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laptagal


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07/02/2011 09:16

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Hi, we anyone know where we can get either a new chain fitted or the exisiting one sharpened?

Thanks



Hippo


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Very easy to change the chain, also easy to sharpen it, just look on the internet.



Just a small thought if you dont know how to change a chain i dont think you should be using a power saw.



booitsme


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07/02/2011 09:45

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Try the Canadian tool hire place opposite Wellies garden centre (near Catalkoy Starling). I think they do new chains and it only cost us 5TL to get one sharpened.



yorgozlu



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I've been reccomended a place in Kyrenia (not been yet) by the fire stataion,kind of behind 'The Garden/The House'.Or you can get the manual sharpeners from D.I.Y shops at around 4-5 tl.



Baspinar Bob


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07/02/2011 11:13

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Hippo

Wise words.

Bob.



basil


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07/02/2011 12:14

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The yapi market (DIY shop) on the parade of shops next to Lapta post office sharpens saw blades for 5 to 7 TL (depending on length of the chain), and can sell you a new one when you wish.



laptagal


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07/02/2011 18:08

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Thanks for all the sensible and helpful comments. Hippo - don't assume that just because I ask the question, I would be the one using the saw.



settledhere


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Just had mine done. Very good work and reasonable price.. On the right hand side just before the Ravine in Alsancak.



Hippo


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OK I will rephrase the statement -anybody who doesn't know how to change a chain shouldn't be using a power saw.

Another small observation that probably applies to a number of chainsaw users here is-keep your chain correctly tensioned I have seen many a saw here with the chain dangling at least half an inch below the bar.

Also you should only cut with a sharp chain- a good power saw operator would sharpen a chain (even if it's only one or two strokes) every half hour or more frequent if it needs it.

A good way to determine if your chain is sharp enough is to examine the wood chips they should be as said chips not saw dust.

Also when you have your chain sharpened do they also file the rakers also you should service the bar as well.

And as a final warning/advice correct safety gear should be worn.

A chainsaw doesn't cut you it tears a jagged gash.

The final word is the most fatal injury's caused by power saws is severing the femoral artery (usually by operators cutting firewood



waddo


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08/02/2011 08:28

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And as extras - please, please keep the oil topped up the same as you would for a car! Lack of oil means worn out chains and even worse - SNAPPED - chains whilst in use, nasty to say the least!

Remember to keep on elbow locked when using the saw, it saves lots of feet coming off that does. Remember to knock off the saftey device as soon as you stop cutting and before you put the saw down on the ground. Remember to only cut downwards - unless you are expert, cutting up with the top edge of the saw is probably the most dangerous thing you can do. Don't "chase" the wood you are cutting, make sure it is solid or held down so it can not move.

Let the saw do the work - you don't have to push hard to make a chain saw cut wood.

Final bit! Remember that old wood probably has old nails in it that have been used to hang things on when it was a tree - they may still be there along with stones that have grown up with the tree years ago - be careful we don't want to lose you off the site



laptagal


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Hippo, have you ever stopped to consider that it is those kind of un-helpful 'statements' that make people like me reluctant to ask for help or advice on the forum. Just an observation..........



Tenakoutou



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08/02/2011 09:51

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Having used/worked on chainsaws of various makes and sizes for almost 50 years, in the forestry, farms and orchards - also as a diver, I can only echo 'Hippo's' generously offered, comprehensive and sound FREE advice.



'Laptagirl' - try not to be scathing - just be bloody grateful!



waddo


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08/02/2011 12:21

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Laptagirl,



have you ever stopped to consider that it is those kind of un-helpful 'statements' that make people like me reluctant to ask for help or advice on the forum. There must be an echo out here???????



Any advice on saftey is good advice - even if it is not for you! Why not just say "Thanks, chainsaw not mine but the advice will help others at least".



Of course we could all just stay quiet and not offer help at all - apart from the hospital visits that is!



laptagal


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Of course the advice regarding safe handling of a chainsaw is helpful and I am sure well meant, although not what the thread was about. My point is that criticism based upon a 'leapt to' concluson was not. I can't be the only one who hesitaites to post because of this sort of thing. Sorry, I don't understand the reference to an echo. This used to be such a friendly forum.



Tenakoutou



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laptagirl/Msg 14: 'echo' - OK, perhaps a use of the word can be open to misinterpretation.



The correct word should have been 'endorse' - and, yes, I thoroughly endorse 'Hippo's' thoughtful warning and contribution to the subject of this thread - 'anyone know where'.



As for a 'leapt to conclusion' - what do you expect any person with knowledge to conclude when a poster, in this case YOU, admits that they are looking for someone to apply the knowledge/work that they obviously don't trust themselves to carry out.



A chainsaw, IC or electric, is NOT an electric bread knife, dear lady!



dizzycows


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There now laptagal, you have been severely reprimanded on how not to question the male on things we 'dear ladies' know nothing about, lol....



Just asking a question on here regarding anything other than finding a home for dogs or cats is far beyond us 'dear ladies'....



