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Post in 'The Gear' started by Haston, Oct 17, 2012.
Is this saw strong enough to quarter cut (noodle) large oak rounds?
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It would work it pretty hard. May just noddle it half way and use wedge and sledge!
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.
why wouldn't it be able to?
Thanks for the quick responses and good advice.
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.
Mine runs a 20" bar and I've done it with no problems.
I never noodle.
I used to when I was younger!
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
Same here . . . and when you say "noodle" we are talking about the same thing right?
I wouldn't want to put it to that use very often. That is not a particularly gutsy saw on its best day.