Finally had a chance to use the Husqvarna Rancher 55 I got a few months
ago at a really good price. It kicks butt and takes names. I'm
extremely pleased with its performance. Just like a knife thru butter.
If you're in the market for one, the Rancher 55 is a winner!
LOL.... Thank you....from an official no doubt.. I always mispronounced it
and am sure I still do as I am from Texas. We Texans hear and say things a
bit different... I recall my wife buying a Husqvarna sewing machine. The
new tool... came with a Video Cassette Tape that introduced you to the new
sewing machine. I recall the factory workers on the tape pronouncing the
name in a way I had never dreamed of. I caught Who's-varna. But that is a
bit of Texas ear mixed in.. LOL
Amazing. I don't even know why I was reading this thread, but I was
feelin' bad because the pronunciations were nowhere near how I have
always said it. Then you explain it and write it exactly as I say it
"huskevarna". I do feel better now :)
Our fire department is replacing our XL-98's (Homelite I think), with
Husky's for roof work. Not chain saws but equipped with 14" carbide
circular blades. Had the opportunity to use one opening a roof at a
fire the other day. WOW. Little heavier and requires a precise
starting procedure, (compression release) but once running it will slice
right through anything: multiple layers of shingles, sheathing, rafters,
ladders, thighs and not bog a bit.
I'd rather use the chainsaw for roof work, that 14" blade spinning is a lot
to handle. It is designed to be used only at full speed, and that is a lot
of centrifugal force to deal with, especially working off ladders. And as
you mentioned it is heavier.
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