Basically the electric Husqvarna ran a long time on one charge. The fellow did say that it was hard to break old habits and took his gas saw with him. The best part was you didn't have to pull a rope, carry a gas can or mix gas, plus the noise factor. It seems that for cutting wood that a gas saw would do, the electric would be adequate. Keep in mind this would be for light work for clearing pathways, tree limbs, etc. for deer hunting situations. Probably the same for a gas saw. For what I would use it for around the lot, it would be good. But...........I have a chainsaw that was free. All it needed was a new fuel line and priming line.