[QLD] Ozito Power-X-Change Brushless Chainsaw Kit - $189 (Was $215) @ Bunnings Newstead

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Same as other stores have previously had around the country, I just saw these at the Newstead QLD store with quite decent stock.

I've owned both the Standard and Brushless model Ozito PXC chainsaws for years and the Brushless is streets ahead of the Standard model. I've posted this pic here before but it shows what these great little saws can do on a single charge of twin 4Ah batteries inc. a few 12-14" sections just at the other end of the pile out of view. Based on my rave reviews I've managed to get a few friends onto these as a handy day-to-day substitute to their small 2-stroke Stihls & Huskys and they also love them however for the bigger jobs the 2-stroke machines still have a slight edge.

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    I grabbed one from a deal posted here for $125 recently (price matched by a good bunnings store). Emphasise it's a 'Clearance item'. They wouldn't price match until they discovered it was a clearance item. then it was a done deal.

    As for the saw, it's pretty good. The only thing I don't like is how it builds chain speed. Normally I would engaged the biting teeth, then saw away using the teeth as a pivot (sorry, dont know their technical name on the end). Doing this, the saw tends to stall. But if you let it rev up, then cut, it goes through like butter.

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      Yes, true. Chain needs to be spinning before beginning a cut… however I learnt that during my chainsaw safety course many years ago so I think it's the case across all chainsaws anyway.

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    It says 2x18V, does that mean it operates as a 36V or that it has double the run capacity of a single 18V battery ?

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      Yeah, not sure sorry cohiba. I haven't pulled mine apart to see how the ESC is fed but I could understand if it was either way… either 36V for higher top speed or dual 18V for longer runtime. Someone else may be able to assist?

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      The specs on the skin only chainsaw imply it's 36V.

      (Almost?) always, whenever a device requires two batteries simultaneously, it's to double the voltage rather than double the run capacity. You can always use a larger capacity battery, or multiple batteries, to extend the run time, so there's no reason to do so via dual batteries. It just increases the weight and cost of the device unnecessarily.

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      I'd be 99% certain it's 36v i.e you NEED both batteries for it to work - Power X Change has this on a number of items within their range, like their Jet Blower , which I briefly owned - these are higher power draw items and so need 36v rather than 18v - the chainsaw certainly fits that category.

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    FWIW it's also the same price at COffs Harbour Bunnings - so possibly a nationwide or similar clearance.

    These type of saws tend to come with low profile chains on them, which are more kickback resistant and therefore safer for home users - you'll find that they benefit greatly from sourcing yourself a suitable but non-LP chain - I did this for several of my home user grade saws and makes a big difference. Buy them direct from the USA and you'll get them at the same or better price than the vastly inferior LP chains here (we get hammered with the Oz tax on them).

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    If anyone sees this in Bunnings wa please let me know. I couldn't find it in a couple stores I've been to

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      Little known thing is that if an out of stock item at Bunnings is available via another store within the same 'distribution'/group area to a Bunnings store they can arrange at no cost to have an item transferred for you. I forget the exact name of it but it's a very standard practice that they will do but don't promote. They will happily do it on sale/clearance items as well - they just need to confirm it's in stock at a store within their locale (they only are willing to do this for certain stores NOT all Bunnings - so I assume it's a supply distro thing) and then it's moved within a few days.

      So if you can find one not too far from you it might be worth chasing up - you can do at tool shop or special orders desk.

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      managed to get 1 at bunnings cockburn for $70 and there's a few left.

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    Bought it for $120 in December in Sydney, just lucky it was on clearance at the local store on a Saturday.

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    $119 for the Brushless kit @ Bunnings Marsden Park NSW
    (inculdes dual charger & 2x3AH batteries)

    Should be at least 1 left

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