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Do you use, a saw case, bag,Scabbard , or go bare

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Title + What works best.
    Looking at a husqvarna powerbox carrying case for 40 bucks

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  2. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    I use one of the huske boxes and love it ! Lets see here ------ Thinking ------ Thinking ------- ;lol Got it I carry a saw, timberline sharpener, assorted screw drivers, multi tool, oil, -------- Thinking -------, 2 extra chains, spare spark plug, spare oil screen, carb tool and a 2 cycle measuring cup all in there comfortably with room to spare ! That box is a life saver its all there when you need it.

    Pete
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  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Never bare...I always practice safe sawing. :rolleyes:
  4. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Well, :rolleyes: sawing , and , carrying ,transporting are A little different. I'm not saying there is no danger , but I am more intrested in protecting my keenly sharpened chain :)
  5. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    The Husky box is nice. Lots of room for oil, tools, files... Not sure what I paid for it. $40 seems a bit steep. I'm cheap, prolly had a coupon or something.
    My saw has ridden in the car several times. Kinda need the case.

    EDIT: you can get a Scabbard at Baileys for just a few bucks next time you need a new chain or whatever.
  6. Thistle

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    31 yr old wee Echo & the Super 380 have their original yet kinda battered cases,the 288XPW with full wrap handlebar & west coast dawgs dont fit in any cases.Scabbard for that.I have leather & nylon pouches on a quick release nylon belt with spots for felling wedges,scrench,tiny carb screwdriver,files,tape measure,extra corded earplugs in snaplock case,1 extra chain for the routine maintenance.

    Old wire milk crate holds 1 gallon gas,bar oil,extra old gloves,hatchet & a couple wornout socks (like cotton t shirts or legs from denim jeans they make great rags)

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  7. SmokeyCity

    SmokeyCity Feeling the Heat

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    me tyoo - always bring the case and have a condom over the blade sticking out of the case.

    My case holds my saw tools very nicely.


  8. Tramontana

    Tramontana Burning Hunk

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    I have the Stihl case that I bought with my saw. I use it, but not super impressed with it. It helps keep the saw contained, and bar oil/gunk out of the cab of the truck if/when I lock it inside.

    I don't like the oval shape of it, This just makes it difficult to pack around, IMHO.

    I keep spare chain, file kit, chaps, etc in a milk crate. Easy to grab and go.

    Cheers!
  9. HDRock

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    They have one that is like the husky box,for $35 but I guess won't fit a 20" bar ,Echo ToughChest 18" Chainsaw Case .Best price I can find on the Husy box is $40
    In the past I just put the saws in a tub, in back of Jeep , or Tahoe
    like this
    Around my property I have a rope on the tub ,put all my crap in it and drag it into the woods, and load it with wood in winter, It's a good sled

    Tuff Stuff Products Large All Purpose Mixing Tub, 26 gal. / 3.5 cu. ft.

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    I agree the Stihl won't hold gas and bar oil. I get my ear muffs glasses and tools in there Best you keep the oil and smell in the case. For what I paid maybe 30 - $40 it was a good deal for me. I use the mike create to for the rest of the stuff. I tie it all down in the ATV trailer and head out into the woods.
  11. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    That's what I was thinking when I looked at it, put all your goodies in ,and go :cool:
  12. nate379

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    I put "west coast" saw dogs on my 460 and it won't fit in any box. I just have a plastic sheath that goes over the bar, keeps the chain from getting beat up on the other junk in the back of the truck.
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    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Yup Baileys has what ya need , but it seems they really :eek: stick it to ya !!! on shipping ,one , 16" Chain Saw Bar Guards

    #196 16 ,$4.99, UPS ground $12.29
  15. MasterMech

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    I have Stihl's version of the Husky Powerbox. My 034 rides in that. Really like that it holds all the necessary tools, 3 or 4 spare chains, a qt of bar oil and a stump vise. Usually can get some gloves in there too. I have a milk crate for everythign else. I hate dragging that case into the woods so usually it stays near the truck.

    My MS230C-BE has just a scabbard and my 031 is totally irresponsible (product of the 70's/80's, lol) and goes bare all the time.
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  16. bogydave

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    Never bare for travel. Safety concerns. Easy to bang & dull the chain, or get caught on something.
    Split garden hose on the old 14":
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    oily cardboard on the old 61:
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    Husqy case (from old 61) for the 359: . . Rope, pulley shackles in the bucket, saw tools & chain in the tool box
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    Is that a Veritas Twin-Screw Vise I see in the last pic ??
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    Is that a Veritas Twin-Screw Vise I see in the last pic ??

    Yes
    Good eye ;)
  19. rkshed

    rkshed Feeling the Heat

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    Scabbard on both saws.
    I use a milk crate to hold my gas, oils, chains and hanging off the side is an ammo pouch that holds all the tools I may need.
    Worked for me for 25 years or so.
    A friend gave me a big box store poulin saw with it's case a while back. I threw the saw away and tried the case with my Jred 455 in it.
    INope. like to see my saws so I chucked the case too.
  20. rkshed

    rkshed Feeling the Heat

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    I just realized its 5 in the morning EST and we're talking about saws.
    That might be obsessive.
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    Thats the same as mine except my 2045 was in it and my 2152 doesnt fit so it just gets a scabbard in the truck and a piece of cardboard when its in the Milan (my wife lets me haul a chainsaw and wood in her Merc. she sexy ;).
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    The Husky box will take a 20 inch bar, at least it did on the 359 I had. The Echo box is nice for smaller saws. I have the 346 crammed into that box now. The 576 is in the Husky box, but the bar sleeve is short by a few inches. I have it on the bar to the extent it can be.
  23. Pallet Pete

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    Echo has a box that is the same size as the husky but was 5 dollars more when I looked

    Pete
  24. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Husky box for the 350 18"bar ( hold all tools, extra chain,oil,bar grease gun ,stump vice etc ) an a scabbard for the 142
    All my gloves , chaps, new chains, files, gogles,ear muffs, go in a nice Stihl canvas bag that I got thru work.
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    I use a case, its an investment after all.
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