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Re: Chain Saw Recommendations

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Subject: Re: Chain Saw Recommendations
From: Paul Parkanzky <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 18:29:35 -0500
I'll toss in my $.02.  One of my father in law's hobbies is cutting 
down trees on his property and cutting firewood.  He has two Stihl 
saws.  He had two that he used for years and cut thousands of cords of 
wood with, and recently replaced both of them (when he ran them over 
with his uniloader.
But these are the toughest saws I've ever seen.  The old ones had been 
run over in the woods a couple of times and survived!  Amazing 
considering the weight of the uniloader.  And I've been out with him 
dozens of times where the saws cut constantly for six or eight hour 
days.  The old ones (and they were pretty old) started on the first or 
second pull every time.  If I were buying a saw there is no way I'd get 
anything but a Stihl.  Their smallest has a 'micro-kerf' blade that 
makes more of the smaller motor.  I think that it can be had for ~$150.
Make sure to buy premium gas and not to let fuel sit in the saw for a 
long time.  Also watch what you are doing.  I have a long-sleeved 
T-shirt that has a big hole in the corner from one that got too 

Good luck (and be careful),

Paul Parkanzky

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