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Old 21-04-12   #21 (permalink)
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Re: What was your first chain saw

Stihl 034 was my first own saw, it was a right beast to use, as I was only 13 and had only used much lesser saws until then. I grew very fond of that saw, until somebody borrowed it without asking...
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second hand stihl 025, piece of junk, rattled itself to pieces
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Stihl 064 with a 25" bar. Practiced a bit with a tree surgeon for a weekend, then the first thing I did on my own was fell a 3' oak. Unfortunately the saw got scrapped when it destroyed its third pot and piston inside three months - this was when the problem with fuel life in unleaded was just being identified so it was assumed that the saw was the problem.

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That was the first saw I bought; the first I ever used was either a 242xp or a Sachs Dolmar 113. The 242s were fast but the dolmars were gutsy and sweet.
Same here - first tree I ever felled was with a 242.
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sthil 036av farm wood boss.. still going strong!
Stihl 038 super farm boss
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Re: What was your first chain saw

Husky 44, got it from a guy selling it out of the local paper when I was 14.
I had just done a weeks work experience on a local estate in the woods dept., and had been helping by fueling, oiling and sharpening. I even got to use a saw cutting laurel, so had to get one for myself!
Turned up at the guys house, got a lift from my mummy, tried to tell him i knew what i was doing and realised that i had never started a saw before, looked a right arse trying to pull it without my foot in the rear handle! a steep learning curve then followed!
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Stihl 041 for me- no chain brake etc. Brilliant saw and built like a tank. Given to me blunt by by father with the instruction- make it cut and you can keep it. Certainly taught me about sharpening chains very quickly!
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Re: What was your first chain saw

Husqy 266 with 20" bar, used it for every thing, climbings saw etc.
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Re: What was your first chain saw

Well mine was an old Husky, it did have a chain brake but thats about it!
After a while I traded it in against a 044 which I still use today.

Here are a couple of photo's of my friends fathers first saw, it cost him 40 and thats what he sold it to me for... bargain in my eyes



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Mc nackered up 335 broke down 4 times on same tree so lost my self control and smashed it up with a lump hammer all fixed now nice no more trouble etc all out of breath n hot n bothered but feel loads better now its fixed propper end of
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