Nov 01, 2019 · With batteries, this Makita top handle chainsaw weighs in just over 10 pounds. A gas saw in the same class, like Stihl’s MS 193 T, can be another pound lighter or so. Price. As a bare tool, the Makita XCU08 cordless top handle chainsaw runs $329. That’s roughly the entry-level price of a good professional gas model in the same power class.