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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 09:07:34 pm »
Chance to win an Oregon cordless hedge trimmer  on FB - part of the OPE 'family'

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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2014, 04:23:01 pm »
OK - STIHL just announced their cordless pole saw.  No pricing info yet.  Don't see what size chain it runs.

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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2014, 10:56:27 pm »
My bad just caught this was pole saw thread. Will fix later to right thread.
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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2014, 12:22:40 am »
Still have not seen these Kobalt saws in any Lowes. Have only seen their 40V hedge trimmer

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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2014, 08:50:37 am »
To be honest I havent looked for them when in Lowe's stores. Down south or up at home north. 
Always on a mission when I go to one it seems.
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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2014, 11:16:23 am »
Same thing with the Ryobi 40 volt cordless OPE system.  Several items listed on the Home Depot and Ryobi web pages, but very few in any store that I have visited, including a few in upscale, suburban neighborhoods.

Maybe 40 V unicorns? If they are catalog only now, it makes me wonder how they might be supported down the proverbial road.

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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2014, 11:31:56 am »
Throw away devices?

Those big box stores never supported anything to my knowledge? They might replace it but no parts or adjustments.
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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2014, 12:31:05 pm »
Throw away devices? Those big box stores never supported anything to my knowledge? They might replace it but no parts or adjustments.
That is part of the question.  Maybe a $150, 18 Volt tool is a 'throwaway' device.  These 36 - 40 Volt tools cost a bit more, and should last a bit longer?

Maybe it is similar to buying a homeowner quality saw versus a more 'pro' model.  Can't just compare by displacement and bar length.

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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2014, 12:52:53 pm »
If you bought a $2000 riding lawn mower at one of those stores, the story is the same - Home Depot might give you your money back that day or the next or even exchange it for another but they do not have any parts and do not work on anything. You will have to find some place else to warranty repair anything or even buy parts for it to fix yourself.

And also I bought a Sears riding mower 8 years ago and 5 min after I started mowing, the deck belt got caught and broke. I sure wasn't going to call Sears service and wait a couple weeks. I went up town, got a new belt, and used the replacement belt for 6 years before it wore out. I don't want them touching my lawn mower. Other than the initial belt breakage and blades every few years and flat tires from thorns, oil changes and gas, I've never had any trouble with it.
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Re: Kobalt 40v chainsaw polesaw etc
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2014, 12:48:09 pm »
Just saw ads for DeWalt 40 volt string trimmers, hedge trimmers, and leaf blowers.

Due out in 2015. No chainsaws listed (yet?).

If the 40 V batteries are compatible with their other tools, this could be a real competitive advantage for contractors.  For an average homeowner, it probably does not matter as much if their cordless drill and weed wacker are different brands, voltages, etc. - they likely see them as separate tools, and not as part of a system.

http://www.dewalt.com/tool-categories/outdoorpe.aspx

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