This is a new Alligator Lopper Mini Electric Chainsaw Model LP1000. It's in the original box. It cuts up to 4" branches and will make quick work of kindling making for the fireplace.
I heard some rattling in the box so I opened it up and found it was the included special wrench which got out of the packaging. I put it back. The impressive saw was fine, no harm done. I sealed up the box again with UGlu strips and it still looks new.
This item has 296 customer reviews on Amazon and 4.5 out of 5 stars, which is what you want to see.
Free US shipping. Will ship FedEx Home Delivery which can take up to 5 days. With a 5 day auction and 1 day processing it should still arrive by Christmas. Ideal "head of household" gift :-).
From Amazon http://amzn.to/eBI0q3:
* Powerful 4.5 Amp motor
* Innovative clamping jaws grab and cut in one easy motion
* Cuts branches and logs up to four inches in diameter
* Six inch bar length; weighs 6-1/2 pounds
limited 2-year warranty
Black & Decker's Power Saws -- Driven by Quality
Black & Decker offers both cordless and electric chain saws, including the Alligator Lopper electric chain saw and 18-volt cordless chain saws. Chain saws feature powerful motors for fast cutting and a sturdy, lightweight design that makes them exceptionally easy to use.
The Alligator Lopper Makes Cutting a Breeze
Take a big bite out of fallen trees, tree limbs and brush with the Alligator Lopper -- a revolutionary cutting tool that provides chainsaw-like cutting performance in an un-intimidating tool. With its scissor-like action, the Alligator Lopper’s rugged metal jaws clamp onto logs, thick branches, tree limbs, and vines -- and then saw right through them. Once limbs and branches are on the ground, the Alligator Lopper is perfect for chopping them up into manageable pieces to throw away or chuck into your fireplace..."