Electric Chainsaw - £54.99 @ Aldi
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Electric Chainsaw - £54.99 @ Aldi

£54.99ALDI Deals
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Found 20th Sep 2011
Think this is a good price for 40cm / 2200w with 3 year guarantee.
Invaluable tool if you know how to use it safely and have a wood-burner.
Aldi tools are usually of a reasonable quality.

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Anyone care to comment on how easy these things are to use? I have a few small trees that need to come down.

Quids

Anyone care to comment on how easy these things are to use? I have a few … Anyone care to comment on how easy these things are to use? I have a few small trees that need to come down.



probably better off hiring a petrol one if you wont need it again.

Quids

Anyone care to comment on how easy these things are to use? I have a few … Anyone care to comment on how easy these things are to use? I have a few small trees that need to come down.



You hold it against the tree, the tree falls down.

Banned

Will this spin effectively if dropped down a flight of stairs?

dazzysima

Will this spin effectively if dropped down a flight of stairs?


will you?

Perfect for the set of gloves at LIDL!!

dazzysima

Will this spin effectively if dropped down a flight of stairs?



X)

Would you be naked and shouting "Haaaaaaaa!!!" at the time?

I was thinking the OP had missed a trick by not going with a Leatherface image for the deal.

Remember, no chopping up h&s people with this.
oO

flyingteddy

probably better off hiring a petrol one if you wont need it again.




Definitely NOT so.

It'll cost this amount to hire PLUS they should insist on a training session PLUS the hire of certain clothing, helmet, visor Etc........ then they will wrap you in cotton wool before letting you out in the cold and give you a flourescent jacket in case you were to wander near the main road!

...all the better for killing the horde in GOW3 (hehe)...

Don't get too excited about the 3 year guarantee,after the 1st year they will refer you to the manufacturer and make you jump through hoops to get anywhere including you paying any costs to return it.

rizla01

Definitely NOT so.It'll cost this amount to hire PLUS they should insist … Definitely NOT so.It'll cost this amount to hire PLUS they should insist on a training session PLUS the hire of certain clothing, helmet, visor Etc........ then they will wrap you in cotton wool before letting you out in the cold and give you a flourescent jacket in case you were to wander near the main road!



sorry didnt mean to imply it would be cheaper, more that a petrol would be better but places like HSS do hire electric and I I think they supply all the safety gear and do a demo.

flyingteddy

sorry didnt mean to imply it would be cheaper, more that a petrol would … sorry didnt mean to imply it would be cheaper, more that a petrol would be better but places like HSS do hire electric and I I think they supply all the safety gear and do a demo.



You just have no sense of adventure

I rarely need to cut electric chains.

any good for sawing off body parts?

Can someone who has bought this confirm if it will saw through bone?

Thanks in advance.

2StepSteve

Can someone who has bought this confirm if it will saw through bone? … Can someone who has bought this confirm if it will saw through bone? Thanks in advance.



i bought one about four wifes ago !
realy good for the money.

all you need now is one of these and you're sorted:

http://www.gothamist.com/attachments/Jen%20Chung/2005_10_hockeymask.jpg

RC136

all you need now is one of these and you're sorted:




No thanks! first wifes mother looked like that !
thats why i bought this chainsaw.

rizla01

It'll cost this amount to hire PLUS they should insist on a training … It'll cost this amount to hire PLUS they should insist on a training session PLUS the hire of certain clothing, helmet, visor Etc........ then they will wrap you in cotton wool before letting you out in the cold and give you a flourescent jacket in case you were to wander near the main road!



you wanna know why they insist you take the helmet, visor and clothing? its because a falling tree branch whacking you on the head could make you put the chainsaw through your foot, the visor is to stop shards of tree blinding or disfiguring you, but the most important piece are the "certain clothes".
if a chainsaw touches normal clothes it drags your limb into the blade. these "certain clothes" are designed so that the fibres break apart instead of dragging, but also they gum the chain up and act as a brake.

the hire company are not just money grabbing, you should not be using a chainsaw without these things as they are very important for your safety!

You could save yourself a fiver and get one from B&Q for £50.

diy.com/diy…jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10278500&fh_location=//catalog01/en_GB/categories%3C{9372012}/categories%3C{9372021}/categories%3C{9372064}/categories%3C{9512015}/specificationsProductType=electric_chainsaws


Its made by the same people (Oregon) and is essentially the same saw with different moldings as far as I can see (same chain, power...). I got one a month or so ago to top a 60 odd year old horse chestnut tree. Did the job a treat, bags of power and no stuffing around with two stroke oil or trying to get it started up a tree. I didn't find the power cord a problem, but I was doing a tree and not a pack of zombies, so no bother.

