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Forum: Tools and Supplies 09-15-2009, 08:04 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
I like the Black & Decker alligator for small...

I like the Black & Decker alligator for small jobs.
Alligator Lopper: Electric Lopper from Black and Decker (http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProductGuide/Product-Details.aspx?ProductID=9867)

But...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 09-14-2009, 07:44 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
As a beginning woodworker I was intimidated by...

As a beginning woodworker I was intimidated by power saws: I have a vintage 12 in contractor table saw, and also the cut-off saw and a portable power saw. I signed up for classes in woodworking at...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 09-10-2009, 10:21 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
It really is a good idea to plan ahead on any...

It really is a good idea to plan ahead on any cutting project. Cutting down a tree can be intimidating. [Don't forget to yell TIMBER!!!] I think the hardest part is getting the saw unstuck when...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 09-09-2009, 07:36 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
Most newer saws have a safety feature that if you...

Most newer saws have a safety feature that if you let go of the saw, the chain stops. One of the local small engine service man here - a veteran chain saw user - had climbed a ladder to saw off some...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 09-08-2009, 12:40 PM
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Posted By hazelnut
You will really enjoy it. Mine is a stihl but a...

You will really enjoy it. Mine is a stihl but a different model.

Like any baby you have to get used to it and keep it well maintained. If you do you will still be using it 20 years from now.
Forum: Tools and Supplies 09-08-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By hazelnut
And don't swollow the toothpick! When I was...

And don't swollow the toothpick! When I was taught this technique -- the xy approach -- my mentor insisted that a chaw of tobacco went along with it. The tobacco was fine, but then you have to...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-25-2009, 09:39 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
My main invasive is wisteria. I wonder if it...

My main invasive is wisteria. I wonder if it would kill the roots?
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-24-2009, 07:35 PM
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Posted By hazelnut
I want one!

I want one!
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-19-2009, 08:48 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
Well. There is nothing more personal than your...

Well. There is nothing more personal than your tools. Asking to borrow your tools is like asking to use your toothbrush!
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-18-2009, 06:13 PM
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Posted By hazelnut
Don't forget to look around locally. Sometimes...

Don't forget to look around locally. Sometimes there are surprising finds on tools -- especially now with so many places going out of business.
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-18-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,721
Posted By hazelnut
I like the Black and Decker Alligator (electric -...

I like the Black and Decker Alligator (electric - short bladed chain saw) also. I use it more than the full sized saws.

Here is Amazon's listing of chain saws for today: some good prices on...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-18-2009, 10:39 AM
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Posted By hazelnut
I bought my Stihl about this time of year. I...

I bought my Stihl about this time of year. I found it half-price at a feed/plant store that was going out of business. August is a great time to find good prices on gardening tools.
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-18-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,721
Posted By hazelnut
I think the most important advice about any tool...

I think the most important advice about any tool is to follow the use-care instructions and maintain it properly. And never loan your tools! Old gas in a gasoline engine is a basic problem. But...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-17-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 75
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Posted By hazelnut
An electric chainsaw would plug into an ordinary...

An electric chainsaw would plug into an ordinary outdoor outlet.

I have a Remington. Very lightweight and easy to manage -- but it only works as far as an extention cord will go. And you have to...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-17-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,721
Posted By hazelnut
Amazon.com: Xantrex Technologies 851-0400 XPower...

Amazon.com: Xantrex Technologies 851-0400 XPower Plus 400-Watt Inverter: Home Improvement...
Forum: Tools and Supplies 08-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,721
Posted By hazelnut
I have a stihl. And no Y chromosome. One...

I have a stihl. And no Y chromosome.

One thing Ive found as that gas with ethanol in it doesn't help the chain saw much. You might want to make sure you have some fuel stabilizer on hand and...
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