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yet ANOTHER "which saw to buy" thread.....

Post in 'The Gear' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. TreePointer

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    For the 036, I'd use a 20" bar with RS (full chisel) chain. Switch to the RM (semi-chisel) as needed. The saw can handle the length and your back will like the extra length.

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  2. MasterMech

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    He'll have wood alright once he gets that 036 fired up. ::-)
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  3. TreePointer

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    Same here. My local TSC always had a Husqvarna 359 on the shelf. Half the time it was a discounted refurb.
  4. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    [I'll te="TreePointer, post: 1438029, member: 14645"]For the 036, I'd use a 20" bar with RS (full chisel) chain. Switch to the RM (semi-chisel) as needed. The saw can handle the length and your back will like the extra length.[/quote]

    Ill have to check with my guy and see if he has a spare 20".
    18" is only 2" shorter. :)
  5. Big Donnie Brasco

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    I was about to type that EXACT same thing! :)
  6. MasterMech

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    Could always run the 18" and get a 24" setup for it down the road. That's a nice combo for sure.
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  7. TreePointer

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    If it's a package deal with 18" bar and chain, then that should be just fine. It's just a personal preference with me--I like the longer bars and a 20" bar on a 60cc saw.
  8. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    You guys are all ENABLERS!!!

    I just know my wife is gonna grow to hate you all!

    I'm cool with that!
  9. TreePointer

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    There is no cure for CAD. Don't fight it--feed it!
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  10. Wildo

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    you know you have a problem when the smell of 2-stroke makes you horny.
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    Both of these statements are So True. ;lol
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  12. mywaynow

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    I said it aloud that I was done buying saws. CCD is brewing though, thinking of 50% off Husky chainsaws. Can you say 460??
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  13. Joful

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    Ditto. The 18" is plenty big for 90% of what you're likely to encounter, and will cut quicker than a 20". Pick up a 24" bar and two chains down the road, and you'll be able to get thru some bigger stuff, when the need arises. The 036 will be a DOG with the 24" bar, but it will work in the occasional case.
  14. Big Donnie Brasco

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    I think I'll stick with the 18".

    Like my wife says "there's nothing wrong with being quick" .... whatever THAT means!

    BDB
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  15. MasterMech

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    Half off a turd is still half a turd. ;)

    With your line-up MW, I would be saving for toys that go with the ones you have or stash the cash and pick up another pro saw. 550XP and/or the 562XP?

    Unless the plan is to flip the 460..... But there is nothing else to be gained other than maybe just saying you were there. :rolleyes:
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  16. mywaynow

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    Wouldn't the 550 be the same saw as the 346? If I were to buy another saw to use, it would be a 395/3120 for milling. Still not sure of what method will be used to make slabs.
  17. MasterMech

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    Hardly. It's a generation ahead of things. Buy it and tell us which one you like better! ==c Please?;lol;em

    With RevBoost and AutoTune, it should do everything the 346XP does and do it better. Plus they just plain look sexy. ();)
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    I think I expended the last of my efforts to take advantage of TSC discounts. Stopped this morning and left with 2 wedges, 24 single gallon 2-stroke oil additives, 6 gallons of bar oil and a 3/8 file kit. I'm done. Maybe...
  19. I stopped at my tsc this morning. The shelves were pretty bare of Husky stuff. No oil, chaps, wedges etc. Spark plugs were marked up to 5.99 -- even at 50% off that's still overpriced. Screnches were 9 bucks before the discount.

    I did manage to find a couple chains I can use at a decent but not not earth shattering price.
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    All this talk.
    Sometime; get a saw , some gas & go cut some wood.
    The suspense is killing me. ;lol

    +, then you'll know what equipment you need to improve on. ::P
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  21. Big Donnie Brasco

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    I have all my PPE, oil, etc. now I just need my saw.

    I have it picked out... the Stihl 036, but the gentleman that is selling it to me is just an AWESOME dude, and wanted to make sure it was in PRISTINE condition before shipping it to me. Combining both of our schedules it my be 10 - 14 days.

    It's like waiting for CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
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  22. BobUrban

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    Good stuff right there. The fella I bought my 036 from called me a week later to see if he could come by and make sure it was running right and well tuned after I had cut with it for a weekend. He only lives about 10min. from my place so I stopped by his shop and he fine tuned it, gave me a saw tuning tutoral and offered lifetime, drop in tuning or just check-up. I am not completely ignorant by any means when it come to mechanical stuff but I also know my limitations and I am never afraid to learn new things. My knowledge of chainsaws is growing but limited so I will gladly take him up on his offer.

    Certainly tells me a lot about the person I am working with when they offer to stop by and invite me to their house to help me with my saws. He joked with me about my Husky but did offer to help with that one too.

    You done good, at least that is how I feel.
  23. Big Donnie Brasco

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    Yea... I don't know this guy personally but he seems like a REALLY honest, trustworthy guy! I've been communicating with him nonstop for a while and his character is such that I am buying an old used saw, over the internet from someone I've never met, versus buying a new one with a store warrantee ! :)............ wait.............. WTF am I doing!!! ;)

    I'm really excited, and I would be willing to bet that this thing will be just as good as it was when new, and BETTER than any comparably priced NEW saws!

    BDB
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    Dont I know it - < says the guy who bought 2 vintage muscle saws in the past 3 weeks ::-)

    But I'm done for a while now,a year or so anyway.Unless a sudden large windfall happens to come my way.;em
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