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Using the prune cutter on Stihl multi tool

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Keitai, 25 Nov 2019.

  1. Keitai

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    I want one. Got say I love my husquvarna hedgcutter and heard stihl have gone down hill in the last few years so maybe their equivalent. Dont know what u think?


    Regarding safety and this is why I haven't bought a chainsaw yet. I feel I need some practice with one. The courses are crazy expensive. Want to volunteer as a ground worker with tree surgeons. Feel this will be better experience or done before doing a course. I'll pick their brains on safety. Not interested in going up a tree. But want to get comfortable using one on the ground as work comes my way which needs it. What gear would you recommend? I mean gloves, boots etc and general safety?

    I used the pole pruner as it's as two metres from me and any kick back doesn't seem too risky. I wear a helmet with visor only at the moment.
     
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  3. Keitai

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    You mean the side the tree is going to fall, consequently pinch saw?
     
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    I think Stihl and Husqvarna are brilliant products so buy either with confidence....wherever the best price is, and handy if there is an agent nearby. A nice short bar is great for beginning.
    A log horse is a great thing to have when you are starting out, it just holds the log better until you get used to the saw.
    Safety gear, well you should have the kosher boots and flock trousers, of course - but they are expensive (as are new legs :eek:)
    I use a firm called Gustharts as they are near to me, but they have an excellent mail order service.
    There are, of course, electric and battery saws available - each of which are still capable of serious injury.....but they don't spin the chain as fast.
    John :)
     
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    And quieter too which is handy as passers by can hear the screams for help:ROFLMAO::mrgreen:
     
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    Hmmmmm..... Less power (without going absurd) in a chainsaw = greater danger IMO.
     
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    I don't know what the answer is - I've been using a chainsaw for years, and that was before I went on the training course :rolleyes:
    Less power means less likely the saw is going to buck out as the chain stops immediately, but I know what you mean.....sharp chisels are safer than blunt ones, and all that.
    John :)
     
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    Blunt chisels are great for putting one in A&E :LOL: Quite good for opening paint cans, and undoing some screws though.
     
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    You mean.....chisels have other uses? ;)
    John :)
     
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    The guy who maintains my gear said he sells Rockwood chainsaw clothes. Said they're reasonably priced.
     
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