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    Chain saws. Want one.

    Can you buy them in Thailand?

    Somebody told me "Not".

    I've looked but not seen.

    There's a bloke round here who has an electric one that's got to be 3 meters long.

    He does all the planking work for the locals.

    I want my own. petrol, meter or so blade.

    Can I but them here?

    Or do I need to smuggle one in?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Cheers. I think.

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    Yes, you can have a chain saw. The only problem is it aint legal. Once you fire that bad boy up, people will come.

    Trust me on this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    TD is a font of info : http://teakdoor.com/farming-and-gard...light=Chainsaw (Chainsaw? Can i bring one in?)
    Thanks for that.

    Got the picture.

    Get small lunatic Darwinian Lady to bring something in.

    See previous threads re lunatic lady.

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    I'm not sure wether things have changed regards chainsaw's.

    I know a Guy in Chiang Rai who bought a small electric one last year from a shop near Overbrook.

    And just recently, perhaps a month ago I saw two different Petrol driven ones for sale in my local Chinese Hardware shop. Never seen them there before; I could certainly use one also.

    The last time I was in the shop someone bought a chain for one.

    I'm thinking maybe you can get a licence or something. I'll ask next time I'm there.

    Are you thinking about chopping wood or going on a Killing spree ?

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    Chainsaws mean u can chop loads of trees down and make loads of money..that's why people who already own them don't like other people owning them...

    Chainsaw wars aren't uncommon..but at least the folks in the battle are both equally armed.

    Just use a fucking axe..save the hassle.

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    Or a Saw even.

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    ^ na..axes look more hunky..

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    I have had them brought in for my business in Laos. Bought one new in Aust and the other in Vietnam. One was transported though Bangkok airport - just made sure that the blade, chain and motor was seperated.

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    Hunky ? . you like your men with an Axe then !? ....

    Na.. Axe's are ferking hard work, especially for folks who are more used to working a Computer Keyboard.

    Not sure about Jandajoy , I get my brother-in-law to chop my wood but I'm sick of looking at the miserable barsewards face. I'd much rather do the work myself , with the help of a Chainsaw ofcourse

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubby
    Hunky ? . you like your men with an Axe then !? ....
    no, I am not homosexual..but hand saws are for poofs...fact...if you can't find an axe..headbutt the fucking thing..but do not, I repeat, do not use a hand saw..you'll make a mockery of yourself.

    Or you could just listen to Memock..

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    What about Big Handsaws ? less Homo or what ?. Anyway, I've probably killed his thread , not for the first time. I think he wants to be the 'only Gay in the Village'. Sorry. Guy in the Village

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    I saw chainsaws on sale in Tesco Lotus the other day.

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    Tesco ! Wow. They'll be in 7-11 next. Somethings definately changed regards availability. I'll have to check the Licence issue. Send the missus on a mission me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    I want my own. petrol, meter or so blade.
    Now you mention it, I want one too...

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    I miss my Husqvarna chain saw that I had back home. No need for it here, but it made quick work of any tree I had to down back home.

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    The cutting of timber is highly regulated--even on your private property. It's a good way to have problems that won't easily go away.

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    Just Pruning mate. no Harm in it. Everyone (thai's) around here do it.
    Cooking Gas is expensive in relative terms.

    I need to prune, Teak , Lamyai and god knows what else.

    I suspect the only real problem will be everyone will want to borrow it with dire consequences. Loss of limbs and a bit of forest encrouchment.

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    From what i can see in searches, chainsaws are controlled under the Automotive Chain Saw Act B.E.2545 I haven't been able to find a translation of the act.

    There are other WTO Trade Policy Review references dated 2002 stating chainsaws are subject to import licensing.

    Chain saws

    HS code

    8467.81, 8467.91,
    8508.20, 8508.90

    Rationale

    To prevent smuggling of
    logging, forest conservation

    Measures and condition

    Department of Foreign Trade
    authorizes the Department of
    Forestry to grant import
    permit



    The Thai customs news dated August 26 2009 had this article on seized chainsaws.


    The Customs officers checked the products as import entry No.A024 05208 01619 with the officers of Customs import office which is a manifestation product hand saw, amount 100 items, The audit found a saw chain automation 5200 STIHL, it is a goods import controls as the Automotive Chain Saw Act B.E.2545, amount 100 machines, worth than 5 million baht.
    I have seen the pruning ones that look like a strimmer with a 1' blade for sale in our local shop that sells lawnwowers. Chinese made I think. Can't remember the price.
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    I like the Husqvarna myself, but I also have a very good John Deer, a big one that is made in Italy.

    All chain saws will leak oil if they are not stored correctly. That is just part of being a chain saw. The oil is not leaking out of the engine because there is no sump on a 2 cycle engine. The oil is coming out of the chain oiler and if it does not come out, you might have a problem with the the oiler hole being filled with sawdust. If you are laying the saw down for a day or so, place it so that the chain side is raised and there will be no oil coming out or at least there will not be much.

    You can't give an average price, you buy saws for what you need them for. You don't need a saw with a 48" long chain bar, most probably, so you don't buy one. Check at Lowes for husqvarna.

    Don't over purchase!! If you don't know how to use a chain saw, don't get one

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    Can buy, plenty about. But mostly short blades, I have seen about 12 to 18 inches as the longest.

    The larger ones have to be licenced as registered with the forest department and usually you only get one if you have a timbermill or such I think.

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    A short blade is perfectly adequate I find.


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    Just pay Somchai 20 baht to chop a tree down. Far cheaper than investing in a petrol driven chainsaw and doing the monkey work yourself.
    Cheap labour is in abundance. More so in your neck of the jungle JJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    Cheap labour is in abundance. More so in your neck of the jungle JJ.
    Very true.

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