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    Default It,s been a busy week !

    Hi guys , started Monday chainsawing logs in half, Tuesday a few more logs ....neighbour complained too much noise ...lunchtime Tuesday started bandsawing into blanks ......Wednesday bandsawing.....Thursday finally finished sawn , sealed and stacked ......phew it,s been a busy week
    2 1/2 pallets of camphor all done and stacked ....

    So from this to this in 4 days .....
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    nice stack what are they, not a native me thinks!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiife View Post
    ....neighbour complained too much noise ...
    I have that problem sorted. I bought a Stihl battery chainsaw. Very quiet, smaller kerf and the chains and battery last quite well. Down side is the are not very cheap.

    Jim
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    I worked for a bloke in the 80s who had a Stihl 240v chain saw.
    Brilliant bit of kit.
    Liked so much I bought a Stihl 415v power unit to make a slabbing Saw, never got made too busy with other stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by powderpost View Post
    I have that problem sorted. I bought a Stihl battery chainsaw. Very quiet, smaller kerf and the chains and battery last quite well. Down side is the are not very cheap.

    Jim
    Me too but luckily the whipper-snipper uses the same battery so I have a spare battery either way. Since the back op', that and the Makita 240V saw are the only ones I can use - gave one of the petrol saws to the youngest son and I'm thinking about selling the other two . . . but you never know what miracle might happen yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainstrust View Post
    nice stack what are they, not a native me thinks!?
    Hi BT , yeah , forgot to mention camphor laurel

    Quote Originally Posted by powderpost View Post
    I have that problem sorted. I bought a Stihl battery chainsaw. Very quiet, smaller kerf and the chains and battery last quite well. Down side is the are not very cheap.

    Jim
    Hi Jim, I just got the 24" chainsaw with 80cc motor certainly made easy work of it all
    What type of battery saw do you have ?
    Any way I have the problem sorted , just listened very carefully and just agreed with her .....we are now on first names basis
    Cheers smiife

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    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    I worked for a bloke in the 80s who had a Stihl 240v chain saw.
    Brilliant bit of kit.
    Liked so much I bought a Stihl 415v power unit to make a slabbing Saw, never got made too busy with other stuff
    H..
    Hi clear out, I used to have a 240v but the bar was too short .....


    Quote Originally Posted by TTIT View Post
    Me too but luckily the whipper-snipper uses the same battery so I have a spare battery either way. Since the back op', that and the Makita 240V saw are the only ones I can use - gave one of the petrol saws to the youngest son and I'm thinking about selling the other two . . . but you never know what miracle might happen yet
    I have a hedge trimmer with a stihl battery pack, similar to the whipper-snipper one , I think the chainsaw one is the same , just not sure it would have the grunt
    Cheers smiife

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainstrust View Post
    nice stack what are they, not a native me thinks!?

    Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora). No1 weed tree! So, definitely not a native....

    Nice enough colour and grain. Relatively stable green => seasoned. A bit heady from the camphor volatiles (like Vicks vaporub) while turning. Sure clears the sinuses, but probably also dissolves a few neurons while it is at it...
    Stay sharp and stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilS View Post
    Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora). No1 weed tree! So, definitely not a native....

    Nice enough colour and grain. Relatively stable green => seasoned. A bit heady from the camphor volatiles (like Vicks vaporub) while turning. Sure clears the sinuses, but probably also dissolves a few neurons while it is at it...

    Thanks for the info NeilS , very interesting......... not too sure I have any of those neurons anyhow
    Cheers smiife

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    Smiife,

    I bought a Stihl chain saw, and a leaf blower, they have the same battery pack. This morning my son and I cut up three old dead lychee trees. Lychee wood is quite hard. At the end of the exercise the battery was only half shot. Mind you I have no alliance with the dealer, just a very surprised and happy customer. The saw kerf is much smaller the what I call "normal" for a petrol machine, which probably helps battery life.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by powderpost View Post
    Smiife,

    I bought a Stihl chain saw, and a leaf blower, they have the same battery pack. This morning my son and I cut up three old dead lychee trees. Lychee wood is quite hard. At the end of the exercise the battery was only half shot. Mind you I have no alliance with the dealer, just a very surprised and happy customer. The saw kerf is much smaller the what I call "normal" for a petrol machine, which probably helps battery life.

    Jim
    Sounds like the are definitively improved nowadays Jim...
    Cheers smiife

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    Quote Originally Posted by powderpost View Post
    I have that problem sorted. I bought a Stihl battery chainsaw. Very quiet, smaller kerf and the chains and battery last quite well. Down side is the are not very cheap.

    Jim
    As I already had several sets of Makita 36v (2x18v) batteries for other tools, I went with the Makita cordless chainsaw.

    I expect that either the Stihl or Husqvana 36v offerings would be better, but once you have already gone down another brand pathway with its battery system it is hard to abandon your existing investment to get an incremental improvement with either of the big name chainsaw makers.

    My 36v Makita has had a fair workout now and has performed OK. I opt to use it wherever it can do the job, given that it is so much lighter and quieter than my petrol chainsaws. I did replace the 'tool-less' bar knob with a standard hex nut that can be tightened sufficiently with a tube spanner to keep the bar firmly secure. Its 'tool-less' bar knob was not up to the task.

    The 240v corded chainsaws are another quieter and cheaper option if you are in reach of a 240v outlet. The only thing with them is that the ones I've had don't stop as quickly as the petrol saws, so are potentially more dangerous.
    Stay sharp and stay safe!

    Neil



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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilS View Post
    As I already had several sets of Makita 36v (2x18v) batteries for other tools, I went with the Makita cordless chainsaw.
    Iíve watched a few comparative reviews of cordless chainsaws on YouTube and the Makita compares pretty well on those.

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