My Rating 9/10
The Makita Cordless Chainsaw reviews on amazon make it one of the best in its class . A high quality, strong performer, smartly designed, solid, tool. Performance is great, easy to clean and adjust chain, and bar oil filling was also easy, battery power source duration of use is good for batteries. Cordless does not make it a weak or gimmicky tool it makes it extremely maneuverable with a solid power system. With 36v of power Makita claim it has efficiency Equivalent to a 32cc gas chain saw. The Makita for quality, is a top class tool price and performance.
Great tool to keep in your truck for clearing debris and fallen limbs. Good for 10-20 minute chunks of work. Double if you have extra battery set. If you do chainsaw work for hours on end it’s not for you. For the other 80% this thing is enough of what you need with a lot less hassle. Also when cutting logs just keep the trigger/throttle fully depressed to maximize torque. Let the weight of the saw do the cutting with minimal downwards pressure. A safety button feature can take some getting used to for people used to gas chainsaws because they’re used to idling the chainsaw and the chainsaw being more than loud enough to tell you it’s ready to go.
Electric chainsaws don’t have any noise to tell you it’s live so you have to hit the button to make it live. If you work with gas chainsaws every day for decades, it probably is annoying as it’s very different. If not, it’s not a big deal and certainly not a dangerous” safety feature. For a normal person that used a gas chainsaw regularly but not daily, it’ll take you a bit of time to get used to it.