On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 05:31:06 GMT, "George E. Cawthon"
|Yuk, have you ever used an electric chain saw?
I have a 14" Remington from a polesaw, works fine for anything up to 8"
diameter, and my trees are oak. I also have a 18" gas unit when I need to fell
a tree or if I need to get away from the house and use it. If I had a
generator I'd consider using the electric more.
|Marilyn and Bob wrote:
|> Are you sure you need a gas powered one? If you only need a saw with a 14"
|> bar, maybe an electric would do.
|> > I don't do anything special with my saws. Just mix the oil
|> > and gas at whatever ratio it says and usually fill the oil
|> > tank and the gas tank after each use. Usually about 6-7
|> > months that it sits over winter.
|> > If you dont anticipate much use I would mix only small
|> > amounts of gas/oil mixture such as a quart at a time,
|> > whether you stabil or not. And at least every 6 month,
|> > empty the tank mix a fresh batch (new gasoline) and run
|> > briefly. Do the same before an anticipated long period of
|> > non-use. Do not empty the tank for storage; that is likely
|> > to lead to other problems.
|> > Andy wrote:
|> > >
|> > > I need a small chain saw that will see only sporadic use.
|> > > One with a 14" bar should be plenty. I see a nice Echo at
|> > > Home Depot that fits the bill, small and nicely balanced.
|> > > But, I'm only going to be using this 4 or 5 times a year.
|> > > I don't want to rent, because after 5 rentals I've paid for
|> > > a new one. How tricky is it going to be to store this
|> > > properly? Is using Stabil and running the tank dry before
|> > > storage all I have to do? Or if I'm running it dry, I may
|> > > not even need the Stabil?
|> > >
|> > > Thanks.
Rex in Fort Worth