Ozito 36v chainsaw review (vid included)

denmonkey

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#1
Hi all,

Following on from my previous post where I had a chance to test out the little 18v chainsaw with people speaking positively of their own experiences with these new fandangled battery powered chainsaws,
Ozito shot me out their 36v variant of the same saw using the same batteries.

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At 36v this one uses 2 of the 18v units and obviously creates a bit more power than its little brother.
I’ve got the 2x 5.2ah batteries on this one which add a fair bit to the weight of the whole set up.
If weight is an issue for you, the smaller one might be a better fit. One handed operation is possible there but of course I don’t advocate it

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This one has a brushless motor, so with a lot more speed, power and a bigger bar, it puts up a good fight with the petrol equivalent.
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Moulded plastic makes up the majority of the body of the saw and whilst I can’t speak for longevity as yet, it appears to be rugged enough to last for some time.
Where the little 18v definitely feels like a toy, this one convinces you its more serious as soon as you pick it up.

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I got a few mates to test it out for the video, so I could get as many opinions, good bad or otherwise for a fair review.
That said, we had the 18v ozito, 36v ozito, 390es echo and the 170 stihl for the comparison.

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I must admit, I’ve been a long time sceptic of battery powered stuff, but with my recent experiences with some newer gear, I’m starting to be a convert.
I still love a good petty saw, yet when it comes to throwing one in the back of the car for camp fire duties or clearing downed trees on a track, the benefit of not having to carry fuel in the car has to be the biggest benefit I can think of.
Of course theyre quieter than a petty saw too, so you can go a sneaky wood collection without annoying everyone around you and avoid getting into too much trouble

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Tool less operation for swapping out or tightening chains is also handy but not restricted to the realms of battery saws.


I don’t want to give away the outcome of the comparison and spoil the vid but watching the reaction of my mates as they tried it out, confirmed my own opinion on unit.

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Anyway, here’s the vid as per usual.



Cheers Brett
 

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denmonkey

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How much cutting time do you get from the batteries?
good question. we ran out of wood.
I'm heading out camping Aus weekend and this is coming with for that test.
I'll report back once I have a better idea.

Thus far, I don't see any reason why I wouldn't get the equivalent of a tank of fuel or more out of it.
I can't give you anything definitive as yet though.
Will keep you posted.
 

Triton14

Active Member
#4
Might do the same sort of job for now of a 'Husky' or a 'Makita' at 1/2 the price but but don't expect it to last anywhere near as long.
Chainsaws like the fore mentioned & Stihl will last a lifetime if treated right!
I guess that's the times we live is, a disposable society!!

Sorry not a fan of anything Ozito.,
 

denmonkey

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#5
all good Triton. Not trying to sell you one mate :)
talking about treating them right, you just made me wonder what I'd need to do to service this one.
Other than a blow out and a chain sharpen, I can't think of anything.
When my old little stihl went in for a service last time they wanted to charge me quite a bit for some work on it.
( I doubt it needed it all though) A new carby kit probably would have seen it running again, at least for a while.
That's was how I ended up with the echo. She's a little ripper.

I'm not brand committed myself (except for avoiding apple products) and of course like getting expensive stuff too but I still hope not to have to bin it in the near future.
Plus with 5 year warranty, I'm covered for at least a little while.

I'm also not entirely convinced brands that use to make life long items or tools necessarily still do so in this day and age.
My old fridge died not long ago and it lasted about 25 years. Buying the new one, I was told to expect 7-10 years from it :oops:
Warn and ARB are examples I've heard of that have gone down hill in more recent years.
China is making a killing I reckon. ;)
 
#6
In the video your mate reckon it does the same job as his Husky 365...If thats the case his husky must be absolutely clapped out or else he doesnt know much about chainsaws.:oops:
 

denmonkey

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#7
In the video your mate reckon it does the same job as his Husky 365...If thats the case his husky must be absolutely clapped out or else he doesn't know much about chainsaws.:oops:
could be right mate. I don't know husky model numbers, so just checked...that's decent sized saw.
He did a few years in the RFS, so I'd like to think he knows a bit but it just may be a while since he's swung the old girl.
Maybe he got the model number wrong too.
Either way, I didn't cut any opinion out to make sure it was as honest as it could be.
I'll see if I can get him to grab it and do a test on video. Can't promise anything though.

cheers brett
 
#8
could be right mate. I don't know husky model numbers, so just checked...that's decent sized saw.
He did a few years in the RFS, so I'd like to think he knows a bit but it just may be a while since he's swung the old girl.
Maybe he got the model number wrong too.
Either way, I didn't cut any opinion out to make sure it was as honest as it could be.
I'll see if I can get him to grab it and do a test on video. Can't promise anything though.

cheers brett
It was a good review mate. I,m looking at the husky lithium. For the average camper or backyard gardener I,d say the Ozita would be a worthwhile addition.. :)
 

denmonkey

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#9
I'd be interested in seeing it in action or your feedback once you grab it .
I'm going to keep an eye out on camp sites and make a pest of myself if I see someone using another brand and ask if I can try them and get some footage of it, even if just for myself to see what the others have to offer.

The little makhitas look like a ripper too but theyre a bit of coin. Power ball is up next week, so you never know.
If it comes in the first review of the rack will be one of these for me


cheers Brett
 
#10
The best thing about the battery operated saws is the low noise factor .... when your trying to be stealth ;) lol
watching a mate use his , i was very impressed in its capability , cut a pile of wood for few days camping . not this brand tho .
our local mower mechanic said they are prone to stripping gears/cogs when they jamup cutting unlike petrol saws like i use ....
The other thing is they get a bit pricey if you have to buy the full kit , batteries & charger .
 

denmonkey

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#11
I'm quite surprised how many speak highly of the battery saws. I was a bit dubious to be honest but they seem to have come along way.
I was happy with drills and the like to be battery but anything that needed real power, kinda had be a bit gun shy.
I have no doubt that spending more money can get you a better saw but this one is going to do me nicely for what I need it for.
I did try and mention the 'stealth' wood collection in the video without really saying it ;) . I figured people who know exactly what I meant.

I didn't used to be a chainsaw guy and stupidly used to buy a few bags of servo wood and collect what I could off the ground.
That was until I watched some guys turn up at a nearby campsite in the bush. whilst some set up, the others headed off in the ute with a chainsaw.
They came back with a tray full after very little time.
Put my little fire to shame.
I swore that night many moons ago to never buy another bag of servo crap again.

Having a fire is like having another friend and even better company when you're on your own.
That said, I don't need a big fire when I'm on my own but it does make it quicker to get what you need.
 

stevemc181

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#12
It would be good if you can get your hands on an EGO 56v chainsaw for a review. I recently bought one of their blowers with a 5A/H battery and the thing is freakin awesome. I've only heard good things about their 56V chainsaw, no personal experience with it though.
 
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