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post #1 of 20 Old 04-17-2005, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Gas or Electric? (duh)

EDIT: BOUGHT GAS
Chainsaw - that is.

I know, I sorta give away my right to manhood for even asking - but I currently have an Electric (Remington) 3hp / 16" like this . Got it a year or two ago mostly for cutting crap up for burning, not really felling trees.

Except now I have some portion of a lot to clear, lots of small maple + oak saplings, few evergreens, and a few pines and oaks in the 10-14" dia. category.
I am also planning on hacking this crap up into pieces that I can move myself, and probably stack it somewhere to season and donate to the neighbor with a woodstove next year.

Anyways, just wondering if I'm better off to go pick up something gassy first or if this thing would be adequate. I really have zero experience with chainsaws, but naturally combustion engines have a little appeal to me. The 'lectric has no problem hacking up 10-14" stuff when on the ground already (had a windfall that I let season then hacked it up earlier today actually) but thinking it would be best to ask a bit before I try to take out anything vertically and find out some secret reason I should have gone gas to start with.

Segway into: Currently interested in a Poulan pro (18" / 40cc ) or a Homelite (18" / 33cc) for about 140$ each. But honestly would prefer to put the $$$ elsewhere seeing as once this area is cleared I'm not going to take up logging or anything

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Re: Gas or Electric?

get a hand saw you pussy
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Re: Gas or Electric?

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get a hand saw you pussy
like I'd even be asking this question if I had an in-tact leatherman!

edit: Hey Stegen do you own an electric toothbrush?

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Re: Gas or Electric?

Electric saws are a waste of time. Anything bigger than a twig and they struggle. You may not see any use for a petrol saw now, however its always good to have sitting in the shed just in case.

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Re: Gas or Electric?

Get a petrol powered chainsaw unless you're just cutting garden waste.
In fact get 24 of them and build one of these

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not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
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Re: Gas or Electric?

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Get a petrol powered chainsaw unless you're just cutting garden waste.
In fact get 24 of them and build one of these
Might take a while to start all 24 motors. Not quite the ride for a quick getaway
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Re: Gas or Electric?

Holy fuel efficiency

http://www.poulan-pro.com/products/c...rod_2375LE.asp

Though thankfully mine is not the LE, it's a Pro model with the yellow/black case over that horrid kawi looking thing.

just ran it tonight for a few moments of break-in and its lightyears better then elec. "Now you're cooking with gas" stands true, no idea why I asked, but will leave this post here for any others who may doubt. The electric will become the "sure I got a chainsaw you can borrow"

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Re: Gas or Electric?

Well since my field of study for 4 years in high school and 1 year of college was forestry, I say ditch the electric and get a real saw. I know you probably don't want to spend the big bucks but I'd look into a Husqvarna, Jonsered, or Stihl. I wouldn't buy anything less then the previously mentioned. For standing "green" trees that electric is gonna be a pain in the ass. Soft trees like Poplars and Pines will be ok, but you get into the Oaks, Maples, and Elms that thing will be an issue. The newer Homelite's are junk. If you truely are going to pick between these two buy the the Poulin. Whatever you buy make absolutely sure it has a chain brake on it. I have seen and had things happen with chainsaws that would make your stomach turn.

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Get a petrol powered chainsaw unless you're just cutting garden waste.
In fact get 24 of them and build one of these
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Re: Gas or Electric?

Sorry, but a chainsaw can't be electric. If it's electric, it's...I dunno. It's not a chainsaw. Does it an Eddie Bauer Edition or something?

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Sorry, but a chainsaw can't be electric. If it's electric, it's...I dunno. It's not a chainsaw. Does it an Eddie Bauer Edition or something?
No, but I do think it comes in a type-s

It will hereon be referred to as 'that electric trimmer' not to be confused with that electric trimmer.

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Well since my field of study was mind control ...
Reaper I appreciate you now posting this publically for others to enjoy. I took your preemptive psychic willings and purchased the poulan

I even tested the NNRT tonight (nosey neighbor response team) as well, 2 minutes...but I'll work on them more through the summer.
Tonights drill was the "hi-rev, then kill switch, follow with girlish shriek" play...and even though they pretended they weren't watching me attempt to dice a sapling in the sub 830pm darkness of the yard, still took them nearly 2 minutes to come outside and see if I was really dead.
OTOH, I think they want me dead...because early AM YZ startups are imminent vy. soon, after the trees are felled that is...and like earthworms, they are wise to the changing of the seasons.

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edit: Hey Stegen do you own an electric toothbrush?
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Re: Gas or Electric? (duh)

Unless you're into some pretty weird, fatalistic **** why would you want your chainsaw to be labelled "The Wild Thing"?

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Unless you're into some pretty weird, fatalistic **** why would you want your chainsaw to be labelled "The Wild Thing"?
fetish art, duhh?

That is the one they had at Costco . I tried many times to get the sales-helper-dude there to tell me it was called 'the wild thing' to the point my own Mother knew what I was doing and I had to shut it down. I did get him to use the word 'extreme' 2 times in one sentence preceding my closure which should account for something tho.

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