Tool for Today
I get this out every so often, when there is cutting to be done – cutting with more speed than the smaller electric kit will manage. I bought my first chainsaw about 12 years ago from my brother, but only after I had undertaken three days' training at Shuttleworth – he wouldn't let me have the chainsaw until he was satisfied that I wouldn't plant a ditch down my forehead with one.
Today we culled a cankerous pear tree and chopped up many branches from pruned acers and a silver birch. It's surprisingly hard work, but it has to be done.
It will all make for good kindling or firewood next year.