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Old 08-18-2009, 10:39 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:01 PM   #22
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I hope you are right, hazelnut, because this is the month where I might be able to fit it into the budget.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #23
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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 Poulan's.

Amazon.com: chain saw

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #24
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Thanks, hazelnut. I am still in the research phase and Amazon always helps.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:13 PM   #25
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Don't forget to look around locally. Sometimes there are surprising finds on tools -- especially now with so many places going out of business.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #26
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You make a very good point, hazelnut. It is a question of time. Shops that cater to the landscaping business have hours that conflict with mine. First stop will always be the internet under those circumstances. In fact, my electric Makita came from Amazon, now that I think about it. I will visit them right now.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #27
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I have a Stihl. It's not one of the newer easier to start models but it is light weight. I can't start it by myself. I've broken my arms too many times. I will admit to going to neighbors' homes looking for the "right" chromosones to start my chainsaw for me so I can work. I have no pride. I can't start it. They can. They start it for me and I set it on the carseat next to me and drive home with it running. When it runs out of gas, I fill it up and go back to the "right" chromosones to get it running again.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:16 AM   #28
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Ah hahaha! I am trying to imagine someone driving around with a running chain saw next to them in the passenger seat. What do the faces of people look like when they pull up next to you at a traffic light? I can imagine what mine would look like!
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:36 AM   #29
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And never loan your tools!

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Bah! Don't ever loan your tools -- no matter how much the poor XY seems to need them!


General, universally understood rule #1 between men:

"NEVER lend your chainsaw"

General, universally understood rule #2 between men:

"NEVER ask to borrow a chainsaw. If confused, see rule #1"

Guys who ask to borrow a chainsaw have never owned one, or they'd know better!

It's so easy to screw it up, typically dipping the tip into the dirt while cutting wood, immediatey dulling all the teeth.

I completely agree with Hazelnut.

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:42 AM   #30
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A corollary to Quietman's rules would be to never loan anything to my sister. She will promptly give it away. "I thought you gave it to me!"
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