Einhell Power X-Change 36V (2x18V) 35cm Cordless Chainsaw GE-LC 36/35 Li Body Only is rated
Rated 5 out of
I have used 2 stroke chainsaws for a number of years, primarily for logging up storm damaged trees. Other than grumbles about preparing the mixture and getting it into the machine without spillage I have been generally satisfied. Last year, I bought the Einhell pole pruner and was pleasantly surprised with the effectiveness of the small chainsaw attachment, so, when my current petrol chainsaw started to show signs of coming to the end of its use, I decided to try this cordless model. The task was to finish logging an old hawthorn tree (about 200-350 mm thick) that had my petrol saw producing smoke from the engine. Yes, this came with a new blade and, yes, it now needs sharpening, but it was smooth and trouble free. I cannot say how long the (3 ah) batteries last, since I have not yet used them to exhaustion but, so far, I'm impressed.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of
So quiet and works every time
This review is after owning the saw for about 9mths
Having had continual issues with my 2 stoke saw with stale fuel and the likes due to lack of use I thought I'd try a cordless.
I wanted something I could just grab and go for light work around the garden. This seemed to fit the bill and without the fuss of keeping and mixing fuel. I was skeptical of its ooomph but felt for light trimming it should be fine. However its turned out to be far more than just for light trimming, with a pair of 3Ah batteries it made light work logging up to 10" dia of wood. The batteries gave around 20-30mins use on and off which resulted in around 3 wheel barrows worth of logs ranging from 10" down. OK the chain is in tip top condition and I suspect once the edge goes you may find a 10" trunk may take its toll on the batteries but for my use currently its fantastic.
The biggest thing I've found is I can cut stuff up without ear defenders on and my wife or neighbors dont even know I'm doing it when compared to the noise of the 2 stroke engine. Early Sunday morning logging or trimming can be achieved with little disturbance to the neighborhood. I'd recommend a pair of chargers or a twin charger so you can charge both batteries at the same time and I found by the time I'd gathered what I'd chopped had a quick brew the batteries were good to go again. How the batteries fair over time will be interesting to see but as they are standard 18650 cells I suspect they will be fairly robust worst case they should be fairly easy to re-cell if you have the ability.
With both batteries it weighs about the same as my small 2 stroke but the handle is a little longer which might cause issues when working in a confined space.
So 9mths on and I’m still loving this saw, it doesn’t get used often but the fact I can grab and go and have the confidence it will work is worth its weight in gold.
Yes it’s a bit more expensive with the batteries and charger when compared to say a cheap petrol saw but not having to mix fuel up and the fact you can use it in the early hours or late into the evening is brilliant and worth the extra cost.
My only one criticism would be the bar feels a bit flimsy compared to my small petrol saw but to date it hasn’t caused me any problems.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 4 out of
Good power output up to blade capacity . Suprisingly weighty -at least as heavy as the eqivalent petrol if not more so. Did everthing it was asked until discharged or temperature? (not sure which)
Chain lubrication somewhat sparse- so will need checking out. No tools needed for chain adjustment or bar removal.
Date published: 2019-10-15