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Post in 'The Gear' started by Burd, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

    Dec 28, 2006
    base of Mt. Rainier on the wet side, WA
    So why the 270 and not the 290? There is a pro saw in there, maybe the 260?, but the prices all seem to come together in the 200 series non-pro saws and I can't see why you would want less power.

    The 290 might weigh a bit more? Just curious.

    Oh, and I have never worn chaps except when packing horses. Nobody wears them here. Maybe its an east coast thing. We wear ear protection and I will wear eye protection but no gloves or chaps. The large forest companies might be forced to do it but they also wear corks.

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  2. Burd

    Burd Feeling the Heat

    Feb 29, 2008
    Bell bell Pa.
    Highbeam I got the ms270 becuase of price. I did see the 290 and is was a bit heavy and I really dont need any thing that big.Im sure if I was selling wood or I had to work every day with it then it would be worth it.The only thing I need is somthing two cut fire wood and be relible out in the woods. I really dont need the chaps there very hot.
    The other week my boss was limbing a tree and got him self in the shine end up with 21 stiwches he was luky.Luck that his father and I werre to help a brother out and got him in the truck to get to the hospital.I dont want to take the chance in the woods along I have two little ones to come home with and I really cant miss work for some little cut I might get
  3. Carl

    Carl New Member

    Mar 14, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    I too bought the 270 over the other models this spring. Reason was it had the best antivibration system of the lot. My dealer shunned me when I looked at the pro 260 and said it was way overkill unless you used it commercially. He was probably right since I doubt I will wear out the 270 which is a fine saw for home and firewood use.
  4. Redox

    Redox Minister of Fire

    Feb 23, 2008
    Burbs of B'more, MD, Hon!
    deleted due to stupidity
  5. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

    Nov 20, 2006
    Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
    Well if you want to see chaps testimonials, go over to Arboristsite, and see what the pros have to say about them, complete in many cases w/ pictures...

    They seem like one of the less arguable peices of gear - sort of like biker leathers (and not like MC helmets) - where they have really good odds of helping you, and they WON'T hurt you, or cause an accident...

    They are hot, but they aren't unbearable, and keeping warm can be an advantage when it's cold, just keep drinking plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids...

    One other peice of oft-unmentioned safety gear, especially if cutting alone (not a great idea BTW, but most of us at least some) is a cell phone, kept on your person... It's nice to be able to call 911, and get a rescue squad if you can't move yourself...

  6. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

    May 22, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    So I've had the chance to run a couple tanks of gas through my husky and all I can say is my dealer put me in the right saw. What a difference after the electric! It's light and buzzes right through what I usually come across AND still handled the bigger stuff without complaint.

    I'm also impressed the fuel efficiency (not sure why but I thought it would run through fuel faster).
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