From a correspondent: “Do you know what really sucks about firewood gathering in July? Not being able to start the chainsaw easily with a yank to the starter cord. It’s one thing to pull frantically dozens of times when it’s 24 degrees Fahrenheit; it’s quite another at 84. Supposedly Stihl is a good brand of chainsaw, but if my computer were as unreliable as my Stihl is, I would probably be forced to gather firewood for a living.”
My first suspicion is poor maintenance. How many things could he be doing wrong? He’s not close enough that I can just toddle over and look at it.