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Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Silverback, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    I mean they make some HUGE pelican cases now lol
    Yessir, per range trip. It'll hold all my shooing accessories, targets and ammo.
     
  2. Oswego

    Oswego n00b


    this....

    right now just trying to decide what to do in terms of chainsaws. Got three more trees I want to drop and my 18" that's 20+yo & 14" that's 30+yo are both getting real tired + both leak oil and or gas or both like crazy. I really don't use one often but having used them for 20+ years I really don't want some dumbed down homeowner big box low quality saw. Figure after I drop the trees the saw will only be used for storms or trail rides...decisions decisions
     
  3. CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco Well-Known Member

    I hate to admit it, but I was pretty impressed with Zech's E-Go chainsaw in Arkansas. Then again, my POS wouldn't start at all that trip. So it didn't take much to impress me....
     
  4. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    The e-go chainsaw is not a great saw for commercial use; but it does a good job for storm cleanup, lot clearing, and general use. I really appreciate the lack of buzz noise and low vibrations. I can use it for a day and my hands are fine the next day. But if I had to use it day after day I would get a bigger chainsaw.

    But after having it for two years now I still have no problems putting a battery in it and cleaning out branches in a hurry.
     
  5. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    I think that trip really showed the difference in types of chainsaws in my opinion. The gas chainsaws were great for extended periods of cutting large trees. The smaller electric chainsaw was great for quick-to-cutting and medium sized trees. If we had to use it anymore than we did the batteries would have become an issue though.
     
  6. CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco Well-Known Member

    So I finally bit the bullet and bought a real torque wrench yesterday. It's hard to pay $90 for a torque wrench when the $10 HF special has done me well. However, the HF stops at 150 ft-lbs and the Husky that I bought goes to 250. The new one is longer than my breaker bar. Guess it's time to upgrade the breaker bar :D.

    In the end, I wish I would have bought the nicer one to begin with....something about buying and crying....
     
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  7. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    I just had an mental breakthrough... I must buy gas and should get a pro/HD model.

    #1) I'm looking to buy raw land in the future and clearing out the timber for roads and a pad site will be a task I take on myself.
    #2) If I want to use it for storms.....we lose and have lost power for over a week at my house so charging batteries could be an issue.
    #3) will need to heat future property and wood is my #1 choice

    Best of both worlds would be a gas saw with 18" - 20" bar for 99% of cutting and a 14-16" electric for trail rides and homeowner type stuff.
     
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  8. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

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  9. CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco Well-Known Member

    Hopefully that will be good for the resale value of my house there!
     
  10. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    I had a Husqvarna Rancher model chainsaw that was a badass. I ended up leaving it in Freer at Jason's ranch the last time I went (hunting fees I guess lol)
     
  11. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    It's still in the bed of his Tacoma. It's his full time truck chain saw. We used it on our Moab/Colorado trip :)
     
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  12. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

  13. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    Well at least someone's getting use out of it lol
     
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  14. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

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    Sucks that it'll be a few years until I can get back out here.
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  15. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    Same hoping they up the quality enough that they will make stuff worth buying again. And get rid of their awful ratchet design...
     
  16. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    Replacing the Pump on my jack.
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  17. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    If and when the pump on my harbor frieght jack goes I hope that one fits because I love that little jack.
     
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  18. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    Direct replacement from Snap-on, so I guess it depends on how close the Chinatown one is to the original lol
     
  19. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Harbor Freight and jack are three words I don’t feel comfortable with in the same sentence.
     
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  20. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Like “safe sex hooker”.
     

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