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Subject: Chain Saw Recommendations
From: "Kai M. Radicke" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 14:56:56 -0500
Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent chain saw that is capable
of downing a good sized tree?

The tree is in my front yard, overhanging the driveway.  I had a look at it
today and quite a few of the larger upper branches are split and rotting,
not to mention that the roots of this tree are destroying my driveway.  I
rather like the tree, but it has to come down simply because I would rather
remove it myself than have mother nature decide that it should fall right on
one of my cars this summer.

Most of the tree limbs, excluding the main trunk, are 8-10 inches in
diameter.  Can I get through this project with a 16" or 18" gas chain saw,
or is something bigger called for?  I figure I can always make two or more
cuts to get through the trunk.

Any particular brands to go with or stay away from?  It just has to get me
through this tree and it probably will see only limited use then for the
upcoming years.  In the past I have managed to trim my tree with a
reciprocating saw, so I really have no need for a chain saw other than this
particular instance.

Thanks All!


Kai M. Radicke
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