Einhell Petrol Chainsaw 41cc with Log Saw Horse only £99.45 delivered or to collect @ toolstation [halloween jason prop]
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Einhell Petrol Chainsaw 41cc with Log Saw Horse only £99.45 delivered or to collect @ toolstation [halloween jason prop]

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great for Halloween hahaha
MAZZY60

great for Halloween hahaha


Just what I was thinking
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Edited by: "Pateo" 30th Oct 2015
Just bought a log horse similar to this from Aldi. Half price at £8.99. On getting it home, unpacked it and on each leg it says "Do Not Use With Chainsaws". Now I don't believe there is anyone out there who would buy a log horse who WOULDN'T be wanting to use it with a chainsaw. Looks like the guy from Einhell who make the tools for Aldi must be fresh out a health and safety course.
exactly right pateo, might get one and leave it by the door tonight
It isn't ideal to be using a metal horse with a chainsaw in health and safety terms since bits of metal are going to go wizzing off if the two clash. Obviously most horses that are sold are metal anyway...

The main problem with these type of horses (and really most of any type) is that smaller diameter wood (which is going to be what most weekend warriors use these for) has a tendency of flying out of the horse during cuts unless you're super careful, which is a pain in the ****.

That chainsaw is chinese rubbish. Better off buying a £50 one straight from China on ebay. Same saw anyway...
championadam

It isn't ideal to be using a metal horse with a chainsaw in health and … It isn't ideal to be using a metal horse with a chainsaw in health and safety terms since bits of metal are going to go wizzing off if the two clash. Obviously most horses that are sold are metal anyway...The main problem with these type of horses (and really most of any type) is that smaller diameter wood (which is going to be what most weekend warriors use these for) has a tendency of flying out of the horse during cuts unless you're super careful, which is a pain in the ****. That chainsaw is chinese rubbish. Better off buying a £50 one straight from China on ebay. Same saw anyway...



The exact same horse in B & Q says it's suitable for chainsaws. As with all equipment there has to be some common sense as well as health and safety. If Einhall who manufacture for Aldi, or Aldi for that matter, were conscientious of the health and safety aspect of NOT using a metal horse with a chainsaw, then they should have taken the liberty of applying a larger notice on the packaging. It's a tiny red label on the BACK of the box. A bit of a joke really.

I assembled the horse and used it yesterday. For £8.99 (half price) it's actually not bad and I would suggest quite a bit safer than cutting logs on top of other logs on the ground. I had some branches about 4 metres long and about 3" diameter. It cut them well with no issues. The only problem are the thinner branches which don't grip too well in the jaws and spin round. A bit of pressure on the chainsaw stopped this but felt the jaws were not sharp enough. Despite other reviews on amazon I found the horse extremely sturdy, even on concrete and never felt it would tip up. I could easily chop the logs down to about a metre long and then chop off smaller bits for the chiminea or wood burner. I would say anything less than about 2" diameter should be cut on a chop saw.

I will probably make some modifications to the horse which will make it safer but will also invalidate the warranty. A quick release strap or clamp to secure the log to the horse would be an improvement or sharper teeth in the jaws. I may even clad the inner part of the legs with timber in order to ensure that metal contact of the chainsaw blade will never meet with the metal of the legs.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 1st Nov 2015
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