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Christmas came a little early...

Post in 'The Gear' started by KaptJaq, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    She saw how hard my 16" box store saw & I worked after Sandy so she decided to be nice. I think she also likes the fact that the yard is full of red oak and wants to see some more bucked. She found a Husky 460 rancher, 20" bar, & H48 (Oregon 73LGX) chain.

    Started it today to make sure it survived its trip here. First time I've used a chisel chain. It is fast compared to my 13 year old box store special.

    Now I will have no excuse when she wants more wood on the fires...

    KaptJaq

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  2. Bocephous

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    :) Early Christmas presents rock.
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Merry Christmas :)
    Gotta post a picture of it while it's still new & shiny
    You'll really get to like the full chisel chain.

    Keep your chain sharp ;)
  4. DexterDay

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    Just traded my 455 Rancher off. One of my favorite firewood saws. That 460 Rancher should be plenty for most jobs.

    Sad to say, the 455 was my only homeowner model and it was my "Go to" Saw :) It rode with me in my truck everywhere!!! LOL

    Congrats.
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    This is my second Christmas on Hearth.com. There is always some early Christmas present post. ;lol By the way. What early christmas present? Did any of you guys see it? I don't see any early Christmas present. ;)
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  6. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Ok Dex, so 026, 036, & 460 right? Now MS 660 & MS 200T are next on the list, get busy buddy.

    Congrats on the new saw Kapt. May it serve you well for years to come. A C
  7. DexterDay

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    I still have the MS-192T. But let it sit at my buddies Dads place (where I cut). He is old and he can start it lots easier than his Husq 350 and his Wild Thingy. I let him "borrow" it, so I can cut on his land. I still bring it home every month or so and clean and sharpen the chain.

    The 660..... Still sounds like an awesome idea though. !!!
  8. Thistle

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    You'll be spoiled by that full chisel chain.460 Rancher has plenty of grunt for a mid range saw,perfect for that 20" bar,will even handle 24" pretty nicely if skip chain is used.
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    So Dex, who is going to get the honor of riding up in the big rig with papa everywhere now?

    She sounds like a great woman Kaptjaq, better hang on to that one!
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  10. KaptJaq

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    I think she is a keeper. Apparently she walked into a local dealer and walked out with the saw, 20" bar, two chains, a quart of bar oil, a pint of 2 cycle, a sharpening kit, and a case to keep it all in for a very good price. Everything Husqvarna and way better than the list price of the saw alone they quoted me about a week ago. This place was not a nice clean ACE Hardware or something like that. It was near the tracks in an industrial area. A place the tree services & landscapers go to.

    I'll try to post a picture tomorrow (of the saw!).

    KaptJaq
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  11. MasterMech

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    Psst -- wanna buy a saw? ;lol

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  12. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Yesterday I put it together, fueled, oiled, and started it up to break in with some light cutting. Today I tightened the chain and pointed it at a little oak (Still cleaning up Sandy debris). For a city boy I am a happy camper.

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    One disappointment, there was no ribbon on it. She just dumped it in the garage. (None of MY toys are allowed in the house.)

    I hope the Mayans weren't right, I want some time to play with this toy.

    Happy holidays to all,

    KaptJaq
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  13. firefighterjake

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    Didn't you read Brother Bart's comment about the Mayan Count and no leap years figured into the equation . . . turns out we're already dead . . . or living on borrowed time. I personally figure I must be in Hell . . . not much snow here in Maine . . . it's the only explanation -- I'm in Hell.
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  14. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    It is either Heaven or Hell! So much free wood, Red Oak too, so it is heaven. No time to process it, no place to stack it, lot of it going to the shredder so this must be Hell.

    Well, whatever it is:

    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - A good cigar in one hand, some Jack Daniels in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO, What A Ride"!
    Anonymous

    Enjoy the ride everybody...

    KaptJaq
  15. firebroad

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    ...And you are getting her for Christmas...? Perhaps she might like a 20 ton splitter?
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    ;lol Yes. That does sound like a good present for the Mrs. ;)
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    Which of course could be followed up by a large commercial grade Fargo-like wood chipper . . .
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  18. firebroad

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    YIKES!!_g
  19. KaptJaq

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    I was thinking a microwave or toaster oven (even if she doesn't know where our kitchen is yet or how to use them). She says I earned the saw by keeping the house warm and letting her buy a new car. She gets the new red sports coupe, I get the soccer mom van & the old pick-up. Her car is a month old and I have not driven it once yet. She doesn't want the mats dirty.

    Anyway, she prefers wood that has been hand split. Says it works the adult beverages off better.

    KaptJaq
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  20. Gasifier

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    Tell her you will switch to Mich Ultra(it's not too bad for a light beer) and take the splitter. :)
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    Merry Christmas
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    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    she's a Saint...
  23. MasterMech

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    She got a new car and all you got was a saw? Eye for eye I say, I'm thinking you "need" a new truck. ;lol:p
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  24. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Old truck = chain saw, bar oil, maul, & wedges in the back seat. Can of 2-cycle mix, bark, and saw dust in the bed.
    New truck = CLEAN

    I think I'll stick with old...

    KaptJaq
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  25. kingquad

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    Same with my 450. It's now my truck/4wheeler saw. Don't need it, but can't bring myself to get rid of it. Funny thing is, it's a really low hour/clean saw. It's just always been sitting in my truck when I really "needed".
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