Yesterday afternoon I looked out back to see a gigantic tree laying across our fence. I went out and assessed the damage. 5 fence rails broken, tree completely uprooted, lotta diseased tree in my yard. Some might see this and react like my neighbor did (the tree stands/stood on his property). He called a tree surgeon who said he would be out Monday, then he came over to let us know that he knew and had made arrangements to have it taken care of.

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When he came over, my wife answered the door and explained that I had been looking for a reason to get a new chainsaw and had already left to get it. My old chainsaw I “borrowed” from my parents. It’s a small, shitty, “Homelite” branded thing that only gets fuel when you hold it at a certain angle...real safe for a chainsaw...  

Given the times, I online ordered an Echo CS 400 chainshaw, chain oil, and 5 fence rails from the local home depot. I have an Echo backpack blower, and weed whacker, they have both been absolute gems so I’m sticking with em.

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As I got out of the car I donned my mask and gloves. Picked up my stuff, and disinfected it before I brought it in...If you told me a month ago that I would be doing all of that extra stuff just for a trip to the Depot, I would have been like, “Ok, crackhead”

Anyway, I have never had the pleasure of using a decent chainsaw before. I am an excitable person, and my neighbors know it so families on both sides were out to see me in action. In addition I love new toys/tools. As I open the box:

Me:

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My brain:

My Wife:

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The Neighbors:

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Filled the chain oil , filled the gas tank , primed, choke, and it fired right up. Do you even know if a chainsaw works if you don’t rev it up like a psycho first?

Anyway, In just a few hours this tree is gone! I will put up pics later but man is there anything like cutting something as big as a tree with relative ease?

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