I successfully used a chain saw today.

I did not kill myself.

I guess that’s a bit redundant… I didn’t kill myself because I used it successfully.

I now have a newfound respect for the guys that use these every day, day in day out. After running this for an hour and a half I was pooped. And this isn’t even a big chainsaw at all.

It’s not small, but it’s also not a saw that you find the forestry folks using for the most part…

I’m running a 20″ bar on it, and honestly for one of the tasks I was working on today running a longer bar would be beneficial. Though I don’t need anything that size often enough to have gotten something bigger.