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    There is a chain tensioner somewhere
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    I need a bigger saw, so I can cut the deadfall and donate it to folks on welfare who make more than me

    eta 150 yo oak, need a 24" bar, and I'll still have to cut around
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    Then I can drive my property, with the deadfall gone

    zI can drag it out of the way, but sand will get in the bark, therefore dulling future chains and bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    I'm reading this thread and say "shit, I hadn't checked my chainsaws lately"...so I go out to the garage and grab my Stihl MS291 Yard Boss and crank it up...the chain immediately falls off and I;m standing there looking like an idiot. Atleast my Farm Boss is in good shape...if my brother would return it...

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    We've already determined that I am completely irrational when it comes to chainsaws. Usually when I buy a tool, I buy the absolute BEST tool that I can afford. I have absolutely no compunction about spending $200 on a tablesaw blade. But for some reason, spending more than $150 on a whole chainsaw seems like highway robbery to me. (And if truth be told, I use my chainsaw more than my tablesaw most years; certainly I depend on it more for day to day life like heating the house.)

    That being said... Slip - That plastic framing square in the background of your picture of your nice clean, well used, awesome chainsaw is an absolute disgrace! With all the money you make, you can certainly afford a decent aluminum framing square! How can you expect to do decent work, working with a POS like that?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inor View Post
    We've already determined that I am completely irrational when it comes to chainsaws. Usually when I buy a tool, I buy the absolute BEST tool that I can afford. I have absolutely no compunction about spending $200 on a tablesaw blade. But for some reason, spending more than $150 on a whole chainsaw seems like highway robbery to me. (And if truth be told, I use my chainsaw more than my tablesaw most years; certainly I depend on it more for day to day life like heating the house.)

    That being said... Slip - That plastic framing square in the background of your picture of your nice clean, well used, awesome chainsaw is an absolute disgrace! With all the money you make, you can certainly afford a decent aluminum framing square! How can you expect to do decent work, working with a POS like that?!?
    My good man, that is an original Swanson Aluminum Alloy Speed Square! You owe me a beer or 6!
    http://www.swansontoolco.com/product/speed-square/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    My good man, that is an original Swanson Aluminum Alloy Speed Square! You owe me a beer or 6!
    http://www.swansontoolco.com/product/speed-square/
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    Will do! I stand corrected! My sincere apologies.
    Last edited by Inor; 04-14-2019 at 12:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Tyler View Post
    $199 for a replacement battery...

    I wonder if you could run it (off a cord) from three 6V golf cart batteries... you know... when the "fuel" runs out.
    REALLY?? Two Hundred Bucks for a battery?? What a rip-off.

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