Don't forget to get chain oil though. You must get chain oil. Its £4.94 from toolstation. They also do a forestry hat with a mesh facegard for £19.96. And as they do free shipping for orders over £10 its a good place to start. Pity they don't have chainsaw gloves (B&Q do), but Lidl may still have some going for a tenner. As for boots trousers and alike, up to you. You could just wear a checked shirt. But this is serious stuff so what price do you put on bits of you you are attached to.

PS If you get a saw and cut both your legs off, don't come running to me Sorry I like old jokes.

For all you budding psychos just bear in mind you're going to look pretty silly when you're chasing your victim and the plug comes out of the socket.

waynemcfc

For all you budding psychos just bear in mind you're going to look pretty … For all you budding psychos just bear in mind you're going to look pretty silly when you're chasing your victim and the plug comes out of the socket.



Will this be good choice for fighting the undead?

I found the chain wears out quickly and needs sharpening often.

I'm thinking of taking up juggling. Are these any good for a beginniner?

The chief danger when cutting down trees is that they split when you are part way through. In this case they spring back and up, and hit you on the chin if you are lucky or take your head off if you are not. I bought one of these cheap electric chainaws from Aldi/Lidl/Netto a few years ago. It had an excellent safety feature- the chain stopped instantly finger was released from power button. I dont know if this chainsaw has this feature. But by and large electric chainsaws are much less intimidating for the novice to use than the petrol chainsaw.
Edited by: "gekkoa" 21st Sep 2011

Isnt there a deal already posted for this.

Simular chainsaw in B&Q for only £49.99. Just bought one, very easy to assemble and use.

rossysaurus

you wanna know why they insist you take the helmet, visor and clothing? … you wanna know why they insist you take the helmet, visor and clothing? its because a falling tree branch whacking you on the head could make you put the chainsaw through your foot, the visor is to stop shards of tree blinding or disfiguring you, but the most important piece are the "certain clothes". if a chainsaw touches normal clothes it drags your limb into the blade. these "certain clothes" are designed so that the fibres break apart instead of dragging, but also they gum the chain up and act as a brake. the hire company are not just money grabbing, you should not be using a chainsaw without these things as they are very important for your safety!



More important than safety clothes is commonsense and to think through what you are going to do before you do it and anticipate any pitfalls or problems.

As regards safety clothes, a helmet wont protect you if a tree falls on your head. They are massively over-rated in the workplace, reducing visibilty and movement considerably, but a favourite of H&S people and those trying to hire stuff out to you. As regards wood emitting 'shards' - ive never heard of this species, has anyone else? In the absence of safety clothes it is advisable to wear tight clothing - dont wear a loose jacket for example. And although I would recommend a visor if you are doing more than sawing logs, a lack of commonsense is more likely to maim you than a lack of visor.

Not being pedantic, but you would need a rather large knife not a chainsaw with that mask, as it is Jason Vorhees's from Friday the 13th, not Leatherface.

robbiejones123

Simular chainsaw in B&Q for only £49.99. Just bought one, very easy to … Simular chainsaw in B&Q for only £49.99. Just bought one, very easy to assemble and use.




A chainsaw you have to assemble!!! oO

Some tools are only meant to use petrol, this is one of them.

Absolute rubbish. Started off ok when we were cornered in the kitchen with a power supply but as soon as we were forced outside the thing was useless and zombies ate my girlfriend =(

Definitely recommend a petrol version. And a broadsword.

Im sure I recall watching a watch dog style program all about the dangers of cheap Chain Saws (not saying this is poor quality as havent seen it) but figure I might as well make some potential buyers aware, that cheap chain saws are known to be flooding the market and can be potentially very dangerous (guards breaking, brakes not functioning)

Kellerman

Will this be good choice for fighting the undead?



I'd go for a petrol one if it's for fighting the undead.
Once the zombie apocalypse comes about, the power stations will become nonoperational & therefore leaving you with an almost useless weapon.

Its Halloween in a few weeks.

This is wrapped in a plastic bag marked "Plastic bags can be dangerous"???

Jefft

This is wrapped in a plastic bag marked "Plastic bags can be dangerous"???



If they believe people who are buying this product need to be warned that plastic bags are dangerous, should they really be selling them chainsaws??

I always think of this story when I see people talking about getting a chainsaw for personal use: telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

Personally I'll stick to either a bow saw, or getting my gardener friend round who is *qualified* to use a chainsaw, and has all the necessary safety gear.
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