I purchased a chain saw today — a Stihl MS271 Farm Boss. We needed one around the house to do various cleanup chores around the house.

While thankfully we didn’t get hit by the devastating tornado that swept through last week, we still have accumulated enough downed wood around here that we’re going to need the help of a chain saw to get things down to a managable size.

I was looking through the manual…

A few pages are nothing but warnings — literally no instructions for the operation of the tool, just warnings.

I guess that’s how you know you’re dealing with something a bit dangerous.