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  1. Well i went for it, had the briefest of plays today. Straight off its no replacement for a ms261 or equivalent sized saw. More a battery 2 handed version of a 201 i would say. So far like it but as said i used for a few minutes before i had to run up a tree. I think perfect as a smaller ground saw but cant see it going up a tree much because if im sending down the 201 i want a bigger more grunty saw to replace it! But never know until you try it i guess! Cheers
  2. HI all. Got a silly desire to get one of these. Dont really need on as have a couple of ms261's that just dont die which is great but really fancy a battery one. I have some battery hedge trimmers which are great. Thing is the saw with the promo offer ( 2 bat and charger) is £656 +VAT. i could buy just the unit alone(285+) but the batteries i have are old so may lead to a bad experience. SO has anyone got one? is it worth it or will i be let down? I run a small tree team, not a home owner. Love to actually use it to chog down mid sized timber if possible amongst other things. Cheers
  3. i love the petrol version (though i cant for the love of it get it to idle! its nearly new still and it either runs to fast of cuts out. cant win). But at £800+ i think they are asking too much for a small saw!
  4. Well after been off this week from tuesday i am told by the HR company i employ and the accountant that if i can work then i must. If i can work this makes myself and my guys not eligible for the Coronavirus job retention payments ( we are all employees). But non of them know for sure as the gov advice is vague. If we were in Ireland then i would know for sure as its non essential work. So back to work from tomorrow. If anyone knows otherwise please enlighten me!
  5. i closed down last night. I know that we have very minimal contact (3 of us and our families are in lockdown already) and customers dont even need to leave the house for us to crack on. If you think about it even things like fuelling up , touching the fuel pump, paying at the kiosk etc its a risk of infection and therefore spreading it. Not worth it. So holiday at home and doing all the stuff ive been putting off for the last 10 years!
  6. Hi There Anyone local to Bracknell, Berks that is free in the next month to do a couple of climbing kits? Cheers
  7. Cheers for the replys! As said nothing to lose but thought id ask first. I will give it a tickle hopefully this weekend and see how it goes. Cheers guys
  8. My guys put a new chain on a 201 top handle, groundie did up up to tight. The climber used it for a couple of days before i realised and loosened it a bit but it feels dull. Nothing has been hit and it all looks good but just doesnt cut like it should. Is it possible it got too hot which has affected the actual chain ( ie heated up and cooled too rapidly)? Or can anyone else think of why it now feels dull. I havent sharpened it yet as it looks factory sharp still and ive never been able to improve on a brand new chain. Its a Stihl chain. Cheers
  9. had one just the otherday. cut off literally 5 1 inch thick little branches that overhung a fence by about 2ft. over a section of communal land for one of the home owners. Woman come out saying i ruined her privacy. Wasnt interested in speaking to her neighbour, or listening to anything other than her own voice. Best part of it was these branches were BEHIND her garage! no way on earth she could see them! the guys and i were all a little speechless tbh that she would make a fuss about something she cant actually see! but ive found the crazies are great in number and of all colours and creeds!
  10. jose

    arb logs chipped

    Hi Guys Thats the guy i spoke to! Kingwell. I will have a word with him and see what he has to say. Part of the timber is older and tbh probaly not worth anything as its be say out for some years. But who knows what route he will take. I am just trying to help put him in touch with a viable contact. I know the other firm, tbh not looking to put another tree crew in there or else i may lose the work myself! But thank you for the advise. cheers
  11. Hi All I have a customer that is after loads of arb logs chipped up. Its a mixture of old and new logs that need sorting. Hes a little vague on the exact amounts but he says 2-3 days of chipping/ grinding it all up. He wants to keep all the chip as it will be used on footpaths. It would need a loader or digger to load onto the machine due to quantity and or amount. Its based in Reading, Berkshire. I did chat to someone from here once before who had a whole tree chipper but was many years ago now and im afraid i lost your number. If you want to pm me i can pass it along ( He is not into publicity !). After a rough price to give to him. Many thanks
  12. jose

    Eye protection

    i wear safe eyes under my helmet. Not sure if you could fit glasses under them but they are brilliant if theres fine dust flying about! Otherwise these and wear contact lenses perhaps?
  13. No joy. I tied it all but to no joy. I think what happened was the plastic sleeve had broken off from the 2 indent holes that hold it in place and had gone down and wedged in , jamming it solid. solution? hacksaw! it was coming out one way or another. It’s now about 60 mm shorter but at least I can extend or shorten. cheers
  14. Hi all The guys were using this the other day , had it out the maximum length and now it wont go back in. Its rock solid! cant turn it or go in or out. i loosened the bolts that are by the orange release lever that is used normally to move it in or out but nothing. I am afraid to do anything to brutal as its all soft aluminium and plastic. Has anyone experienced this and has a solution? Sprayed lube in it but not made a tiny bit of difference. Many thanks
  15. jose

    Arb truck hire

    hire van and some ply sheets. 20 minutes and you good to go to get u out the S''t for the week. or sub in someone with a van perhaps?


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