GreenWorks 20312 G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 4AH Battery and a Charger Included

GreenWorks 20312 G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 4AH Battery and a Charger Included

Premium Power of DigiPro brushless motor technology cuts up to 100 cuts on a single charge. Includes 4AH Battery and Charger
Compatible with GreenWorks G-MAX 40V Li-Ion System offering a range of tools to choose from
Brushless motor delivers up to 30% more torque for the greatest cutting performance
Brushless motor design offers up to 70% less vibration for user comfort while working
Chain brake and low kickback chain for increased user safety

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Don't hang up your two-stroke BUT; I'm Surprised. Buy this saw. A personal qualifier; I had my first job as a sawyer in 1967 as a limb lobber for Dierk's Lumber Company. (Back then it wasn't "lopper" but "lobber") Ran McCullochs at 30+ pounds and cranky carbs. Moved up to dropping the big-uns with Jonsereds and Husqies. Mostly ran the same three Jonsereds (a 52E , an 80CC and a 90CC) for about thirty years. Rebuilt them all more times than I can remember. Thousands of hours of running 2-stroke saws. Have made my living at times selling cut to order firewood. I've felled 60" DBH California Incense Cedar at 100'+ heights droppin em where I want and 30"+ Oak. I know saws and I know how to be safe and fell trees where I want 'em.
Now I can't cut as much in a day as I did in my 20's through 40's. Who can? Lately it's dawned on me my wife who's great at staying clear of the cutting zone and loading the truck may not have me here to cut forever. I've been looking for something she might be able to run.
I'm into my sixties now. We have two homes. One at 9,318 feet and one at 4,380. We burn wood for heat.
Guess I'm crazy but I purchased a Greenworks mower and trimmer. Amazing products! So I've already got some of these awesome 40V batteries. What the heck; I'll buy a chainsaw and see how it runs. Plenty of back-up batteries to get through one little oak.
If I'm cuttin' a big-un I'll keep my 2-stroke Husqie. But today when I'd run through a tank felling and bucking up oak I thought I'd light up the Greenworks and give my wife a try. Well; bloody heck. I was cutting through 6" oak every bit as fat as the Husqie had been bucking. And when I finished the oak there had been no slowing of the cut. When I moved on to a standing dead maple I switched back to my Huskie. But in retrospect I know the Greenworks may have been a bit slower but would have felled this 12" DBH tree no prob. Oh; Susan did get a cut and was amazed that it sliced right through! And how SAFE it felt and how QUIET it runs!
I would never head out to the woods for serious firewood cutting without two functioning ready to cut saws. First-most a good running 2-stroke. But I'm now comfortable that my back-up saw is a Greenworks. As I said at the beginning don't hang up your two-stroke. That 20"DBH beast dream tree needs the infernal combustion. But man-o-man even experienced sawyers will be alarmed that cordless battery powered saws have come this far.
I've read all the reviews. The problems naysayers tout; well those folks really aren'y experienced sawyers. I am. If you buy this saw and school yourself on felling and bucking you'll not be disappointed. In the photo we've just started with some rock hard Maple! Good saw. Ain't a 2-stroke monster but sure holds its own!