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Asking Santa for a chainsaw - need advice!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickbea, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Not sure what category to put this under -
    I know there's guys on here with very distinct opinions about chainsaws [​IMG] - I need help!
    My husband's chainsaw is too heavy and big for me to use, it's always squirting gas at me, it's smelly, and it's a pain to start. The other day I told him I wanted that jaw saw that they are advertising on TV, but he scoffed at that particular product. So, what's a good brand/size chainsaw for me? I don't need it to cut anything more than a 4-5 inch trunk; mostly it would be used to take down saplings and trim branches. I'm 5'7" and about 130 lbs, if that matters. What shall I ask for?
     
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    My hubby got me a 14" Husqvarna last year for Christmas.
    It starts like a dream, isn't too heavy, and does everything that I want it too.
    I did have a McCullough (older model) that was a 12" that I absolutely adored and ran it to death. I couldn't find a McCullough replacement that suited me.
     
  3. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWESOME..............LADY............one year I asked my DH for a cement mixer, because I am an artist, needed it for my work. People got a kick out of it, I use it alot.
     
  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using my stihl chainsaw for years, cutting several cords each winter. They do make smaller trim saws you should be able to handle.


    http://www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/
     
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  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have a Stihl Mini Boss 14" chain saw. It is just the right size for small trees, branches, etc. I am a 54 year old 5'2" woman & have no trouble handling it. DH has a larger Stihl Farm Boss 18" chainsaw. I have had mine for over 5 years and we cut about 5 cords of wood a year, mostly oak, maple & poplar without problems.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  6. Creed Bennett

    Creed Bennett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used a 026 Stihl for about 15 years now. I use it for firewood, trail clearing and it came in real handy in the 2009 ice storm. Stihl makes some great chainsaws and you cant go wrong with them. Also Echo is a great saw. I love the Echo string trimmers too.
     
  7. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    Quote:I have a stihl wood boss. great machines [​IMG]
     
  9. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently saw advertisement for "The claw"!?! by the Worxs? or Works
    Looks like something I could handle. My DH won't teach me to
    work a chainsaw. Says we wouldn't have anything left standing![​IMG]
     
  10. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love my Stihl, almost as much as my wife loves her GreenWorks 20 V battery operated saw from Amazon. I was amazed at how much power it has for a battery operated saw. It's easy to grab and go, and I use it a lot for light trimming, especially if I have to climb. I find myself using it pretty often for lighter stuff too . A good complement to the Farm Boss gas Stihl. ......stan
     

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