|Review by Mick||posted 02-28-2008 08:09 PM||4705 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I purchased one of these at a local hardware store for trimming limbs in my yard and doing rough cut of logs for the rustic furniture I build.
It does have plenty of power and minimizes weight. I actually used it to cut down an entire (dead) 15ft apple tree in my yard. The apple wood is drying in my “bone yard”.
The chain tension will not hold for more than a few minutes.
The chain that comes with it has such a low tooth count compared to chain speed that it chews through the wood rather than cutting it. I have to replace the chain before I can use it very much even for trimming trees. The cutting action is so rough (due to the chain) that it makes it very uncomfortable to use for very long.
The oil reservoir continually leaks a small amount out the cap if the saw is hung by the built in handle hook.
If you’re going to buy one of these electrics I would recommend buying a used one. Then throw away the chain that comes with it and get one made at your local hardware store. Store it in horizontal position only, don’t hang it.
-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter