You're starting to smell like a troll - and if you are, then FOAD.
But if you're not, then you've already learned the first big lesson of
life; "Shit *can* happen to me."
With that in mind, then heed the good advice you've gotten here to
only use a chainsaw with 2 hands. In your case you'll need a
prosthetic of some sort- but I'll bet if you ask around a bit you can
either find another vet who has already overcome that hurdle- or a
machinist and healthcare team who will enjoy the challenge.
[and if you can't- email me and I'll see what I can do]
I watch that show about the loggers in Oregon. There's the one fellow who
owns a company, and who has been logging all his life. And he has one hell
of a bunch of scars and stumps. And I've watched him in the TV videos of
him cutting and working with his prosthesis.
So, yeah, go for it. But to me, a one hand chainsaw just sounds a little
If you really want to operate it one-handed you should look into
electric chainsaws, you can get light ones that start & stop with a
trigger. Much safer if you are up a ladder ;)
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As others have said. Buy it from a dealer, the big box stores do not
If you can go the price, buy the professional model - there is a world
of difference between pro and homeowner in chainsaws.
Never one-hand a chainsaw no matter how light or balanced it may be.
Yes, the top handle saws can be used that way but it is about the most
dangerous thing you can do in using a saw. Yes I used to do it until
I almost cut my thumb off.
Bill's link is an excellent one.
The guy who uplifted the maple trees in my back yard used a small Stihl
that was attached to his harness by a rope. I saw him using it one
handed in very difficult angles while hanging sideways like a monkey
from the tree limbs. He obviously knew what he was doing and had told
me he was very happy with his saw.
Stihl makes two models for in-tree use, designed for one-handed use.
However, be prepared to pay over $400 for them.
How about an electric saw or even a cordless "sawzall"?
No they don't. Read the manual and you see that it is a "WARING" itme
saying not ot use it one handed.
That almost every make has top handled saws does not mean that they
are "designed for one handed use" - none of them are.
One hand only, forget a chain saw look at an electric recriprocating
like a Saws all but dual blade designed for wood, maybe Bosch. There
are some cheap ones that clamp and may work, it will be slower but
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