The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Storm Casualty 3+

20130810 004A number of trees came down on the west boundary of the property, both on the road and inside the property, so my birthday present got its first outing. Brad has a Stihl Farm Boss chainsaw with an aggressive full chisel chain and a 20″ bar which weighs about 7kg. I did a 2 day course last year on operating and maintaining chainsaws and knew I wanted a smaller one with tool-less tensioning and a semi-chisel chain. I tested both Stihl and Husqvarna and chose the Husqvarna 440e with a 16″ bar which only weighs 4.5kg. Of course, I also got the helmet with visor and safety chaps, so I looked the part when I cut my first tree up on the property. There is a video on instagram, but I am not sure if you need to be logged in to see it.

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