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Old 08-19-2009, 09:30 PM   #41
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The Makita is electric, though. Can't imagine what would happen if it showed up on the X-ray machine. I had better stop talking about this before Quietman busts me.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:43 PM   #42
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When I told him I had cut down over 5,000 buckthorns as of that date he said oh and asked if I'd cut down one for him since I was there. I did. I went home and got some happy juice to paint his stump and then cut down the trunk to firewood for him so he could stack it up.
Hey, Equilibrium, Could you please give your experience on "happy juice" on this thread?

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:44 PM   #43
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You made me laugh out loud, Quietman. So nice to know that you have a sense of humor as well as being interesting! Wait--YOU are kidding, right (nice Mr. Federal Employee)?
Ya, I am just kiddin' around.

I thought your original note was quite humorous as well, and I couldn't resist!

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:45 PM   #44
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Good night is right. Until tomorrow...
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:34 AM   #45
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I am a little late on this thread...
but I have been chainsawing as a volunteer for the FPDWC for 17 years...

I have to buy my own chainsaw...
and for those 17 years...I have used nothing but Craftsman....
I have had 3 of the Craftsman alltogether...
which is pretty remarkable considering the Craftsman are supposed to be "home use"...and basically...I worked those chainsaws to death doing restoration.

Indeed...I clean my saw VERY WELL after each restoration outing. Maintenance is key to a happy saw and I have not really had much difficulty in getting the Craftsman saws started. Keeping the air cleaner element clean is essential...and replacing the spark plug occasionaly helps too. A lot of the chainsaws these days do have an "easy start" feature on the pull chord. My new Craftsman has that feature...but I find it not much different from the old standard pull chord.

When I had to replace my last chainsaw because it did not have "chain break" on it...
I bought a Husquevarna...
I hated it...
On the first workday I used it...I spent more time messing with it than cutting....
I tried it one more time...and...gave up...and returned it. It was more trouble than what it was worth.
I bought another Craftsman.

Most of our other volunteers do use Stihl...but the one thing about Stihl is that any trip to the repair center is at least $100.00 - that is what the other volunteers have said anyway.

The ideal tool would be the one I am holding in this photo....sadly...
Lightsabers are still a thing of the future...
btw...Schph Gochi (my screen name here) is my Jedi name...
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:04 AM   #46
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Schphgochi, thank you for weighing in with your thoughts on your Craftsman. I had not considered one but will certainly do so now (especially since I have heard nothing but bad reports on the local Stihl dealer here). I will let you all know what I come up with!
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #47
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The ideal tool would be the one I am holding in this photo....sadly...
Lightsabers are still a thing of the future...
btw...Schph Gochi (my screen name here) is my Jedi name...
Quietman LIKES lightsabres!! Very cool photo!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #48
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I want one!
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:26 PM   #49
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Hazelnut is dreaming of taking out invasive woodies with LightSaber!
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My main invasive is wisteria. I wonder if it would kill the roots?
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