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Homelite 14" electric chainsaw - $54 (45% off)

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Oct 6, 2010
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All home lite products are sketch. If you only plan on using this for very light applications and plan on having the saw give out in a year or two, go for it. Be diligent when cutting, that you do not cut the power cord. If you need something to cut tree branches or small limbs, get a cutter and use man power. More practical, cheaper and will make you sweat a little.
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Oct 9, 2010
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I used this chainsaw almost exclusively to cut down an enormous ~50' mulberry tree (until the branches got to about 10-12" diameter); it SEEMS low quality, but it's reasonably light, and obviously reliable. I'd expect most people would never use this thing as much in a lifetime as I did over a weekend.

When you're trying to cut a branch at arm's length, the weight helps. The teeth that you would use to bite into the tree (beside the chain-bar; no idea what they're called) are wholly inadequate though; we ended up making another one.