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            • You can't go wrong if you have already got a blunt chain.kneel with the saw between your knees or the bar in a vice find the most worn tooth , follow the angle of the line on the top of the tooth keep the file flat and push down back. Only push the file never brag it back over the tooth blunting the file. Once you have sharpened the worst tooth if it's bad 10 or so pushes. Measure how long the tooth is and sharpen them all back to that size. Do all the left side first (or the right) then do all the teeth on the other side. The first couple of times will take a maybe 40 mins but you will quickly get it down to 10 mins. Good luck.
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            That could be done on a petrol chainsaw by incorporating a switch in the trigger to an electric chainbrake.

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              That would be good though a pain to do I would think!
              I hate chainsaws and only use when I have to.
              One moment of not concentrating and you could be dead!
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                Stihl use an electric chainbrake in their mains powered saws. The technology is already there.

                You could use it like an electric dog wire and have a trace wire running through climbing ropes etc. If the bar detects it's within a few inches the chainbrake snaps on.

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          Had a Makita cordless pole saw some years ago it was a great tool and it stands out as being  my favourite machine ever so i would probably go with a Makita cordless chainsaw . 

          The small petrol makita chainsaw i used when an employee was excellent too .

          I should imagine most cordless chainsaws will come with a minimum of two batteries , The cost of batteries is still the stumbling block for me but the Pellenc range is winning me over .

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            Makita is a good system for things like drills. Cheap Chinese batteries on ebay too. I keep thinking about getting a battery Makita saw as I've already got tons of batteries.

          • Petrol-beating benefits... THE POWER TO OUTPERFORM PETROL USING 2 STROKE MIX COST PER LITRE** £1.93 LITRES PER DAY 3 COST PER DAY £5.79 COST PER MONTH £115.80 USING 2 STROKE PREMIX COST PER LITRE** £4.00 LITRES PER DAY 3 COST PER DAY £12.00 COST PER MONTH £240.00 USING EGO POWER+ COST PER CHARGE* £0.04 CHARGES PER DAY 5 COST PER DAY £0.20 COST PER MONTH £4.00 EGO POWER+ MONTHLY SAVINGS Vs 2 STROKE MIX £111.80 Vs 2 STROKE PRE MIX £236

            This is data copied from the EGO site John your paying your fuel costs up front and saving yourself a packet at the same time !!

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              It's this kind of rubbish that puts me off!!
              2 stroke oil costs 10p per litre of fuel if you buy it right. So that comparison is 40% or more out
              • Very true................. if you buy the "standard"  Stihl oil in 10 litre containers it comes down to 8p! 

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                    I don't get the time factor either if I'm honest.<br />
                    I buy 5 litres of oil at a time. It takes 5 mins to decant into 50 100ml bottles.<br />
                    One bottle in 5l of petrol.......

                    That's buying Stihl green oil @£25 for 5l
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