Okay, generous mystery benefactors. Today I’m starting a gift registry for folks who stumble upon my blog with excess cash they’re trying to get rid of. Any gifts forwarded to Highland Street will be used to support the production of high-end posts, or create sawdust. The first featured dream tool is both zero-emission and incredibly dangerous. Behold, the battery operated chainsaw!
Once upon a time I regularly climbed trees on skinny ropes I did my best to avoid slicing with razor sharp double edged pruning saws and angry exhaust spewing german chainsaws. Much of the work was clearing deadwood with said super-sharp handsaws. The work was brutal and often bloody. Just try climbing around in a tree with one hand clutching a tool with a thousand tiny daggers. I dreamed of the day when light and quiet power tools would be introduced in the industry. Leave it to the Japanese. Technically proficient AND sworn enemies of noise pollution.
Thankfully, I’ve evolved down from the trees but my obsession with powerful, light, quiet tools has only intensified. I almost always buy Makita tools now for those very qualities. Their equipment works really well, is hard to break, and is blessedly quiety. That goes for mitre saws and air compressors. Who ever dreamed of quiet air compressors? My neighbors thank you, hardworking asian engineers!