It is faster than a gas saw for this. 5th star will depend on its longevity. I will report back later on how that works out. It does not include it, and don't expect it to. Loved not dealing with the gas or the pull start.
DEWALT DCCS620B Features & Specs
Low kick back 12" Oregon Bar and chain: for construction and outdoor cutting applications
HIGH EFFICIENCY BRUSHLESS MOTOR: maximizes run time and motor life and chain guage 0.043,chain speed 25.2 ft/s
Tool free chain tensioning and Bar tightening knob: for proper Bar clamping force
Compact and lightweight design: Only 8.8 lbs. for maximum user control and comfort.This is a bare tool item, Battery Sold Separately
Chain speed:25.2 ft/s
Editor's Impressions Of The DEWALT DCCS620B
Tool Motor Power
Value For Money
DEWALT DCCS620B Final Thoughts
"Yes, gas is better."
And as I said, I don't front as an expert. With that there are always compromises. Also unwieldy when trying to thin out scrub oak. No spark plugs to clean or replace. Starts on the second pull every time.