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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852025
04/23/20 04:12 AM
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I burned a crap ton of ash.
My vote is the 590 echo = bang for the buck. Big name PRO saws are good.

If the blown Husqy is a 51 or 55,
I have a retirement home here for those.

Hint for the day, WHEN the saw gets dull, turn it off.





Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852043
04/23/20 05:28 AM
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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852047
04/23/20 05:40 AM
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I came real close to having an accident last evening with my chain saw.
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Life always offers a second chance.
It's called Tomorrow
Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852054
04/23/20 05:53 AM
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Western Michigan
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I have a stihl MS291. It runs through the dead Ash on place with ease. Buy yourself some aggressive chains for it. Throws chips you could write a letter on. Menards also sell a earmuff/face shield combo that has a built in flip up face shield. They're about $20. You'll need it.

Last edited by Animals Only; 04/23/20 05:56 AM.

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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: bic] #6852061
04/23/20 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bic
I came real close to having an accident last evening with my chain saw.
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2014 goals
(1) HAVE FUN
(2) TRY TO MAKE SOME MONEY
Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852062
04/23/20 06:00 AM
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safety chaps are way cheaper than a prosthetic leg


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(1) HAVE FUN
(2) TRY TO MAKE SOME MONEY
Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852127
04/23/20 07:27 AM
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I was working an Aspen regeneration project. We were cleaning an area and cutting everything but the Aspen. All the trees in the area were less than 8" DBH. The other guys had their big boy saws. I had a little 30cc saw with a 14 or 16 inch bar. They laughed at my little saw in the morning. At lunch weren't laughing at my little saw and by the end of the day they all wished they had a little saw too. Size the saw for the job. Bigger isn't always better.

Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: keets] #6852170
04/23/20 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by keets
safety chaps are way cheaper than a prosthetic leg


at hundreds of dollars a stitch they are way cheaper than 1 stitch.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852183
04/23/20 08:30 AM
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the other thing is learning to sharpen your own chain with a file

this guy is a character but he goes into very good detail on sharpening better than I have seen other places and also free hand filing.

once you know the what and why of sharpening. a file will keep you in chip.

the one in this video is a new chain that had hit something came dull.

once you know what a sharp chain feels like and how to sharpen you will stop as soon as it is not pulling chip right.

he keeps talking about 13/64 vs 7/32 on a 3/8 chain he asks what is the difference between the two sizes 7/32 is 1/64th larger 14/64ths

he then shows an old chain that is at the end of it's life



America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852194
04/23/20 08:37 AM
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I have had 4 Stihl chainsaws seems when I would take one for repair the part would no longer be available and I would buy another one. Last time 5 years ago I bought a Echo it has cut all my fire wood for the last 5 years has not been tuned up and starts on 3 pulls or less pulls.


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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852206
04/23/20 08:45 AM
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Usa Saws???


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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852213
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Went to get mower parts this am they carry stihl and echo I spoke with the mechanic he was pushing me to echo he had said parts are cheaper and user friendly repair wise he likes the stihl but parts are steep
Iím gonna chew on this for a bit I have to say with all the new technology stuff is getting tougher to work on Iíve never paid anyone to fix any of my equipment or vehicles other than warranty work Now I just wanna make sure whatever I buy I will be able to repair adjust etc without getting a whole new education


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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852215
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Pete, think it's a good time to sell the big macs? lol.
Do you know that model?





Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852267
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I have an 026 and a 260 Stihl for years. Only problem I've ever had with the 026 was a starting problem which was my own fault for not putting it away for winter without running some fuel stabilizer in it. I try to remember to do that with all my small engines.

I've owned Jonsereds which I feel are good saws. I got rid of mine because they don't make them anymore as far as I know. I've heard good things about Huskys too, though I've never owned one.


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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: CoonsBane] #6852270
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Originally Posted by CoonsBane
I was working an Aspen regeneration project. We were cleaning an area and cutting everything but the Aspen. All the trees in the area were less than 8" DBH. The other guys had their big boy saws. I had a little 30cc saw with a 14 or 16 inch bar. They laughed at my little saw in the morning. At lunch weren't laughing at my little saw and by the end of the day they all wished they had a little saw too. Size the saw for the job. Bigger isn't always better.


My go to saw is a stihl 210 with 16" bar. Super light and more than enough power for what I use it for.
Which is a couple cords of firewood a year and getting moose and elk out of thick bush. Nothing worse than a heavy saw for that.

Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: Wright Brothers] #6852299
04/23/20 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Pete, think it's a good time to sell the big macs? lol.
Do you know that model?



if you find a MAC guy like the one in the video that collects them maybe.

that guy has so many MACs I think he is looking for one of every model he has done a bunch of videos on the 1010

when he needs to go make money and not just play he runs a Husky unless he is in tree then he often runs the stihl top handle but even later he started switching over to the Echo top handles less weight in a tree if you don't need to cut more than a 12 inch bar will do.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: Trapper7] #6852309
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Originally Posted by Trapper7
I have an 026 and a 260 Stihl for years. Only problem I've ever had with the 026 was a starting problem which was my own fault for not putting it away for winter without running some fuel stabilizer in it. I try to remember to do that with all my small engines.

I've owned Jonsereds which I feel are good saws. I got rid of mine because they don't make them anymore as far as I know. I've heard good things about Huskys too, though I've never owned one.



a Jonsered these days is a Husky in a red case with a slightly different grip angle. both made in the same plant different day.

still both available


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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852311
04/23/20 10:42 AM
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I run the stihl ms362 with 20" bar.
Cuts anything i want to cut.
On about year 4 with it and no complaints.

Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852314
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Saws are like rifles I guess. You can't use one for everything. But if you only had the one I would not got with a 22Lr or a small saw. They are great for just cutting trails and I have one for that purpose or the times when I need a frayed and crooked cut in the 2X4 . For everything else the bigger saws come out. I hate limbing with a small saw as the constant bending over gets to my back running a short bar. But the again I am 6'4" I can stand up almost straight when I run a 36" bar on my 661 so thats my go to. When I cut down oaks and Hickory here I switch to a 25" on that same saw or use a 388 with a 25" bar on it. So there are horses for courses. But you very quickly find the limits of a 50cc or smaller saw that are just not there when you run a bigger one. So for the one saw fits all kind of thing I would pick one with around 60 to 70cc and put a 20" to 24" bar on it.


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Re: Opinion chain saw [Re: TINEMASTER] #6852340
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I run a MS 441 and a MS 360 and a MS 170 for clean up. Premium gas and syn oil and they start 2nd or 3rd pull. You cant beat a Stihl

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