Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1984 300GD "G" Wagen, and 1998 Steyr Puch 290GD "G" Van & a 1988 MB Trac 1000
Location: Co Antrim, Norn Ireland
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I believe it is a chain, not blade.
Yes I sharpen my own, with a hand file and guide doofer thingy, one should simply kiss the wood and let the saw do the work, no force needed.
The recieved wisdom in UK is,
Stihl up the tree
ie preferred by tree surgeons
Husky on the ground,
forestry used to be piecework, therefore the faster saw won out & wore out
My reasons were that after my father gave up on the Remington? saw, and we still got it a complete pig to start though
About 35 years ago he then bought a 08s powered Stihl saw, which to my knowledge is still going, it needed a new coil about 20 years ago.
I therefore purchased a Stihl too, plus the Stihl dealer is 5 miles away the Husky guy is nearer 15 and through the town.
we here at work tried the various Japanese brushcutter/strimmers, endless trouble in a commercial environment
Then tried Husky , two specific faults, coking up and splitting fuel tanks
Switched to Stihl 5 years ago
NO trouble whatsover since, I do not know the strimmers exist now.
Plus a 1997 Stihl masonary saw used by all and sundry and still going.
We do not know what we like, we like what we know.
Last edited by Difflock; 10-10-2008 at 07:06 AM.