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Old 08-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Looking for a small chainsaw for camping

We love bush camping and camp fires and thought I'd buy a SMALL chainsaw for camping for my husband for Fathers Day in 2 weeks. We will be RESPONSIBLE chainsaw owners, cutting just enough for a small campfire. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Are you planning on cutting "green"/living brush? It does not burn well and it is smokey. Are you camping where you are allowed to cut bush?
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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I work with a volunteer trail crew clearing trails in the National Forests and we use nothing but Stihl chainsaws. The USFS fire hotshot crews use them also. Very dependable and they have a full line from homeowner saws through farm and professional saws.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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For camping I like a cordless reciprocating saw with a pruning blade.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Black and Decker makes a 18 volt chain saw that works well for small work. Just recharge the battery, and it's ready to go again.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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Stihl or Huskvarna are top quality saws. Our Husky is 30 years old and still runs great and is a two pull starter.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:30 AM   #7
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Are you planning on cutting "green"/living brush? It does not burn well and it is smokey. Are you camping where you are allowed to cut bush?
I assumed everyone would know that green timber smokes. We camp on private properties where we are allowed to cut up fallen timber.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:46 AM   #8
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I would recommend a STIHL, based on my personal experience with them. Good equipment.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:49 AM   #9
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^ X 2...STIHL. Got 3 of them and they all ROCK!!
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I'll throw in a vote for the smallest Echo. Bash me now. But it was a dependable saw and still is with it's new owner (i moved to a house that had no trees and did not need it any longer) Small, light weight and cranked every time. Affordable.
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