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#1 posted 06-20-2012 07:53 PM

Some electric chain saws have as much torque as some gas models. The real issue is how you plan to use it.

For occasional use around the house, electrics have the advantage of being quieter and more reliable. It always starts at the pull of a trigger. No gas, no engine parts to gum up, no exhaust. I have an older Craftsman electric my dad handed down to me, and that thing is a workhorse.

On the other hand, a top of the line gas saw will give you more cutting capacity, freedom from dragging a cord around, and the ability to use it anywhere.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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