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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I've never owned my own chainsaw. Never really needed to. But I picked up a Stihl M291.
    It seems to be a nice saw. We have a HE Natural gas furnace. But, we also have a nice Fisher wood stove. I haven't turned on the furnace yet, and I don't want to. I'm a mans man, but I've got a HEALTHY amount of fear for a chainsaw. I run a green chain. And that's just fine with me.
    Now I need a bigger trailer. 6x10 single axle ain't gonna cut it.
     
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  2. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I remember when my Polish Grandfather was given his first chainsaw as a Christmas gift from his sons. After trying it out for a couple of weeks he complained that it was taking him longer to cut a cord of wood than with his old bucksaw...so he wanted the boys to take it and get their money back. My dad figured he'd test it and see if there was a problem....2 quick pulls on the cord,and it roared to life!... he made a couple quick cuts and turned it off.....That's when Gramp's in his union suit came flying out of the house, overshoes flapping, pushing a shell into his shotgun, hollering, "Co to do cholery było cholernie rakieta ** !!"


    ** " What the Hell was that damn racket??"
     
  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Holy sheet. Gramps tried to cut with the chain without engine on? I bit to tell ya, if that's what it takes to say it in polish, I'm out! I wonder what Polish would sound like with a twist of Ebonics.
     
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  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I moved into my first house 20 years ago (still live there) and bought a Stihl FS36 weed eater and a Craftsman 20" chainsaw. This spring the W.E. went T U so I bought a new one & jumped up to the FS40 which I do not like, it is shorter & I can't move the handle at all to make it comfortable (have to bend slightly & hurts my lower back).
    I'm gonna sell it & have the old one refurbished. I hate new crap!!!
    On another note my 20 year old Craftsman chainsaw needs a new carburetor & will be ready to go for another season . I love old crap!!!!!
    Good luck with your new chainsaw. :)
     
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  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I really need to analyze what trailer to get. I'd love to be able to load 3-4 cord on a trailer. Anybody been down this road? I know your not watching the civil war. Well I am. But it's ugly.
     
  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I have the FS70r. It's nice. BUT... I will never be able to barber up a lawns edge with a gas eater. The electric are lighter and easier to sharpen up that edge.
     
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  7. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oregon hunter: It's always good to have respect for a chain saw. Damn things can bite ya' sometimes.
    Several years ago, I was dropping a big ole" ponderosa, It did not land where I wanted it to. It
    landed on the top of the neighbors ponderosa's { as in 2 to 3} Crushing them to the ground I might add.
    :eek:ahhhhh. I was so thankful they were not home at the time. :eek:ahhhhhhhhh. I think I even mentioned to them,that we had gale force winds while they were gone. :D
     
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  8. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  9. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    O how I love the sound of a saw on a cool morning..my first Stihl had a green chain also I quickly ditched it and started running yellow chains and never looked back.I have never had any kickback issues or such.I have a 026 for the small stuff and a 440 for the bigger.:D dang now I wanna cut down a tree ;)..It sure is hard to beat wood heat
     
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  10. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Congrats on your new saw! Just stand out of the path of the chain.....whether it stays on the saw or not!
     
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  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Explain that so more. I keep my body to off to the left?
     
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  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Yours is bigger than mine. Wait....that didn't com out right.
    Those bigger saws sound like a CR125 attached to a chan. Crazy power.
     
  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's an MS461R - I got the larger one so it could power things like a winch or an auger attachment. I also wanted something that could handle the largest of my trees if one fell during a windstorm and I had to buck it up.

    For stumps and large logs its okay, but for most of my cutting it is too large. I need to get a shorter bar.
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ahhh.... Takes me back to my gypo logger days!! I really loved that gig, but Weyerhaeuser was ripping us off so DAMNED bad at the grading scales we couldn't keep going, and if you complained you'd get blackballed and NOBODY would take your timber for any price.

    The following year the State busted them for "downgrading" logs, but alas it was too little too late for us. :mad:
     
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  16. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here's a little safety tip.
    On the chainsaw's dog teeth (bumper spikes) don't sharpen the bottom one, cause that's the one that will grab your pants and pull the chain into your leg (more then likely while it's running).
    38 stitches later taught me that trick.
     
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  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'm better just buying new chains instead of sharpening?
     
  18. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Ah that's called free enterprise! Joking. When I hear stories like this, I get really pissed off. To the point, that if I could make a switch, if be blue collar not white collar right now. I always wanted to be a cop, electrian, farmer.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Having a viable trade will always be more in demand than "middle management". I actually make more than my white collar-type immediate manager/boss. ;)
     
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  20. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    What's your occupation?