Chainsaws - Talk to me

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mik
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Carlos wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:03 am

Is Ascender Scottish or in the sticks ?
He can only be one of those things? :?

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I've got a small battery one and it's surprisingly efficient for small 'firewood' size chunks.

Obviously slower than a petrol but still chews through with ease and is obviously tons quieter than any petrol one is ever likely to be.

Mines an einhell one and only bought it because I have a load of their batteries and other tools and spotted is cheap, but they also do a twin battery version with a longer bar which I'd imagine is a lot more capable, but also a lot more expensive.
Cheers, Harry

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Nice one, thanks for all the info. Amazing how many replies you can get when you bugger off and stop watching the screen for a bit.

I thought anything on the ground was fair game for scavenging, although if a forest has just been cut down I know all the rubbish is left on the ground for a reason to break down and go back in to the ground.

And yes, I'm under Scottish law.

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Ascender wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:54 am

I thought anything on the ground was fair game for scavenging.
So did i and it's the norm where I am but it appears to be an unwritten rule than the law.

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It used to be the case, but now it’s just theft.

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Get the trousers so you don’t chop through a testicle and bleed to death crying.

Dave!

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mik wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:47 am
Carlos wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:03 am

Is Ascender Scottish or in the sticks ?
He can only be one of those things? :?
Yes.

If he's a Highlander.

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V8Granite wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Get the trousers so you don’t chop through a testicle and bleed to death crying.

Dave!
You’d have to have some low hanging plums for that to happen :lol:
How about not having a sig at all?

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Mito Man wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:01 pm
V8Granite wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Get the trousers so you don’t chop through a testicle and bleed to death crying.

Dave!
You’d have to have some low hanging plums for that to happen :lol:
I'm in my mid 40s now, better safe than sorry.

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Mito Man wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:01 pm
V8Granite wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Get the trousers so you don’t chop through a testicle and bleed to death crying.

Dave!
You’d have to have some low hanging plums for that to happen :lol:
I watched a safety video where that very thing happened!!

I’ll use any power tool going, 12” disc grinders attached to nunchucks but I don’t like chainsaws :lol: :lol:

Dave!

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I’ve seen green laners recommend battery chainsaws to cut fallen trees which block the lane.

Provided the lane is a legal route it is perfectly permissible to cut and move any foliage blocking it. You can’t take it with you, though. But I find a bow saw adequate for what I’ve needed thus far, and human power is more manly than a battery 😄

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I've been doing some reading about the law and turns out the forum is right. The laws were changed 10+ years ago to make this illegal without the landowner's permission.

Forestry Commission still sell permits, but looks like for this sort of thing its hand tools only and you can only take out what you can carry.

Other option is chainsaw + public liability insurance + PPE + proof of recent chainsaw training.

Other option is to have a word with a local landowner and work something out.

Amazing what you can find out when you're on work avoidance.

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I agree.

Regards

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mik wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:00 pm
Ascender wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:37 pm

Have found this page of ones for the job - https://www.worldofpower.co.uk/home-own ... nsaws.html
There is only one remotely suitable one on that page.
this one
I know Mik just chose the most expensive saw on the page, but it's actually a great saw. Mine has a 14" bar, and it's never struggled to get through anything that I've wanted to cut.

If you've never used a chainsaw before I'd really recommend that you do a basic maintenance, cross-cutting and felling course. You'll learn so much and be much less at risk of accidentally cutting your own leg/foot off.
And for fuck's sake, wear chainsaw trousers!

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