I bought an 18 volt cordless tool Ryobi package ("The Works") 3 days ago from Home Depot. I returned it today. My test for field use was to cut a half inch thick harwood stick. I attempted to cut the stick right over the opened box set. Forget it. The chainsaw at full battery charge has too low RPM to do much cutting. I suppose that gives more battery time. It did scrape the surface up pretty good but I would'nt want to hold it above head forever to cut any branches. I switched to the reciprocal saw which had much higher RPM. It cut a litter better with the coarser blade but still took about a minute to cut the half inch and I was bearing down pretty hard. Maybe the blades are just lousy like one finds with some hand tree saw blades. So, for light trimming it looks like I'm back to shelling out money for a 12" Stihl. For my "bench" work I'm just going to invert my circular way in an insulated box I'll build to hold the saw and to keep down noise while in the motel rooms.