It is faster than a gas saw for this. I was skeptical about this poll saw. It joins its twin keeping our house warm. This saw seems to have a lot going for it. Loved not dealing with the gas or the pull start.
Greenworks 20262 Features & Specs
High Performance G-MAX 40V Lithium-Ion Battery delivers fade-free power with no memory loss after charging
Robust 12-inch steel chain and bar with tool-less chain tensioning offers ease of use while delivering the highest cutting performance
3/8-inch chain pitch delivers the right amount of capabilities to get those limbs trimmed and cut with minimal kickback
Automatic oiler applies oil to bar and chain when needed to ensure durability and optimal use with a translucent oil tank for clear view of oil level.Wrap around handle for multiple cutting positions to provide ease of use when trimming at different angles
40V G-Max and 40V Lithium-Ion Batteries are not cross compatible; this tool is compatible with the G-Max 2.0 Ah battery (29462) and the G-Max 4.0 Ah battery (29472)
Editor's Impressions Of The Greenworks 20262
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Greenworks 20262 Final Thoughts
3 hours later I follow the restart instructions. AND the chain adjustment requires no tools. I will report back later on how that works out. Starts easily every time hot or cold. For the price though it's a great deal.