Hints & Tips
The recent gales have left branches and debris strewn all over the place just as we were hoping the worst of the weather was over.
These blown-down branches need to be cleared away and you may well need a chainsaw to help – a bow saw is all well and good but pretty tiring after a while.
So here are a couple of machines which will make light work of clearing away the debris and will also do the job if you need to fell smaller, teetering trees.
The Oleo-Mac GS-350 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter-Pack is an ideal machine for cutting branches and small scale felling and can also be used to lop overhanging branches.
The guide bar is 35cm long and the chain is powered by a 38.9cc engine and even has directions printed on to the body of the saw.
Automated chain lubrication keeps it running smoothly and anti-vibration systems make it comfortable to use over long periods.
It weighs 4.4kg and has an inertia-operated chain brake should you get a kick-back.
What makes this a great buy is the safety equipment you receive free – a safety helmet complete with visor and ear muffs, working gloves as well as free two-stroke and chain oil and a fuel mixing bottle.
This chainsaw, exclusive to MowDirect, costs £195, almost £85 off the recommended price and it has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
There are also a number of special offers available if purchased at the same time as the saw, like a Deluxe log horse with a chainsaw clamp for £49.95. This neat little device simplifies sawing wood for the fire.
A machine often used by the professionals is the Tanaka TCS-33EDP Petrol Chainsaw (35cm Guide-Bar).
With a 32.2cc engine producing it is a really powerful little machine which will deal with the most stubborn branches and trunks.
This Japanese machine is especially easy to start needing 50 per cent less pulling force. And weighing only 3.7kg and with a comprehensive anit-vibration system it is comfortable to use for longer periods.
The correct chain tension is important and with this one adjustment is easily made at the side of the machine.
It costs £299, £120 less than the recommended price and has a five year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
You also receive a free safety helmet with visor and ear muffs worth £24.95.
Once you have lopped the branches and tidied up you may well need a log splitter and this one will do the trick for most domestic tasks.
The MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitter is dead easy to use and can take logs up to 25cm in diameter and 37cm long.
The splitting power is generated by a 1500W electric motor and has both hands are needed to operate, it is very safe to use. And the four tons of splitting force will deal with most wood.
Transport wheels at the base and a rubber hand grip make it easy and comfortable to move around.
It costs £149.95, a full £100 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
Our customers love this machine. Here are a few comments from the 5-Star review page. “…the build quality is excellent.” and “…does everything it says on box. It is so easy to use.” and even “I wish I had brought one years ago what more can I say !!! Thank you MowDirect.”
If you want a little more splitting power you can order a similar machine with five tons of splitting power.