With carpal, I can't handle a full size saw any more. The thought of dropping a running saw, even with a dead mans switch is just to scarey BUT, I figured a light weight battery operated saw that will allow me to cut 3-4" or so branches & small trees after they are down would fit the bill. It will allow me to do quit a bit of trimming, round cutting (I'm a huge fan of small rounds for filling the holes in the firebox of a wood stove for over night burns). Soooo, 2 batteries would be awesome, and the Dixette is asking what I want for Christmas Plus I got a chit load of the stuff to be cut up..oak, maple, cherry, pine..........it'll season quick, and get us way ahead. Fire away !!