16 January 1998

Cordless chainsaw is 65 cuts above

AIMED more at the heavy duty garden market than the forestry industry is Makitas AS1212LGE/2 cordless chainsaw.

Using a 12V nicad rechargeable battery, the chainsaw is said to be capable of making up to 65 cuts through 5cm (2in) diameter timber on a single one-hour charge.

A compact 12cm (4.5in) long guide-bar helps to keep the operating weight of the saw at a lightweight 2.2kg (4.8lb).

Like larger capacity petrol powered machines, safety has not been overlooked; a chain brake, knuckle guards and safety lock switch are fitted to the £328 cordless chainsaw (01908-211678).