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As of today, I am now the proud owner of a chainsaw. As a bonus, I still have all my limbs attached!

Jane and I were talking about getting a chainsaw earlier this week. We’ve got quite a backlog of wood to process and the main challenge is getting it sawn up into suitable lengths to split, season and burn. For years, I’ve been doing this by hand but the time and effort required go up exponentially as branches get wider and turn into full-on logs. I did some research and settled on a battery operated model from DeWalt. It is small (and light) with a bar only 12″ long but I’ve already got some DeWalt batteries for another tool.

It arrived today and, suitably togged up with leather chaps, hearing protection, goggles, gloves and steel toe-capped boots, I got to work on some of the bits I have been putting off. Suffice it to say that I’m very happy with the results. I’ve still got a fair few hours work ahead of me but it is going to be significantly quicker, even with all the dressing up and other safety precautions that need to be taken.

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