I got hold of this little gem- a Ryobi 18″ corded electric saw- apparently not available new any longer, but you can find them refurbished and on sites like Overstock.com and that… for a cool $100. Sears has a nice little “4hp” 18″ saw new for $100 too. Here’s a saw from McCulloch, too, also $100.
I had a limb to drop off a tree in the back, before winter set in. Honestly, I didn’t expect too much from a small corded saw, but, first, this isn’t that small. With an 18″ bar it can handle almost any tree you need to tackle. It straddles the fence between being light enough to not tire you out, but heavy enough to lay itself into a log and let you let the saw do the work.
Here’s a look at the saw in action-
Want to read more about electric gardening? Check out all the posts: The Electric Gardener: Part One, The Electric Gardener: Converting the Tiller, and The Electric Gardener: The Solar Charge, and The Electric Gardener- Sunday Morning Chain Saws.