Now THIS is a real chainsaw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4.3mudder, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    My grandfather had this at his place to fix, I think it is badazz.

    Assuming it is an old poulan :confused:, judging by the color green.

    I have never seen one of these before, I have heard of them, but never seen one. I know some of you have seen them and have used them before, what is the specific purpose of using one like this?

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  2. ExtExc

    ExtExc LawnSite Member
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    What the hell is that thing. Haha. I don't know the advantage. Maybe its better for large diameter trees?
     
  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    makes it alot easier to collect workman's comp?
     
  4. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    :laugh::laugh: or a get to go home early.

    Yes, it is a chiansaw, but the advantage I have not clue.

    To me that thing is a rag, really because it is not orange and white, also because it is older than me.
     
  5. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
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    its a push bar, to push into smaller diameter trees and shrubs. I think, Ive only heard of them, never actually seen one
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is what is called a bow saw. There are very few pieces of equipment in the industry that are more dangerous than that.
     
  7. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yep, thats one of the most dangerous tools you could use.
     
  8. Danscapes

    Danscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes it is a bow saw. And yes it is very dangerous but very effective as well, it's used for cutting brush and under growth. In the right hands it is better to use that to cut down honeysuckle and stuff than a regular chain saw.
     
  9. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yep, OSHA regs killed those saws off.... that and the huge number of lawsuits. I had one 20 some years ago, scared the hell out of me and everyone else that ever used it.

    I sold it to a guy on my route that saw it and just had to have it. Even with the warning I gave him he wanted it.
     
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    A saw like that....and no hand guard?!?
     

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