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Post in 'The Gear' started by WoodMann, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. yetty734

    yetty734 New Member

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    McColloch TimberBear with 20" Bar and borrowable 28" when needed. It may be heavy, it may take 10 pulls to start, but i dont think ill ver have the privelege of buying a new saw cause this one woulnt break!!!! With a sharp pro-chisel chain it pulls the 28 reasonable well for only 60cc or so. and the Husky 45 special that id like to shoot with my old 45 and stick some beech nuts in it muffler.

    For guns...well matters what kind of mood im in...Luger 9mm, 45 colt revolver, good ol' 870 pump 12 gauge, or in groundhog country my ruger 10/22 carbine.

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  2. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    Stihl MS260 20". Craftsman 14" electric for pruning. :) Never needed a gun. A wise man once said, "I don't know karate, but I know ka-razy!"
  3. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

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    Stihl 044 ,and a Husqv. xp346 here . The 044 is 10 years old ,and the 346 is 4years old . Both get a lot of use and have been very reliable . For carry ,it's either My bersa .380 ,or My S&W;model 36 .
    BTW this is a very nice site . I've been lurking here for a bit and have learned a lot .
  4. bdog

    bdog New Member

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    Makita 6401 with 20" bar, bought used from Home Depot tool rental for $250, great saw, lots of power (64CC)
    Craftsman something or another, 32CC, 16 bar for the little stuff and limbing etc (10+ years of cutting prior to the Makita and still runs strong)
  5. Scottym

    Scottym Member

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    I have a Stihl ms 361 with a 16 inch bar. My wife has a Stihl ms 170.
  6. biggenius29

    biggenius29 New Member

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    Stihl MS 460 with a 20" and 28" bar

    Getting a MS 260 with a 16" bar for the smaller stuff.
  7. jghall

    jghall Member

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    I run a Stihl MS361 with a 20" bar and a 24" bar, an Echo CS400 with an 18"bar, an old Mcculloch 125c with a 20" bar, and a shelf sitting Poulan 2900 farm boss....
  8. Skinn

    Skinn Member

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    Stihl MS 230 that does alright, would like a little more power but it gets the job done. I also have an old Homelite Super XL that was a hand me down. It is one of the old all metal, heavy ones with a 20" bar but man will that thing cut. It is not fast but it is hard to stop, the only thing is the gas tank has a hole in it so I have to try to find something to replace it. It probably hasn't been ran in 10 years now, I should dig it out and get to fixing it eh?

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the old Pioneer that is in my garage. I don't know much about it just that it is old, heavy and closely resembles my Super XL. I got it from my brother inlaw, it will run but only for about a minute, then it revs up and shuts down like it is running out of fuel. I have been meaning to take a look at it but never got around to it. I will post a picture if I get a chance and maybe someone can help me with identifiying it. It is pale greenish-yellow with a 20" bar and looks almost identical to my Super XL as far as engine, carb and air cleaner configuration.
  9. Dill

    Dill Feeling the Heat

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    I have 2 huskys that I run most of the time. A 372xp and a 55 rancher the last year before they went 455. The 372 usually wears 20 but occansionally I run a 24 to deal with some of the roadside maple I've got the last couple winters. The Rancher has an 18.
    Also have a Partner 500 that I've owned for 13 years now and is mostly regulated to stump and root cutting.
    And a mulloch mini mac for apple tree pruning.
  10. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    MS310 with 16" and 20" and a dolmar5100 w/a 16" and 20"
  11. deerefanatic

    deerefanatic Minister of Fire

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    I just got my Dolmar PS-510 (cheaper version of the 5100 I guess....) with an 18" bar yesterday.. Used it today to cut some slabwood.. Sure beats the heck out of the electric! :)
  12. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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  13. deerefanatic

    deerefanatic Minister of Fire

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    I love it!! Would be great for bucking big logs!! :)
  14. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Look around the site. There's a series of photos of him cutting down a tree with it.
  15. MarcM

    MarcM New Member

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    Stihl MS290 Farmboss and Husqvarna 372xp. Love the Husky.
  16. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice Minister of Fire

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    My 1991 MacCat just seized on me yesterday. Now I gotta buy another "something". Since I have two Stihl dealers very close, I will probably buy that. Most likely the ms390 for $479. But there has been so much talk of the MS361 ($624) I'll have to look into that also.

    I burn a cord a month - 5 months a year. Most of my wood is arborist/tree service wood dump - big, ugly, gnarly, logs, some up to 5 feet in diameter (Eucalyptus/pine). This is the stuff which the fire wood companies in the area don't want. So I never know what I'm going to get. Its usually already limb-ed. I think all I really need is a good bucking saw. The ms390 was recommended by the dealer as best for people like me.

    I gotta say though that ms390 is a monster compared to the MacCat.
  17. deadon

    deadon New Member

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    A husky 350 with a 16 inch and 18 inch bar. Six chains for each. Also 2 Mac's (3532's) with 14 inch bars and 8 chains. The husky is just broke in and I love that saw. I use a dremmel tool powered by cig lighter in truck to sharpen in the field.
  18. 04RevX

    04RevX Member

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    l've got a Jonsered cs2150 with an 18" bar. Great saw for about 90% of the wood I throw at it. I'd like to get a bigger saw some day to take care of those bigger rounds. I also have a Poulan Pro with a 16" bar that I have used twice. Since getting the Jonsered (second hand) I hate using the Poulan, so it usually doesn't leave the back of the pickup.
  19. stoweski

    stoweski New Member

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    Just bought this Stihl MS270 this afternoon. As new as it will ever look! Figured I'd take a few picts of it now so in 20 years I can see what it looked like new. :)

    My original saw was a small Husky 136. Yep, I upgraded.

    Keith

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  20. tc21

    tc21 New Member

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    I have a jonsered 2159 and a older 2050. Love both of them. They have cut alot of wood. But the 2159 with the bigger chain
    is a great saw. Plenty of power and you can cut all day long. It will handle alot of jobs.
  21. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Stihl 290 - formerly a Stihl 41.

    Life is too short for crappy tools.
  22. Jabbers

    Jabbers Member

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    Stihl 066 with a 20" bar and several Stihl super 20's
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