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  1. Malco

    Which Chainsaw for a large felled Spruce?

    Many thanks to all you guys for replying. Majority view seems to be to get someone else and get a life. Just what I didn't want to hear but thought I would! I guess it's a choice between preparing a chinook landing site and calling in an arborist. For accuracy, can I say there are no weasels - just protected pine marten! On a realistic note, what husky saw do you think I need to do the branch wood? (you see I really want a chainsaw, even if it is electric as I have a generator and the wood is located 10 metres from it.) Cheers
  2. Malco

    Which Chainsaw for a large felled Spruce?

    Thanks Commando but I suspect the cost of am arborist for a day on a remote island would be significant? Thanks The tool nut but there is no means to get a woodmizer on the island ( only a 13 foot dinghy access). Thanks The Hungry squirrel but the tree is in the north of scotland.
  3. Hi, I have a chainsaw dilemma. I recently had a 90 year old spruce felled. Most of the branches have been cut into lengths no longer than 12 inches diameter. However the trunk, which is 20-30 feet long varies in diameter from 2ft 6" to 5ft 6" . As I am a beginner ( although verbally coached by the tree-feller at the time), I will not be able to buy a chainsaw capable of ringing the trunk, so I anticipate slowly cutting chips/slices off it which I can chop/saw to fit in my wood-burner. However, I suspect I will need a hefty saw (? around 50cc) to complete that task, despite requiring a much lesser powered saw to cut up the branches. I am unlikely to use the chainsaw after this large task. In the interests of safety, I will go with a Husqvarna but I would welcome advice on which is the cheapest of their range which will be able to carry out the full task. I am thinking, perhaps the 440, 445, or 450? My dilemma clearly is that I do not want to overspend on something which has a time limited value to me, but neither do I wish to waste money buying something that is not up to the task. I should add that tree is on a very small island so normal logistics do not apply! Advice please!
  4. Hi, I have a chainsaw dilemma. I recently had a 90 year old spruce felled. Most of the branches have been cut into lengths no longer than 12 inches diameter. However the trunk, which is 20-30 feet long varies in diameter from 2ft 6" to 5ft 6" . As I am a beginner ( although verbally coached by the tree-feller at the time), I will not be able to buy a chainsaw capable of ringing the trunk, so I anticipate slowly cutting chips/slices off it which I can chop/saw to fit in my wood-burner. However, I suspect I will need a hefty saw (? around 50cc) to complete that task, despite requiring a much lesser powered saw to cut up the branches. I am unlikely to use the chainsaw after this large task. In the interests of safety, I will go with a Husqvarna but I would welcome advice on which is the cheapest of their range which will be able to carry out the full task. I am thinking, perhaps the 440, 445, or 450? My dilemma clearly is that I do not want to overspend on something which has a time limited value to me, but neither do I wish to waste money buying something that is not up to the task. I should add that tree is on a very small island so normal logistics do not apply! Advice please!

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