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[VIC] Ozito PXC 18V Chainsaw Kit + Sharpener $159 @ Bunnings Broadmeadows

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Saw this whilst browsing Bunnings Broadmeadows on the weekend. About 6 in stock when I was there. Might be at other stores.

Usually $199 for the chainsaw kit alone.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-250mm-18v-chainsaw-kit... (4.0ah battery instead of 3.0ah)

The sharpener is $75
https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-18v-cordless-chainsaw-...

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    I wonder if these are Zombie certified.

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      only until the battery runs out.

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        Battery will last longer than fuel, grab a cheapo solar panel an old car battery & 12-240 inverter for endless zombie removal.

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      only muzza certified coming from Broady.
      Think Fat Pizza's Pizzas..

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    I have this (minus the sharpener) and it works quite well for what it is. I've cut wood and logs larger than i probably should with a little patience. It's a bit slower and requires more of a nurse/guide through cutting compared to a typical chainsaw but it will get there and its just really convenient. I'd probably buy its bigger brother too if it came on sale.

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      is there a trick to get these to cut? I've got a 18v Ryobi with 5.0ah battery and it barely cuts twigs, literally - I've gone back to using a hacksaw to cut basic tree branches.

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        Need a new chain by the sounds of it.

        I have a corded ozito chainsaw and it wouldn't cut at all till I put a new chain on. After that it cut like butter

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        Maybe the chain is blunt? This cuts through tree branches no fuss at all. I was on the roof recently doing just that (neighbours over-hanging tree), branches were probably varied from 1-3 inches thick.

        If bigger than 4 inches just angle it up/down gently as needed with only a little force to encourage it and it cuts through (just a bit slower than a petrol chain saw).

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          I don't believe it's blunt as it's brand new - I'll just have to keep playing around to find the optimal cutting angle etc - cheers guys

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            @phat-dave: Filled it with chainsaw lube? Sounds odd mate.

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            @phat-dave: It's possible to destroy a new chain pretty quickly, and unless you know what a sharp chain looks like a wrecked one will look 'sharp'.

            I found that out the hard way and I couldn't figure out why it was just burning and not cutting. The saw would spin the chain effortlessly, but nothing would actually cut at all.
            A simple swap of a new chain and it worked wonders

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    Anyone know if you can price match the combo at another Bunnings?

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      Yes as it’s clearance and this price looks nation wide price

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        and this price looks nation wide price

        How can you tell?

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          I shop at 4 bunnings a day and I know all the ins n out

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      They normally dont

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    It should be this price nationally, as its $159 on the powerpass app. No stores near me have stock though.

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      I/N 0119784

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        I can't get the I/N to work.. anyone know if there's any in SA?

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          Visited Marion and Edwardstown stores yesterday, neither had this deal, that I could see. Did get the blower skin (at Edwardstown, OOS Marion) marked down from $69 to $49.95 to compete with Aldi's offering.

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    Been this price for quite some time at the Broadmeadows store.

    I'm waiting for the dual 18v battery version to go on sale.

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    Pretty good deal, trying to talk myself out of it as I really want the 18"EGO as my electric chainsaw

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      I'm in the same situation haha. I would mainly use it for collecting firewood for camping so technically having the EGO chainsaw is not necessary. The Ozito kit represents really good value as you'd have to buy a sharpener anyway. I think I'm not really losing out just to buy this kit especially as I've invested in the Ozito PXC tools. Also the battery and sharpener alone represents the cost of this kit. But I think deep down in my heart.. I want the EGO chainsaw :D It's a decision of the heart or the head!

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    As always, if money were no object.. I bought the Ozito skin only at RRP $129 and happy with it. Been very handy.

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    8 in stock at Notting Hill Vic store.

    None at any of the eastern suburbs stores.

    Got pretty bad reviews from other ozbargain posts in the past, which stopped me buying it.
    Brushless version seems much much better.

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      I own the dual-battery brushless one and can confirm it's great.

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      Went from this to the 36V brushless.

