Bosch AKE 40 S Electric Chainsaw *Glitch* Almost half price £51.19 @ Homebase
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Bosch AKE 40 S Electric Chainsaw *Glitch* Almost half price £51.19 @ Homebase

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Found 14th Mar 2015
Following from the other thread it reduces from £79.99 to £63.99 then once added to basket it reduces another 20% so get it for £51.19

Original price was £99.99 but it's already on offer with £20 off.

Other thread hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…603

57 Comments

Great price. Reserved one. Thanks

Great price. Have some heat.
I would still recommend paying the extra £60ish and get a petrol 2 stroke.

20% applies to existing offers aswell hence why it's reduced further but a good price nevertheless

kiltman25

Great price. Have some heat.I would still recommend paying the extra … Great price. Have some heat.I would still recommend paying the extra £60ish and get a petrol 2 stroke.


Double the cost for someone who probably uses it once or twice a year, is not really going to be cost effective.

CHEAPASCHIPS

20% applies to existing offers aswell hence why it's reduced further but … 20% applies to existing offers aswell hence why it's reduced further but a good price nevertheless


That's not strictly true in this case as with £20 off it should discount to £64 not £51.19
Shredder seems a decent saving at £96 from£199

Edited by: "twinkle" 14th Mar 2015

kiltman25

Great price. Have some heat.I would still recommend paying the extra … Great price. Have some heat.I would still recommend paying the extra £60ish and get a petrol 2 stroke.


Agree. Have both. Petrol chainsaws are so much more torque.

I've got one of these . its bloody awful. takes a lot of effort just to get through thin branches. my previous chainsaw was a value b n q saw and it was 3x better.

Electric chainsaws are rubbish for anything larger than 6inches diameter.
But cheap petrol ones aren't much better

gr8t1

Electric chainsaws are rubbish for anything larger than 6inches … Electric chainsaws are rubbish for anything larger than 6inches diameter.But cheap petrol ones aren't much better


Piffle. Would you like to see some photos of the 15" plus tree trunk I took down around a year ago with an Einhell electric?

Some comments on here seem to be based on opinion rather than true experience.

Firstly this is a powerful saw equivalent to 2.4hp and very torquey.

Secondly being electric is a blessing as it will save you money as if you buy a cheap petrol saw and leave it for a year without draining the carbs or adding a fuel stabalizer then IT WILL NOT START as the jets will clog because of modern unleaded fuel..money will be spent on servicing or another saw.

Thirdly I would trust the chain break on this before I would trust some cheap unbranded chinese made saw.

People also seem to also forget that most 2T oil degrades quickly when left in petrol and so for infrequent use electric saws are a plug and play and will run cheaper and more problem free (as long as there is a 3pin plug close by).

One ththatto note is the chain speed is not particularly fast at 9m/s saws (at least in comparison to the professional grade saws), but this also makes the saw more manageable and safer but it would be foolish to see this as a problem as faster cutting could be achieved by fitting a non safety chain (if you want to live life dangerously).

Only an opinion. Voted hot BTW

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gr8t1

Electric chainsaws are rubbish for anything larger than 6inches diameter.



I've got through some monster logs with my Aldi cheapie, and a relative regularly uses a Titan one so I'm gonna have to call BS on that

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knobbly

Petrol chainsaws are so much more torque.



Afraid not, electric motors have a lot more torque than engines, petrol chainsaws just run a lot faster.

I got an aldi petrol chain saw a while ago - in the majority (but not all) cases I've used it, an electric one would have been less hassle overall.

Voted HOT.


Good Price

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SanTokiMTB

Afraid not, electric motors have a lot more torque than engines, petrol … Afraid not, electric motors have a lot more torque than engines, petrol chainsaws just run a lot faster.



