Finally, I got wood!
Are those matchsticks on the top?
The shredder only took up to 5cm, but it’s now completely blunt. Was brand new when I started taking the tree down, but eating the entire canopy has pretty much destoyed it….
Chain is also completely blunt as well, was just smoking towards the end….Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
Chain is also completely blunt as well, was just smoking towards the end…
This week has also been the week of post storm tree felling and chopping up for me. Though I’ve got proper man’s chainsaw (Husqvarna).
I’ve discovered sharpening chainsaw chains in my new second favourite man cave pastime (after wheel building). There’s something so cathartic about it.Posted 4 years ago
If anyone’s interested I actually have a Husqvana electric chainsaw for sale for a mate.
It’s immaculate, almost never used. Ive stripped and cleaned and tested it and it’s fine. 12″ Oregon bar & chain, 2kW. YOu have to add your own chainsaw noise though, brrrrm brrrrrrrrrrrrrm, brrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmm!M!M!!!!!!
the older version of this one.Posted 4 years ago
I’d need to clear £100 + p&p for it or I hand it back to him, if anyone’s interested, pm me and I can sort out some pics. If I get my self together I might manage to put a proper classifieds together with photos etc,TheDTsMember
Had a bit of fortune on the way back from my ride earlier, there was a bloke liberating some wood I had spotted when I parked up on the way off for my ride. Went over to see if he was going to get the lot in his Volvo whilst he was chopping it up with his chain saw, he said help yourself, so he chopped and I did the shifting. Both came away with way more than you should have in the back of a Volvo estate, each. Funny thing was as we shook hands after, he said “shouldn’t be doing this really, I had a heart attack recently” Glad I did the hard labour shifting it to the cars..Posted 4 years ago
I don’t get all this taking the mickey out of electric chainsaws – and no doubt some if it from folk that don’t have a chainsaw of any type.
I bought an electric chainsaw as it makes perfect sense for working on their own in a fixed location and in proximity to a socket, where you tend to stack a bit, cut a bit, stack a but cut a bit, etc. The Makita I have is as powerful as a many electric chainsaws.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
househusband – I don’t get all this taking the mickey out of electric chainsaws
Dude, you’ve called yourself ‘househusband’ on a public on a forum full of blokes. You are obviously very comfortable within your (metro sexual) skin and will have no idea of the angst some us put ourselves through to try and add a thin veneer of alpha male to our sad little lives.Posted 4 years ago
Dude, you’ve called yourself ‘househusband’ on a public on a forum full of blokes. You are obviously very comfortable within your (metro sexual) skin and will have no idea of the angst some us put ourselves through to try and add a thin veneer of alpha male to our sad little lives.
Erm, thanks for the clarification..!
(Have been on for some nine years or so with the same username! Have never actually been a ‘househusband’; it started as a joke with my wife as I was a mature student for a few years so did all the domestic stuff! Now a secondary teacher.)Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
Doesn’t sycamore stink when burned?
You’re going to have to move the match sticks to get at the big bits to split them. Do you like humping wood? 😉
I managed to get my proper manly petrol chainsaw running today. I can now chop up wood. Grrrrrrrr.Posted 4 years agoallfankledupSubscriber
Hardly use the chainsaw that we purchased when we first got a log burner. Most wood that we source has been cut into rounds by the tree surgeons.
There is huge mileage in getting a log splitter (we bought an alko – and it’s been v.good). Not quite as manly as my neighbours home built hydraulic splitter, powered by his land-rover, but good enough…
Get a cover on the log stack and look to get a breeze running through it somehow….nice workPosted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
I bought a chainsaw to cut down a big conifer in the neighbours garden, after he said if I wanted it gone I’d have to do it myself…
The most frightening thing I’ve ever used.
Fair play to you househusbands who use them all the time. Like something off Mad Max. For a fleeting moment though, I felt like a man. A real man.
My brother lopped the top of a tall hedge once by zip tying the trigger & lashing a hedge trimmer at a right angle at the end of his Wifes clothes line prop. All went well till it fell through the hedge with the trimmer still going. The neighbours dog had a very lucky escape.Posted 4 years ago
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