Few tools match the testosterone-spiking thrill of a chain saw – until its kickback makes you shake like a dashboard hula dancer. Enter the Stihl MS 271, which uses a sophisticated antivibration system to dampen its 2.6-kilowatt engine's oscillations, killing the shakes (and keeping your hands from going numb). It'll be tough not to deforest the whole backyard. [$440; stihlusa.com]
Credit: Travis Rathbone
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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