1979 - Volume #3, Issue #1, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
This Chain Saw's Battery Powered
Just clip the saw's power leads to a 12-volt battery, pull the trigger and make your cut. The Earth Saw is quieter than conventional fuel-powered saws, and will never give you any starting problems, even after months of storage, says Smith.
The Earth Saw is powered by a small permanent magnet motor, the type used on electric winches, or to start many small engines. Rated output is 985 watts.
"For fullest power, the vehicle engine should be running while the saw is in use. However, you can carry a battery to the cutting location and cut up to a pickup load of wood before having to recharge the battery," according to Smith. "There's just no
tinkering involved. You don't have to fool with the saw motor to keep it running. There are very few moving parts. You don't have to carry gasoline around, or keep mixing gas and oil together."
The Earth Saw can be used for short-term heavy cutting. In two cuts, it will cut through logs up to 28 in. in dia.
The standard Earth Saw comes equipped with a 10 ft. cord. Ten and 20 ft. extensions are available. Automotive jumper cables also make good extensions. Smith says you can run the saw out about 30 ft. before you begin to lose power.
The saw comes with a 14 in. cutting bar. It weighs about 6 lbs. and retails F.O.B. Oregon for $99.95.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roy Smith, Inc., 10725 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road, P.O. Box 8, Tualatin, Ore. 97002 (ph 800 547-6849 toll free).
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