Friday, April 14, 2017

Angry Tool

The new weedeater is a beast. The past few years, I've worn out a hundred dollars worth of chainsaw blades cutting privets. I worked for hours clearing a few feet of those insidious bushes. By the time I finished cutting at the end of the day, the chainsaw was as dull as a butter knife, and I swear I could see the privets springing back up and growing before my eyes.

I kept saying I needed a weedeater with a saw blade. I've been saving my mad money that I earn with my newspaper columns and selling books. This past Wednesday I drove to the place where they sell the good tools. Not the consumer brand that's disposable after a few years, but the good ones that last.

I cranked it Wednesday and cut a few small bushes around the barn. The new weedeater made short work of it.

Today, before the temps reached into the 90s, I cut privets that sprang up next to our walking path. It barely grunts when cutting underbrush that's about an inch in diameter.  I tried it on some sweetgum trees by the path. A few of these were as big around as my forearm and the weedeater blade whacked them down easily.

Keeping privets under control just got a little easier.

Happy Good Friday.


I have my angry tool face on.

12 comments:

  1. Real tool= win against the bushes.
    Joy

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  2. That monster looks like just the thing you needed, very nice.

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  3. Don't get careless with that baby! NOthing like having the right tool.

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  4. You look like an angry Viking advancing on an unsuspecting village.

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    1. I thought you looked like you were riding some sort of a Harley!!

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  5. It's bigger than you are! And it looks hungry.

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  6. The right tool for the job. I like the harness and a couple feet of steel between you and that dude's teeth. So go ahead and show Off!
    Things are more fun with a mean machine! One that is meaner than the enemy@!

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  7. Oh my goodness! Thats a monster !
    I remember mom having sweetgum bushes. I know now why daddy didnt like them.
    Lisa

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  8. It looks a scary beast. A scary efficient beast.
    We call sweetgum Liquid Amber. And I love them. They do sucker/seed with gay abandon though.

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  9. Oh man, I wouldn't want to make you angry when you're holding that mean machine. It looks like you mean business...

    My husband has one with a longer handle and the teethes on the round blade are closer together and it also has a harness like yours. He also uses it to cut bushes.

    Thanks for showing us a photo.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs, Julia

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  10. Not something I know anything about

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  11. Now that's a weed Whacker! You have to make sure you don't cut down flowers like my ex did one summer:)

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