+1

I've reserved one at £51.19 but there's a Qualcast unit that comes in at 67.99...
http://www.homebase.co.uk/ProductDisplay?storeId=10201&urlLangId=110&productId=388654&urlRequestType=Base&langId=110&catalogId=10011

Looking at the design, it is similar in look to the Bosch and I believe Bosch make stuff for Qualcast?
That said, Argos/Homebase sell their own stuff as Qualcast too... http://conversation.which.co.uk/energy-home/gardening-tools-using-confusing-branding/

Also, it might be made by einhell under the Qualcast brand... http://thegardentoolshed.co.uk/1005/qualcast/

it's 2000w rather than 1800w
It has a chain speed of 13.5m/s rather than 9m/s
It has a built in chain sharpener to save effort
It has a 10m cord length rather than 4m

Thoughts? Worth the extra 16 or so quid?
Edited by: "SomebodE" 14th Mar 2015

Managed to track down the same Qualcast saw on Argos at http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2875415.htm

Seems like an Argos/Homebase exclusive but a search of the model number brings up the TUV certificate for a company in China... certipedia.com/cer…137?locale=en&page_number=1

I'm not going to bother with the Qualcast !!!

perfect mother's day gift! Hot

Can't find an s model on the Bosch web site only the AKE 40 which looks much simpler than the one pictured on Homebase - any ideas, is it discontinued?

Go right to the bottom of the page to check out ( only applies if you're as thick as me...! )

If you feel you really must buy this, then please with the money you save buy a pair of protective chainsaw trousers some blood clotting crystals and also a circuit breaker.

Bought one of these a year or so back.
Perfect for infrequent use.

Comes with a spare set of fingers for when you saw through your own

ordered. flight to Texas booked !

Bosch or Titan then?

I'd buy the titan. Electric saws in this price range will only give a few years of regular use until the oil pump dies. Better chance of warranty with screwfix.

Electric saws are much of a muchness until you get into the £200 plus territory.

best cheap one is probably the oleo/Mac or efco 2000 W one which can be found for £99. highest chain speed.

agree that electric is better for homeowner who doesn't know her way around 2 stroke engines. I repair them for pocket money and wouldn't sell a petrol saw to a total novice.

Glitch in the title of a chainsaw deal always worries me.

Perfect Mother's Day present!! Thx.

Thanks OP, bagged one

themachman

Comes with a spare set of fingers for when you saw through your own

since you require both hands on the handle it is very very unlikely you will remove your fingers...however kneecaps more likely when you follow through !

Excellent deal, I have reserved one at this price. Previous "challenge" model was poor so hoping bosh more robust

Hi picked up this am at 51.19 but was suprised it was honoured. Good luck to all who reserved this and much thanks for posting really appreciate the effort

Original Poster

Here it is in argos prices at £84.99 with very good reviews
argos.co.uk/sta…htm

qbs

Piffle. Would you like to see some photos of the 15" plus tree trunk I … Piffle. Would you like to see some photos of the 15" plus tree trunk I took down around a year ago with an Einhell electric?


Yes please

SomebodE

I've reserved one at £51.19 but there's a Qualcast unit that comes in at … I've reserved one at £51.19 but there's a Qualcast unit that comes in at 67.99...http://www.homebase.co.uk/ProductDisplay?storeId=10201&urlLangId=110&productId=388654&urlRequestType=Base&langId=110&catalogId=10011Looking at the design, it is similar in look to the Bosch and I believe Bosch make stuff for Qualcast?That said, Argos/Homebase sell their own stuff as Qualcast too... http://conversation.which.co.uk/energy-home/gardening-tools-using-confusing-branding/Also, it might be made by einhell under the Qualcast brand... http://thegardentoolshed.co.uk/1005/qualcast/it's 2000w rather than 1800wIt has a chain speed of 13.5m/s rather than 9m/sIt has a built in chain sharpener to save effortIt has a 10m cord length rather than 4mThoughts? Worth the extra 16 or so quid?



Post it bro!

I reserved one last night. Went to pick it up today and they wouldn't let me have it for the price it showed on my order confirmation. I think it scans at about £63. Talk about a wasted journey.

Just picked one up from the Kings Lynn branch, they honored the deal.

Bigivo1

I reserved one last night. Went to pick it up today and they wouldn't let … I reserved one last night. Went to pick it up today and they wouldn't let me have it for the price it showed on my order confirmation. I think it scans at about £63. Talk about a wasted journey.



I picked one up today; took my email along showing the price and they honored it. They can manually override the £63 and apply 20% off. TBH they knew it had glitched the price, but confirmed £51 was correct, not the £63.

I've owned one if these before , broke it 2 weekends ago, it had had 3 years of abuse though and I thought it was pretty decent value for the money

cheers OP

could somebody can tell me if they come with another chain?
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