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Re: Chain Saw Recommendations

Subject: Re: Chain Saw Recommendations
From: Eric Murray <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:55:43 -0800
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.


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