As a woodlot owner, I know that many of you out there cut your own firewood. As an experienced user, we have been owners of Husqvarna and Steel chainsaws for more than 35 years. Our own "Huskey" is still running like new after 30 years of use!
There are a lot of brands to choose from out there and there are a lot of models within each brand. But I have to say "Spend a little more and get the best!" Husqvarna and Steel will give you a life time of reusable service.
Of course proper maintenance is key. You want to make sure you keep your chain sharp, a dull chain will cause unnecessary over revving to cut through your piece of wood. Secondly, make sure your oil and gas mixture is properly maintained. Nothing will burn a chainsaw up faster than an incorrect gas and oil mixture.
Needles to say, always use proper safety practices. Wear safety chaps and eye protection!
As our job requires good footwear and after all the years doing our work we have found with diverse weather and ground conditions there are two different footwear's that seem to be unbeatable. For summer and even winter we have found that the Irish Setter boot made by the Red Wing Shoe company, the 8", 9", and 10" with thinsulate are fantastic. They are very comfortable and you can walk in these boots all day long without having sore feet at the end of the day! We highly recommend them.
The second boot being the Woody Max made by the Muck Boot company. They are totally waterproof and very insulated. These are 17" tall. Walk in water or snow all day in comfort. They are not cheap but as the saying goes..."You get what you pay for".
We feel that footwear is very important here at Greater Mi Timber Management as the health of your feet can have a large impact on the health of your entire body.
These recommendations are based on 35 years of different footwear. Try them, you wont be disappointed.
David & Valerie Zimmer
Buyers of standing timber and owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management, a Forest and Timber Management company located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.
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