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Forum topic by Thuzmund posted 05-07-2014 03:43 AM 525 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thuzmund

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05-07-2014 03:43 AM

Hi folks,

I turn green wood so I often need to hack down big logs into manageable pieces. I tend to use hand tools (hatchet, splitting wedges) but I have recently come across some VERY big pieces.

Does anyone have any experience using electric chainsaws? I am looking at the remington/craftsman ones at SEARS or the harbor freight 50 dollar holler. I wonder how the noise of these entry-level electrics compare to tools like air compressors, circular saws, contractor/portable table saws, or handheld electric planers? (The noisiest tools I can think of). I don’t want to harass my neighbors more than necessary.

Thanks in advance for your experience.

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 03:55 AM

Usually no louder than a corded drill or at least mine is anyway I have a 14” refurb Homelite I got from VMinnovations on sale for like 13.99 works good and can’t complain if it breaks, I’ve even hacked through logs at this things full depth and it kept going.

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 04:02 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. Looks like they have the same one on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Homelite-UT43120-16-Bar-12-Amp-Electric-Corded-Chain-Saw-Tree-ChainSaw-/390643535744?pt=US_Chainsaws&hash=item5af42b4f80

Does yours have a 12 amp motor? I would imagine that more amps = louder, though I could be wrong…

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 04:07 AM

I have the 14” bar but I believe it is still a 12 amp motor honestly compared to my Stihl 028 it sounds like a mouse fart, my saw is no louder then my corded Milwaukee 1/2” magnum drill.

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#4 posted 05-07-2014 04:18 AM

That’s great news—thanks for your help!

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#5 posted 05-07-2014 04:50 AM

Less noise than a skill saw. Haven’t measured it.

I have one in the shop for cutting big stuff to length.

The noise is not a problem.

Eric

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 06:31 PM

no where near as loud as this

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#7 posted 05-07-2014 06:39 PM

Mine is 110 decibels. Loud enough to hurt you without protection but not horrible a few yards away. Remember the saw makes noise and so does the wood.

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 02:08 AM

About as loud as an electric hedge trimmer, so not very loud.

I have a Poulan and it’s okay, my only complaint is that the chain requires frequent adjustment but it is powerful. I wanted the Greenworks saw but the local stores were out of stock and I needed one quickly.

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 02:23 AM

My 14” is about as loud as my hedge clipper.

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#10 posted 05-08-2014 05:18 AM

Thanks guys i will find out myself tomorrow when I pick one up!

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