Net Tractor Talk
       

Go Back   Net Tractor Talk > Brand Specific Forums > Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #2081  
Old 04-14-2019, 05:34 PM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

that's pretty cheap for a chainsaw. quite a bit cheaper than the Milwaukee cordless. the saw itself wasn't to bad but the battery was pretty high. it helps spread the cost out some that i can use the same battery on the drill and bandsaw. i carry charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter to keep the battery full.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
Jim Slagle  (04-14-2019)
  #2082  
Old 04-14-2019, 08:31 PM
v10rick v10rick is offline
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: VA
Posts: 109
Thanks: 93
Thanked 71 Times in 44 Posts
v10rick is on a distinguished road
Default

Since you mentioned Milwaukee cordless I checked to confirm the cost of a replacement M28 battery. It's for their 5 piece tool kit, purchased about 2010. $150 for an OEM battery, Chinese version is $65.
The tools have performed flawlessly but when the OEM battery is shot I will likely go the Chinese route.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to v10rick For This Useful Post:
Doc  (04-15-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-14-2019)
  #2083  
Old 04-14-2019, 09:18 PM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

yea the battery are expensive but not quite that bad if you shop around. i have been using CPO tool outlet and waiting for them to go on sale or buy reconditioned. i have had good luck with both and the sales are revolving and never ending. just have to wait a few weeks sometimes. best way is to buy a bare tool without the case and accessories unless you need them.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
Doc  (04-15-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-14-2019)
  #2084  
Old 04-14-2019, 10:55 PM
California's Avatar
California California is offline
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sonoma County (Wine country N of San Francisco)
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 83
Thanked 226 Times in 139 Posts
California will become famous soon enough
Style: VB_Blue
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aurthuritis View Post
... best way is to buy a bare tool without the case and accessories unless you need them.
Ryobi stuff from Home Depot has a different pricing model, a battery or battery/charger set can be a lot less expensive as part of a kit.

I found that a second charger is very handy, to get ready for a project.

I don't recall I've ever exhausted all five batteries before going back in for lunch or something. I initially set up an inverter to run the 110v charger from the tractor - but then I've never had a need for it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to California For This Useful Post:
aurthuritis (04-15-2019), Doc  (04-15-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2085  
Old 04-15-2019, 07:43 AM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

CPO outlet has the Dewalt and the Milwaukee electric saws on sale right now. the dewalt is a bit cheaper.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
Doc  (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-15-2019)
  #2086  
Old 04-15-2019, 08:33 PM
bordercollie's Avatar
bordercollie bordercollie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: central Mississippi
Posts: 4,178
Thanks: 1,406
Thanked 1,136 Times in 659 Posts
bordercollie is on a distinguished road
Default

Just got home about 6:30 pm and the power came on at 8pm . Very glad to have power at the barn as no generator down there. That's the other negative about a battery chain saw-if no generator or in a mass catastrophe . no way to charge a battery. If you have access to gas that is ...that a big "IF". we have a tank at the barn.. maybe I can keep an old gas saw and a battery one too. Now that would be a win win.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bordercollie For This Useful Post:
aurthuritis (04-15-2019), Doc  (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2087  
Old 04-15-2019, 09:27 PM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bordercollie View Post
Just got home about 6:30 pm and the power came on at 8pm . Very glad to have power at the barn as no generator down there. That's the other negative about a battery chain saw-if no generator or in a mass catastrophe . no way to charge a battery. If you have access to gas that is ...that a big "IF". we have a tank at the barn.. maybe I can keep an old gas saw and a battery one too. Now that would be a win win.
i have a charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter. works real good and keeps the battery at full charge.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
bordercollie (04-15-2019), Doc  (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2088  
Old 04-15-2019, 10:53 PM
bordercollie's Avatar
bordercollie bordercollie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: central Mississippi
Posts: 4,178
Thanks: 1,406
Thanked 1,136 Times in 659 Posts
bordercollie is on a distinguished road
Default

