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Author Topic: My experience of using an Austrian Scythe  (Read 30632 times)

Rustynuts

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Haute Vienne
  • Nearly done
Re: My experience of using an Austrian Scythe
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2023, 11:42:02 am »
Hi,
How has it gone with the Scythe?
Michael

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: My experience of using an Austrian Scythe
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2023, 01:49:48 pm »
A wonderful experience [member=2213]Rustynuts[/member] and very good exercise indeed. Unfortunately my third Covid jab (Moderna) completely wrecked me for 6 months and I still wasn't right for 6 months after that, so the scythe fell out of use and was replaced by a Kiva combination mower/ brush cutter. and two Stihl electric strimmers. The machines have saved so much time cutting here that I can now do lots of other jobs, like pointing the stonework. I probably use the scythe for 30 minutes a year now, but I may try it on a grass bank because it might be easier than lifting a petrol strimmer at an angle of 45 degrees?


I may not have mentioned earlier, but you can't use a scythe on stoney ground. You will destroy the edge on the blade very quickly.

 

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