Black and Decker GKC1817 cordless chainsaw - £59.99 @ GibbStuart
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Black and Decker GKC1817 cordless chainsaw - £59.99 @ GibbStuart

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Found 1st Apr 2013
I just picked up one of these in store however it is also available online with free delivery. Seems like a handy unit for a bit of light pruning / wood cutting. Not as intimidating as some of the larger ones!

The 18 v compact chainsaw from Black and Decker is the fast and hassle free solution to pruning branches and light-duty woodcutting. It is also cordless, so no danger of accidentally cutting the chord. With approximately 150 x 3.5 cm cuts per charge and an effective cutting width of 16 cm, this chainsaw is lightweight at just 2.8 kg for improved handling and maneuverability. Box Contains 1x GKC1817 B&D 18v cordless chainsaw 1x B&D 18v battery 1x B&D 8hr battery charger Technical Details A fast and hassle free solution to pruning branches and light-duty woodcutting Approximately 150 x 3.5 cm cuts per charge and an effective cutting width of 16 cm Effective cutting width 16 cm 18 volt slide pack battery that is interchangeable with other 18 volt Black & Decker cordless products 2 year warranty

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Handy to have around, have the one on a fibreglass pole but battery don't last long. If going to spend some time in the garden best have a spare battery as takes about 8hrs to charge.

Black and decker, say no more.

kabs

Handy to have around, have the one on a fibreglass pole but battery don't … Handy to have around, have the one on a fibreglass pole but battery don't last long. If going to spend some time in the garden best have a spare battery as takes about 8hrs to charge.



So like can you give an example of the kind of jobs you were doing and how long it lasted? If for example you were using this to chop logs for a fire how long would it last?

Pretty limited cutting width, as it has a guard over the tip. Almost certainly that's because there's no kick-back brake, so taking it off would be a very bad idea. You couldn't cut up logs with it, but it might be useful for taking small limbs off something that's already been felled - though a decent billhook would probably work as well for most limbs and be a lot faster and cheaper..

This would go well with the coffin.

This is the kind of thing that I just couldn't trust myself with. limbs.

daniellog

This would go well with the coffin.

lol

BeerGoggles

So like can you give an example of the kind of jobs you were doing and … So like can you give an example of the kind of jobs you were doing and how long it lasted? If for example you were using this to chop logs for a fire how long would it last?


Haven't tried as I've only used it for pruning as intended, but would estimate probably two reasonable size logs. Anyway I have a petrol one to cut larger and easier to reach wood, saves time and effort holding the thing whilst trying not to press too hard so it jams. These don't really have the power to rip through wood, you'd be disappointed if thinking it can replace a mains or petrol one.

Banned

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Edited by: "douglas13" 1st Apr 2013

Original Poster

Tried this out this afternoon. Very pleased with it. Managed to cut down two small trees. Would say great for occasional use. If you need tto cut logs regularly, I would go for a petrol or mains chainsaw.

Cold for me! Looked at this a while ago, checkout the YouTube video then I think you will agree!

Total rubbish.
for the same money get a Japanese hand saw from sillky
silkyfox.co.uk/she…tml

will last you a lifetime and never needs charging.

and cuts twice as quickly
but be careful it'll still cut you to the bone.

You speak wise words!

cold for so many reasons.

Remember to make sure all the bolts are tight before using on a crucified manikin.

Great deal. Just picked up the coffin in another deal. Hot

the1beard

Total rubbish.for the same money get a Japanese hand saw from … Total rubbish.for the same money get a Japanese hand saw from sillkyhttp://www.silkyfox.co.uk/sheathed/zubat.htmlwill last you a lifetime and never needs charging. and cuts twice as quickly but be careful it'll still cut you to the bone.



The Zubat saw is very expensive, at around £40-£55.

If this really rubs out of juice after cutting through just two logs what's the point?

Good for chasing any burglar down with,better than a baseball bat anyway.

sunama

The Zubat saw is very expensive, at around £40-£55.



It's still £19 cheaper than this pathetic cordless excuse for a chain saw and you can use it all day long and if you keep it clean and lubricated with light oils it'll last you a life time.

This £59 piece of junk is not worthy of use in a Disney movie complete junk yet people would rather have one than a cheaper professional item like the silky ..... Comical

mwa

If this really rubs out of juice after cutting through just two logs … If this really rubs out of juice after cutting through just two logs what's the point?



Exactly it's garbage!

the1beard

Exactly it's garbage!


If it doesn't cut logs wouldn't that include the saw you recommend.

Yes that's correct comparing like capability with like.

no point in comparing different capability.

the silky saws are brilliant .

this item is pointless cack made for diy Muppets.

Agreed DIY rubbish.

