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Old 08-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #11
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I vote with jagiven-- not as much noise & no chain to sharpen. I guess it all depends on the size of the wood. Larry
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #12
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For camping I like a cordless reciprocating saw with a pruning blade.
x2, we don't camp with with our reciprocating saw and pruning blade, but at home this works great! Never thought of taking it with us.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #13
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Stihl for me. Have had a couple of other brands in my 63 years, but none compares with the dependability of my 15 incher. It's at least 25 years old (not sure when I bought it), and still has all the original parts, including the chain. Gets sharpened once in a while, but that's it.
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x2 on the Stihl, it's one tough saw....
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #15
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I tell you what.... Fire up a chainsaw at a camp site and SHERIFFs show up by the dozens...

For just cleaning up limbs and downed branches the battery operated type would be the best idea for me to use... I carry a BOW hand saw and large HD clipper. I wouldn't turn down a battery operated saw at all...

I agree in the chain saw world Stihl rocks for sure... This is what all the woods people uses everywhere...
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From what I gather the OP is camping on private property not a CG so the gas chain saw would be OK in that event. I agree that if camping around others it would be a no no for sure.
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You don't say where you're planning to use this chainsaw, but most campgrounds prohibit the operation of them. I'd suggest purchasing a good bow saw instead. That's what I use.
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I assumed everyone would know that green timber smokes. We camp on private properties where we are allowed to cut up fallen timber.
Then you assume wrong. I have seen people in parks breaking limbs off of live trees and they can't understand why the wood doesn't burn well. We have a 25 year old STIHL and it still runs great.
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