EGO 56V Battery-powered Chainsaw Review


Ego 16″ Corded Electric Chainsaw Review

The Ego 16″ corded electric chainsaw is a great choice if you want to cut down your work load or just need extra power to do some heavy duty tasks. You will get more than enough power from the batteries, which are rated at up to 12 volts. The best thing about this model is it’s weight, which makes it easy to maneuver around. The motor is powerful enough to chop through wood with ease. There are two speed settings: low and high.

You can use the chainsaw right out of the box, but you’ll probably want to upgrade to one of these models when they become available. They’re priced between $1,000 and $2,500 depending on what features you want. Check them out here .

Stihl Stähling 16″ Corded Electric Chainsaw Review

The Stihl 16″ corded electric chainsaw is another good option if you don’t mind spending a little more money. It’s a little heavier and bulkier than the Ego, but it has more power and is still fairly easy to maneuver. The chain tends to bind up a lot more when you’re trying to cut on the side of the wood, but it isn’t much of a problem if you make slow and steady cuts.

The batteries are a little older, but they’ll last forever as long as you don’t leave them plugged in all the time. They’re good for up to 12 volts and will last you for quite awhile. You can find them on eBay for around $50. You can also find a brand new one for $900.

The 18″ version is a little more money, but it’s worth the investment if you’re going to be working for more than an hour at a time. Stihl doesn’t make a 20″ version, and they don’t plan on making one any time soon.

The Competition

There are many different types of chainsaws on the market these days, but we have eliminated most of them. Most of the gas powered chainsaws on the market today are only good for smaller jobs and will not hold up to hard or regular use. They can also be quite dangerous to operate without proper training and safety equipment.

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A lot of battery powered chainsaws just don’t have enough power to get the job done or they require special batteries that are very expensive. We have only included the ones that are worth your time and money.

Other Types Of Chainsaws

We have decided not to focus on other types of chainsaws mainly because there are so many different options available. If you are looking for a pole chain saw, or one that is designed just for cleaning up limbs then there are many different models out there. You can easily find them online at your local home and garden store.

We would recommend that you pay a little more money and buy one that is designed for both cutting wood and cleaning up shrubbery. These types of chainsaws are ideal because they are more versatile and cost less in the long run. Look at getting a model that is 16″ or 18″ so you can use the same chain and bar on your electric chainsaw.

3 Important Features

There are three important features to look for when buying a chainsaw. Each features different trade-offs that will fit different people with different needs. Here are the most important things to look for before you make your purchase:

Type of Fuel

Most chainsaws use one of two types of fuel: Gasoline or Gas-Oil Mix (popularly known as “gasoline”). The type of fuel that you choose is mostly a matter of personal preference, but there are some differences between the types.

Gasoline:

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Advantages:

Gasoline is easier to find in most areas.

More common, so scopes such as filters and other maintenance supplies are cheaper and more readily available.

More powerful and can cut through large logs with ease.

Disadvantages:

Tends to be a little heavier than gas-oil mixes.

Gas mixes can be highly flammable. Make sure to only fill up your saw outside and away from anything that can easily catch fire.

Gas-Oil Mix (Gasoline):

Advantages:

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Gasoline mixes are less flammable and are therefore safer to use.

Gas mixes produce less smoke, making it easier to see what you’re doing in some cases.

Gas mixes are much cheaper than straight gasoline.

Disadvantages:

You need to find a specific type of gas-oil mix. Most hardware stores will only have one or two types, so you may have to drive to a specialty store in order to find what you need.

Gas-oil mixes produce more smoke than straight gasoline, making it harder to see what you’re doing in some cases.

Some gas-oil mixes are harder to start in cold weather.

Gas-oil mixes are slightly weaker than straight gasoline.

These chainsaws can be separated into two groups: Everyday Use and Specialized Use. Every day chainsaws are the most common saws sold today. They can easily handle all the jobs that a normal person would need a chainsaw for. Specialized chainsaws cut using a different method than the everyday use chainsaws. They do not compete in all areas, but they are very efficient in their intended job.

Everyday Use:

Everyday chainsaws are, as their name suggests, good for everyday use. They can handle most jobs without difficulty. Some models are better suited to the job than others. If you only plan to own one chainsaw, an everyday chainsaw would be the best choice for you.

Specialized Use:

These chainsaws are designed to do one thing, and do that one thing very well. They are not as well suited for other tasks, but if you have a specific job that needs doing, one of these bad boys will do the trick.

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These are the two primary fuel types for chainsaws.