That battery saw sounds better and better (and better) My old husky saw which has been used so much that there is no paint on the bar, is also showing uv breakdown on all of the plastic... (case broke at hinges so is taken out of rtv in rainy weather but still gets sun) just think.. no flooding nor leaking gas.... okok you convinced me.. but the batteries.. I learned my lesson on the chinese batteries with my laptop.. I'm not a fan.. Oh hah my niece told me the proper term is asian batteries.. well exxxcuse me I said( hah). collie
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bordercollie For This Useful Post:
Doc  (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2089  
Old 04-15-2019, 10:58 PM
California's Avatar
California California is offline
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sonoma County (Wine country N of San Francisco)
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 83
Thanked 226 Times in 139 Posts
California will become famous soon enough
Style: VB_Blue
Default

A surprisingly small cigarette lighter inverter is sufficient to power a 110 volt charger. This one is rated 200 watts surge 80 watts continuous, and is under $20. It is similar to the one that works fine for me. Just match up the ratings. You don't need a big expensive under-hood inverter.


This even has a USB phone charger: https://www.frys.com/product/5999914
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to California For This Useful Post:
aurthuritis (04-16-2019), bordercollie (04-16-2019), Doc  (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2090  
Old 04-16-2019, 07:22 AM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bordercollie View Post
That battery saw sounds better and better (and better) My old husky saw which has been used so much that there is no paint on the bar, is also showing uv breakdown on all of the plastic... (case broke at hinges so is taken out of rtv in rainy weather but still gets sun) just think.. no flooding nor leaking gas.... okok you convinced me.. but the batteries.. I learned my lesson on the chinese batteries with my laptop.. I'm not a fan.. Oh hah my niece told me the proper term is asian batteries.. well exxxcuse me I said( hah). collie
well all i can say is that the saw "is" plastic. except for the bar. it is light weight though and i think what i am really appreciating the most is that it is quiet and no vibrations to make my hands numb. as for the batteries all i can say is time will tell. when i purchased the saw i al ready had a couple of the 5.0 batteries to use with my bandsaw so i bought a bare tool refurbished one and saved some money. then i purchased the cigarette lighter Milwaukee M18 charger and one of the 12.0 batteries. i have yet to empty the 12.0 but did go through a 5.0 battery the other day. it lasted about an hour or branch trimming and cutting down a couple of trees that were probably 10 inches diameter. so far i am very pleased.

Asian battery!!! we used to have a saying years ago that "it was made by the J.A. Pan company" youngsters don't have a clue what that means. Ha! now us old timers say it's made in Cheena.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw

Last edited by aurthuritis; 04-16-2019 at 08:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
Doc  (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2091  
Old 04-16-2019, 12:31 PM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

since we are talking cordless tools. i forgot to mention that a while back i bought a refurbished Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/2 inch impact wrench cause my air compressor is getting to heavy. WOW this thing has more torque than my CP has.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2092  
Old 04-16-2019, 12:41 PM
Keifer's Avatar
Keifer Keifer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: sw PA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 214
Thanked 173 Times in 104 Posts
Keifer is on a distinguished road
Default

Anyone interested in a saw that uses neither batteries or gas/oil and starts every time!

Old timers know I'm referring to a crosscut saw. Whew, those were the good old days. Along with splitting mauls and wedges.

Oh my oh my. ��
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Keifer For This Useful Post:
aurthuritis (04-16-2019), Jim Slagle  (04-16-2019)
  #2093  
Old 04-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Jim Slagle's Avatar
Jim Slagle Jim Slagle is offline
Stuper Modulator

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,745
Thanks: 1,007
Thanked 127 Times in 93 Posts
Jim Slagle will become famous soon enoughJim Slagle will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aurthuritis View Post
since we are talking cordless tools. i forgot to mention that a while back i bought a refurbished Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/2 inch impact wrench cause my air compressor is getting to heavy. WOW this thing has more torque than my CP has.
I have the 3/8” fuel impact and it is GREAT!
__________________
Did I just find this rope or have I lost my horse??

