Stihl Battery Powered Chainsaws Have Arrived

Earlier this year we visited Husqvarna and they were working on some top secret battery powered chainsaws. Well it looks like Stihl has beat them to the punch and launched the first real entry into the battery powered chainsaw market.
There are other battery powered chainsaws available but the Stihl MSA-160 is the first to offer the lithium-ion battery power and life and coming from a company that specializes in chainsaws this is the model to get if you are concerned about environmental issues and want a clean burning chainsaw.
Here are some of the stand out features:
Environmentally responsible chain saw powered by a high performance, advanced STIHL Lithium-Ion battery
Toolless Quick Chain Adjuster for fast and easy chain adjustment
Lightweight and easy to use – no fuel, no filters, no power cords
Low noise for quiet applications
Run time up to 60 minutes w/AP 160 and up to 35 minutes w/AP 80
Check out the chainsaw here

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    • foodmonger

      I too had higher expectations of Charles & Hudson. Seems like someone had to get something together fast to fill some space.

      I own an 1804 center chimney timber frame cape in Maine with wooden clapboards.
      Down the road is a barn with unpainted cedar clapboards that look great even after years of vacancy and neglect.
      How about cedar shingles and shakes? Check out this shingle mill:
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      Vinyl is cheap and low maintenance, but if not done properly it can trap a lot of moisture and lead to big problems. (and it will melt if you push your grill too close to the house)
      Stucco is not used in my neck of the woods.
      What about Hardie Board?

  • Dan

    With all the discussion involving Stucco these days, you might want to check out this video animation on You Tube:

  • Dan

    With all the discussion involving Stucco these days, you might want to check out this video animation on You Tube:

  • Thanks for the easy-to-understand info. This can certainly give a good idea for those who’re in the planning stages in building a home. Finding the right siding is important, in both looks and how it helps the rest of the house.

  • vinyl siding colors

    Nice information shared by you.It’s probably for the best if you
    ask for assistance before installing them to your home, and getting it
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