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Took the little guy with me today...

Post in 'The Gear' started by JoeyD, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. JoeyD

    JoeyD Minister of Fire

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    Now I know some of you guys will call my ms 362 a little guy but he got a new little brother yesterday and I took them both on a scrounge today. I have to say I really like this little ms 180c. I ran about three tanks through it today so I guess it is about broke in but this thing really cuts through the smaller stuff fairly easy and it is a lot easier on me so I have to say it was worth the $200. I was cutting chestnut oak and pin and white oak. I forgot to take any pictures before I unloaded into my piles so I posted this in the gear section.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Good for you Joey. I got one of those myself this winter. Warning: if you plan on using both saws, use the big one first. Otherwise, you'll think that big one was made out of lead! Really seems heavy after sawing with the 180.
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  3. JoeyD

    JoeyD Minister of Fire

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    Well there was a thread a while back where this saw was discussed and I remember you and a few others where happy with it so I checked it out at a near by dealer and they had nothing but good things to say also. Friday I went to my local guy and that salesman said he had one and thought I might be impressed with it also so I bought it.

    I like starting on the tops and working my way back toward the big stuff so I fired up the 180 first and I have to say this thing was worth every penny. But yes you are right, it is obivious these are two different animals.
  4. Boog

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    I'm really impressed with that little saw too. I just repaired one for a friend's neighbor. He was not familiar with chain brakes and started it up the FIRST TIME with the chain brake on. He must have run it at fast idle for some time fooling with it because the case was all toast around the clutch/sprocket/brake, and there was only loose needle bearings and black goo where the bearing had once been! The plastic was bubbled up so much that the brake was locked in place and couldn't expand to unlock! I used a grinder to remove all the toasted plastic, replaced the oiler worm gear, clutch, and sprocket bearing. Started it up and it ran great. I limbed up a red oak top with it to test it out and was impressed with how it cut. Great little tough saw!

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  5. FireBones

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    I feel your joy!! Just did the same thing a day ago, every 362 needs a little brother!! These light small saws are truly a joy for the limbing ect!!
  6. smokinj

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    Me too I just use it on a top handle 192t;)
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    I use mine more than the others I own. Good little saw.
    JoeyD, you made a good call on that one. Congrats.
  8. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    I love my MS 192
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  9. jlightning

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    Love my 180! I use it up to the point where I need my 460 for the main trunk. I thought about getting a top handle saw but for $200...you can't beat the 180!
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    The 180 also is also a great size for a trail cutting/ brush saw. I keep mine on the front of my Grizz most of the time...fits great!
  11. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the breakdown pics and details; always good to see what's going on inside when things go pear-shaped.
  12. jeepmedic

    jeepmedic Burning Hunk

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    I really like my 180 also. The thing is like a little light saber and just wants to eat !!

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