the same effect on my feet, so I avoid them as much as possible too.

 

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Many moons ago, I worked a couple seasons for a landscape architect who got his start pruning the great pines along the fairways of Augusta National. He had two rules - Never use a ladder in a tree, and never use climbing spikes on a tree that wasn't dead. Hauling myself and a 30 lb. chainsaw up a 1" diameter climbing rope is probably the most difficult physical effort I have ever made. Gotta respect guys that do that every day.

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