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- Mar 4, 2023
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- Fall & Buck
I was obsessed with chainsaw as far back as I can remember. 4, 5 years old. My dad had a top handle Poulan that he'd use periodically to tip a tree around the yard. I really really wanted an 066 for a long time. I'd rather have gone to the saw shop than the to any toy store. First saw I ever bought was a tired 056 super that a drunk guy stole.Before you got bit? Was talking with another member and he brought up this question. I had an old Homelite 330 that I cut with for many years and was happy it cut. Then went to an auction and bought a 460 with a burnt up piston. Didnt know how to work on chainsaws so after a little searching came across one site and then another. And the rest is history. Once it bit I was no longer happy with just cutting, it had to cut fast and flawlessly. Dont get me wrong, I wouldnt trade the knowledge that I've learned for anything, its just a wonder to me how you can get all wrapped up into something so simple, but compmicated and dangerous, as cutting wood. My neighbor cuts about 15 cord a year but still doesn't know how to tune a saw. So, with that, what did you cut with and how long before the bug took hold?
I worked in the woods with the Son of a career logger who had not the first clue of how to tune a saw... Over 40 years in the woods!
The saying "Daddy done it this-a way & it's good enough!" Good enough for a lot of East coasters is the absolute bare minimum.
I've got some stump pics from another old man who spent his entire life in the woods. You'd think the guy was blind by the complete lack of level matching kerfs..