The diam of trunk is typically 8" ... a few are larger Thinking I will take first cut at shoulder height (or maybe even standing on a hop-up step) - but not intending to climb tree or use of a ladder. Then do final cut at just above ground level as 2nd cut.
I have a couple of questions - for those that use chainsaws frequently.
Size .... is 18" a suitable size for this job ? if so would aim to get 50cc engines (some are 40cc)
Make .... looking on eBay, plenty of makes to buy - cheap deals on new ones. Thinking of avoiding any 'unknown makes'
Of the following any to avoid or are a particularly useful choice (or any particular models of these makes)
McCulloch Husqvarna Parker Sthil (though price may be too high for this make)
Advice welcome -