Lop and chop un­til you drop

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - AUTO TORQUE -

Power equip­ment su­per­store Mo­to­sapien has ev­ery­thing you need when it comes to chain­saws, with ex­pert ad­vice and great deals.

Un­til the end of the month, out­door en­thu­si­asts can save $150 on the Husq­varna 236E – the ideal camp­ing chain­saw.

Pow­ered by Husq­varna’s all­new X-Torq tech­nol­ogy, the 236E pro­vides more power with less fuel con­sump­tion and less emis­sions, which means up to 60 per cent less pol­lu­tion than other chain­saws.

Other no­table fea­tures of the 236E in­clude its tool-less ten­sion­ing sys­tem and SmartS­tart func­tion, which re­duces re­sis­tance in the starter cord by up to 40 per cent, en­abling you to start your ma­chine quickly with min­i­mum ef­fort.

Mo­to­sapien direc­tor Matt Kiesey-Cald­ing says the 236E is per­fect for cut­ting fire­wood, hobby work, and lighter cut­ting work around the home, such as prun­ing.

“It’s light, easy to start and op­er­ate, pow­er­ful and, like all Husq­varna prod­ucts, re­li­able.”

In the un­likely event that some­thing does goes wrong with your chain­saw while out in the bush, there’s no need to worry as parts are easy to source, he said.

Even re­mote des­ti­na­tions with only small towns, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find some­one to re­pair your chain­saw or that has parts for it.

Matt’s top camp­ing chain­saw tips:

Try not to go any big­ger than a 16 inch or you’ll be hit­ting the dirt with the bar;

Carry a main­te­nance kit with a chain­saw file, ex­tra spark plug, socket and wrench, and pos­si­bly a slot screw­driver;

In­vest in a sec­ond chain – it’s eas­ier to put on a sec­ond chain rather than sharp­en­ing the old one. Husq­varna re­place­ment chains are avail­able at Mo­to­sapien from $35.

“When re­search­ing camp­ing chain­saws on the web, Husq­varna is eas­ily the most com­monly rec­om­mended brand,” Matt says.

“Peo­ple just love how easy it is to start and that they know they can de­pend on it be­cause of its re­li­a­bil­ity.”

If you al­ready have a chain­saw, take it in to Mo­to­sapien for a ser­vice so you can be sure that your prod­uct is run­ning in top form.

If you don’t have one, check out Mo­to­sapien’s range of prod­ucts and pick up a Husq­varna 236E for $249 – $150 off the reg­u­lar re­tail price.

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