Is there such a piece of equipment as a cordless chainsaw?

I know of one 12V cordless chainsaw but confess I have no experience of its capabilities.

It is manufactured by Makita, product number UC120DZ. It comes complete with a 115mm bar length and is described as "suitable for trimming light branches and saplings". But do not forget that it is a chainsaw and needs careful handling and respect.

Chain pitch is 0.25' and chain gauge 0.05'. Chain speed is factory recorded at 2.66m/sec (or 160m/min) and the unit weight - body only - is 2.2kg.

Price is £112 plus VAT for the body, bar and chain but excluding the nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery.

- Sally Drury has reported for HW and its forerunner GC&HTJ for 25 years, and has spent more than five years testing machinery for HW and What Kit? The advice in this helpline is independent.

- Email your questions to sally.drury@haymarket.com.


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