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    Waiting on a Greenworks pole saw. Have been switching to battery powered tools for the past few years. Going to see how this works to clean up limbs we can reach. Will post later...

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    I have the dewalt hedge trimmer pole saw combo... works unbelievable!!
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    The pole saw is a great idea. I have a battery chainsaw (Stihl MSA 120). I love it for small stuff. Everyone laughs until they try it out and realize you can be done a small cut faster than you can start a gas powered saw.
    Ken & Sherry
    Williston, VT

    2017 - 13 gallons on 65 taps (12 buckets, rest 3/16), 2x4 flat bottom, modified cargo box sugarhouse
    2018 - 90 gallons on 418 taps (gravity lines), Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan, New Sugarhouse
    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
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    I don't have a battery pole saw, but the milwaukee 18 volt chainsaw I just got is pretty slick. Not a replacement for a hot 2-stroke, but it's a great tool. Their string trimmer is also super slick. It has the option to put a pole saw on it. If I didn't already have a gas one, I'd probably go cordless right from the start.
    Second generation sap rat.

    Started taking over in 2012
    2012-2016: 300 buckets 120 on gravity tubing. Waterloo 2x10 wood fired. Averaged 105 gallons per season.
    2017: hoping for 300 on 3/16 with Shurflo and 50 buckets. New used 4x14 Algier wood fired cooker. 180 gallons of syrup

    2018: 300 on vacuum 2 buckets, finally got a splitter!

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    While I have 4 gas chainsaws, in 4 sizes, I still use a battery chainsaw on some stuff. It's amazing how far batteries have come, along with brushless motors, they can work wonders.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    While I have 4 gas chainsaws, in 4 sizes, I still use a battery chainsaw on some stuff. It's amazing how far batteries have come, along with brushless motors, they can work wonders.
    And I've yet to be exhausted from yanking on the pull chord, unlike one of my saws.
    Ken
    Ken & Sherry
    Williston, VT

    2017 - 13 gallons on 65 taps (12 buckets, rest 3/16), 2x4 flat bottom, modified cargo box sugarhouse
    2018 - 90 gallons on 418 taps (gravity lines), Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan, New Sugarhouse
    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
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    It's my belief that if a saw doesn't start in 4 pulls max, it needs attention, something is not as it should be.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    I just picked up a Milwaukee pole saw and it’s pretty amazing what it will get through on a single battery. If/when my stihl 026 gives up the ghost I may have to check out the 16” Milwaukee.

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    I've got a Greenworks battery-powered pole saw and chainsaw. (40v). Both are stellar. Unless it's a big job, I go for the battery saw first now over my Stihl MS170. The 291 still gets plenty of opportunities though. The GW pole saw was one of the best tools I've bought. Love it.
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    2015 - Small operation. 25 buckets. One excited 5 year old and one 35 year old that feels 5 again.
    2016 - One year older. New Homemade 2x4 Arch, Smoky Lake Pan and looking at 52 maples, 17 box elders and 2 walnut trees.
    2017 - Shurflo 4008 hooked to 42 stingy silver maples and a few Norways. A couple buckets on sugars and Norways. 10 box elders.
    2018 - ...a few more taps.
    2019 - ...more taps on 3/16 gravity. This spiral is heading downward in a hurry.
    2020 - 4x400 RO - RB20 (uh-oh!)

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    Well after a very long wait, the Greenworks pole saw arrived. Ron went right at it. No little trimming. Right to a big overhanging branch. A huge pile for the village crew on Monday. I created a monster. He'll be driving around on his Cub Cadet carrying the saw looking for work. I'll hide the battery!

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