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Great little tool
on October 2, 2010
This is my first chainsaw. I have a friend who is happy to come over with his gas-powered monster for the heavy duty stuff. I wanted a light-duty saw so I don't need to call on my friend for the little stuff. The Greenworks model is perfect for me. I can take care of reasonably thick branches and use it on logs that just don't want to split. It's not exactly like a hot knife through butter, but it gets the job done. I was a little worried about oiling the chain, and making a big mess, but the built-in reservoir does a good job and hardly leaks at all.
I wanted to go lithium-ion because it's the best battery technology today--if it's good enough for a Tesla roadster, it's good enough for my chainsaw! But Amazon didn't have the charger, nor could I find it anywhere else. Long story short, I called the Greenworks service dpt and they were able to send me one right away. So I got my charger, my battery, and my saw, and I've been using it all summer. It's a good product. The battery has enough juice to assist my log splitting for about 45 minutes.. Overall it's a bit pricier than the NiCad battery products, but of course the battery works in my Greenworks leaf blower too, so its not bad amortized over multiple tools. I expect it to last longer than NiCads, too.