Is this powertool up to the job? (Black and Decker Scorpion)
Having just moved from a flat in Surrey, to a house in the sticks in Norfolk (where my wife comes from and always wanted to move back to), i am new to having a garden/ allotment/ wood stove, so am slowly collecting tools and learning new skills as the jobs need doing.
I got 1/2 ton of firewood from in-laws farm which is great but there wood burner is twice the size of ours, so although it is split, the wood is too long and needs to be halved in length, in addition I need to replace some fence that has come down in the recent high winds and build some raised beds in garden, so it needs to tackle cutting fence posts etc
Essentially for a saw to do the hard work (on a limited budget) and was looking at this, any ideas, comments or better suggestions, reviews of it seem to vary from “it is brilliant” to “couldn’t cut its way out of a paper bag”?, i bow to the superior knowledge of STW and those a lot more practical than me.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
If there is likely to be an ongoing requirement, then it’s going to be hard to beat a chainsaw. Either a small petrol one or an electric one. You’ll need to buy the ppe though and learn how to use it safely.
A husky 236 is a decent small saw – http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HUSQVARNA-236-CHAINSAW-14-Bar-Chain-Brand-New-UK-model-/281215909850
or go with a bow sawPosted 4 years ago
Wanted more than a chainsaw really, in that whilst i need it to chop logs down to a size to fit in wood burner, I have also acquired about 40 reclaimed scaffolding planks, so was going to use them to make raised beds for garden and allotment, got a circular saw for that, but wanted something to chop through the load of old fence posts i have as well to use in corners, so needs to be able to make a clean cut.
Think i’ll go with the chop/ mitre saw idea.Posted 4 years ago
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