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    I felles trees for years when I was younger. I always liked Husqvarna chainsaws. I fell my first tree as a teenager with a Pulaski.

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    My circular saw, reciprocal saw, router, and brad nailer are all PorterCable. I think my palm sander is Makita. My belt sander is an old Craftsman. MY 1/2" corded drill is Craftsman. Compound miter saw is Hitachi. My finish nailer is Rigid. Table saw, Craftsman, I think. I have it buried under stuff in the garage. Really need to sell it, as I almost never use it anymore.

    I bought this almost a year ago, and it's been one of the "handiest" little tools I've used in a long time. I had to replace trim on my house around upstairs windows, and also rebuild my chimney... that little saw was a joy to use. Never missed a beat. It's not heavy duty enough for cutting a lot of 2X material, but for 1X stuff and plywood, it's great.

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    I think Dremmel makes one like that as well, looks great.
    The left handed Makita mentioned earlier, I was surprised they made a left handed circular saw.

    That muffin was nasty, no wonder, gave all but what I spit out outside for the birds, DNR is out here now looking for the reason for the bird die off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroturbulence View Post
    I have one of those manual polesaws. They are a pain in the tookus to use. Especially if the branch doesn't stay still. I got me a real polesaw (a small chainsaw on a pole for cutting branches) and never looked back.

    I saw this thing a while back it looked like
    a giant pair of scissors but one side was a chain saw, the other side.
    grabber. It came with an extendable pole too.

    I was thinking it looked very useful.

    (I’m really resisting talking about dish pan
    brushes, some of them have compartments
    for pouring in washing up liquid!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didymous View Post
    I felles trees for years when I was younger. I always liked Husqvarna chainsaws. I fell my first tree as a teenager with a Pulaski.
    Ive always wondered what it feels like to
    chop a proper tree down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Okay, the thread title was a ruse.
    Sshhhhhhhh!!!
    This is the actual secret "Man's Thread" where we can talk about guns, cars, tools, beer, etc.......
    We will NOT be discussing curtains, cats or wine, and when
    we need snacks, we'll pilfer 'em from the decoy "man thread".
    I almost made the title "Harbor Freight Coupons", but then realized
    the word "coupon" would attract every woman within 25,000 miles.

    So I'm in the market for a new cordless drill/impact kit.
    I'm leaning towards a Makita brushless set.
    I currently have a Milwaukee, but the impact crapped out and
    since I can't find the receipt, Milwaukee won't honor the warranty.
    So me and Milwaukee are now divorced.
    What brand of cordless do you prefer?
    I prefer devices that you plug in.
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    This is it imagine all the fun with this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by notmyown View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miri View Post
    This is it imagine all the fun with this!


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    I envision a whole new series of movies about Freddie Kruger using that thing.... the jaws look just big enough to go around a neck... definitely arms and possibly legs....and the teeth just give it that "scream factor"....

    Cool looking tool, though. I need to check into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroturbulence View Post
    I dont really have a recommendation but my old line of work used to put me in contact with contractors and they always seem to have Makita power tools. One even had makita posters up on his shop wall.. I remember because they always had a Makita girl on them..

    In case u guys have never seen a Makita girl before...

    She is probably going to do some serious drilling with that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusLives View Post
    Harbor Freight is a manly man's store and it is the stinkiest store I have been in a cross between rubber tires and tar they put on roof smell. I've only been in the store a couple of times...bought my tool box there.
    Maybe that's the reason why we shop at Lowe's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didymous View Post
    I remember,years ago, when I first used a Makita circular saw. I was in the basement, making plywood rips for some polysteel blocks. I was right-handed, and the saw was left-handed, so I ended up cutting the cord-which tripped the main breaker. All the lights in the house went off. My boss was a little upset and said some things I won't repeat here.
    I don't care for those sidewinder saws.
    I prefer to watch the blade while I cut.
    Worm or hypoid gears are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miri View Post
    (I’m really resisting talking about dish pan
    brushes, some of them have compartments
    for pouring in washing up liquid!).
    Sounds very useful for cleaning engine parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourist View Post
    She is probably going to do some serious drilling with that thing.
    Then I'll go behind her and do some serious spackling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miri View Post
    Ive always wondered what it feels like to
    chop a proper tree down!
    Very exhilarating! And gives one a great sense of accomplishment.Felling can also be very dangerous. I watched one of my uncle nearly kill himself when a madrone he was felling wedged up and barberchaired.. he was a very dark-skinned man, but he actually turned white at that moment. When I was 12, I was hit by a widowmaker that drove my feet six inches into the Duff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    I don't care for those sidewinder saws.
    I prefer to watch the blade while I cut.
    Worm or hypoid gears are the way to go.

    I agree. When I was a carpenter, I always used worm drive skilsaws. Heavy, but dependable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Who likes chainsaws?
    That was a rhetorical question.

    We heat exclusively with wood,
    so a good, dependable saw is vital to us.
    I'm a Stihl guy.
    Right now I have an MS261 C-M, which is a rippin' saw.
    When I have an extra grand lying around,
    I want to get an MS362 C-M.

    I also have a small Poulan that was given
    to me by a friend who couldn't get it to run.
    I cleaned up the carb and put some
    fresh mix in it, and away she went.
    It's actually a great little saw.
    I use it for tree work in the yard, and for
    cutting firewood when we go camping.



    In answer to your rhetorical question. A few chainsaw lovers.

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    I was at Lowe's earlier. I like the looks of that porter cable 5 inch random orbital sander. I think it's a few bones cheaper on Amazon
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    Man, if a girl is gonna look THAT pretty, she'd better be helping me get the job done!
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    In the 90s when I was in the Carpenters union I worked for a number of years on a casino job. I was using an angle grinder to cut a copper ground wire off the q-deck, and got a piece of shrapnel in my eye. Fortunately, it didn't burn or cut me, but I got the rest of the day off after the doctor picked that fragment out with some fancy tweezers.
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    I hated getting steel in my eye in factory jobs.
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