Precision cutting tool
25 minutes of runtime
Not the best safety features
So versatile, I love it and rave about it
This is ready to go as long as the chain has been cleaned and the battery charged. A great little workhorse for all those things the ratchet lopper can't handle and with far less effort, whether the job is low to the ground or at arms length, does a great job. The battery lasts well despite it's small size and amp hours. Easy to carry around the garden just in case, and coming home to a small to medium tree limb down across the yard is no longer an issue as it is easily cut up into manageable pieces. Would love to be able to buy a spare ba...ttery, not that I've needed it yet, but they don't seem to be available as a separate purchase yet. Love this little guy, but had to wait on a waiting list for some months before it arrived. PS: Might have retired the ratchet lopper I think.
Purchased in January 2021 for $249.00.
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 $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.
Purchased in April 2020 at Stihl Dealer for $249.00.
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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.
The GTA 26 battery garden pruner is a versatile tool with a wide range of uses. It’s perfect for pruning trees or shrubs, cutting up garden waste and DIY projects which involve building with wood.
Powered by the new 10.8V, 28Wh AS 2 battery from the AS System, the GTA 26 delivers up to 25 minutes of runtime - enough to cut 80 x 4cm diameter branches. With a 1/4" PM3 chain for excellent cutting performance and powerful cuts.
It’s designed especially for two-handed operation with a non-slip control handle for effective ergonomics.
- Efficient saw chain: The garden pruner’s robust STIHL Picco Micro 3 saw chain and high chain speed of 8 m/s guarantee quick results and a clean cutting pattern.
- LED charge level indicator: Thanks to the easily readable LED charge level indicator, the user can check at the push of a button how much battery capacity is left at any time.
- Lithium-ion battery: The powerful, lightweight 10.8 V AS 2 battery ensures long life and maximum performance.
- Tool-free chain replacement: Thanks to the sprocket cover with wing nut, replacing the chain is very straightforward. No tools are required. Manual chain tensioning is not necessary.
- Practical carry bag: The set includes a wall-mountable carry bag for easy transportation and safe storage. The battery and charger are only included in the set.
|Bar Length||10 cm|
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