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Name the scariest tool you can think of--did you think "chainsaw?"
If you did, you're not alone. We thought the same thing! There is a BIG intimidation factor when it comes to chainsaws.
As part of The Home Depot ProSpective campaign, we were sent the new Milwaukee M18 16 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Chainsaw to use and review. The chainsaw has the same power and performance as a 40 cc gas chainsaw and is compatible with the M18 system. So if you already have Milwaukee M18 batteries, you can use the same ones with this chainsaw!
Although we were itching to fire it up and try it, we took the time to throughly read the manual. We found that reading the manual and understanding all the safety precautions takes away that intimidation factor.
Watch the video as Steph takes you through a short tutorial on how to use a chainsaw.
Some notes from our experience:
We've had a lot of time over the past few months (due to the huge number of trees that came down all over Tallahassee during the hurricane) to see professional in action both in my neighborhood and Steph's. We've seen tree professional use nothing but a chainsaw and rigging to bring down a tree to bringing in huge cranes to lift tree over houses and into the street for cutting and removal. These professional are diligent about safety.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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12/11/2020 08:16:06 pm
I know it’s way in the future for this, but please, for anyone using a chainsaw like this, get a pair of electric-saw rated chaps. They’re annoying and heavy, but could save your legs, particularly in some of the near-ground bucking work.
8/3/2021 11:30:33 am
Review the new little Milwaukee M12 battery chain saw. I am 77 DYI kind of person I love the battery tools. Need more woman on tool reviews bc men do not cover simple things like how to remove a battery. Tool me hours and many web searches to learn about the secret push buttons on the side of the battery.
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