I use my electric bread knife to cut my hedge, its very handy,.... you men should try sometime



Turtle


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You want to be careful trimming yer bush with that knife dizzy



basil


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09/02/2011 00:44

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Original post:



'Hi, we anyone know where we can get either a new chain fitted or the exisiting one sharpened?'



All fairly simple, with no specific or implied request for patronising advice from well meaning posters or MCPs.



Personally, I find the price for sharpening a chain (5TL) quite persuasive, and prefer to pop into my local Yapi than file it myself.



If you want to blather on about ballistic nylon safety gear or inertia chain brakes, perhaps bear in mind that nobody asked.



Hippo


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09/02/2011 07:01

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I will defend my comment' Anyone who has to ask how to change a chain on a power saw shouldn't be using one'



A power saw isn't a tool for the untrained and yet it seems a must here for the majority of households.



As a power saw user for over 40 years and making a living using one then I do feel qualified and just to make such a statement. (Producing pulp at 3 pence at the roadside )

The comment was not made in a derogatory way as deeming to the gentler sex but a warning for all that these tools bite.



Would you place in the hands of a lay person a loaded gun and tell them to go to the hill and shoot your dinner 'No' and yet a pearson can go into a shop buy a saw and with absolutely no training lay about a pile of timber.



So ,OK don't listen to me, carry on, hospital bills are high here, but there will always be a place for you up the mountain.



Femoral artery you have about two minutes to stop the bleeding if of course it hasn't sprung up into the pelvic cavity



basil


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09/02/2011 10:45

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Hippo,



Nowhere on this thread does anyone ask how to change the chain, or imply that they didn't know how.



Laptagal wanted someone else to do it, presumably if the price was right and the place was near - but I'm guessing that part!!

The objections was (only) to your assumptions, enriched by others jumping on the bandwagon.



As (another) experienced user with professional training and certification, I reserve the right to have someone sharpen my spare chains while I get on with being retired



I don't need amateur first aid advice either, but thank you anyway.



dizzycows


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09/02/2011 11:15

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Ha ha ha turtle, yes , will try and be careful, lol



Tenakoutou



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09/02/2011 11:23

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Using the breadknife to trim the 'furry lassoo' wins the day!



martinD41


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09/02/2011 11:39

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All very jovial I must say,but please be aware,If you slip with a chainsaw on full power you are definitely going to be "Hospitalised" or bleed to death...You will think you've been bitten by a Great White Shark........As Hippo & Ten say, unless you understand the extreme dangers (of a Chain Saw) get some exercise with a Hand Saw



Tenakoutou



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Using the breadknife to trim the 'furry lassoo' wins the day!



Our favourite Australian bard has just composed this beautiful love song for his girlyfriend - the music and lyrics are exquisite!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDXxajWXGw8



Turtle


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09/02/2011 12:08

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Yes it is a very serious issue and all the advice given should be taken on board.



I sell Stihl & Husqvarner chainsaws for a living and you would not believe half the things we see on a daily basis......just before christmas a customer of mine who has been a tree surgeon with a climbing certificate for 25yrs hobbled in to see me on crutches with a major injury to his lower leg.......and he was wearing professional (250) trousers with blocking material so it can happen to the best.



Treat your chainsaw like your breadknife, use a file to put the edge back on the link at 30degs and seriously think about a regular new chain......the price of new chains have tumbled in price over the last few years trust me its worth it.



laptagal


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09/02/2011 23:14

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Thread closed - reason - got blade sharpened. (p.s. bush still in tact ;-) ) xxxx



spider


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09/02/2011 23:17

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Well done Laptagal







Spider,X



rowan


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10/02/2011 05:29

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bet you wish you had never asked!!!



dizzycows


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think we all do sometimes ..lol.... its good that we can have a laugh at ourselves, other wise it all becomes tooooo serious ...



spider


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dizzycows I dont think laptagal was laughing at herself, but laughing at others This forum is so full of fun, and I might add fun people







Spider,X



dizzycows


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Hi spider,lol, I was laughing at myself ..... got to or I might cry



straitasadie


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10/02/2011 17:02

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hippo i have a new husqvarna 445e boxed never been started.uk price 380

to you 320 ovno



spider


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dizzycows Love it ! your sounding just like me...just please whatever you do keep an eye on the spelling LOL





Maybe a new thread for me..'.Where do I get those huge pads from over here.'...







Spider,X



dizzycows


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Oh my bod, the spelling police, thats so serious, me grammar aint good either, but then I was never paid to spell... lol



Do you want a chainsaw spider? one for sale above.... be ok on some of the flipping tough old meat served as steak in the restaurants, be a bit big though to put in yer handbag, just mind the oil on the chain, it really messes up your eyeliner and lipsticks ....



spider


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Thanks for the tip, my bags are huge ! I just had an email about a blooming MOUSE on my laptop...'what' sent it back saying sorry I do not keep mice in my house. I do not live on a bloody farm !







Spider,X



goingback


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11/02/2011 17:23

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ouch !



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355873/Tree-surgeon-Adam-Baldock-killed-chainsaw-accident.html



goldenlady


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Hi straitasadie. interested in your husqvarna can you call me please on 0533 8327820



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