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Apple It better burn hot

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by d.braun28@yahoo.com, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. d.braun28@yahoo.com

    d.braun28@yahoo.com New Member

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    I spent 8 hours this weekend taking down 5 apple tree's 10-16in Dia. They previous owner planted them in the septic field. I would normally pass on this as its of work for very little wood but they are retired and friends of friends. My arms are tired using a 361 with a 20 bar is a good work out for cutting all the branches. I kept everything over 1 in Dia and I think I only got 2.5 face cords. So will it be worth it next year when I am burning this apple?

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  2. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    Don't know if it will be worth it, but apple burns hot and long... Smells good too, great for smoking. ;)
  3. smokinj

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    Apple burns great and fantastic for smokin!
  4. Risser09

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    You could probably sell it for a decent price. People love it for smoking.
  5. d.braun28@yahoo.com

    d.braun28@yahoo.com New Member

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    With how my arms feel right now my asking price would be very high. I thought the 361 would be the perfect one saw but I am now thinking I need a baby saw.
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Apple is one of the best woods for heat.

    I hope this makes the arms feel better. lol
  7. d.braun28@yahoo.com

    d.braun28@yahoo.com New Member

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    I Checked it out on the btu chart before I agreed to cut the baby tree's and haul all the brush to his burn pile.
    Starting to feel better thanks
  8. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    I just picked up an arborist saw on ebay for $70 with a brand new bar and chain for the same reason. It has good compression and starts on 1st or 2nd pull. It's an Echo CS330T nice little saw for the $$ and you can use it all day long. I knocked down the depth gauges on the safety chain with a file and it cuts pretty darn good for a little saw!
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    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    I hear ya 44 elite...apple is a big pita to cut but it is one of the longest burning woods we have around here.
  10. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    LOL, I bought an 036 (same basic saw) a long time ago and quickly realized it wasn't all that 'great' at much of anything. The 361 is a nice saw if you're only going to own one saw, but I found having a larger saw and smaller saw was much more functional if you do a lot of cutting. I know some people don't like or agree with using a top handle saw for limbing, but I love them. I have a super light 192T (as well as a 200T, but that's a lot more $) that works GREAT for limbing the little stuff. IMO, buy a 192T, dump the 361, and pick up a 7900 for about the same money (a lot more power and only a little heavier), and you'll have one hell of a two saw plan. ;)
  11. d.braun28@yahoo.com

    d.braun28@yahoo.com New Member

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    I love the 361 for most of my cutting it's a little much for limbing but my arms need the work. So it works decent as a one saw plan for me but it goes against my beliefs but a smaller saw could have a home with me in the future.
    I have only been doing this a few years. All in good time
  12. PA. Woodsman

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    Absolutely yes! And when you are burning it make sure that you get a good "snootful" of its perfume-like aroma. Apple rocks!
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    I know an apple farmer(he's probably not biased, right? :roll:) who burns nothing but apple and swears that it burns hotter and just as long as oak, smells better, and doesn't take as long to season. Seems to me it's a lot more work though, since apple trees are quite small compared to oak when they finish their fruiting.
  14. d.braun28@yahoo.com

    d.braun28@yahoo.com New Member

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    I can attest to the hard work
    8 hours for less than a full cord my grampa could produce more than that in a day.
  15. Wet1

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    Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to help out friends and the elderly. At least you have something to show for it... I know I typically go home with nothing after doing charity work. ;)
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    My kids been tellin me bout some stuff for smokin that was fetchin a pretty decent price. :eek:hh:
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    I keep borrowing my dad's Craftsman 14" electric. He's getting a little tired of it, but at least I sharpen the chain for him. :cheese:
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