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Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw #6818559
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Anyone tried this Atlas brand chainsaw? I watched a video on it and it sounded good through the whole cut, didnt bog down. Price doesnt seem too bad. I dont need anything huge, so it would be tough to justify a $450 plus Stihl. Im not sure how long these 80v batteries have been out, but curious if anyone has had one for a while and how long they last. Im still not completely sold on a battery powered chainsaw, but this one impressed me in the videos. The dewalt did not.

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818594
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If you're pruning the cherry tree and not leaving the yard, go for it. If you're cutting firewood, buy a saw with an engine on it.


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Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818595
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You can buy a smaller Stihl for half that

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818754
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The saw he is asking about is $189.99. You can buy a Stihl for half that?

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818794
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That is not what he said.

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: CoonsBane] #6818798
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Originally Posted by CoonsBane
The saw he is asking about is $189.99. You can buy a Stihl for half that?

No but google says you can get a stihl for $129

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I read somw reviews on the “homeowner” series of saws in That price range. Some of them were very critical of the power. What i saw seemed to jump from those to the Farm Boss”, which i think was a minimum of 400 bucks. Does stihl run a sale a couple times a year? If the battery powered saw performed as in the video, i would have no problem. But, that was fresh charge out of the box. Curious what several cycles of the battery dis to it if anyone had one and knew.

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Originally Posted by CoonsBane
The saw he is asking about is $189.99. You can buy a Stihl for half that?


No he said a Stihl was 450.00. I said you can get one for half that for the smaller size he was talking about. Read what he wrote.

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818878
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He's asking about battery powered saws. Looks like the cheapest Stihl is $300. Doesn't sound like he wants a gas saw.

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If the battery powered Stihl is only $225 compared to the Harbor Freight saw at $190 you gotta go with the Stihl.

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818898
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THEN ya gotta buy the gas powered generator to take to the field with ya so you can charge the saw when the batt'ry goes dead. Like the lektrik cars.
I've seen the batt'ry powered Stihls here for aboat $400. I bought a Stihl 250 for $300 that is an awesome little saw.


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Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6818901
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I have a husqvarna battery powered chainsaw and I love it. No need to carry gas, etc. it will cut a lot with one battery charge. I cut up an entire large ash tree with it and the battery died right at the end. It's perfect for doing stuff around the yard, but I also carry it on my 4-wheeler and in the truck any time I'm in the bush to cut trees that fell across the trail etc. I'm really surprised at how much power it has. The key is to keep the chain sharp.

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I have the Milwaukee. I really like it. I keep it on the Dozer when doing fence rows and such, I use it for cutting bait trails, cutting up deer carcasses, cutting small loads of wood for cabin. I use vegetable oil for chain, cuts down on smell and the oil mess. Keep it in the truck cab, no smell. Battery last about the same as a tank of gas on a regular saw. Spare batteries are expensive, 200.00 plus

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Originally Posted by BernieB.
I have a husqvarna battery powered chainsaw and I love it. No need to carry gas, etc. it will cut a lot with one battery charge. I cut up an entire large ash tree with it and the battery died right at the end. It's perfect for doing stuff around the yard, but I also carry it on my 4-wheeler and in the truck any time I'm in the bush to cut trees that fell across the trail etc. I'm really surprised at how much power it has. The key is to keep the chain sharp.

That's good to hear! I have a load of cordless power tools that do well on a 20V batt'ry but I always wondered myself how long a chainsaw would last.


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Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: Gary Benson] #6818945
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
THEN ya gotta buy the gas powered generator to take to the field with ya so you can charge the saw when the batt'ry goes dead. Like the lektrik cars.
I've seen the batt'ry powered Stihls here for aboat $400. I bought a Stihl 250 for $300 that is an awesome little saw.


The Stihl 250 is one heck of a saw that is very well under rated.......i know of several commercial users that use this little saw. When I buy a saw I want it to cut and have the power to cut through what I put it against.

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How many cords of wood will a battery powered saw cut? How long per charge and how many charges will the battery take. I am not against them, they just have not been around long enough for me to buy one.........

Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: DWC] #6819025
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A neighbors wife cuts hair in town 3 days a week and tends cattle all other days (oh yeah, she is a keeper). She always had trouble starting his chainsaws so he bought her an cordless electric for Christmas last year as much of a joke is anything.

Anyway, it's a Stihl and it is surprisingly good. You wouldn't cut firewood with it, but for edging new runs or wooden plank fence on the branding trap we have been using it is super nice. I would check pricing before you buy harbor freight quality b/c you might be able to get a nice one for a few dollars less.


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I wouldn't buy toilet paper from harbor freight!


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Re: Harbor Freight 80v chainsaw [Re: CoonsBane] #6819668
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Originally Posted by CoonsBane
The saw he is asking about is $189.99. You can buy a Stihl for half that?

And that's the tool only. The battery and charger sold separately. Another $140........


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Dewalt 60V is 250$ but the chain leaves a lot to be desired. Very lightweight.


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