baragua wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:51 pm
Thanks to you three for the kusakariki crash course. Always appreciate another gear rabbit hole to dive down. My immediate inclination is to get a Makita since I'm going to be buying into that battery line anyway. Do you guys think there are any meaningful drawbacks on electric? Power? Battery duration on longer jobs?
In any case, I'll probably get started as soon as I can with a machete, rake, and fork. It'll do me some good after this long sedentary pandemic spell.
A friend who bought a battery powered Makita one years ago said it only lasted 1/2 - 1/3 of the time on the stats. Big difference between low and high power. I think he was using 14.4v batteries I think.
If you’re in Inaka, you need a kusakariki. First tool I needed for my house “renovation” next was a chainsaw…. I still think it’s funny.
I have a few (long story) 2 cycle Kusakariki. My friend says his new 30cc 3 cycle backpack version is so much easier to use for extended periods. I love my 50 cc lawnmower. Great for flat areas and slight hills. I can enjoy a non carbonated beverage as I follow it around the field.
Get some vibration absorbing gloves. Your hands will thank you.
Drain the engine for long periods of not using like Zasso said. Learn to sharpen blades. Learn not to hit rocks. Remember that strings are more likely to throw rocks. Learning/knowing to do simple maintenance and repairs like how to clean and overhaul a carbutrator might save you some headaches and/or money or both.
Watch out for giant hornets, ticks, lacquer tree and mamushi in the warmer months.