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Wife wants a Stihl chainsaw

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

  1. southland

    southland New Member

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    Actually, she's been reading a lot about top handle saws online and how dangerous they can be. All she wants to using it for is limbing and maybe cutting down saplings. I've also had her read the book "Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw", which is a very good source of how to use a chainsaw and how to cut up wood. And I plan to work with her a lot when she gets the saw.

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  2. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    plus you get a top handled saw hanging around your place that you could use if you need to. With her permission, of course, lol.
  3. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    Looks like you and your wife weighed the pros and cons and ended up with two really nice saws... especially you. ;-)

    I've never actually tried out a top-handle saw in wood, but they feel real nice and balanced to me with two hands on them. I can see the appeal for most woman in handling these things because they usually don't have the shoulder strength to muscle bigger saws around like guys do. There was one thing I noticed about these designs that could possibly lead to bad habits developing. Without that rear handle poking you in the ribs, it seems almost natural to hold the saw in front of you instead of off to the side. Make sure she knows that you always have to keep all body parts out of the plane of rotation of the saw at all times and she should be fine with it.
  4. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    BTW, if she wants some inspiration, have her check out this gal. A bit less "Wow-Wow" than the Echo girl, but a hot, chainsaw totin' babe nonetheless.

    http://www.chainsawchick.com/about.html

    Oh yeah... let's see if you remember her name.
  5. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Um . . .Batt?!? They're both the same woman.

    Notice . . .

    Neither is a top handle and when she actually uses the thing to do something, she leaves the echo in its display case.Oh, and STILL no facial chainsaw scars.
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I would say there is alot of WOW THERE!
  7. Battenkiller

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    Funny, because I found that site while doing a Google search For "Cherie Currie" after watching the film, "The Runaways". The Runaways were an all-girl rock band from the 70s, out of which came none other than Joan Jett and Lita Ford, as well as Currie in a short solo stint. Currie was the lead singer for the group, later writing a tell-all autobiography upon which the film is based.

    Seems this foxy lady keeps re-inventing herself, from fine art to rock star to author to chainsaw carver. And still pretty after several years of carving... without any PPE. :gulp:

    Yeah, I'll bet none of you guys here even noticed she was using a saw sans chaps. :roll: ;-P
  8. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    U-mmm... you're right.

    All I noticed was the Wow-Wows and the saw. Never even looked at the face. :red:
  9. jade cook

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    Hello there> I just found a Saw for those High maintenance women!
  10. jade cook

    jade cook New Member

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    It's Funny how some topics go on and on,And than I look at pending post's with good question's and nobody chimes in??
  11. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    Well... go answer them, nobody's stopping you! :roll:

    Just kiddin'... welcome to the forum. :)
  12. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah, you go ahead and tell me where to find chainsaw chaps small enough for a 26" waist. Really. I'll wait.

    ~Rose
  13. smokinj

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    I have seen them as small as 28
  14. RoseRedHoofbeats

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    Woah, seriously?? Where? I've been looking but the smallest I could find was 32-34".

    ~Rose
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    OMG Ill bet my thigh is 26 " around... Good luck
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    Southland, pardon me but how old are you 2 ? Young ?

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