Borrow Chainsaw Cary/Apex?

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  1. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Just settling into new house and have some logs in the backyard to process. Got rid of my chainsaw before relocating thinking it wasn't something I would need and, of course, now I do.

    Hoping to not have to buy one as I anticipate this being a one-off need. If anyone in cary/apex wouldn't mind lending a right wing extremist your chainsaw for a few hours, I will be indebted to you...
     
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    Scsmith42 Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You can usually rent one from a rental place for a reasonable amount.
     
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    You could borrow mine, but it's a helluva drive. Someone will be along shortly that can assist I'm sure.
     
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    What size logs you processing?
     
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    I've got a small electric one that works pretty well (don't judge, I'm cursed with the ability to cause small engine malfunction at 50yds) and you're welcome to borrow it.

    But I'm in Reidsville so it's a bit of a drive.
     
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    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

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    How would the liability of all that play out if you pulled a @Chdamn ?




    :p
     
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  7. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    since its an unregistered item being used on my property I would assume that is my home owners insurance.
     
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    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    thanks all. appreciate the offers even from afar. Didn't think about renting. If someone from the area doesn't hop in ill probably just see if the Home Depot near me does rentals for chainsaw.

    ...The logs are between 10 and ~15 in diameter. few of each. small little 14in saw should manage fine, not looking to sculpt art with it or anything.
     
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    fieldgrade resident crank Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Hurricane season has started. Probably good to own one, even if you think this is a one time job.
     
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    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    even living in subdivision in central NC? I dont doubt more branches and such will fall, but it won't be years of neglect piled up anymore --bow saw and axe better exercise :) I tried getting this heap done the old fashioned way and its just too much time I dont have. Depending on cost to rent, its possible ill jut buy one (if $50 to rent and only $120 to buy that would be no brainer)
     
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    Bruh, I 100% fully agree with Ash on this....I keep one in my truck just about all the time.
    Husky 455 Rancher is by far the most versatile saw I own. Big enough to handle 20”, light enough to use for limbing and trimming....


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    I got one like this (but a fair bit cheaper) and it's been pretty solid, especially for the money. We've done a few smaller logs/limbs and a ton of shrubs too big for a looper.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/324011766116
     
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    The one I just posted was only $60. I bought a refurb of the same model on sale for $30 shipped and it's worked well for the little stuff I've needed it for.
     
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    fieldgrade resident crank Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Abso-damn-lutely, unless you don’t have trees. I lived in a subdivision in Cary when Fran blew through , and we had six ways out of the neighborhood the night before when I bought a chainsaw, and one way out the next morning. Likewise five years later when the ice storm set itself upon us.
     
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    And you never know when you might need to cut up something to fit into several trash bags for dumping in different lakes and rivers.
     
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    fieldgrade resident crank Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    LOL.

    ...and there’s that.

    Especially that.
     
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    Woodchipper won't take a whole.... Thing all at once either, for those of you with a catfish pond.
     
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    fieldgrade resident crank Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You have to think outside the box
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    Ditto, it's what I use most often now.

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    This little saw has surprised me. No gas and oil to mess with, and it shares batteries with my other tools.
     
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    If I had adopted the new battery stuff I'd be down for those, I've heard they work really well
     
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    I have a Stihl 190 you can use.
     
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    I really want a Milwaukee electric saw. My Echo is great, but I don’t use it very often these days and I’d rather something that I can just slap the battery on and go.

    Completely worthless post, I know.
     
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    If I were buying one for use post hurricane, it wouldn't be electric, just saying.

    Research Fran's destruction of the surrounding area. They're cheap enough to keep around as an insurance policy if nothing else.
     
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    I still have a gas saw, just in case.
    But if I don't have power, I'll be running a generator so all options are available.

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    alright alright, ill just buy the damn thing. what's another $150 a week after move in anyway lol. Probably spent 6 grand already. ugh.

    While tactically, I am partisan to the gun, when it comes to chasing liberals off my lawn I DO prefer a chain saw.
     
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    If I could ever get anything smaller than a car engine to run for me, I'd love to get a little genny to go with the saw.
     
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    I grabbed a battery powered Stihl for up in the mountains. I’ve got a nice Husqvarna but the small one is great for limbing and small stuff. Buy one and then buy a few other tools that take the same battery.
     
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    I don’t carry my Husq rancher in the truck all the time but I do like having it in there when I’m thinking I may have to evacuate. Particularly for a hurricane but for any reason really.
     
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    i have bunch of compatible Ryobi products (assume their Electric chainsaws use same battery). Not gonna lie though, something feels off about getting an electric chain saw. It almost feels gimicky like a QVC item. But since your like the 3rd person on here to stand by one I will certainly look into it. I just wanna make sure I have enough juice to make it through these big hunks of tree that are my immediate concern.
     
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    Mine would do big stuff. They do make an electric Professional model or something, but I decided to stick with my gas saw for large trees. The little one is so light it makes doing a bunch of limbing quick and easy before getting the big saw out.

    I have this little guy.

    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/battery-saws/msa120cbq/

    They also have this guy.


    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/battery-saws/msa220cb/

    And a few more in between. Gas still seems more economical in the big saws.
     
  32. LeeMajors

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    I had a light pole moved. The power company trucks all have Milwaukee battery saws on them. I kinda snickered at the guy when he said that............

    Well he showed me. We had a red oak fall last fall. My 30 inch bar, (cut from both sides) left a 10 inch strip in the middle uncut.

    He took their saw with a 24 inch bar off the truck and took a swipe just like I did. I was more than impressed. that one cut showed it used 15% of the battery.
     
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