Cowart's Common Room
The Chainsaw

Got a Husqvarna chainsaw some 20 or so months ago for dear EG's (my English Gardener) birthday. Was never touched, so far.
Today, dear EG is in the mood to go pollarding (sp?) the odd willows down at the stream. Gets the chainsaw out and ends up.... cutting by hand the enormous branches. Blink When i get into the stade of investigating, I find out that he is not got it running but of having tried so hard, he has blisters on his hands Blink. His anger finally made him going with the handsaw.
I got the b...y chainsaw back to the shop, bang it on the counter and ask, without nice undertone, to please make the chainsaw working Evil or Very Mad.
The man takes the tool and within ONE strike gets it running. He looks at me with some triumph in the eyes and finally seeing my face, he asks me to repeat it. Impossible! I cannot pull the string hard enough to make the engine running. Good man suddenly gets the understanding look on his face and asks: wanna swap? I nod. Come home then with a super duper Stihl instead which has got 2 kg less, same power, easiest technology, needs 2 fingers to start. Give sweet EG a show performance and finish choping the top of his tree in some minutes.
I did it obviously so well that I am recruted to go down with him tomorrow all day Rolling Eyes.
I did not tell him that the nice guy at the shop told me that the model is the so called "senior's model" exclusively proposed for elderly people Mr. Green keeping in mind that in 5 year's time one should still be able to manage the tool Laughing

Wanna swap, WW?

moral: never chose tools for your man, always test for yourself first. Wink

Posted at 29th Dec 2008 - 08:54PM   Posted by Bayou   The Chainsaw Comments: 9

Westerwitch's Avatar Buy your tools first and then fund a man to fit . . . Twisted Evil No thanks to swapping Bayou - quite happy with both my man and my chainsaw. Glad you managed to swap your chainsaw though - easier than swapping your man.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 29th Dec 2008 at 09:07PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I like it Bayou - sounds just right for us!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 29th Dec 2008 at 09:16PM

KittyB's Avatar What fun! I'd love a chainsaw, I'd be lethal with it. I think I'd need the seniors' one (the cheek of it!) although in my case it would be the weak and feeble girly model needed.

Posted by: KittyB on 29th Dec 2008 at 09:59PM

Pondside's Avatar We have the world's oldest, noisiest, ugliest chainsaw. I shudder each timet The Great Dane takes it out - fear for his limbs and fear of a visit from a by-law officer intent on enforcing the noise bylaws!

Posted by: Pondside on 29th Dec 2008 at 10:20PM

Camilla's Avatar I would not be safe with a chainsaw Bayou, I tend to be a tad accident prone.

Pondside- there is a neighbour we knew who had one of those heavy duty ones, not a problem until he began using it at 8am on a Sunday morning.!


Posted by: Camilla on 30th Dec 2008 at 12:17AM

Fennie's Avatar I hate all chainsaws! Brrr! Just imagine how many more trees there would be today in the world if chainsaws had not been invented and the only way to cut a tree remained the axe. Who would care then about illegal logging?

Posted by: Fennie on 30th Dec 2008 at 09:39AM

I once hired a chainsaw to 'reduce' some furniture that I couldn't get out of my flat when I'd sold it, fortunately one of my male friends realised the stupidity of trying to carve up metal and prevented me before I chopped my own hand off.Embarassed

Posted by: Blogthatmama on 30th Dec 2008 at 11:20AM

Bradan's Avatar I would love a chainsaw, not for chopping trees as there are none on the island, but for cutting up old stobs, they make great logs for the fire.

Posted by: Bradan on 30th Dec 2008 at 03:49PM

Ivy's Avatar Sorry Brandan what are stobs? my dictionary never heard of them

Posted by: Ivy on 30th Dec 2008 at 07:07PM

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