Original Poster

Delighted with this useful tool. Cut back several trees, overgrown rose bushes and rhododendrons. Good battery life and very quick and effective. Wonder if all the people slating this have ever actually used one? I assume not. Yes if you have a log fire and need to cut logs on a regular basis then this would be of little use however that is not what it is designed for. For occasional use at £60 ths is perfect.

If you haven't tried a Japanese pro silky then you have no idea how good they are.

And they are way better and with no battery they last all day.

This item is 100% DIY

The Silky at £45 is 100% pro item and will last a life time and believe me it's probably far less hard work than this ... but hey amateurs will always think a cordless battery item is a good tool. a pity as they'll never know easy cutting ... unless they try a silky.

have fun
Edited by: "the1beard" 14th Apr 2013

Hot ordered.
Some people like me just want to use it on occasional basis to prune the trees, branches. I believe this item fit well for this purpose.

This RRP of this item is £133.92 and in Amazon is still selling at heavily discounted price of £74.05. So it is definitely a bargain.

amazon.co.uk/Bla…saw

I think people who have provided negative comments because they are expecting to use it on regular basis to cut/split the logs. This is not what the domestic chainsaw is intended for.


Edited by: "pantaiema" 28th Apr 2013

pantaiema

Hot ordered.Some people like me just want to use it on occasional basis … Hot ordered.Some people like me just want to use it on occasional basis to prune the trees, branches. I believe this item fit well for this purpose.This RRP of this item is £133.92 and in Amazon is still selling at heavily discounted price of £74.05. So it is definitely a bargain. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Decker-GKC1817-Cordless-Chainsaw/dp/B0019Z22EW/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367176036&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Black+and+Decker+GKC1817+cordless+chainsawI think people who have provided negative comments because they are expecting to use it on regular basis to cut/split the logs. This is not what the domestic chainsaw is intended for.



No people are negative because you can buy a silky hand saw which does a better job and never needs charging and will last a lifetime for £20 less /// where this battery powered item will last a couple of years and struggle to cut more that 15 1 1/2 inch branches it's a joke item and not worthy of anything other than a comedy diy tool kit.

the1beard

No people are negative because you can buy a silky hand saw which does a … No people are negative because you can buy a silky hand saw which does a better job and never needs charging and will last a lifetime for £20 less /// where this battery powered item will last a couple of years and struggle to cut more that 15 1 1/2 inch branches it's a joke item and not worthy of anything other than a comedy diy tool kit.



TBH I am not convinced that a handsaw, however good they are will be able to replace a chainsaw. Just looking into any professional pruner who cut branches, trees on the street I never see any of them is using a silky hand saw.

Any link from experts which proof or testify that a silky handsaw could replace a chainsaw ?

Anyway not everyone has power or sufficient time to cut the trees.branches using muscles. That is what the machine for to assist human muscle who do not have enough power.

Similar to suggesting people to use a pushbike rather than a Motorbike. There is no doubt some pushbikes are really good but there is no way that it is a substitute of a motorbike. What is certain is that you will need less power to do the same job for Motorbike in comparison to bike, however good the push bike is. This general principle is also applicable to Chain saw in comparison to the silky hand saw that you are suggesting.

Edited by: "pantaiema" 29th Apr 2013

pantaiema

TBH I am not convinced that a handsaw, however good they are will be able … TBH I am not convinced that a handsaw, however good they are will be able to replace a chainsaw. Just looking into any professional pruner who cut branches, trees on the street I never see any of them is using a silky hand saw. Any link from experts which proof or testify that a silky handsaw could replace a chainsaw ?Anyway not everyone has power or sufficient time to cut the trees.branches using muscles. That is what the machine for to assist human muscle who do not have enough power.Similar to suggesting people to use a pushbike rather than a Motorbike. There is no doubt some pushbikes are really good but there is no way that it is a substitute of a motorbike. What is certain is that you will need less power to do the same job for Motorbike in comparison to bike, however good the push bike is. This general principle is also applicable to Chain saw in comparison to the silky hand saw that you are suggesting.



This isn't a proper chain saw it's a mini diy branch cutting chain saw for cutting branches. 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches.

NO this is like using a battery powered knife for cutting the Sunday roast !
Remember when people did that it was a fad .....

99% of the UK's professional arborists use silky type hand saws "bacho etc" to cut branches 3 inches and under though they will cut bigger.

The Silky saws are professional product this is a diy product.

This is what pros say about the silky vs chain saw.
arboristsite.com/arb…htm

But a DIY're will always know better ..... hehehehe also youtube silky saw you'll see bigger saws which can cut tree trunks too these are used by cyclists to clear cycle paths as they can't carry chain saws.

Zubat Canadian reviewer
youtube.com/wat…I5o

Silky Australia
youtube.com/wat…dH8

8-10 strokes and they cut through 3+ inch tree branches.

youtube.com/wat…pU0

No battery required.

Makes this DIY chain saw look like the joke tool it is.



Edited by: "the1beard" 30th Apr 2013
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