Turning Archive 2006
I have been looking at gas and electric chainsaws for a while, and decided to start this year with an electric. Will most likely get a small Stihl gas in addition next year.
I had been looking at the saw carried by Lowes - spotted a sale at Sears this week.
They have the equivalent 3.5 hp unit with self oiler and 16" bar on sale for $59.00. What sold me was for an extra $9.00 you can get the "walk in replacement" warranty covering 2 years. Anything happens, just take it to Sears for a replacment. Salesperson told me (I'll be checking into this) that after the 2 years, I can renew the warranty.
So - it came to just over $80.00 for saw, warranty and bar oil.
I have some recently acquired walnut and maple to start hacking up!! Enough to keep my Jet Mini going for a while.
I'll post some additional saw info once I get cutting - I know from post searches that a number of us have been looking into electric saws.
May not be the most rugged, but I have a Sears close to me, so the walk in warranty will fix any stripped sprockets gears for quite a while.
I believe the sale ends on 5/20/06.