You know, that’s funny- I’ve had the saw stop because it bogged in a cut, when they are out of juice they just stop! But I have yet to experience thermal overload. I have both batteries too. I must say that I only use the electrics on branches and tops, as soon as the wood hits 8” or so I immediately swap out to a more appropriate saw. But that said, if I’m doing medium small birch, there isn’t much branch and you are into 8” or better wood pretty quickly- I just use a 200t to avoid the need to swap. But the electrics are the bomb for skinning branches on tall connies- no pull cords- no exhaust- no engine running when not in use! Less noise in areas where that can be an issue, and less vibration which ultimately is easier on wrists and fingers. No they aren’t perfect, but I like em. One important detail though- they must be sharp!As much as I've cursed the Echos & their throw away under powered / heavy designs... I've got to say, that newer small one has my eye on it.. I have a feeling id have to have it modified for me to accept the power level & give a thumbs up... but never the less.. the minature size is very appealing..
With that said.. I'm not sure how heavy the battery powered ones are & i can't see them having power on par with gasser, but you absolutely touched on something when you mentioned the fact that the motor shuts itself down after a certain temp/workload.. That's absolute BS.. As a professional, you should not have to deal with that.. shit.. not even at a consumer level.. but these companies are so quick to jump on the Green wagon they push these products out there with these defects as if they are there newest proven technology.. I'm sorry but if i have to stop & wait for a peice of equipment (not just any peice of equipment but my main tool), i consider that tool heavily flawed.. Yes, i believe it's a flaw/defect even though it's programmed to do it.. as it's not a desireable trait to have a tool that doesn't work.. most would call that broken.. kno what i mean?
The shutting down has probably been around forever but I've only recently experienced it when swapping out this old cordless drill that refused to die.. It was so old & batteries have come so far in the meantime that i figured I'd be getting some primo tool compared to what i had before.. With the old one, it would just die... then i recharge & boom done.. no problem, no drama.. However this new one, i have to stop in the middle of what I'm doing & freaking wait?? Are you kidding me?? That's absolute BS. I was very irritated when I found this out.. I'll tell you straight up, there's plenty of low cost high power/high drain capable batteries out there.. why their not in these tools beats the hell out of me.
If the B-Saws are acting the same as my drill, i hate to imagine the potientially dangerous/destructive situations they can put me/you in.. To have a scenario where your cutting & you let off the trigger & the next time you pull it nothing happens?... well.. i don't think i have to say much more ...
Steve.. what happens with that? Do you have any warning it's about to happen?
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