      If you're doing minor home stuff, get this, however the brushless is a proper chainsaw and is far superior. Well worth the extra $$, especially if you're already in the PXC environment and have a 4A battery or 2 on hand.

      Will cut a week's worth of camping firewood on 2 x 4A batteries.

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    I just got a handheld chainsaw from ebay; uses makita style batteries. 10cm/4" blade.

    Super cool for cutting anything up to about a 15cm diameter; which is bigger than most people imagine if they're just pruning.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iwsJiGXmaNc

    Mad little thing!

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      That's awesome! I think that mini chainsaw would be so much more useful for me

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        Yep, and for $50, or $99 with 2 makita style batteries; you cant go wrong :)

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          Any thoughts on the angle grinder conversion kits? I've seen ones with an 11.5" bar that bolt on to an angle grinder for about $30.

          I've already got both a corded and cordless grinder with batteries.

          11.5" sounds like it might be more capable than the tiny 4" one, assuming my grinder could actually handle it!

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            @edrift: My only thoughts are that grinders are designed for high speed low torque, and a chainsaw the opposite.

            It'd probably work, but I question the health of the tools brushes for extended use.

            If you have a cordless grinder; just get the chainsaw skin for that brand battery.

            I have Ryobi, and the 18v chainsaw is very good.

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              @MasterScythe: Thanks, great to know about the torque and speed differences.

              Might look at the one fufufu posted.
              Cheap given it includes the battery

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      This definitely looks to be more what I'm looking for, is this it?

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-Chainsaw-Cordless-Pruning-S...

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        Actually I think this is the one you're talking about.

        https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-Rechargeable-Mini-Handheld-Cor...

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          All the above. Its just different casing on the same 'claims' and guts.

          I chose the red one, because its for my mum (she wanted one, lol) so I wanted a full length blade guard!

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            @MasterScythe: Well the first link is $60 and includes battery.

            Looking at the second one you bought I'd be looking at another…. $80 for battery and charger if I don't have any Makita stuff?

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              @fufufu: Yeah, i 'made an offer' and got 2 batteries, spare chain, and the saw for $99 (local delivery)

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                @MasterScythe: Sounds like a good deal, do you have a link?

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                  @fufufu: It was over multiple listings, wasnt just one package.

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              @fufufu: The first one doesn't say anything about Makita batteries (good) which means it looks like it might work with other generic batteries.
              The word/toolpro tools use similar/same battery mounts as some cheap Chinese tools I have found.
              I got a brushless sabre saw with 2 batteries for $50 from kogan and the batteries work with my toolpro tools too.

              Lack of a chain guard isn't a huge concern (chainsaws don't have them) and using any saw you need to be careful anyway.

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                @edrift: Link please?

                I guess the only problem is if the generic battery is proprietary then if I can't find replacement the whole kit becomes useless after the battery dies.

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                  @fufufu: I got it on sale when they had 15% off

                  https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/maysarah-18vf36vf42vf-cordless-...

                  But yes agreed about the battery. It was a gamble that worked out for me. That's why I bought this kit with 2 batteries as I figured it was cheap enough.

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                    @edrift: Ah didn't think about using a recip saw. Maybe I'll look at ozito ones since I have battery. I wonder if a multitool would work also…

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                      @fufufu: Ozito recip saw costs more I think… And don't think it's brushless either.

                      I have a stack of ozito batteries too but was looking for the cheapest possible option.

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                        @edrift: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-18v-reciprocating-saw-...

                        This seems reasonable priced? I did look last year and they didn't have recip saw so it looks to be a new product.

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                          @fufufu: Yeah not bad. But for a few extra bucks the kogan one cost me, I got an extra blade, two batteries and a supposedly brushless motor.

                          I'm not 100% sure how to confirm its brushless, but the slow vs fast variable speed that it has might be an indicator. It seems to have quite good control.

                          Additionally the kogan unit is smallish which was a plus for me. The ozito, whilst not large, is still pretty bulky.
                          I have the ozito corded recip saw too and that is unwieldy big/heavy