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  1. I’m actually very impressed with my battery stihl 160. Just dismantled a row of 30 6ft wide, 10ft high previously topped Leylandi today and first battery lasted 3/4 way down the line, second till all the trunks were clean and over half were chogged into 3ft lumps. Then the 391 came out to finish them. granted batteries won’t replace petrol in the bigger saws, but they certainly have their place!
  2. I’m not that fussy. - then I can’t afford to be either!
  3. If Rebecca is included, I’m in 😏
  4. Supply and demand - it’s only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If that someone is willing to pay, then that is it’s value ( for the time being at least)
  5. Customer watched a fox take several cubs over a 6ft wall after I removed a screen of conifers dividing the garden. They climb pretty well and can jump high too. Higher fencing with 45 degree outward facing top, like otter fencing may help. Electrified line at the top too if poss. Mine have steel sheeting and hardcore dug into a trench 18 inches deep and backfilled all round the perimeter. Fox trap from the trap man on eBay helps keep the numbers down too 😏
  6. What kind of quantity? Hard/soft/mixed?
  7. Just got an order delivered and tried it today. Very springy and awkward to load and wears down incredibly quickly. Won’t be buying this again!
  8. Had a few chipper blades sharpened by them a few months ago. Took over a month and a chase to get them sent back and I was charged twice. That took several emails, calls and over 2 weeks to get a refund. Business will be taken elsewhere from now on
  9. Did exactly the same when my dad was in hospital and condition worsened- filled up, drove off, came back a few hours later and paid. They hadn’t even noticed! Was a few years ago mind, 1997
  10. Spudulike on here is your man!
  11. Rub with olive oil/veg oil or similar. Gets leylandi sap off skin so may work on this?


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