Trading tips for gutting, transferring, and carving the real thing.
I've never tried a battery operated saw before. I have two of the ZP carving tool kits that I alternate between. I use the large blade for the lid and typically use the small blade for the pattern unless there's a large piece then I'll use the large blade. It's nice to have two so that I don't have to swap out the blades. One is stuck though and I can't get the blade out so I think I'm going to have to purchase a new one soon.

When it's getting closer to Halloween and I'm carving 4 or 5 large 'kins a day then I'll use the pumpkin gutter attachment with the drill to speed things up a bit. A battery operated head lamp is a must though!
I have a battery operated saw, but never use it. I tried it when I first bought it and felt I was totally out of control with it. I know it's just a little thing, but I felt like I had a chainsaw and was waving around wildly with it and couldn't shut it off. So yeah, I don't use it. :P