Saw is in the arsenal of many masters - both at home and at professional. One of the most productive and reliable are rightfully recognized battery chain models, characterized by good power and mobility. Such tools have a lot of advantages that make them very popular. Let's take a closer look at these functional devices.
Nowadays, the assortment of different saws is replete with variety. You can choose the best tool in accordance with any requirements and budget. Consumers can choose from small saws in the format of mini or standard large options. One of the most popular and popular today recognized battery chain devices. They are chosen by many masters, because such tools have many positive qualities.
If for comparison with the cordless one we take a classic gasoline saw, we can see that the second has larger dimensions. Battery options are not so wide, but their design does not change from this - their device still has a case, a tire, a chain, a handle and other necessary components.
The main difference between these models is that the battery device is equipped with a starter and a fuel tank with filler neck. In place of the gasoline engine, such options have a special compartment reserved specifically for the battery.
A cordless chain saw is not without reason such a popular tool. Its relevance and wide distribution are explained by the positive qualities that are inherent in it.
- Cordless saws are completely independent of power sources. When working with such equipment there is no need to be near the outlet.
- Such a tool is considered safer for the master who works with it. Such a product has no harmful gas emissions, there are no strong vibrational vibrations in the handle, and there will be no electric shock from this model. Work with this device is much calmer than with its counterparts.
- There are no particular restrictions on the operation of this tool. You can very well use a similar saw on the street or indoors.
- From such models there is no strong and annoying noise.
- Such tools do not require complex and constant care. Complex maintenance they also do not need. The main thing that you need to do before you start this or that job is to check the degree of battery charge. If necessary, it will need to be charged from the outlet.
- Battery models are mobile. They can be freely transferred from one place to another. Network devices cannot boast of such qualities.
- The lion's share of modern battery-powered saws is easy and smooth to start.
- These devices do not need care of the ignition system, as well as their refueling.
- There are many different models of cordless chain saws in stores. You can find both small and large options from different price categories.
Thanks to this list of positive qualities, modern cordless saws have become one of the most beloved tool masters. However, they are not perfect. Even such practical and functional devices have their weaknesses. Get acquainted with them.
- The cost of battery options is higher than their counterparts. Models from well-known brands and can cost a large amount. The price often pushes consumers away from buying such models, although they are very effective in their work.
- A lot of cheap saw models are sold in stores, in which the batteries quickly fail. They have to be repaired independently or by an experienced craftsman.
- Cordless saws have a limited operating time. After a certain period of time, the battery will need to be put on charge.
At first glance, the design of the chain saw may seem quite simple, but in fact it is not. Let us consider in more detail what the device of this popular tool is.
- In the battery chain saw there is a special compartment for the battery itself. In gasoline models, a fuel tank is installed in this place.
- On the cases of most battery models there are not a large number of different stickers.
- The design of the front handle in battery models is characterized by the fact that it is almost not exposed to vibration loads during operation of the tool.
- To remove or install a tire with a chain in the battery model, it is not necessary to use a large number of different tools, as is the case with gasoline options (you can’t do without a key there).
- The cutting system in the battery model is shorter than in the gasoline version. Of course, for this reason, with a similar tool it is possible to saw only materials with a smaller diameter, but in most cases this does not create special difficulties.
- The “heart” of the saw is the battery. Most often, in such instruments, they put popular in our time lithium-ion cells, which differ in that they do not have a "memory effect". In addition, these parts are characterized by a long service life.
Which are there?
Modern electric saws that come with the battery are different. Today, various modifications of such tools are sold in stores, for example, hand-held and mini-format devices.
There are quite a few differences between these devices, and they concern not only the sizes. Let us consider in more detail what are the most popular models of battery devices produced by modern manufacturers.
Hand saws today are one of the most popular and common. Modern hand models are characterized by high quality cut. Such instances are divided into:
- disk models;
- hacksaw (with reciprocating mechanism);
- cable cars.
Cordless chain saws are ideal for working on tops. In such conditions, the network cable of other models can interfere and complicate the work. Wireless options with a battery win here. To use the hand tool for as long as possible, you can buy another additional battery or purchase a model that comes with two batteries at once. As soon as one of them "sits down", you can immediately put the second (charged) and continue to work at the same pace.
Modern hand held chain saws with batteries are available for a variety of purposes. They are great for jobs where you need the most even cut. Moreover, the volume of tasks can be very different. A similar solution would be a great solution if it is not possible to use a conventional gasoline saw.
Compact mini-saws are no less popular today. They are sold in many stores and produced by many well-known brands. These tools, which are small in size, are addressed by many consumers who want to stock up on a quality tool that will not take up much free space. It is permissible to store many options for mini-saws not only in a private house, but also in apartments, because they do not require a large area.
Modern cordless mini-saws are renowned for their quiet operation and light weight. The weight of such equipment does not exceed 2 kg. This suggests that working with it is very convenient and easy - the hand from the saw will not get tired. There are many modifications to small devices. Some of them are designed only for domestic use, while others are for professional use.
Many manufacturers today also produce stationary table saws powered by batteries. Such devices are good in that when using them, the master does not have to spend a lot of energy and strength. For such models, there is a supporting platform in the structure on which the part is laid, which must be sawn. Of course, desktop battery packs weigh more, and their sizes are most often large. But they are very convenient to use.
