Do higher amp hour batteries increase the power of the tool?

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If you use a 2.5 amp battery in the 16" chainsaw (which comes with the 5 amp) is the saw providing the same power but just less run time or do you lose power in the tool as well. Thanks
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The larger batteries are capable of supplying more power when a tool is pushed very hard, so yes, if you are going to be pushing the saw to its limit the 5Ah will likely allow it to perform better.

If you are cutting smaller logs and limbs it probably won't make much difference other than the reduced run time. It will be lighter and easier to use, though. :-)
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Simply put, our large capacity batteries support greater efficiency and improved performance when they are used with our high-discharge tools. For example, you will notice an increase in performance if you use the 7.5Ah battery when making difficult cuts in hard wood with the EGO Chain Saw.