Gasoline:

The most common type of chainsaw sold today uses gasoline as a fuel source. It is more powerful than other types of fuel, so it cuts faster. There are different types of gasoline you can put in your chainsaw. You can use normal gasoline, which is a mixture of different hydrocarbons and other chemicals. You can also use a gas-oil mix, which contains less gasoline and more oil to make the fuel less flammable.

Oil:

This type of chainsaw uses an oil based fuel instead of gasoline. It is generally cheaper and produces less pollution, but it is also less powerful. Oils come in different viscosities, making them suitable for different temperatures. The thickness of the oil determines whether it is more suitable for colder or warmer weather.

These are the three main categories or chainsaw types.

Gasoline:

Gasoline chainsaws are the most common type. They are more powerful than other types of saws, making them faster and more efficient. These saws can be louder and produce more vibration than other types, making prolonged use uncomfortable.

Petrol-Oil Mix:

As the name suggests, this type of saw uses a petrol-oil mix as a fuel source. This type of saw is less powerful than a gasoline saw, but it can still get the job done.

Oil-Oil Mix:

This type of saw uses an oil-oil mix as a fuel source. It provides the least power out of all the chainsaws, but it also produces the least pollution and is cheaper to use in the long run.

These are the three main categories or chainsaw brands.

Stihl:

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Stihl is a German company that specializes in chainsaws. Most people who buy professional chainsaws favor this brand, and it is considered to be of the highest quality. Stihl is a very expensive brand, but their durable products are well worth the high price.

Homelite:

Homelite is an American company that makes chainsaws for everyday use. They aren’t as durable, or as powerful, as Stihl saws, but they are cheaper and easier to find. Most rental chainsaws are this brand.

Taotao:

This is a Chinese company that manufactures the cheapest chainsaws on the market. Their products are only slightly better than the average Home Depot special. They aren’t a very reputable brand and tend to break after extensive use.

These are the three main types of chainsaw bars.

Short:

These are the shortest bars around, allowing you to easily maneuver through tight spaces. They can’t cut as far as longer bars due to their size, but their ability to turn quickly and fit into small areas makes up for it. These are best for people who have to maneuver around trees or bushes while cutting.

Long:

These bars are much longer than the average bar. They allow you to cut quicker than the short bar, but they are harder to maneuver. These are best for people who have large areas to cut or just want to get the job done faster.

Stihl:

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This company’s products feature a ComfortCut design, which is supposed to make cutting easier on the user. This brand also tends to be more expensive than other chainsaws.

Homelite:

This brand’s products feature a Smart Start engine, which is supposed to make them easier to start. This brand is generally less expensive than other chainsaws.

Taotao:

This brand’s products feature a special design that is supposed to make cutting easier and less painful on the user. This brand tends to be the cheapest chainsaws you can buy.

Once you’ve chosen what type and brand of chainsaw you’d like, it’s time to choose the model that works best for your needs.

Are you purchasing the saw for occasional use over the course of a few weeks or months?

If so, you may want to consider a lower cost, lighter model.

Are you planning to use the saw day in and day out for a living?

If so, you’ll want to invest in a higher quality, more durable model.

Once you’ve decided on the model you need, it’s time to decide on the add-ons.

Do you need a carrying case? What about replacement bars and chains?

When it comes to add-ons, the choice is yours.

Once you have all of this information, you’re ready to go buy your saw. While most people will use a chainsaw to cut down trees, a chainsaw can come in handy for a variety of tasks. If you don’t have much experience with these types of tools, it might be a good idea to ask the seller or someone else familiar with their use to help you.

Safety First!

It may seem like common sense, but it’s vital that you don’t cut when the engine is hot and make sure to always wear protective gear when using a chainsaw. Eye protection, ear plugs, chainsaw boots, gloves, and other protective gear can all be purchased from your local hardware store or online.

When you’re cutting down a tree, it’s important to cut the smaller branches off first, then work your way up from the bottom. It’s also important that you don’t cut directly above yourself or behind yourself. Always be aware of where the tree will fall to avoid getting struck by it.

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It’s also vital that you don’t try to cut through any obstacles that are larger than a chainsaw bar’s width. For a typical homeowner’s chainsaw, that width is about one inch. Trying to force the bar to cut through anything wider than that can result in damage to the saw and injury to the user.

In this tutorial, I’ve chosen to show you how to size down a tree using three different saws. Once you have your tree cut down, it’s time to take the wood from where it is to where you want it. That’s what we’ll learn in the next tutorial.

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