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    I would be interested to know how many cuts that electric chainsaw can make in that size log on a charge. I have never use any electric chainsaw, so I really have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I would be interested to know how many cuts that electric chainsaw can make in that size log on a charge. I have never use any electric chainsaw, so I really have no idea.
    I have no Idea about the battery life, but what I'm trying to figure out is the need for the guide in the first place it seems to me that if you need your firewood cut to that close of a measurement you need to replace your wood stove or convert to gas or electric so you don't have to OCD over cutting the firewood. Besides it has to be removed as soon as you start your cut, so I see a danger there
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    I'm guessing the "guide" just pops off when the top of the bar starts to enter the cut, or the user could just pull it off when he has his mark. To me, it would be easier to have a piece of wood cut to the length you want, and just sit it on top of the log when you start your cut. Regarding the electric saw, I've used one or two that were certainly more than powerful enough for non-professional work. If that's a 40V or 80V battery powered saw, I would probably go for quite a while, too. Unless I was doing a lot of cutting out in the middle of nowhere, I don't think I'd ever buy another temperamental 2-cycle saw, again. My 18V battery powered pole saw will cut through an eight-inch branch like it's butter, and all I have to do is pull the trigger and add some chain oil every now and then.

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    It would be very dangerous for the guide to "pop off" the top of the bar while the chain is running. The chain would very likely grab the magnet and fling the thing away.

    A better place to mount a guide, if you must use one, would be on the saw handle where it will never contact the log. Since the user would be unskilled, else they would not need the guide, mounting the guide properly on the handle would allow them to use the guide for length as well as to assure nice square ends on the log.

    I would also not buy a temperamental saw, I have had my Husqvarna 65 for over 40 years. All I have had to replace is the bar and a few chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    It would be very dangerous for the guide to "pop off" the top of the bar while the chain is running. The chain would very likely grab the magnet and fling the thing away.

    A better place to mount a guide, if you must use one, would be on the saw handle where it will never contact the log. Since the user would be unskilled, else they would not need the guide, mounting the guide properly on the handle would allow them to use the guide for length as well as to assure nice square ends on the log.

    I would also not buy a temperamental saw, I have had my Husqvarna 65 for over 40 years. All I have had to replace is the bar and a few chains.
    I'm with you on mounting on the handle. I used to use just a SS wire with one hose clamp, easily adjustable & never in the way.



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