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Now I need advice on wood cutting equipment.........

Post in 'The Gear' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Big Donnie Brasco

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    I am in Kansas City....If you think it still has plenty of life left in it feel free to msg me all the details!!

    Thank you!

    Don

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    Will do. It's got plenty of life in it, as it has never seen a whole lot of use. Unfortunately, shipping probably makes it not worth it to you, though.
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    got to love 50cc at that price point, put a good chain on it and rip
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    I may have done that already !! LOL

    Between that and the actual stove decision I think I have lost my mind! :)

    Nothing some old fashioned wood cutting won't remedy!

    Thanks again guys!!!

    Don
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    Personally if you're only going to run one saw I'd go for the Husky 455 Rancher for $317.00 which is the least used and can handle most everything..

    Ray
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    5 cords a year on a cheapo saw not going to be much fun. Year or two maybe.
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    I personally would aim above 50cc, if this is going to be your only saw. Lots of folks love their 62cc saws. I have a 35cc saw, and just sold a 41cc saw, and they're both great for cutting small limbs, but not much else.
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    i was reading some of the reviews for kicks and its mentioned that its coproduced with one of the top manufacturers (Husky like you said)... richen up the fuel mix and get rid of the safety chain it comes with seems to be the consensus to make it decent for the cash
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    Some of the previous posters say a Fiskars is a luxury item but I have to disagree. The fiskars will get through any thing a medium sized maul can and you will use alot less energy doing so. Anything the Fiskars cant handle you will need a BIG maul or a sledge and wedge for, but a big maul just isnt practical for normal splitting. I paid $45 for my fiskars at an ace hardware but they can be had for less on amazon or at HD. Besides if you break a fiskars ( which is very rare) they will replace it for free. If or when you break your maul you will be out of pocket for a new one. Im in the same boat as you. Im young and healthy enough to process without a splitter and right now I have other projects that require the cash a splitter would use. After buying a Husky 445, a Fiskars, a timber jack and a sledge and a couple of 5# wedges im in for just under $500. Ive processed 10 cords over the last 2 years without a splitter so I think it was money well spent.
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    Personally the low kickback chain works fine for me and Don being a newbie can benefit from the added safety..

    Ray
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    Husky owns Poulan among other brands.

    Pete
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    A lot of people say this is is best bang for the buck saw for $199 Poulan Pro 5020 ,definitely way better than a 30cc saw, read all about it http://www.arboristsite.com/chainsaw/192321.htm
    It would be new, with a warranty, a month ago was $165 at amazon

    Look here to, http://www.ebay.com/bhp/refurbished-husqvarna-chainsaw I just bought a Husky 445 from them for $220
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    You do not have to have a Husqvarna,or a Stihl to cut wood
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    Find wood cutting friend. Preferably one who's been at it for a good long time. Work with him as often as possible. Listen. Ask questions.
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    Patience ;)

    Ask around, relatives & friends.
    Might find a good used one close.
    Put an add on CL, "wanted a running chain saw, $100."

    Find someone who just bought a new 562XP or a new MS362 & loves to cut fire wood.
    They cut it you carry it home . Both happy. LOL :)

    Give it a day or 2, watch CL. You'll come across a deal.
    I cut many cords with a old 14" homelite . Learned to file a chain too
    Patience

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