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Thread: Paraplegic fun with a Chainsaw

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    Paraplegic fun with a Chainsaw

    I wish I could have a dollar for everytime I hear a wheelchair user utter in exasperation "man, I sure wish I could use a chainsaw again...!!!"

    Well, in answer to this ongoing problem I set out to see exactly what might happen when a paraplegic and gas-powered chainsaw are combined.

    Please check out my youtube in case you are tempted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7hRGi3nSSU



    ...if you found this useful you might like to check out the first tests in the garage...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEHaho02kM8

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    What do I miss most? My CHAINSAW! RRRRRRRRRrrrrrrr. MEN! lolol

    j/k of course - I must admit, chainsaws are kinda cool. I was cutting up a top half of a tree that fell and burning it last fall - and I felt positively..... macho *blushes*

    My friend is much easier to please - she got really excited and felt tough over the hand-held jigsaw. Amateur.

    Seriously, cool video - bet all the girls are gonna drool over your accent

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    I've used one a few times. I sat on the ground and it worked fine.
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulScream View Post
    I've used one a few times. I sat on the ground and it worked fine.

    ??!! dammit...and I thought I was the first....grrrr

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    Good stuff! That Walgreen's first aid kit probably won't "cut" it in an emergency though. LOL
    Dave

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    Yes, that is quite an interesting first aid kit for chainsaw injuries.

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    Cleared my 2 acres many years ago when the old E&J folders were the lightweight chairs to own. I would cut the tree and then try to skeedaddle before it fell on me, sometimes leaving the saw in the cut. Got hung up a few times with branches. Man, I cringe when I think of what could have happened. I cut, trimmed the branches and split the wood. Course I was just a city boy back then who moved out to the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Cleared my 2 acres many years ago when the old E&J folders were the lightweight chairs to own. I would cut the tree and then try to skeedaddle before it fell on me, sometimes leaving the saw in the cut. Got hung up a few times with branches. Man, I cringe when I think of what could have happened. I cut, trimmed the branches and split the wood. Course I was just a city boy back then who moved out to the country.

    Wow - 2 acres?!. I'm sticking with smaller trees for now. I'm making a sort of grabbing hook to tow the fallen trees out of the way.

    You really do have to think ahead with each move; be read to get out of the way, be ready to jettison the saw, know where the kill switch is without looking etc.

    still, it is good fun....

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    I used a tow hook to drag them, just loop it around and hook. I'd drag the log to the fire pit and saw it there so I could have a stack close to the fire. Definitely had to be mindful not of sawing off a leg! Keep an eye where the eject goes too, I ended up with one leg soaked with oil.
    Andrew

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    I've been through Georgia many,many times.I've never heard a Georgia drawl quite like that! Although, I guess it makes sense.Georgia was named in honor of King George II.

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