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I got a chainsaw!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Mar 31, 2005.


  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    ..but I broke the chain within five minutes. I forgot to tension it. I bought a new chain. I was just out in the dark cutting things down, great fun! There is something a little creepy about hearing a chainsaw at night, at least according to my neighbor.


    anybody have any good chainsaw stories?
     
  2. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    I believe a leather mask would be in order next! :D
     
  3. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    Fortunatly I do not have any good chainsaw stories.
    Have fun with it but don't chop off a finger.
     
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    that is the prize I'm keeping my eye on!
     
  5. I'd suggest keeping your eye on the chainsaw! ;)
     
  6. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Ou rold chainsaw used a thick red oil on the chain, that pooled on the chain if you let the saw sit for a while. We thought it was funny to let it sit for a few minutes, then turn it on adn watch red liquid fly all over. It looked liek some terrible 90's horror movie.
     
  7. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I nominate this thread for scarriest TB momment 2005.
     
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Nice, you are halfway to a campy horror movie right there.
     
  9. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    If you get down to using it for a while at a time be sure to periodically stop it and check the tension of the chain as you use it. Many tend to loosen a bit and you have to tighten them every so often during the time you're using it.

    brad cook
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Makes sense. I shaved off about five of the little teeth on the old chain, would it be unsafe to just dremel then down completely and re-use it? (14 inch chain)
     
  11. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I wouldn't but I'm kind of a safety nut when it comes to things like this.

    brad cook
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Safety first!!!

    I like to bust out my chainsaw every so often and chop some wood up.

    -Mike
     
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Well, a 12$ chain isn't worth getting hurt over, so I'll just chuck it.
     
  14. Ericman197

    Ericman197

    Feb 23, 2004
    Iowa
    I used a saw ( eh close enough ) to cut down some of the foliage on a neighbor's property that was blocking my beach house's view. Fortunately, they never asked us about it. I don't know how we could've possibly gotten out of such a situation.
     
  15. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Or, as suggested earlier, a leather mask.
     
  16. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I have just bought the umpteenth handle for the axe. I seem to have bad hand/eye coordination with and will slam the handle onto whatever it is I am chopping up. I probably average about one bad miss for every twenty or thirty swings.

    The maul was the same way, but we put a woven fiber/hard plastic handle on it and I have broken it yet.

    Cool score with the chainsaw, they are one the few yard working tools that are as fun to use as they are functional. A branch saw is the only thing that comes close (think chainsaw on a ten foot stick :D)

    Oh, and don't chop wood with sandals on. :D
     
  17. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :bag: :help: :bag: :help: :bag: :help: :bag: :help: :bag:


    Ray :D
     
  18. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    i had to chain saw the tree out of my brand new truck a few years ago after Hurricane Isabel.

    on slightly similar topic, i bought a drill press yesterday. must have been a day for tool shopping. :hyper:
     
  19. am i hijacking if i tell about a lawnmower story?? not really, i guess, this is a decent 90's horror film thread anyway.....

    friend of mine was mowing the lawn. something rattles and makes a strange noise under the blades. friend decides to check it out - WITH HIS FINGERS, and without shutting down the mower.

    result??? :eek: