Best top handle pruning chainsaw
Just spent the day with the Makita DUC254z cordless top handle chainsaw .The need for this unit was the 40 meters of Cypress hedges are too tall at 4.1 m . I have no problems with the mild trimming of the faces of the hedges it's the tops , they are getting too tall as well as the trunks are getting taller than the edges .I was dreading this task as the tops are the hardest bit and many tree guys want so much money to prune them back the cordless chainsaw was the best option .I have plenty of other tools but this seemed to be the best choice ,a...fter 2 hours I was convinced, I had done twice the work of what I did with a pole hedger as well as a petrol chainsaw and a recipro cordless saw , and all of the climbing involved .I would suggest that while it's not bad on battery power, I used my 3x 3ah batteries that lasted about 15 minutes each , which means you are waiting for the rapid charger a lot of the time eventually .The chain grabs on branches occasionally and the adjustment is needed as the chain stretches - that's normal for most chainsaws but the big advantage is you can use it with one hand as well as instant start when you need it .It won't replace my Stihl MS180 or my Shaindaiwa pole pole pruner/hedger but it is my next best friend for hedge pruning .
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