You don't say where you live but I'll take a jump and say you live in logging country.....I know there's a very long thread about this. Considering everything that was said in that thread, can anyone recommend a cordless chainsaw for my specific use? Given the very high cost of oil right now, I'd like to harvest some wood on my property for my wood stove. Here's what I'm looking for:
My sources would probably be Lowes or Home Depot.
- Lightweight. I'm too old to handle a heavy saw.
- I have a maple on the ground, maybe 16" in diameter, so the saw should be able to handle that. I don't expect to do that very often. Usually I would be picking up branches up to maybe 5".
- Cost is really important to me right now, so as cheap as possible.
With the qualifiers of age and infirmity..... budget
I'd say hire a guy with a chainsaw and avoid the risks and hazards of running a tool which can change your life in an instant.
I'm 66, I sold my chainsaw 6 years ago. I know it was the most dangerous tool I have ever owned.
On cheap, go to garage sales, Black and Decker made the BEST corded electric chainsaw ever and if they still made it it would still be under $100.
But 16" is a big stick. Hire a guy who earns his living cutting wood.