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post #1 of 17 Old 07-07-2013, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Recently moved to Newport Rhode Island and have a nice little house with a backyard. Put a fire pit in and enjoy nightly fires with my fiancÚ. The downside is that firewood costs $6 a bundle for 8 pieces of wood here on the island. Contacted a local place that sells it in bulk and it's $295 a cord. Ridiculous.

Saw that Sears is selling their Blue Max chainsaws at clearance prices and picked one up. Read a bunch of reviews and all the bad reviews were either people who've never owned a chainsaw and didn't know how to operate one or have owned one all their lives and thought they knew all there was to know. This thing works awesome for the price. Found an abandoned lot near my house with a bunch of downed trees and went to work for an hour. probably cut up $50-$60 worth of bundles wood.

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That's really expensive for a cord of wood. Before our last camping trip I brought $60 worth of split oak which filled up my long bed. Not sure why wood up there is so expensive but $295 for a cord and $6 a bundle is totally crazy. You will for sure reap the benefits of owning your own saw. I run a Husqvarna 51, old but will cut the heck out of wood. Not familiar with the Blue Max saw but for what you need it for I am sure you will be fine.

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2 Things,
1-I got a cheap $115 Mc Culla??? that I bout at wal mart 19 years ago. Still has the original spark plug! Start every time.
2-with the fire ban going on here in Colorado, firewood is REAL CHEAP! Just in case your out here.

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2 Things,
1-I got a cheap $115 Mc Culla??? that I bout at wal mart 19 years ago. Still has the original spark plug! Start every time.
2-with the fire ban going on here in Colorado, firewood is REAL CHEAP! Just in case your out here.
Ok, I did get a laugh out of #2 and I know I shouldn't be laughing at all with the big time fires happening out there. Come to think of it, I still have the original plug in my Huska, purchased in 95.

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Heck you gotta laugh at stuff like this. As I sit and type this Im can loo out my windsheild at the newset fire in Colorado. Named the "pipeline fire' on Fishers Peak in Trinidad CO.
Two week ago I could look out the back window at the East Peak fire in Walsenburg CO. Gotta laugh

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"cheap pine" is going for 200 a cord
oak is, INSANE, 400 a cord!
I have two huskies and run them with a northern tools splitter, wood is the only heat we have here so we go through a few cords a year. saves a TON on heating costs.
plus there is always enough for campfires and bbq's

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Fred I hope you find some cheap or free wood, that's insane

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This load here was just 40$ and there is no pine.

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Pallets or skids are usually free & mostly hardwood.....
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This load here was just 40$ and there is no pine.

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Man if I could find a load that size here in oak it would be an easy $350.00
if you werent so far away I would get a big trailer and go fill it up and pay for my road trip heat for the year and braces fro my kid.

Pallets around here are either reused or so busted up they are almost useless PLUS they like to charge enough to buy new ones so they get their pallets replaced
you can find some sometimes but they used to be plentiful and I have built fences and sheds and couches and adirondack chairs out of them and had at least kindling for fires but now they are just too hard to come by to make it worth while.

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