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Brush cutting in the heat of summer

Clearing saplings
Stihl brush cutting.

With even just a few acres of forested land, it can be a never ending  job to keep the property looking like its not overgrown. I’ve learned a long time ago to “cry once, pay once”. By that I mean not to go cheap on the tools I use for ongoing or heavy use. Basically you get what you pay for. I own several Stihl products and have never been disappointed with their performance.

 

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ol’ faithful, a Husqvarna 353G chainsaw

Battered and bruised.
Black with tar, thick with pitch, this chainsaw has seen its day but still won’t quit.

We cut a cord of hardwood today. I started out using 2 different Stihl saws but the little one I knew was underpowered for the 12 inch wide maple, and the larger one didn’t fair much better. So, I dug out Stubbert’s ol’ faithful, a Husqvarna 353G.

 

 

 

 

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