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Post in 'The Gear' started by gmule, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    I have a new neighbor that has moved up to the hills to take his shot at the rural life. Over the last couple of weeks we have talked about snow removal, heating with wood and my most favorite subject chainsaws.
    Without recommending a specific brand of saw. I let him know that a 50cc saw with a 16' 18" bar would be the best sized saw for gathering firewood in a lodge pole treed forest.

    I guess he will learn the hard way that his 32 cc saw with a 16" bar will be way under powered at our altitude of 8,500 feet.

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  2. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Haha a poulan? I saw some at lowest yesterday when looking around!
  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    That's all you can do.... You can bring the horse to water but you can't make him drink....
  4. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    My busy has a semi landscaping biz. He likes stihl stuff. Told me he has a Ms 150. I was like I didn't know they made um that small!! I'd like to get ahold of it to trim my bushes and roses! Haha!!
  5. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    That should say my buddy. Stupid phone virtual keyboard.
  6. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I hear ya, I got smacked down a few times for mis spelling huskee and Harman..... Like it was my fault...lol
  7. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Some need to learn the hard way.
  8. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, that is what he bought
  9. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Ive got an ol' 36cc, 16 inch Craftsman that has served me well for many years without a problem.....a little slower than my Stihl Farmboss (not a tree killer by any stretch of the imagination), but that little Craftsman never gives up:cool:
  10. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I have been thinking about the 150 for some time. It's a really great little saw for light work. It weighs around 6 pounds, which is great for light work on trimming branches and cleaning up small diameter stuff. You won't wear out your back as much. I wouldn't want to own solely a 150, but it would be a great addition for the collection. :) They are $450, so I don't think it will be added anytime soon. :(
  11. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    At least he didn't spend too much on his saw that he can't get another one. Have him try one of your saws on the same cut and he'll be convinced. I watched a neighbor take down a pine in his yard with an electric saw. Each cut took several minutes. I didn't have my saws at home that day or I could have done it for him in a lot less time.
  12. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    What!! Is it a top handle climbing saw?? I heard folks here talk about the 250 being $300, why pay that foe a tiny one?
  13. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Some of those electric saws are not bad. His must have been dull? . My wifes parents had a "tree guy" take down some trees. His "climbing saw" was an electric saw. It really wasent that slao for the size it was.
  14. Seasoned Oak

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    I have a craftsman electric,the biggest they sell,cuts pretty fast. I was surprised. Of course it not as fast as my sons stihl. but its easier to start ;lol
  15. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    You got that right. Effortless starting. The neighbors seemed to go through a decent amount of oil. That's ok I guess. At least it wasn't seizing up.
  17. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Yeah and it tends to leak out when your not using the saw too,i have an old shirt wrapped around the saw in between uses.
  18. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Oh its a pro saw, no wonder why its so much. I have no idea why the guy I know bought a pro. Saw?? He trims yard trees bushes, and cuts down tiny things about once a month with it?
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    If that's what he has, he should have many trouble free years of service. :)
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  21. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Heck any stihl homeowner saw would last my buddy a lifetime!! He doesn't cur wood other than down limbs or cutting down bushes. I bet he buys a new chain or has it pro sharpened once a year! Maybe a few times if he gets into something?? Just a guess though.
  22. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    Hopefully you can't hear the neighbors saw from your place. Listening to the labor of each cut would be excruciating for me. I'd sooner cut all the wood he needs than sit and listen to the ignorance.
  23. MasterMech

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    Super flyweight top-handle pruning saw. Makes a 192T feel heavy.

    Small doesn't mean cheap. Weight and handling matters to guys in harnesses and buckets. Especially when you make thousands of pruning cuts in a day.

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/why-buy-a-pro-saw.112426/

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