On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 06:29:35PM -0500, Paul Parkanzky wrote:
> 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.
A few things I forgot to mention:
My neighbor is a professional tree trimmer/feller. He uses Stihls.
We have a good Stihl dealer nearby, and that's worth something.
Besides the quality, the thing I like about the Stihls is that
they have safety features that work and don't get in the operators way
(like the cheezy anti-kickback hand guards on some saws that must
be removed to allow anything other than straight up fire log sawing).
I've tried most of the saw chain sharpening tools and I prefer
to do it by hand with a round file. Once you understand the principle
its not hard.
I'm pretty good at felling trees and have a very strong do-it-myself
streak but for something really tricky or dangerous I hire my neighbor.