Felled a lotta trees this morning. Really like my new Poulan Pro chainsaw.
(Had planned to use it much earlier but with all the rain and travel had been using my WorX instead.)
Ordinarily I much prefer, and tend to use my axes. But the underbrush had grown up so much that I just charged in with my chainsaw and started taking em down left and right.
Took me awhile to get back into the swing of using it because ordinarily I do it the Roman Way and use my hand-axes and hatchets. But once I remembered my old techniques it went really well.
Took down maybe five trees, many saplings, and a lotta underbrush.
By then the engine was smoking hot even with the oiling and the drive breaks. I figure from now on I’ll take down about ten full size trees or about 12 good sized saplings at a time then knock off.
They still gotta be cut up and hauled anyway.
Did have one problem though. Cutting down a sapling (about twenty feel tall) and apparently it was partially diseased and rotten on the inside and collapsed backwards against the direction of cutting and trapped my chain and chainsaw blade. I tried lifting the tree back against the direction of the fall but couldn’t grab the chainsaw at the same time. But the tree snapped after a few moments anyway due to the rot.
Didn’t appear to warp the blade or damage the chain and so I went on and cut down some more trees.
Gonna do a complete cleaning maintenance on it before next use though.
Fun morning and enjoyable work. Now to hike Sam and move on to writing and business… have a good day folks.