Chain Saws

rover67

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I have a DeWalt 12" that I upgraded to a 16" bar...cost $150 and is great for the occasional slice and chop....additionally, I can put it in my vehicle for camping/off-roading trips with no fear or gas or oil leakage (I bring a small bottle of vegetable oil for bar lube.) Works on the same 20v or 60v DeWalt batteries that my cordless drill, impact driver, jigsaw, blower, and trimmer use so I can always throw an extra battery in the bag)

Stihl and Husqvarna are amazing...but you are looking at over $300-$400+ for those. Again, they are amazing and if I could justify it, I would have bought one of those but...I rarely use mine (maybe 2x per year.) I already had some DeWalt stuff so it was an easy choice to get a DeWalt chainsaw. (https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCCS620B-Compact-Cordless-Chainsaw/dp/B073FTGBZY)
whoa that thing is cool!
 

DouglasVB

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Yeah cottonwood isn't good for much.

Something cottonwood is good for is making artificial beaver dams and other sorts of structures in streams to improve fish habitat, etc. etc.
 

FunkyYota

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I'd choose the 261 for the better anti-vibration system and lower total weight over the 0.2 HP.

X2. I made this decision and am very happy with the 261. Mines the cm but it’s close enough. I’ve fallen a couple 20+ inch diameter fir with it. It was slow, but it did it.

After the second one I broke down and got a 460, which is awesome but much heavier.
 

Corbet

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I have a DeWalt 12" that I upgraded to a 16" bar...cost $150 and is great for the occasional slice and chop....additionally, I can put it in my vehicle for camping/off-roading trips with no fear or gas or oil leakage (I bring a small bottle of vegetable oil for bar lube.) Works on the same 20v or 60v DeWalt batteries that my cordless drill, impact driver, jigsaw, blower, and trimmer use so I can always throw an extra battery in the bag)

Stihl and Husqvarna are amazing...but you are looking at over $300-$400+ for those. Again, they are amazing and if I could justify it, I would have bought one of those but...I rarely use mine (maybe 2x per year.) I already had some DeWalt stuff so it was an easy choice to get a DeWalt chainsaw. (https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCCS620B-Compact-Cordless-Chainsaw/dp/B073FTGBZY)
Totally agree. If Makita offered their saw back when I bought my Stihl battery saw I would have saved a ton using batteries I already had.
 

Hulk

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I have a DeWalt 12" that I upgraded to a 16" bar...cost $150 and is great for the occasional slice and chop....additionally, I can put it in my vehicle for camping/off-roading trips with no fear or gas or oil leakage (I bring a small bottle of vegetable oil for bar lube.) Works on the same 20v or 60v DeWalt batteries that my cordless drill, impact driver, jigsaw, blower, and trimmer use so I can always throw an extra battery in the bag)

Stihl and Husqvarna are amazing...but you are looking at over $300-$400+ for those. Again, they are amazing and if I could justify it, I would have bought one of those but...I rarely use mine (maybe 2x per year.) I already had some DeWalt stuff so it was an easy choice to get a DeWalt chainsaw. (https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCCS620B-Compact-Cordless-Chainsaw/dp/B073FTGBZY)
I've been looking at this DeWalt ever since I saw Corbet cut up a bunch of wood at camp with his electric chainsaw. How hard was it to change out the bar and chain? I'm guessing this is straightforward?
 

CoMtnGoat

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I've been looking at this DeWalt ever since I saw Corbet cut up a bunch of wood at camp with his electric chainsaw. How hard was it to change out the bar and chain? I'm guessing this is straightforward?
Two knobs... Super simple
 
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