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#16 SamMC OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:31 PM

I run the big husky rancher with a 24" bar, it is a brute. I usually cut oak that is over 30" across so I need the big saw. Problem is, it will wear you out. Spent this afternoon cutting and rolling 35" rounds onto the splitter. Can barely lift my arms right now. Going to have to start cutting smaller trees!

 

Your Stihl is a beautiful machine. While it is new follow their requirements exactly, it will make any warranty work much easier to deal with.

 

The safety equipment is really nice, I use goggles and they fog badly.


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:35 PM

Question about the protective gear, how do the leggings work? I get a lot of bruised and chipped shin bones,  a little extra protection there would be nice.



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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:22 PM

The leggings are nice. They are saw stoppers.
Kinda looks like Fiber Fill in there and it's designed to pull out and plug up a saw fast. Intended to keep the saw from causing big damage.

They go on easy and could save a leg. I'm old school, so I may find times they annoy me or I just can't , but I am trying and I am making the kids wear them.
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Posted April 02, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Wow. Now there's a good reason to be careful.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...ident-survivor/

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 06:33 AM

Wow. This does not sound like a good time.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 07:51 AM

Can't hardly beat a Stihl. My dad bought one new back in '79, 028. Man that thing would cut like butter, but you knew you used it after a hard day's work, vibrated and was heavy. I sure wish I could get it running again though.
We bought him a 250C few years ago, I have it now. Decent saw, runs good, but I hate that easy start, never starts right IMO.

My son told me last night he wanted to learn how to use the saw, guess I will be teaching him soon.
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Posted April 02, 2014 - 04:09 PM

Can't hardly beat a Stihl. My dad bought one new back in '79, 028. Man that thing would cut like butter, but you knew you used it after a hard day's work, vibrated and was heavy. I sure wish I could get it running again though.
We bought him a 250C few years ago, I have it now. Decent saw, runs good, but I hate that easy start, never starts right IMO.
My son told me last night he wanted to learn how to use the saw, guess I will be teaching him soon.


Teach him right and do what you tell him.
I keep having to remind myself that Ryan is watching my every move. If he sees me take a chance, he will be apt to think he can do it too.
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Posted April 03, 2014 - 08:35 AM

Teach him right and do what you tell him.
I keep having to remind myself that Ryan is watching my every move. If he sees me take a chance, he will be apt to think he can do it too.

 

Yea, you got it.

I need to find some chaps though, I don't use them, but I know we need to. My uncle almost died cutting wood years ago, saw kicked back and cut across his chest/clavicle. A couple inches to one side and would've cut into his jugular.







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