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Extending 230v 750 watt chainsaw, Screwfix. £49.99
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Extending 230v 750 watt chainsaw, Screwfix. £49.99

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Posted 22nd Jul

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I've just been doing some deforestation of my jungle, er, garden, using my chum's extending chainsaw. So impressed with it, I've now had a noodle around online to see if I should buy one for myself. Ok, not an earth shatteringly brilliant deal, but a tenner off, now £49.99. Good reviews. I thought it might help someone . . .
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Always nice to see a deal on a chain saw. They normally cost you and arm and a leg...
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Can highly recommend this - very well constructed - at under £50 it's terrific value
Edited by: "r401caw" 22nd Jul
this will be my zombie weapon
Chainsaw + leverage: what can possibly gowrong?
Edited by: "elmuso" 22nd Jul
Always nice to see a deal on a chain saw. They normally cost you and arm and a leg...
Thanks OP, I have hit the button on this.
Getting the oil should get free delivery with it as £50 spend needed. Maybe get an oil funnel too? Although a reviewer say they poured the oil into the bottle cap and then from there into the reservoir of the machine.
Before buying this, try holding up a 4.7kg weight on the end of a 2.7m pole at 45° angle for 5 minutes…
I had a similar Macalister extending hedgetrimmer where all the weight was at the far end - it was basically unusable.
A shame it isn't half price like the hedge trimmer a few weeks ago. Realised some high branches are fairly thick at the tops. A bit too much for the hedge trimmer to cope with. A shame the ends aren't interchangeable.
Excellent - this should be perfect for chopping the neighbour's tree down.
Regarding the chainsaw's weight. Yes, they are heavy. Truthfully one needs good arm strength to get the best out of the machine when using it at its full extended length. With practice, one can learn tricks how to use it with less strain, for example resting the extended bar an any adjacent branch, if available, when cutting. Likewise, try and use the machine as vertically as possible - don't forget to wear eye protection at all times.
And you do get a small bottle of oil.
Regarding chainsaw oil with 'anti-fling' properties. I've never had any problem using 10/40 engine oil. Half the price of snake, er, I mean 'anti-fling' oil. You pays yer money and takes yer choice . . . .
PeteW22/07/2019 15:17

Before buying this, try holding up a 4.7kg weight on the end of a 2.7m …Before buying this, try holding up a 4.7kg weight on the end of a 2.7m pole at 45° angle for 5 minutes…I had a similar Macalister extending hedgetrimmer where all the weight was at the far end - it was basically unusable.


I had the same problem, partially solved by using an Oregon harness, which you strap onto your chest and the weight of the hedge trimmer is supported by a hook attachment. It allows you to rest between bursts of clipping. However, being at least forty years younger would be my preferred option...
How does this deal with kickbacks while extended? This is basically an accident waiting to happen.
Seems a bit Dicey to me!
38130783-eyzlw.jpgMe fighting the undead with the chainsaw.
Thanks, OP. I've been waiting for this to drop in price. I'll pick one up tomorrow.
Edited by: "Gordon_Bennett" 22nd Jul
Regarding potential kickback, and everything looking dicey. The chainsaw's bar is only 20cm. It's quite tiddly. The biggest problem (that needs skill learned to avoid) is getting the blade jammed in a half sawn branch, where the weight of the hanging branch squeezes the blade. To avoid that scenario, cut beneath the branch approx 1/4 diameter of/through the branch before cutting from the top.
yeboi22/07/2019 14:40

this will be my zombie weapon


Personally, I’d go for a petrol one..... this might be well and good if you’re a few feet away from a outlet socket, but outside of that, you light as well just be holding a heavy stick.
Hot. Bought for the wife to replace her lady shave intimate. Should be up to the task.
Highly recommend this - great garden gadget. And Screwfix oil works fine and lasts ages
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