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Hi can any one offer some advice on the below questions, for a freind of mine who lives just north of Uppsala?

 

He has bought himself 10m^3 of cord wood to cut and slit for fire wood. He wants to get a saw, splitter and PPE. Currently, as he's not an experienced saw user, he's thinking electric husky, husky PPE package and a chinese splitter. I guess his budget is about 6000SK maybe more if he doesn't tell his wife ;-)

 

Please recomend:

-some good places to buy this type of kit from,

-what kit to get

-also, what is a normal price for cord wood in this area of Sweden, I think he is currently paying about 200SK for cubic metre.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I'm staying as his this week and would like to get his started.

 

Thanks in advance. (sorry about spelling, no idea how correct it on an ipad)

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Is he buying the kit in Sweden? Or mail order from uk? (Which may be hard with husqvarnas sales policy)

In Uppsala is a forestry/garden shop called Såma on bolandsgatan.

I don't know the price of cord, but seasoned, cut and split birch between 400 and 600 sek delivered cube

A quality axe might be an idea to save money

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-probably buy in Sweden, could do mail order, shipping might be expensive from uk?

 

I thought about an axe too.

 

Thanks

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Cost of postage has been between 7 (bigger dog teeth) and 50 quid (saws, blower, ropes)

 

Smaller non pro saws (sub husq 550 for example) are similar money here, pro saws are expensive

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I'd agree with the axe. He is almost ideally placed for a day trip to Gransfors Bruks for a look round and buy himself either a large splitting axe or a maul. Should be about 2.5hrs drive each way.

 

Alec

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I use this splitting maul and works perfect for me. Wouldnt say there cheap as there around £70 but a worth while life time investment 👍

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Got sorted now, actually ended up buying the kit from the local XL bygg store (other retailers are available :) ) with a little discount the price seemed reasonable. Went for a husky 435 and husky trousers & hat. Quite impresed with the saw, looks a bit plasticy, but cut nicely.

Also I was impressed by the alkylate petrol that is used here, the guy at XL started and tuned the saw in their wood store warehouse, there was no smell of 2 stroke and we weren't coughing on the fumes after a min or 2. Might start using this back home...

One thing that I think is cheaper in the UK are boots, as they're VAT exempt, but don't appear to be here in Sweden.

Still to get a good axe, but he has one left by the previous home owner, which will do for the time being. I like the look of the one suggested above.

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