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Old 04-26-2008, 09:00 AM   #41
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Truly a humbling experience in front of a bunch of Chicakos.
Chicakos? :confused:
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The chain saw is the one that scares me the most. Maybe that's why I've never had so much as a close call with it.
Borrowed FIL's Stihl chain saw from MIL to take out a medium sized tree that had died. The saw has a 52 page manual that is 50 pages of warnings and 2 pages of how to operate the saw. After thoroughly reading the manual I drained the fuel from the saw and returned it to "storage" condition and went to Home Depot and bought a $10 bow saw. That worked fine.
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The saw has a 52 page manual that is 50 pages of warnings and 2 pages of how to operate the saw.
I was just remarking the other day that product instructions are now almost completely useless due to this phenomena.

Almost everything I've bought lately had a thick instruction book of warnings and legalese, with one page of 'instructions' showing everything in tiny little pictures with "YES!" and "NO!" or a circle with a slash over it. Its generally taken me 20 minutes with a magnifying glass to try to divine what the directions to something are.

You get the same treatment with OTC medications. A big label with a million warnings in 2 point type, and somewhere in there some vague instructions on dosage.
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Chicakos? :confused:
I think that's Alaska-speak for greenhorn, though i thought it was spelled cheechako. Parents homesteaded there, sis & i born there.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:12 PM   #48
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I was just remarking the other day that product instructions are now almost completely useless due to this phenomena.

Almost everything I've bought lately had a thick instruction book of warnings and legalese, with one page of 'instructions' showing everything in tiny little pictures with "YES!" and "NO!" or a circle with a slash over it. Its generally taken me 20 minutes with a magnifying glass to try to divine what the directions to something are.

You get the same treatment with OTC medications. A big label with a million warnings in 2 point type, and somewhere in there some vague instructions on dosage.
My theory is that the product maker can be sued for giving directions on use in a way that could be misconstrued, so it's less expensive to give out no instructions and just say "use safely, if you aren't sure about how to use this saw contact a professional".
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:28 PM   #49
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My theory is that the product maker can be sued for giving directions on use in a way that could be misconstrued, so it's less expensive to give out no instructions and just say "use safely, if you aren't sure about how to use this saw contact a professional".
Sounds very plausible.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:03 PM   #50
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It is 79 degrees outside a beautiful day and my neighbor across the street is having sex with the darn machine for the past 30 minutes!!

Turn the efin thing off, I am watching this moron and still cannot figure how much more the idiot wants to cut!!

Efin noise!

I mean he also has the protective glasses on, heavy workboots . long sleeves and overalls on!!

Oh his yard is .08 of an acre!!! Those real small lots!

$hit I thought the dude was done, he just got out the damn LEAF BLOWER that is louder than the other gasoline machine. I bet he cuts the grass next!



I will not go inside!!!! Get an efin BROOM!!!






Calm down man. Would you rather he not take care of the yard and make the neighborhood looks like a dump?
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