It should be borne in mind that battery-powered stationary structures are more expensive than their other counterparts. If we separate these wireless models based on the parameters of the battery itself, then we can distinguish the following options:
- metal hydride;
- lithium and lithium-ion.
Today, more lithium-ion devices are on sale.
The market today is crowded with different manufacturers producing good cordless chain saws. Let's review the most popular and famous of them.
Power tools from this famous brand are very popular. They can be found in many specialized stores. The Metabo assortment includes not only high-quality and reliable battery-powered saws, but also cordless jigsaws, grinders, planers, vacuum cleaners and other similar tools.
Metabo products are renowned for their impeccable workmanship and wide selection. Finding the perfect model for a cordless tool is easy. You can choose an inexpensive device, unit from the middle price segment or an expensive and more functional tool.
Makita is another well-known brand that produces excellent tools in various categories. Cordless chainsaws from this manufacturer are inexpensive, but very reliable. They vary in battery power, size and weight. So, hand-held devices from Makita can reach 4.5 kg. All models have a lithium-ion battery of different sizes.
In the assortment of this brand there are both amateur and professional tools that can be safely put into operation during large-scale work. The batteries in the products are removable. Included with many of them is immediately 2 batteries, which makes such devices more convenient to use - you can work with them much longer.
The products of this brand are known worldwide. The tools of this manufacturer have gained popularity due to their impeccable quality, perfect performance, durability and high performance. Separately, it is worth highlighting the Husqvarna battery line. So, on sale you can find many easy-to-use saw models designed for different jobs. For example, a copy of Husqvarna 120i is designed specifically for pruning small branches in a garden plot. This saw is lightweight, so working with it does not cause any difficulties.
Also in this popular lineup are such models of chainsaws:
How to choose?
If you want to buy a really high-quality and durable battery-operated chain saw, you will need to take its choice very seriously. Experts advise relying on some of the characteristics of such tools.
- Battery Type. It is advisable to give preference to models in which lithium or nickel-cadmium batteries are present. Such parts are recognized as more efficient and durable. They are able to withstand a variety of temperatures.
- Mode of operation. If you buy a saw for rare use, then you will not be able to avoid its self-discharge. For lithium-ion batteries, it will be insignificant, and for nickel batteries - up to 20% monthly. Under such conditions, it is important not to forget that charging will be possible only after absolutely generating a charge, and this is far from convenient in all cases.
- Power. It is extremely important to pay attention to the power of the chosen model of the chain saw. As a rule, the range of this indicator lies in the range from 18 to 36 watts. The power of the chosen equipment will determine the degree of its productivity. The more serious the work is planned, the more powerful the equipment should be.
- Ergonomics. It is advisable to buy battery devices that are lightweight. This technique should be comfortable to grab with your hands. Saw should not cause inconvenience when using.
- Build quality. Be sure to pay attention to the build quality of the selected model. All parts must be fixed securely and efficiently. There should be no backlash in the design, as well as any damage. If any were noticed by you, then it is better to refuse the purchase. It is unlikely that such a technique will last long enough.
- The presence of useful features. Buy cordless chain saws with the following features: lubrication of the cutting system, locking of the starting part, inertia type brake, the most convenient chain tensioner, protection of the motor system against overloads. With such additions, we can safely talk about the durability and wear resistance of the tool.
- Manufacturer. Buy only high-quality, brand-name cordless saw models. There are many brands today - the choice is the best option for the buyer. Of course, such instances will cost more, especially if they have many additional options. But such tools will not only last longer, they will not cause any problems, they will cope with all the tasks assigned to them. In addition, branded models are sold with a guarantee from the manufacturer. It is advisable to buy them at specialized outlets. In markets and small pavilions, this is not worth doing.
Cordless saws, despite their high cost, are in the tools of many masters. This is not surprising - convenient operation and a long service life of such models inspire confidence among consumers. People leave a variety of reviews about such a useful and practical technique. First, you should consider what pleases buyers in the battery-powered devices of the chain type.
- Most consumers were pleased with the lightness and compactness of battery models from different companies. Thanks to this, working with them is very easy and convenient.
- Customers also appreciated that two batteries come immediately with many devices. Thus, you can work with similar tools for a longer time.
- The masters could not help but note a very neat, even drink made using modern chain models on batteries.
- Most batteries last for a long time. Often, the second does not have to be installed at all.
- Customers who chose more powerful and expensive models were very pleased with them. According to them, such devices cope with many tasks without problems and are indispensable assistants even during complex work. The main thing is to monitor the battery charge.
- The cutting speed of battery options, according to the masters, can easily be compared with gasoline models.
- The maneuverability of battery chain devices has also been noticed by consumers.
As for the minuses that the owners of such equipment noticed, then the following characteristics can be attributed to them.
- Afflicts many buyers the high cost of such devices. Some people claim that for the amount billed for these saws, you can buy several gasoline models.
- A second battery or even a charger may not come with some models (the cheapest), which causes indignation of the people who bought them.
You will learn more about the cordless chain saw from the video below.