It's not always easy to get a chain saw started, and all that tugging on a pull cord can get pretty frustrating. Oregon's PowerNow 40V MAX Chain Saw starts with the push of a button. It's powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and has a 14-inch bar capable of cutting through 12-inch material. According to the saw's maker, it can cut up to 250 branches (measuring 2 to 3 inches thick) on a single charge. The chain can be sharpened by pulling the handle of an onboard sharpening system that brings a stone into contact with the moving chain. Two kits are available – one with a standard (1.25 Ah) battery and the other with an Endurance (2.4 Ah) battery.
¦ Price: Starts at $400. 888-313-8665. www.oregonchain.com.