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Post in 'The Gear' started by Haston, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Haston

    Haston Member

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    Is this saw strong enough to quarter cut (noodle) large oak rounds?

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    It would work it pretty hard. May just noddle it half way and use wedge and sledge!
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  3. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    What I like when noodling:
    1. bar longer than round length
    2. power to pull the chain when buried in log
    3. room under clutch cover to prevent clogs

    You can noodle with any saw, but lower powered saws will take longer and have frequent clogs (annoying). Use the biggest saw you have.
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  4. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    why wouldn't it be able to?
  5. Haston

    Haston Member

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    Thanks for the quick responses and good advice.
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD Minister of Fire

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    I had one and yes I have noodled a few large chunks of oak. With a sharp chain and enough time I can't see what would stop you other then not being able to put a big enough bar on for what ever you are cutting. With that said, I did upgrade to a 362 because at times I felt it was a little under powered and since I do most of my processing by myself I wanted something that would cut faster. I have never regretted the decision.
  7. Larry in OK

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    Mine runs a 20" bar and I've done it with no problems.
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I never noodle.
  9. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    I used to when I was younger!:)

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  10. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    What they said, except I seem to end up doing a lot of noodling when we can't get equip. to big trunks. I then want as much saw as I can get (064) with a 20" bar, 24" if that's what's on it, & my PNW clutch cover for clearance. Oh yea, & skip chain too. Have fun. A C
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Same here . . . and when you say "noodle" we are talking about the same thing right? ;)
  12. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Absolutely.

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  13. computeruser

    computeruser Feeling the Heat

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    I wouldn't want to put it to that use very often. That is not a particularly gutsy saw on its best day.

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