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Post in 'The Gear' started by Jon1270, May 11, 2013.

  1. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    But, as you have apparently already figured out, they are good saws.

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  2. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    I think that Stihl is still there only because they forgot to put the word "chainsaw" anywhere in the ad.
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    blades Minister of Fire

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    I see an entrepreneurial opportunity here
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  4. tomahawk

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    I never go out without both my saws. Too many bad things can go wrong and then your stuck not getting work done. My little Stihl had a carb fail on it while out cutting one day, the work would have stopped if not for the other saw. If one is good, then more is better.
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  5. Joful

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    Same here. When one fails or gets pinched in a cut, you always have the other to bail you out. I also take a small top-handle saw with me, not as a third for backup, but so that I don't need to use a heavy saw for the light work.
  6. MrWhoopee

    MrWhoopee Minister of Fire

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    I have been doing the same. Recently, while cutting some storm downed oak, I was on the last (and biggest)length. Having made all my first cuts and rolled the log, I couldn't get either of my bucking saws to start.!!!
    After 10 minutes of yanking on ropes, I grabbed the 009L, fired it up and finished the job. I was surprised at how powerful it is. I've since figured out the cold start / hot start / warm start idiosyncrasies of the Redmax. Damn CARB!

    Sometimes even 2 saws aren't enough. ;)
  7. Thistle

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    My backup saws have backups.
  8. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    It was reposted to day, at $180. How can you resist?

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