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Offline theppgcowboy

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Re: Chain saws
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2015, 01:10:17 PM »
I spent 20 years in Montana before the last 20 years in Hawaii... The cabin was in the North Fork of the Flathead River about 6 miles from the B.C. border.

I am at the extreme south of where you were.  I did live on Midway for three years as a kid, Hawaii is where we went for R and R which I found stressful. 

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Re: Chain saws
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2015, 02:55:52 PM »
Stihl FarmBoss with a 20 inch bar here. When we moved to 5 wooded acres 6 miles out of town I knew I'd need a chainsaw. I'd spent a goodly amount of time on the working end of a Stihl when I was younger as we heated our home with wood for 7 years. Only saw maker I've known and this one has worked great. We don't heat with wood so it doesn't get a ton of use, but I have 1500 feet of fence that borders the woods and trees come down just about every year. One year we had a terrible ice storm and it knocked down almost every tree along a 1/4 mile stretch of our dirt road. Took me and three neighbors 4 hours to cut our way to the main road. Was glad to have the saw that day.

I don't think you can go wrong with either Husq or a Stihl.

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Re: Chain saws
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2015, 03:02:40 PM »

   Here's my baby....starts every time man!

And you would be very impressed with what this lil saw can do around the house.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/19536358?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227015535807&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40471711952&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=78363325112&veh=sem
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Re: Chain saws
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2015, 03:14:50 PM »
   Here's my baby....starts every time man!

And you would be very impressed with what this lil saw can do around the house.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/19536358?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227015535807&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40471711952&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=78363325112&veh=sem

It would not have started the day of the ice storm my good friend. :)

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Re: Chain saws
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2015, 03:33:31 PM »
Stihl FarmBoss with a 20 inch bar here.
Same here.  I bought my FarmBoss 041 in 1976 or 77 I believe.  It has felled more trees and slabbed more walnut (for my Dad's projects) than I ever thought possible.  Ran without a hitch till 2 years ago when the oiler gear stripped.  Stihl discontinued the part...but 5 bucks on eBay and my saw was back in service.  A bit heavy, but still runs great.  Who can complain of 40 great years of service! No blade brake on these old saws though.

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2015, 04:06:14 PM »
It would not have started the day of the ice storm my good friend. :)

jc

   Don't let my emergency power generator let it hear you say that .....

Now that is not a wallymart item my good friend.  8)
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Re: Chain saws
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2015, 04:24:40 PM »
   Don't let my emergency power generator let it hear you say that .....

Now that is not a wallymart item my good friend.  8)

Ha! We had only lived in this place for 2 years when the ice storm hit. It was wired for a gentran, but we didn't have a generator. First thing we did after cutting our way to civilization was head to Sears to buy a generator. We lose power a couple times a year, once for 11 days. A bit of a pain, a bit loud, but the heat works and the lights are on. Love the generator.

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2015, 08:49:01 PM »
Ha! We had only lived in this place for 2 years when the ice storm hit. It was wired for a gentran, but we didn't have a generator. First thing we did after cutting our way to civilization was head to Sears to buy a generator. We lose power a couple times a year, once for 11 days. A bit of a pain, a bit loud, but the heat works and the lights are on. Love the generator.

jb

Here's a good "ain't that the way it goes".....bought mine after the big ice storm and now have never had to use it even once.    ;D   I ain't complain'in......
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