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Friday, 15 July 2011

Black & Decker NPT318 18-Volt Cordless Electric Pole Hedge Trimmer


Designed for trimming shrubs and hedges with a height of 10 feet, this cordless electric pole hedge trimmer gets its power from one 18-volt NiCad battery (included, along with compatible charger) and helps you cut even hard-to-access pieces that most trimmers can't reach. The NPT318 features two interlocking sections that combine to create an extended pole measuring 78 inches, and a pre-hardened, machined steel, 18-inch, dual action cutting blade that won't create excessive vibration. There's also a 180-degree pivoting head that can be placed in five different positions to accommodate varying hedge sizes measuring up to 7/16-inch in diameter. To help you get more done in less time, the battery supplies 2,400 RPM and keeps the NPT318 going strong for up to 50 minutes on each charge. It also starts up with just a touch of the trigger, and a locking switch protects against unintended start-ups.

Product Features

  • Designed for trimming shrubs and hedges with a height of 10 feet
  • Pre-hardened, machined steel, 18-inch, dual action cutting blade won't create excessive vibration
  • Battery supplies 2,400 RPM and up to 50 minutes of performance on each charge
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.1 x 45.2 inches (WxHxD); weighs 8.1 pounds; 2-year warranty
  • Comes with one 18-volt pole trimmer, one 18-volt battery, one 18-volt battery charger, carrying bag, and blade sheath

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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Poulan Pro PP4218AVX 18-Inch 42cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Anti-Vibration Chain Saw with Case


  • Anti-vibration handle improves comfort and safety
  • Includes 18-inch guide bar
  • The reverse sprocket provides easy tool-less chain replacement
  • Automatic oiling system lubricates the bar and chain continually during use
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

I got the Poulman Wild Thing saw for $ 149 at big box retailer. For starters I thought it was OK. It did feel Very light, and it seemed to start easily the first time (about 10pulls). After about 15min of use (cutting scrap highway bridge rail supports) it suddenly bogged down and died. I tried for 1 2 and hour to get again it to start to no avail. The engine's run characterstics seem to change drastically as the engine heats up. Perhaps they used too much aluminum in its construction, or perhaps the carb was mal adapted. You can not adjust the carb's settings so you 're stuck with that. My guess is that it's a Chinese import. The pattern repeated the next day (starts, runs for a while, and dies) except that after about an hour of cool down, I last of all got it to start and run for about another 5min before it died again. I contacted Poulan support, they gave some suggestions, none of them helped. At long last I returned it and upgraded to a Poulan Pro 18" 42cc for another $ 20 ($ 169). This machine is unbelievably better! I cut 5 times the wood in 1hour than I was able to cut in 3days with the "wild thing".

The Poulman Pro has many features that are better than the Wild Thing

  • it does not leak oil everywhere when you sit it down like the wild thing
  • Padded grips on the starter rope , not that that that matters much since it starts in 3 pulls!
  • better chain adjustment (no tools required)
  • heavier construction and smoother running. It's own weight is all I applied to cut through the rail posts in < 10 seconds.
  • Cuts much better/faster than wild-thing (even though the dispacement is only 2cc more)
  • Idles well without dying (wild-thing had to be 'petted' to keep it going, I didn't even realize that wasn't normal.)
  • Mine came with a free extra chain! (that's almost worth the extra $20 right there)
  • Springs between body of machine and handle to reduce vibration.

In summary, the Puolman Pro is a any benefit machine and gets more done, is well heeled to start and use and seems to use less fuel too all for $ 20 more. It also feels like a more solid machine and aggresively tears through wood without staggering. I 'm willing to completely cross cut through heavy 8" logs at 3 4 throttle, using full only occsionally as I hit knots and such. Don't use the Wild Thing! It's a POC and sure to get you laughed at if you try to use it for any good work! .


Thursday, 30 June 2011

Bare-Tool Makita BPB180Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Portable Band Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)


Lightweight, compact design with ergonomic shape for even pressure, easy control and less operator fatigue. Makita built motor delivers 50 percent faster cutting with 6-setting variable speed dial at 275-530 ft./min. Adjustable foot protects material andprovides positive support for accurate cuts. Makita built LXT Lithium-Ion battery and optimum charging system for longer run time and 16 fir holding contact terminals for constant high power. 45-minute Optimum charger has built-in fan to cool battery. Two built-in L.E.D. lights with afterglow illuminate the line of cut. Built-in protective rubber bumpers and skyhook.


  • Makita-built motor delivers faster cutting with a 6-setting variable speed dial at 275 - 530 ft./min
  • Compact, ergonomic design at only 14.1 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Includes features such as a built-in L.E.D. light to illuminate the work area
  • Makita LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Energy Star rated 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 2.5X more cycles
  • 3-year warranty on tool


A high quality tool that has performed very well. It's very enticing and durable. I do n't use it commercially but used it several times doing projects at home. The warranty is extraordinary and Makita allows you to register your tools online where the info is accessible if ever needed. I own several cordless and powered tools. Makita's workmanship and quality are second to none. They are by far my personal favorite tools I own.


