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Friday, 8 June 2018

Meanwhile At Sunnybrook Farm



Years ago I ran a Husquavarna and truly believed that the sun rose and set on it. I dunno how many chords of wood I went through on Pop's farm with that thing. I was probably the only kid in my school who had his own saw in Grade 7. Pop taught me how to use it and care for it and foolishly thought the machine belonged to him - and I was content to let him believe it. As long as he paid for the odd bar and chain and the gas I saw no problem with it. When Pop sold the farm he got rid of all the farm machines in an auction and that was the last I saw of my beloved saw. I was actually a little bummed out by it.

Couple years back I went to buy one of my own... and went straight for the Husquavarna's. I was almost heartsick - it's the same old story - the brand was whored out to the corporate chithawks - who promptly started using it to flog cheap junk. The last time I looked into this - Stihl was the best of the bunch in my scholarly opinion. But I suppose the same thing will happen to Stihl one day too. If it does - I will turn my nose up at them too. Life is too short to be buggering around with an inferior saw.

5 comments:

  1. I have bent a bar but the tree was a lot larger than the one in the photo, I think I would just quit cutting if it had of been a tiny one. The first sign that a saw company has gone down hill is when you see it for sale at Tractor Supply. That is the chinamart for farm stuff, not sure if they have any up your way but be prepared for low quality junk if they do.

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  2. https://mobile.twitter.com/davidd_dds/status/1004941879136391169/video/1

    hahahahahaha

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  3. G7 summit. Trudeau’s eyebrows literally falling off.

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  4. You can still get good Husky's, but you have to look for the "where its made" tag. If it say's "Made in Sweden, Germany, USA or even Italy" then it's probably worth the money.
    And if it say's "Made in China" .......
    My one rule for buying a chainsaw is, buy it from a shop that sells saws to loggers and does repairs to the saws it sells.
    Try getting someone wandering around a store in a blue or orange vest to work on your saw.

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  5. I'm glad the brand still retains some good models Jon. You are right, when I was a kid the professional loggers all ran husquavarna.

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