Recomend me an electric chainsaw and pole hedge trimmer
I have relatively little experience with either and have up to £150 to spend on my new toys. They need to be electric, I have seen the ones below – can anyone comment on them or advise on alternatives?
Chainsaw will be used mainly for logs for the woodburner.
So far I have these in mind, I get 20% off at Jewson hence the two there:
NachoPosted 4 years ago
hi Tootall, no he didn’t give me any equipment, I have been told just the hat will be OK. Then someone else said I should get trousers (which are expensive) Then I was told that due to the safety cut out and the fact i am only sawing logs downwards not crossways trousers aren’t needed – are you in the trade or do you use these regular and what would you recommend?
Sharkbait – I think Stihl will be too much ££ for me
boblo – long story but electric it is!Posted 4 years agoorganic355Member
Ive got a Husqvarna 321el and its been great so far.
theres also a smaller version
ive also got a 440e for the bigger stuff
Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
Nacho – my brother has been a tree surgeon for 20 years and I have worked with him on occasion. He won’t use a saw for anything unless he has trousers, boots and helmet (with visor and ear defenders) on. It doesn’t take much of a slip with any saw to make a mess of flesh, and if you slip or get kickback with a saw it won’t be going in the direction you plan.Posted 4 years ago
Most people who don’t use protective equipment with saws tend to have not seen what they can do to flesh and bone. What your FIL gave you wasn’t training.
Thanks tootall, I know the electric ones are much quieter (so just visor on my helmet, not ear defenders required) My next door neighbours son is a tree surgeon so I might see if I can get some advice from him ref kickback as I spoke to a couple of guys I know with saws who said for cutting down (not sideways) on logs trousers are not essential (I know, until you need them!)Posted 4 years ago
FIL just gave me basic training on using his, not anything official
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