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Old 08-18-2020, 01:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a mower I bought in 1990 that still runs great. I think I have changed the oil in it once. It sat outside uncovered in Montana at my daughters house for the last 4 years, she got a new one so I brought it back home, it hadn't been started in over a year. Put gas in it, pushed the priver 5 times, pulled the cord and it coughed to life on the first pull. It's a Murray with a Tecumseh engine. I only use it now for some tight spots as I have a Craftsman rider now that never starts without a jump and shorting the starter solenoid.

I will stick with gas mowers, maybe 5 gallons a year and 30 years going strong for $200.

I did buy a 60v chainsaw and love that thing. I do infrequent cutting, like firewood while camping or some tree trimming and it's great. I love to make a cut, put it down, move wood around, and not just leave it idling. Better for transporting in the camper with no gas. A gas chainsaw is very loud too, much more than a mower.

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