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Wife wants a Stihl chainsaw

Post in 'The Gear' started by southland, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. smokinj

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    Bad as I hate to agree! +1

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  2. Danno77

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    I only post this picture because it has the pink shirt that i referred to before... Beth isn't really blonde. this is a couple years old now.

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  3. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Umm . . .Danno?!? :smirk:

    Simple unsolicited advice. . . Do NOT allow her to use a chain saw. You, on the other hand should trade in your PPE for more life insurance!!

    But seriously, my compliments on the bride and Baby! How did we get here talking chainsaws??
  4. smokinj

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    LOL Darn sure know I cant pull off Pink!
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    Your family is much better looking than your Avitar pic. Speaking of Avitar pics "Iseedeadbtu's,Is that your Wife in your avitar? last year I thought she was the one talking on here.I remember A referance to a girl at a ski resort in hot tub with a bottle of Johnnny Walker>> Maybe you were out of town and she cut in???
  6. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    :coolsmile: :lol: :coolsmile: :lol:
    And to think I nearly missed the banter today because it's in the 50's and I was gonna go get some Aspen to save some Oak . . . . :gulp:

    I have got to get out in the fresh air more often!!!
  7. Danno77

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    You see how hot she is, I'll wear just about anything she tells me to.
  8. smokinj

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    Yeah me too just glad the pink thing has not come up yet! lol Oh and she likes running my 192t!

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  9. Jamess67

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    Guys... Im thinking your priorities my be skewed. Too many wood jokes here so Ill just leave it alone. I think taking your ladies logging with you may be a distraction and therefore a safety concern. Just sayin.
  10. smokinj

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    Yeah I dont seem to get much cut! (but I am 3 years ahead) lol
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    It's not any different for a woman to use a chainsaw than it is for a man. It needs to be powerful enough to do the job she needs it to do, it needs to be light enough she can control it easily, and she needs to like how it feels. The only possible difference might be that she has less upper body strength, but if she can curl 20 pounds or so easily, she should be able to use a chainsaw just fine. I'm 110 pounds soaking wet and I was using chainsaws when I was teenager and even scrawnier.

    I've only ever used a tophandle saw, so I can't comment on that. Unless she tries to use it one-handed, I don't really see the problem.

    I'm not even going to comment on the scars thing because most of mine are in places my husband wouldn't like me posting on the internet. The kind of woman who wants to chop her own wood is PROBABLY not a woman who gives a crap about scars and is just as likely to tell the funny story behind them. Ask me about the time I fell of a horse into a prickly pear patch. Actually don't, because that's a very bad memory. =P

    ~Rose
  12. smokinj

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    LOL And agree that top handle saw my girl does very well with it!
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    Ha! I can't even pull off basic black.


    This gal pulls off pink just fine. I think she could prolly handle a 192T as well, eh?

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  14. Jamess67

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    Agreed.
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    As for rear-handle saws being safer? Well, they can get away from you, too... especially if you're an idiot. How do you cut your left leg from a horizontal kickback? No PPE either.

    On AS today:

    http://www.arboristsite.com/showthread.php?t=152136

    Turns out it happened to a dude instead of a gal, using the same "girlie saw" Echo CS-310 I recommended in a previous post.

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  16. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Just for the record . . .

    Every wife/GF posted here is Hotter than the "WOW WOW" chainsaw chick. And further, if the 'real' gurls had the kind of pit crews the model had . . .well . . .there'd just be no comparison. Not only that . . .how bright can she be? I mean, she's usin an Echo afterall. :lol:
  17. smokinj

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    lmao!
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    Now, that is one seriously good looking family. My advice to you? Stay away from saws entirely... all three of you. ;-)

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    I appreciate the comments, but You don't have to tell me twice to keep the saws away from these two goofballs. Oh, and here's a picture taken this past weekend at the Timber. Photographer is the son and wife would kill me if she knew I posted a picture of her "Posing" but she really does look good IMHO. I've never met a tough girl that looked as good as she does. Pink stuff when she needs it and work gloves when it's time to get stuff done. She hasn't used a saw yet, but I would be pretty comfortable with teaching her to. Here's a third pic of her unloading my truck when I was really sick a couple of weekends ago.

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  21. smokinj

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    JUST AWESOME!
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    I think this thread has go awry. Thanks..lol
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    In your opinion? In anyone's opinion. :)

    Yeah, Lady BK is the same way. Growing up the only girl with five brothers, four of them older... well, she learned the ropes early on. She's as feminine as all get out, loves frills and ruffles and flowers and kittens. She sews, bakes, knits, makes beaded necklaces and jewelry and such. But when the going gets tough, better get out of her way. She's pretty buff as well (just look at those arms), but in a non-muscle bound way. An artist friend says she has the perfect body for fashion because "everything just drapes well on her".

    She plays with all kinds of fire as well, everything from bonfires to oxy-propane torches. Everything but the stove, that's my baby. ;-)

    All that, but I'm still pretty wary about her using power tools. It's not a sexist thing, it's just that she doesn't seem to see where the danger lies. Then she doesn't want to believe it until proven.

    Case in point...

    That photo of her screwing the metal roof onto my shed wouldn't have been taken if she had her way. She wanted to get up on a ladder between the rafters and reach over all that exposed metal edge and put the screws in that way.

    "What if you slip and come down on that edge with your neck?"

    "Oh, don't be silly, that would never happen."

    Apparently, she forgot what a metal edge did to our son's leg a couple years ago...


    ... Hope this doesn't spoil anyone's dinner.

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  24. southland

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    I wanted to give everyone an update and thank everyone for all of the good info. I've taken my wife in a couple of times to look at the saws. She really likes the MS 192 T over all of the other saws she looked at. So with her birthday next month, it'll be a MS 192 T along with a full set of protective clothing. She aways has something tool related on her birthday/christmas list each year and this year it's a chainsaw.

    As for me, I got the 346xp. The Husqvarna dealer gave me a price I couldn't turn down. :)
  25. TreePointer

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    It's your decision and you know your wife, of course, but I'm wondering if she would not want a top handle saw if she were told (say, by the dealer) that rear handled saws are safer for newbies and are better suited for firewood cutters.

    Nevertheless, I think a chainsaw is just about the perfect gift for any occasion!

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