It does not have a chain brake even though it lists it under specifications. What looks like a chainbrake is a hand guard. The description should be changed. While the chain does slow quickly once the trigger is released, there is some time for at least a minor injury to occur. I believe its important to wear the appropriate safety gear (chaps/faceshield) and abide by the rules and angles to safely operate the saw - this will protect you perhaps more than a chain brake.
no this is not true. I have 10 acres and use it till the battery dies and never has it got hot about 45 minutes of hard hard use.
Not long at all. I can maybe get 15 minutes of work in before the battery dies. The chainsaw itself can cut through some sizeable pieces, but the battery won't last more than 10 cuts (being generous) on a log with a DBH of 15" When asked what chainsaw I recommend by a co-worker, I recommended a Stihl.
Full charge, after unboxing, non-stop light trimming and edging 32 minutes.
No, oil comes with it. Purchase a few gallons of oil. It uses 1 quart per 20 minutes of run time. The Ryobi Manual explains how it leaks oil while sitting. However, it leaks more than that. It creates a nice oily cut line for you to follow.
I would like to have a second battery
Louise: Look for a blower/vaccum and use the vacuum.
You are mixing apples and oranges. Think of voltage as the rate at which power passes through the system; the aH (amp-hours) is like how much gasoline is in a tank. So, a 2.0 aH battery will hold half as much power as a 4.0 aH battery; a 6.0 aH battery will hold three times as much power as a 2.0 aH battery. All Ryobi 40 volt batteries are interchangeable with each other.
Just purchased and mine also beeps when trigger is pulled.Seems to function ok but a good answer to this would be nice.