It is faster than a gas saw for this. Luckily I haven't had to use it yet. This is not a replacement for a chainsaw. I think it too was broken or the chain was dull. I can start easily and I'm very happy so far.
WORX WG309 Features & Specs
Patented auto tension chain system for extended bar & chain life
Powerful 8 Amp motor offers a consistent performance. OIL TANK CAPACITY 120 ml
Rotatable working handle for easy pruning. Chain Links: 40
8 foot extension pole with tool less installation
Compact and light weight design ; Rated Voltage:120V to 60Hz.Chain Speed:8.5 m/s
Editor's Impressions Of The WORX WG309
Tool Motor Power
Value For Money
WORX WG309 Final Thoughts
"Yes, gas is better."
It is faster than a gas saw for this. 5th star will depend on its longevity. But see above-can't give 10 year review on this. Well balanced, even with the 4 amp battery. So far absolutely no complaints Great product.