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Today's work, new chain

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by chazcarr, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Worked on my grapple load today with the MS 250 using the "yellow" chain. Wow what a difference. This chain rips through wood. Thought I would share, hope some of you want to see these pics.
    It's an 18" bar.
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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Nice work
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That 250 is a nice saw. I am a little surprised that you went with an 18" chain though.
  4. Lowtech

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    I just picked up a MS250 this past week and it came with a 18" bar. Had it out for the first time today, made short work of some 10" to 14" red Oak.
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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Good work chazcarr. What kind of wood did you get in the grapple load?
  6. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Why is that? Seems they only come with an 18 bar now at my local dealer.
  7. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    The big guy is a cherry. A very nice cherry that I almost want to make furniture out of, it seems so nice to just burn.
    The rest was a big ole mess of white oak, ash, locust I think, and there was some cottonwood for sure.

    All and all, I probably will not get anymore grapple loads. It is actually cheaper to buy green unseasoned oak split than random logs.
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  8. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I guess I'm one of the few that "overpowers" for bar length. I run an 18" bar on my 460 and that is just about right. The 290 pulls it "ok" but it gets tiring in bigger logs working the saw to keep it from bogging.

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