With 5-acres of densely wooded terrain.... I've been procrastinating about the inevitable purchase of a chainsaw. Today.... I made my first chainsaw purchase.... and immediately got down to business.
Actually... I've been researching the market for several weeks. In the end, there were just a few choices that seemed to stand-out among the mob. Husqvarna, Makita, Echo, and Stihl.
With a slight push from Jaret... I settled on the Stihl. "Settled" isn't the right word... as any review will tell you that the quality and performance of Stihl Saws is just a bump above the rest. My purchase was the Stihl MS 290, a classic and a standard in the industry. Within 45-minutes of said purchase, the first tree fell.
I will be the first to admit -- I am a terrible lumberjack -- but its A LOT of Big-Ball, Testosterone-Fueled, Wild-West FUN. Yeah, Yeah.... every tree I tried to drop seemed to go in the opposite direction of where I intended. But, rest assured - and knowing me, if you do - I will become obsessed with this particular skill until I can confidently call myself a "Pro".
Below are some still (stihl) shots of the new saw. I will post some action photos in the very near future!!
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