Q.I’m considering purchasing an electric chain saw. I’ve never used one and wonder if it will really cut as well as a gas-powered chain saw. If I need to use one where there is no electric, I imagine I could use a portable generator. What are your feelings about these tools?
A. I’ve got both a gas-powered chain saw and an electric chain saw. If you were blindfolded and held each saw in your hands one at a time, I doubt you could tell the difference. The saws weigh almost the same, they look nearly identical, and they have virtually the same controls that operate the blade and shut it down in an emergency.
Photo/Tim CarterThis looks, feels and operates just like a gas-powered chain saw, but the electric cord at the handle tells a different tale.
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