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A bit too much for my little 170

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Diabel, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    This monster finally came down!! I was watching it for a few years...always afraid to approach it with a saw. I don't think my 170 will be able to work through it. This thing is about 2.5' across. I also believe it is a sugar maple!!

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Get a good measurement on it. One round a week you might just pull it off. My guess 22 inchs.
  3. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    That hemlock next to it is 24" & the one on the ground sure looks bigger. One round a week?? That is a lots of weeks....
  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    The hallow end would be easy enough....Reminds me when I was a kid most logs where to big for the Lombard. (my first saw) Starting and keeping running an all day event.
  5. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    I'd cut that up in about 20 min, with my 009.
  6. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    5 minutes tops with my 288XP & 28" bar,full chisel chain.
  7. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Too bad you are not closer to my neck of the woods!!
    Seriously, I will attempt it with the 170 but it might take
    sometime. I have to do it before the snow comes!!
  8. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I would take that race with a semi chisel....Thinking its going to be a dirty bird. :cheese:
  9. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    It does look kinda nasty,could be unknown surprises in there.
  10. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Other than some sand from the fall there should be no suprises.
    This is pretty prestine forest area.
  11. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Really I was thinking the only chance I have to beat that 288 is with the 460(on that log). Just thinking there is enough bad wood to screw up a full chisel enough to win... :lol:
  12. Diabel

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    So, you guys are not kidding....it would take you 5min
    with the toys you use!
  13. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Ball bark but bet I CAN BEAT THISLE BY 2 SECONDS! :cheese: Still a lot of weight to deal with afterwards....
  14. Danno77

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    Pfft. That isn't too much for a 170. Go to Baileys, order yourself a 16" bar and chain. 36 bucks plus shipping and only use it for special occasions.

    Let me know if it works, 'cause I haven't tried anything like that on mine, which still does not run. (I need to get on that)
  15. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I bet the 14inch will make it. Just chain hygiene and clean air filter. Heck lots of times I slow down just to keep off the splitter. Shhhhhhh dont tell anyone!
  16. Danno77

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    The thing that sucks about burying a saw like the 170 is the stupid plastic dogs on it. Do they make a way to get some real metal ones to really dig in? Not really to provide leverage to push it through, just a way to pivot nicely.
  17. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I dont think stock. Same set-up on the 192t but it digs in enough for the power you have. Anymore its just going to stall. Sounds like its time to re-visit the old 170 thread but start new.
  18. MasterMech

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    Don't hold me to this but I think if I remember right, the MS180 has a metal spike stock or available and I think the case is the same from MS170/180. Should be a "bolt-on" upgrade. Bug me enough Danno and I might remember to look it up on my next parts run for ya. ;-)
  19. kettensäge

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    MS180's are metal, and a good saw with a 16" blade.
  20. mayhem

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    Depends on how long the rounds are!

    Try it with your 170, you'll probably decide to pick up a second saw to have around for the bigger stuff you get here and there. If its a one shot deal, go rent a saw from HD or your local equipment rental place...make darn sure to purchase the optional damage insurance.

    Bet the bottom 10 feet are hollow and punky, but you've got a ton of good hardwood in there.
  21. Diabel

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    Maybe I should just get a 16" blade a good chain and go at it
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    I bet it is no prob for the 170

    You take these guys with bigger saws, the will just get frustrated.

    Now, how is it you eat an elephant?
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    No.... he needs a new saw. ;-) ;-) ;-)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Baaa! I cut for 6 years with an old Homey 240 (it did have an 18" bar), and that 170 is probably right around there for power. I would not even flinch taking that log on. Now git to it. :zip:
  25. smokinj

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    Big saws=big wood. :cheese: but your right one round at a time. My case 12 cords is not going to work like that. :lol:

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