Forums Forums .com +++ Net Boat Talk Forums +++ Net Cooking Talk Forums +++ Net Car Stop
Reply With Quote
  #2094  
Old 04-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Jim Slagle's Avatar
Jim Slagle Jim Slagle is offline
Stuper Modulator

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,745
Thanks: 1,007
Thanked 127 Times in 93 Posts
Jim Slagle will become famous soon enoughJim Slagle will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keifer View Post
Anyone interested in a saw that uses neither batteries or gas/oil and starts every time!

Old timers know I'm referring to a crosscut saw. Whew, those were the good old days. Along with splitting mauls and wedges.

Oh my oh my. ��
My granddad’s crosscut saws, mauls and wedges are in my brothers garage.
__________________
Did I just find this rope or have I lost my horse??

Forums Forums .com +++ Net Boat Talk Forums +++ Net Cooking Talk Forums +++ Net Car Stop
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jim Slagle For This Useful Post:
bordercollie (04-17-2019)
  #2095  
Old 04-16-2019, 03:58 PM
avantiguy avantiguy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: michigan
Posts: 313
Thanks: 34
Thanked 174 Times in 111 Posts
avantiguy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aurthuritis View Post
my old chainsaw wore out so i replaced it with a Milwaukee M18 fuel 18 volt. WOW!!! why did i wait so long??? i finished the job in the amount of time it used to take to get the old saw running.
Thanks for starting the string on electric chainsaws. I've been considering one for a while but never had much info to go by so I haven't done anything.

Your post got me back on the trail. I don't have the heavy duty felling you have but I have a lot of hardwoods that need bucking and trimming. I decided the Milwaukee looked great but the cost was more than I needed to spend on one.

After several days of looking and comparing units on the internet and finally bought a 14" 40 volt 4ah Ryobi from Home Depot for $169.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-14...0530/307951574

I won't compare it to the Milwaukee but it's got a lot going for it for the price. It also has a 5 year warranty including the battery.

It'll be a few weeks before I can fully evaluate it as the new knee is less than 3 weeks old but I'm pretty confident it will do what I need.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to avantiguy For This Useful Post:
aurthuritis (04-16-2019), bordercollie (04-17-2019), California  (04-16-2019)
  #2096  
Old 04-16-2019, 06:50 PM
aurthuritis aurthuritis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,306
Thanks: 263
Thanked 659 Times in 404 Posts
aurthuritis is on a distinguished road
Default

That's great. i bought the Milwaukee only because i already had the M18 battery system. what got it all started was i needed a cordless steel cutting bandsaw so i could cut pipe for fence building. i didn't want to drag a generator around so i decided to go cordless and the Milwaukee was the only brand that had the capacity i needed to cut pipe. so one thing leads to another and now i have an impact wrench, bandsaw ,drill and chainsaw. i can't testify to weather or not it is the best or not but it works for me. i think you will be glad you bought it.
__________________
2014 RTV X1100 CRLA 2014 MX 5100f 2008 RTV 1100cw
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aurthuritis For This Useful Post:
avantiguy (04-17-2019)
  #2097  
Old 04-16-2019, 09:38 PM
California's Avatar
California California is offline
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sonoma County (Wine country N of San Francisco)
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 83
Thanked 226 Times in 139 Posts
California will become famous soon enough
Style: VB_Blue
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by avantiguy View Post
Thanks for starting the string on electric chainsaws.

....finally bought a 14" 40 volt 4ah Ryobi from Home Depot for $169.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-14...0530/307951574
I think you will like it. I have Ryobi 18 volt tools including the chainsaw and it works surprisingly well. I'm always pruning off rotten, punky apple orchard limbs with it, and it's the right size/power for that.

Here's the hardest I've worked it, clearing a big Eucalyptus limb that fell across an orchard row. Eucalyptus is hard and stringy.While this Ryobi is a pruning-size saw, your 40 volt Ryobi will likely be worlds better, a real replacement for a gas saw. I enjoy not having any 2-cycle equipment here now. Life is simpler using batteries.


__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to California For This Useful Post:
aurthuritis (04-16-2019), avantiguy (04-17-2019), bordercollie (04-17-2019), Ohio_Pawpaw_Grower (04-17-2019)
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2018, www.DotHQ.com