Sunday, June 27, 2021

Yard Work (Ugh…)

Saturday - This is the slope between the road and our house. Over the years, a lot of trees and brush have grown. After arguing with the 30-year-old two-cycle chainsaw this morning, I was prompted to get a new battery-operated model. I picked up a Ryobi with a 4AH, 40V battery, and a 14” bar. I have no plans to tackle trees so this was a suitable size chainsaw for me. I got about half done and will tackle the rest later. 

I’ve never needed to clear trees and brush while in the RV. Nor mow the lawn or use the string trimmer and brush cutter. All were activities of the day between the two ham radio test sessions. 

Sunday
 - More playing with the chainsaw clearing trees off of the hill. Today, I tackled some of the larger trees at the other end. Getting them to fall where I wanted them to was the challenge. Less so today as there was no wind. None hit the house so I'll call that a win. I put them in a couple of piles. I'm thinking of renting a chipper so I can just shred them. But that's for another time. I still need to cut the stumps down closer to the ground.

8 comments:

Scott Seidl said...

What are your thoughts on the battery saw? Power and run time are the two most asked questions I hear about battery equipment.

SonjaM said...

On your "playing" with the chainsaw, pics of bad splatter movies sprang into mind ;-)

RichardM said...

I'm impressed with the saw. I used it cutting small trees, cutting off the larger limbs, for a couple of hours and used about half of the battery. In other words, the battery lasts longer than I do.

RichardM said...

Those that actually use the tool for real work, my use is in the playing around category.

Geoff James said...

Owning a chainsaw definitely attracts "manliness points" :-) . I owned a petrol Stihl saw years ago and even had a chequered pattern work shirt. The fact that most of the use was cutting up firewood is irrelevant. Happy days long past now that we have heat pumps. Enjoy your ownership Richard!

redlegsrides said...

Did you wear OSHA approved hard hat, leather gloves harvested from free range Caribou nurtured by 100% native Innuik folk? Gotta be hip and PC you know. ;)

RichardM said...

The gas chainsaw that wouldn't start was also a Stihl. It always started reliably but it is getting on in years...

RichardM said...

No hardhat. Aerostitch riding gloves are nicely padded. Not PC...