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YMMV Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16" Brushless Chainsaw Kit (Charger and 60V 2.5AH Battery) $107.60

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Price has recently been decreased even more at many Lowes locations. I was in my local Lowes and saw the Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16" Brushless Chainsaw Kit [lowes.com] on Clearance marked down to $107.60 from $269.00. I didn't see the Chainsaw posted anywhere else and wanted to share. Reviews are mixed, but mostly positive. Amazon also has more reviews here [amazon.com]. Amazon currently has it listed for $271.80. This price is YMMV, , so check Brickseek here [brickseek.com] too.

Updated Aug 15th. There are several still available in several South Georgia Lowes stores. Use zip code 31533.
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I bought this for $150 on sale it's a 20In. https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-20-in-50cc-2-Cycle-Gas-Chainsaw-with-Heavy-Duty-Case-RY5020/303365... [homedepot.com] VS. "Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16" Brushless Chainsaw Kit (Charger and 60V 2.5AH Battery)"]Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16" Brushless Chainsaw Kit (Charger and 60V 2.5AH Battery)

Which one would be a better choice?? I never owned a battery chainsaw and not sure what to expect.

Should I just stick with the RYOBI or get the Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16??
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I bought this for $150 on sale it's a 20In. https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-20-in-50cc-2-Cycle-Gas-Chainsaw-with-Heavy-Duty-Case-RY5020/303365... [homedepot.com] VS. "Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16" Brushless Chainsaw Kit (Charger and 60V 2.5AH Battery)"]Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16" Brushless Chainsaw Kit (Charger and 60V 2.5AH Battery)

Which one would be a better choice?? I never owned a battery chainsaw and not sure what to expect.

Should I just stick with the RYOBI or get the Craftsman V60 Cordless Battery Powered 16??
Good question. I guess it depends. The primary being how long you usually use the saw. Gas will usually last as long as you have gas, but long term maintenance can be a pain. Most reviews say the Craftsman Chainsaw lasts a decent while, but if you have a lot to cut you may want another battery on hand which is going to cost you a good bit unless you have another of their V60 units with another battery. (Lowes has those on clearance too). This unit has mostly good reviews, but I don't think it is up to the caliber of the better Battery chainsaws like the Milwaukee M18 or the Stihl saws.
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Good point about the need for an extra battery. It would be awful if my battery dies right in the middle of cutting and have to wait a while to recharge it.

I am just wondering if 16" is too small vs the 20" gas version.

In terms of price I paid $145 for the RYOBI. The Craftsman V60 will cost me about $184 after discount and taxes. So we are talking about $40 and some dollars difference money wise.

The extra battery is got me thinking. Looks expensive... $140!!!
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Good point about the need for an extra battery. It would be awful if my battery dies right in the middle of cutting and have to wait a while to recharge it.

I am just wondering if 16" is too small vs the 20" gas version.

In terms of price I paid $145 for the RYOBI. The Craftsman V60 will cost me about $184 after discount and taxes. So we are talking about $40 and some dollars difference money wise.

The extra battery is got me thinking. Looks expensive... $140!!!
Definitely. Really depends on the size trees you are cutting. If you are cutting a lot and the trees have decent size I'd stick with the gas over this one.
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I have reservations about being able to get a replacement battery. I suspect that when this saw needs a replacement battery you will trash the saw and buy a new one.
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I have reservations about being able to get a replacement battery. I suspect that when this saw needs a replacement battery you will trash the saw and buy a new one.
Most likely. The hedge trimmer is only $88 and change with great reviews so if you are in need of one of those or even the blower or weed eater you could get two batteries that way for around another $100.
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Most likely. The hedge trimmer is only $88 and change with great reviews so if you are in need of one of those or even the blower or weed eater you could get two batteries that way for around another $100.
yup you can always scoop a tool and bat t for same or lower price as batt - if you keep your ear to the ground sd style boi
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Picked up 2 of the 60V lawn mowers and figured I would get this too. Was $112.71 at my local. It was $108.91 at another Lowe's 25 miles away, but not worth the time or gas.
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I pulled the trigger on one for my father in law birthday. It was about $95 with $20 off and tax.
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Got one today for $107.60 and used $20 off $100. Really great deal!

I need to use it this weekend to clean up several trees. I'm curious if anyone has used the saw yet and could speak to battery life? It only comes with a 2.5ah battery. The 40V Ryobi comes with a 4ah battery. I'm worried the 2.5ah battery will not last long at all.
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Got one today for $107.60 and used $20 off $100. Really great deal!

I need to use it this weekend to clean up several trees. I'm curious if anyone has used the saw yet and could speak to battery life? It only comes with a 2.5ah battery. The 40V Ryobi comes with a 4ah battery. I'm worried the 2.5ah battery will not last long at all.
Volts times Amp = Watts
60V x 2.5A =150W
40V x 4A = 140W
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Volts times Amp = Watts
60V x 2.5A =150W
40V x 4A = 140W
Unfortunately, those voltages are exaggerated. 60v tools are actually 54v and 40v is really 36v. So:

54V x 2.5A = 135W
36V x 4A = 144W

But still, they are relatively equivalent batteries.
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Unfortunately, those voltages are exaggerated. 60v tools are actually 54v and 40v is really 36v. So:

54V x 2.5A = 135W
36V x 4A = 144W

But still, they are relatively equivalent batteries.
I did see that footnote

and sorry about 40x4=160
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Picked this saw up about a week ago for my grandfather. He really likes it. As he puts it "That thing is as handy as a pocket on a shirt". No experience with other battery saws but this one seems to last a good amount of time on a single charge.
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