Do not by anything from stihl with the battery option as it is just not worth it
I purchased a Stihl polesaw thinking I was buying a good quality product. The chainsaw works great but after two and half years you need to replace the battery ( Ap300 and Al300 charger ) if I knew this previously of buying the product that every two half years I would have to fork out another $300, I would have NEVER purchased this product. The polesaw has only been use 3 times in it's life. The battery is kept in it's original box. With moisture absorbers in the box. The reason why I'm pointing this out is because sthil are telling me it is the way that the battery is being stored, and that is why the battery is not working. But I am sure this is the same way it gets stored in there store.
Don't get me wrong I do understand that the battery would need to be replaced at some stage but I would have thought that it would have lasted a lot longer then 6 months after the warranty runs out. You pay a lot of money for this product and you would expect quality. On Stihl website they actually do say the reason why the battery system cost so much is because you are buying a high quality product. So can someone please explain to me why the life span of the battery is so bad. Has anyone else had the same problem? When we took the product into the dealership, we got no where, it's not there problem. We have contacted stihl Australia and they are sending us around in circles.
Purchased in April 2016 for $1,150.00.
Best pole saw I've had
Had a petrol powered & a mains powered pole saw in the past.
This thing is lighter & cuts a lot better than either of the previous ones I've had.
Around 20% duty cycle, it went all day, pruning the fruit trees.
Would be nice if it extended a bit further, but no matter how long it extended, there would always be something out of reach.
Great hype. Dead after 1 hour
Had gas unit and had carb issues so I bought bare unit hta 85 as I have the chop and chain saws. It cut small stuff for less than one hour less than 50 duty cycle. Started on larger stuff 6". Made two cuts. Then unit died. 3 bars flashing. It sat for an hour. While I used battery saw for an hour cutting 6" stuff unit ran 30 seconds. Dead again.
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