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Old 09-10-2008, 09:30 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by IndyIan View Post
If you live on a 40'x80' lot then electric stuff makes alot of sense,
yeah, my yard is just a 1/4 acre......but with that said, I do yard work on the side, and at my grandmother's house, she has an electric weedeater, her yard is tiny, and I refuse to use the tool....I just bring my own.
Cuts down at least 7-8 minutes of yard work not having to deal with cords.

But to each his own.

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Old 09-10-2008, 10:11 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think mine's a Remington, and about $50. The blade's a bit short, but it handles most of what I need to do.

I do mine differently: usually the places I get it have been logged or thinned, so I don't need to do much cutting out in the field - just to trim some of the logs to pickup lengths. Most of the time is spent loading, then I cut them to fireplace size at home with the electric, which is quiet enough that it doesn't bother the neighbors.
I don't know if you go onto some of the chainsaw forums but there's always an ideal saw for a situation, not an ideal saw for everyone. If the remington works well for you then its a good saw for what your doing.
My firewood tends to be big enough that I need to block it to move it all, so electric anything isn't really an option. Some of it I need to split right there to load it even. For my big saw I've got a husky 372 with a 20" bar, it pulls it well even buried in white oak. For my little saw I've got husky 141 with a 16" bar, in softwoods under 16" and smaller hardwoods it work fine and is alot lighter.
I've used an old 2 man buck saw a couple times at a friends cottage and it worked pretty good. I'm tempted to get one at an antique store sometime, just to get more of a workout. I burn 2 or 3 cords a year so it really doesn't take very long to get it done. If I use more than $20 in gas between the atv and the saws I'd be surprised.
Guys do use veggie oil for the bar, regular veggie oil oxidizes leaving "crud" that can gum up the oil pump but there are specialized veggie oils that behave like normal oil. If you can remember to clean out the tank or use your saw frequently (like once a week) you can use normal veggie oil.
Not my video but here's a stock 372 in action.

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Old 09-10-2008, 11:58 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
Err... There's this new device called a "snow shovel". Runs on biofuel, so it doesn't need gas or electricity.
Then I'd like to invite you over this winter to shovel the foot of heavy wet snow from my 150'x12' driveway.

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