Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chainsaw Advice

Having been a city slicker living in the sunshine and by the beach for the last 30 odd years there really hasn't been a need to have and use a chainsaw.

Now we are living more of a Grizzly Adams lifestyle I thought it about time we had better start decimating the English countryside and burning wood.

Any advice on what chainsaw to buy plus any other gear needed to split wood  etc would be most appreciated

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  1. We have a petrol stihl with a 15" bar, safety gloves, safety trousers, safety jacket, hard hat with shield and ear defenders. We also bought a saw horse to make cutting easier. On a boat a saw horse is usually not practical because of the space thing. You really should get professional lessons as they are extremely dangerous products.

    Once all that is done its cheap fuel here we come. Remember though, wood needs to season otherwise you will find it is much more smokey and a lot of creosote will be dripping down your boat sides - ok worth it some say

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    1. I dont even like using a circular saw! But as you say with all the right gear etc.
      Paul

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  2. Try this with good reviews on Amazon one from a narrowboater.
    Bosch AKE 40 Chainsaw (40 cm Bar Length)

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    1. Cheers mate I will take a look.
      Paul

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    2. The Bosch AKE 40 is great Paul, I can personally recommend!

      Paula

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    3. Hi Paula
      I am going to buy a petrol one, too hard with electric.
      Paul

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  3. My only comment will be to make sure you get shown how to use it and the safety gear as they can be very dangerous (to the user) in the hands of a novice!

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    1. I have found a company in Buxton that sell you the chainsaw plus all the safety gear and a saw horse but you have to pick it up and have a safety lesson.
      So that's my Christmas present sorted! I will go up there when I get back.

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  4. make sure it's a stihl. get a little rat tail file too to keep it sharp.skpt

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