Is say a “pro logger” would put far more hours on a saw than an arborist. That alone would mean a vast difference in longevity.
I blow out the air filter on my 200T once a week (primary). I’ll blow out the back up about once a month if/when it’s used. Bigger saws once a month or as needed.
Ah. Fiberglass handle. I figured that’s what it was. I have one just like it in the truck. The one I have of my grandfather’s is the old version of that, with curved claws. My other grandfather had one that was solid fiberglass, made before they started putting the rubber grip on.
Post a pic of that plastic handled Plumb, please. I have my Grandfather’s old Plumb hammer. I use it a little on most every project I tackle just because it was his. It helped build my house, my daughter’s house and on some other projects.
As to the hammer being easier on wrist/elbow, I can’t explain it. Just is. I’ve read that wood transfers less shock/vibration than metal or fiberglass. Maybe that’s it.
Framing uses different muscles. Wall framing means you’re bending over/straightening up all day, which leads to back pain for...
Back when I was roofing, I went through one of these a year. The sweat just ate the leather up. I never throw the loop away. Five minutes and four pop rivets and you have a durable hanger anywhere you want within reason. I put one on my little tractor 25 years ago.
I like Estwing hammers. My main hammer is an Estwing 20 oz straight claw framing hammer. It’s my go-to for most building. But when it comes to actual framing...as in slinging the hammer all day framing, I’ll take a wooden-handle California framer any day. Lots easier on the wrist and elbow.