New 18 Inch Chainsaw with 11,000 RPMs?

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Where can I find more information on this new 18 inch chainsaw that says "New" on Home Depot?  I can't find a single review on it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-18-in-56-Volt-Lithium-ion-Cordless-Electric-Chainsaw-Kit-with-New-2P...

I'd be happy to review if you need volunteers.  :)   I am in Florida and may need to use it very soon thanks to Dorian!

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Posted 3 months ago

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It is brand new model so no reviews yet.  I imagine the web tool reviewers should be posting their opinions any day now.

Looks like they addressed the chain tensioning issue that some people had problems with and added LED lights which should be helpful especially in emergency type work (storms etc).
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And variable speed trigger ^^
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I think you'd be pleasantly surprised how well the EGO 14" or 16" saws would do in cleaning up fallen trees from a storm. Besides that, they cost a lot less and more importantly they weigh a whole lot less. The 14" with a 2.5AH battery weighs around 13 pounds. According to the HD listing you provided, the new 18" with a 5.0AH battery weighs in at a porky 21 pounds. Enough difference for me not to ever want it.
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Maybe it depends on need? I'd think a heavier chainsaw would be beneficial for certain jobs. Especially if the wood is fairly big, dense, and the saw could use the weight along with gravity to help drive it through whatever is being cut. I have very little direct experience with any chainsaw but I have had a lightweight one in the past and do recall thinking a heavier one would have been nice from time to time.
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I think that is kind of the point of the new saw.  Get the size that will work best for you, 14 16 or 18.  Ego now has quite the line up of saws.
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Just sayin' lifting/maneuvering a 20 pound saw is fatiguing. Power and bar length are definite advantages of having a big saw, but weight - not so much. The one advantage of weight would be bucking - not really something a homeowner is going to do much of. BTW - a comparable 18" gas Echo is only 13 pounds.      
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I'm assuming the weight of the EGO is with the 5 ah battery. The saw manual says the tool itself is just under 10 lbs. Is the 13 lb Echo weight before adding fuel? Might be more of a wash once fuel is added.
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Ego 18" @ 9.7 lbs + 5.0 @ 5lbs = 14.7 lbs total
So the 21 lb listed above is both porky and a mistake.
anyone have experience running a EGO chainsaw + backpack link? im curious about it.
im sure backpack works great for trimmer, multi-tool and blower, but i have yet to see how it works with chainsaw. (i want 7.5h for all my tools)
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Good question.  I have not but am sure it operates just fine. 

I think it is all a matter of if the cord is going to bother you and I think that will be a personal preference.  People have commented on the hedge trimmer - some like the weight of the battery out of their hands and on their back - others feel one of the main advantages of the battery power is to be free of a cord and not have to work around it and maneuver so as not to cut it.
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Sweet. This seems like a monster.

Proper rpm now too.

I wonder how many watts this motor is.
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What is the RPM of the 14"?  I have one and I don't like the slow speed and the lack of power with a 2.0/2.5 ah battery installed.  It won't stall if I install a stronger battery but that means a 7.5.  I don't have anything between a 2.5 and a 7.5.
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EGO 14/16 saws run at 6800 RPM, while a gas saw runs about twice that speed. Like the other EGO tools, it requires a different technique.
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Thanks for the link bfc
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best review I've seen so far