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I've got a good wife

Post in 'The Gear' started by Bocephous, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Bocephous

    Bocephous Member

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    I received an early Christmas present from my wife today...she's a keeper.

    Not the best pic, but it's an MS362.

    I didn't have a chance to try it out today, and my work-week starts tomorrow, so I'll have to wait til Sunday to bury that chain in some nice ash.

    [​IMG]
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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    You have fun burying in that ash, nothing like a new saw!
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  3. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    hahaha...cool presentation on her part.
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  4. charly

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    Your going to love that saw!!!!!!! I have a 10 year old MS360,,, over 100 cords,,, still runs like new... never any problems! Try to go easy on it for the first tank or so,,, let her warm up too,,,not idling.
  5. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    I'm jealous. You either dropped some hints, or she found the right salesman.::P
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  6. Bocephous

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    She gave the approval and I "pulled the trigger." I've been reading and researching this purchase for several months. We spent about an hour yesterday afternoon in a local shop that carries Stihl, Husqvarna, and Echo. The salesman was very helpful and patient (I was choosing between the 562XP, 357XP, and the MS362), but I finally reached a decision.
  7. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Wow, she spent an hour in a chainsaw store. That's on a par with me spending an hour at Cloth World...pure torture! Let her know you appreciate her sacrifice.
  8. Bocephous

    Bocephous Member

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    She's a good'n. She rarely asks me to go to populated areas, let alone clothing stores.
  9. Researcher1

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    congrats on the new saw. It is a good feeling.
  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    When you fire that up, you are gonna go WOW. Wait till ya get it broke in.:cool:
  11. charly

    charly Guest

    Yup,,,, power to weight ratio,,,, a very nice saw indeed! Makes cutting wood enjoyable! :)
  12. thetooth

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    Thats awesome I just bought one myself about 2 weeks ago . I have ran about 4 tanks through it and am very impressed .
  13. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Actually, Cloth World is much worse than a women's clothing store...they just sell fabric! (At least at a clothing store, you can hang around the lingerie department for grins.)
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    Merry Christmas :)
    Hard to tell the bar size, 20" ?
  15. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice saw. I like my MS290. I bet you are going to really like that!
  16. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Definitely a keeper! The saw is, too. ;)
  17. Bocephous

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    Merry Christmas to you, too.

    It's got a 16" bar on it. I've been using an MS250 with a 16" bar for about 5 years now and rarely feel the need for a longer bar, just more power. I'll pick up a 20" bar in time for those times with it's needed. Any recommendations for a lightweight, sturdy bar? The 362 with the 20" bar at the dealer felt really front heavy.
  18. Jags

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    362 with a 16" bar?? Whoohooo - watch out trees.::-)
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  19. Delta-T

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    I'm not sure how a little snowman like yourself can handle that thing, but you do look dressed for the cold :). Merry Jingletime.
  20. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't look like his arms are long enough to pull start it.
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  21. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Congrats on the saw. You are going to love it.

    Yeah, I have a great wife too. I just go out and buy the tools I need and she never says boo about it. I think she knows I am pretty frugal and that with the tools I buy, I save enough in home repairs, auto repairs, landscaping costs, etc. that they all pay for themselves. If she got me a tool as a Christmas present, I think I would look at it the same way as me getting her a kitchen appliance for Christmas.

    Now, my wife rarely ever goes with me to the hardware store, John Deere dealer, or Stihl dealer. Her staying there an hour while I look at chainsaws, now that will not be happening.
  22. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    I to have a great wife!;)
    I don't know my wife and I do spend time @ Tractor Supply!
    I'm still trying to figure how I ended up with her!
  23. kwikrp

    kwikrp Feeling the Heat

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    great present merry christmas
  24. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    NO YOU HAVE A AWSOME wife I get socks you get a chainsaw !!!!! Does she have a sister??
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    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    she's a Saint....

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