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Re: Chain Saw Recommendations

To: "Kai M. Radicke" <>,
Subject: Re: Chain Saw Recommendations
From: "David C." <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 20:20:36 -0800
I would second (or third or fourth) the Stihl motion.  I have two of them, 
one with a 16" or so bar, and the other with a 28" bar.  I dunno the engine 
size but both are "Pro" models and have a compression release, which I 
haven't really had to use.  I also have an older John Deere, which is just 
an Echo with a green paint job, and the Sthils are a much better saw in 
terms of power.  the Echo has been a very reliable saw, though, I will give 
it that much.  I cut two or three cords of wood a year.

I also agree about felling- it's often safer to hire it done, and do the 
bucking and limbing yourself.  I don't do much of it anymore myself, after 
having to fix a bunch of holes in the roof that a small hemlock punched in 
it with the branches when it landed lengthwise on top of the house....I 
will still take down very small alder and hemlock if they are a ways away 
from anything and I have a clear escape route, but I have an old hemlock 
that is about 24 through the butt (and it's a crooked butt, too) that is 
gonna be hired out.

Dave C

At 02:56 PM 3/22/2005 -0500, Kai M. Radicke wrote:
>Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent chain saw that is capable
>of downing a good sized tree?

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