Great pruning chain saw
Great versatile chain saw i was using to cut branches up to 75mm on gum trees
Cuts quickly but you can't put too much downward pressure on blade or you will stop it, just let it do its own thing
Highly recommend for the garden
Purchased in September 2020 for A$249.00.
Fantastic tool to own - Love it.
Brilliant for the garden, however dangerous if you are tired. Make sure you keep the chain oiled and tight on the bar. I wish Stihl Australia sold a spare battery and chain. It would be good to have a mini Stihl chain sharpener as well. This is a great product that Stihl need to help support with accessories and spare parts. I bought mine in April and cut a lot of shrubs and branches. It is well worth the money.
Very Impressive ! But look out for your hands
I have a very large garden with heaps of trees which i mange myself, and over the years have trialled just about every type of petrol and battery power tool out there in taming it. This one handed chainsaw pruner is a new concept, in this form.
I originally came across the new GTA26 (crappy non descriptive name by the way, Stihl) as a tip off from another reviewer on this site, when she was tossing up whether to get the bosch easy cut for the same purpose. I have both these tools, so here's the comparo.
There is no comparison, really. The ...bosch is a small precision cutting tool, great for pvc pipe and gyprock chases, but slow in the garden, gets gummy, and has limited power, but could be ok for precision work on showy ornamentals and displays perhaps. Cost $199 on special. The Stihl GTA 26 is a hand held beast with surprising battery chainsaw power. I just used it to cut the top out of a semi mature Banksia Integrafolia, and chop up half of what came down into a bin before it ran out of charge, it probably did a few hundred medium and small cuts over an hour or so. I'm impressed, especially the price with tool kit, charger and battery for $249. There has an anti kick back guard which i didn't find to be a hindrance, and is at least some protection but regardless there will be accidents with this tool i feel, it looks like a toy. One touch on your other hand while cutting up smalls and it will be no more Rachmaninov 3rd for you ! I am a civil engineer that works for government and have no affiliations with Stihl, Bunnings, or anyone else. But I do love good tools and this is a top one.
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