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Stihl heavy

Stihl chainsaw 039 or 390

When we first started off clearing away the driveway we were using a very small pruning chainsaw because we didn't know any better and funds were limited.

We finally realized the limitations and decided to splurge for a bigger saw. We found a good deal on a much bigger chainsaw through E-bay, and used it to finish clearing the path.

It's a Stihl 039, or what they call a 390 these days. A fine machine, but after it's all said and done I think we would have been better off with a smaller one. It gets real heavy real fast, especially after you've been cutting for a while.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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As Willie Nelson would say: "Sthil is still movin' to me!" That actually makes little sense, but the song has been in my head ever since reading your title.
Comment by Everett Wed Aug 11 22:23:04 2010

I would guess Mr Nelson is speaking about the inner journey he takes when he decides to sit down and be still for a while.

Willie Nelson is one of the few celebrities I'd like to meet in person someday.

Comment by mark Thu Aug 12 17:38:34 2010

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