Or indeed, is the oracle himself knowledgeable in this area?
We have a wood burning stove and a fireplace. We have a number of large logs gifted to us by friends when their trees come down in gales which we have been cutting using a saw and axe. It's hard work, and takes a long time to get through. It is DH's birthday soon and he's a difficult man to buy for. I was wondering about getting him a chainsaw, to deal with the wood but I have no idea what I'm looking for and I'm a bit scared of them <wimp>
Can anyone give me some info on what I need for cutting firewood, rather than the terrifying weapons of mass destruction that my tree surgeon uses? Thank you!
we have a husqvarna and dh sometimes croons over it! We get the spoils from local tree surgeons and as they are usually in four foot trunks then a chainsaw is necessary. He uses this to cut the trunk into rings about 12 inches in length (ish) before splitting them into chocks with a splitting axe or maul
Sorry, I forgot to come back and thank people for their help. So, thanks
However, I mentioned the idea to DH (decided I didn't want to spend the money till I was sure he'd use it ) and he went slightly pale and waffled a little before admitting he really really doesn't trust himself with a chainsaw and he'll go on using the axe, saw and log splitting wedge, if that's OK.