Monday, 27 June 2011

Husqvarna 450 18-Inch 50.2cc X-Torq 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw With Smart Start (CARB Compliant)


Exceptional Products For Exceptional Yards. Great yards demand equipment that's as dedicated and hardworking as you. Fortunately, the Husqvarna range of lawn and garden equipment offers everything from lawnmowers and ride-on mowers to trimmers and chainsaws to let you master your great outdoors. You and Husqvarna - together we will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood. The Husqvarna 450 is a powerful all-round saw for people who value professional qualities in a saw. The X-Torq engine means lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels. Auto return stop switch and visible fuel level makes the saw easier to handle. Equipped with Smart Start and fuel pump to every time ensure easy starts. 2 Year Parts & Labor Warranty


  • Powerful 18-inch gas-powered chain saw ideal for landowners and others who cut less regularly
  • 3.2 HP X-Torq engine reduces harmful exhaust emissions and increase fuel efficiency
  • LowVib vibration dampening; minimal effort via Smart Start feature and combined choke/stop control
  • Centrifugal air cleaning system; inertia activated chain brake; snap-lock cylinder cover
  • CARB Compliant


If you do n't know how to start a chainsaw than you should not be using one! Once the saw fires you turn the choke off and pull the start cord. If you keep trying to start it with the choke on it will flood the engine. Read the user's manual, it talks about it in the manual. I just purchased the 450 and it cuts like a dream and has the power to really do the trick. I like the fact that I can put a 20" bar on this saw and have the power to get the job done. I 'm not having any issues getting the saw to run even in below freezing temps. Make sure you use winter grade bar oil if you cut in the winter. It's only been two days of solid cutting but this machine has out preformed my last saw. Hopefully with good maintenance habits I can keep this thing around for a long time. Oh yea... wear chaps and a helmet. I love that macho attitude with no protective gear. You'd be amazed at how fast you can bleed out when you hit an artery! .


Friday, 24 June 2011

Earthwise CS30016 16-Inch 12 amp Electric Chain Saw


Earthwise 16-Inch corded chain saw. 12 amp motor and tool less chain tension. Automatic bar and chain oiling and motor. Has oil level window for convenience. Safety tip blade with plastic blade cover. With the same lime green customer touch points.

Product Features

  • 12 amp motor
  • 16-Inch bar and chain
  • Toolless chain tensioning
  • Automatic oiling
  • Oil level window


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Black & Decker LCS120 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw


Black & Decker LCS120 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw

Enjoy the freedom of portable cutting power without the hassles of gas with the lightweight, easy-to-operate Black & Decker LCS120 cordless chain saw, which is ideal for general yard work, pruning trees, or helping to clear fallen branches. The 8-inch bar and chain can handle both soft and hard wood measuring up to 8 inches in diameter. It also features an on-board oiling system to keep the chain working properly. Additionally, a wrap-around handle lets you put the saw in the proper position for straight and side cuts, while a comfortable grip pad with multiple gripping positions keeps you going longer

Our battery-powered outdoor products help you work smarter, faster and cleaner-without compromises.

Product Features
  • 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion battery has a longer lifespan and retains its charge 5X more than similar Nicd batteries
  • Lightweight chainsaw design for comfortable cutting
  • Wrap-around handle provides multiple chainsaw gripping positions
  • Lock-off Switch Prevents Accidental Start-up
  • Replacement Chain RC800


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Black & Decker LP1000 Alligator Lopper 4.5 amp Electric Chain Saw

Black & Decker LP1000 Alligator Lopper 4.5 amp Electric Chain SawTake a big bite out of fallen trees, tree limbs and brush with the Alligator Lopper, a revolutionary new cutting tool that provides chainsaw-like cutting performance in an un-intimidating and easy to use tool. With its scissor-like action, the Alligator Lopper’s rugged metal jaws clamp onto logs and thick branches, as well as smaller tree limbs and vines and then saws through them with ease. Once limbs and branches are on the ground, the Alligator Lopper is perfect for chopping them up into manageable pieces to throw away or into your fireplace. The Alligator Lopper is ideal for tree pruning, clearing brush, storm clean-up, cutting firewood and more, and is a great alternative to chainsaws, manual loppers, handsaws and clippers. The Alligator Lopper’s jaws offer the ultimate in controlled cutting. The rugged metal guards that cover the jaws protect you from the cutting chain and immediately snap back over the blades once the cut is complete. The Alligator Lopper’s jaws also mean it does not skip around like chainsaws when starting to cut. The Alligator Lopper cuts side-to-side instead of from top to bottom as with traditional chainsaws. This sideways cutting prevents burying the cutting chain in the dirt as the chain cuts though, which can quickly dull a regular chainsaw. The Alligator Lopper also makes it much faster and easier to cut logs since you don’t have to prop them up on saw horses or other logs. Just grab them in the Alligator Lopper’s jaws and cut right through. The Alligator Lopper’s auto chain tensioning keeps it in top cutting form. Just loosen the bar retainer bolts with the included wrench and the bar automatically takes out the slack and adjusts the chain’s tension perfectly.

The Alligator Lopper's controlled, smooth cutting action makes clean-up from storms or simple pruning easy, safe, and fast.<br />

  • Powerful 4.5 Amp motor

  • Innovative clamping jaws grab and cut in one easy motion

  • Cuts branches and logs up to four inches in diameter

  • Six inch bar length; weighs 6-1/2 pounds

  • limited 2-year warranty

The Alligator Lopper’s jaws offer the ultimate in controlled cutting. The rugged metal guards that cover the jaws protect you from the cutting chain, and they immediately snap back over the blades once the cut is complete. The Alligator Lopper’s jaws also mean that there's no skipping around at the start of a cut. Unlike traditional chainsaws, the lopper cuts side-to-side instead of from top to bottom. This sideways cutting action prevents the cutting chain from burying itself in the dirt as the chain completes its cut.
The Alligator Lopper also makes it much faster and easier to cut logs, because you'll never need to prop them up on saw horses or on other any other brace. Just grab the logs in the Alligator Lopper’s jaws and cut right through them.