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Posted By lukem,
Mar 24, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Good idea or no?
I say NO! They just get in the way unless felling 100 percent of the time and shorten your bar length. When bucking your bit is unforgiving making stalls much more common.
Nothing wrong with the idea as long as they aren't really huge . Throw in a roller chain catcher while you're at it !
The question is why are you considering it? If you want it for aesthetics then there is no reason not to.
For functionality, I personally think a firewood cutter has little to gain from going with big double dawgs, roller chain catchers (how often is your chain flying off the bar?) and the like. I wouldn't mind a double set of the short spikes like the MS361 comes with (except the PNW "R" version) but AFAIK nobody makes a matching short spike to fit the clutch cover mount.
A lot of the trees i fell are on hills and depending on the situation you can't always use the dawg on there now because the angle is wrong. I would want a small set...not the big honkin ones.
Got a specific set in mind?
Edit: Something like this?
Yeah...similar to that. Got a P/N?
Sorry, that's just a random pic off the 'net. Looks like a Stihl part # stamped on the outer spike tho.
I wouldn't be without double dogs on my saws. But I still have to get the outer dog for my 372XP. I'll probably make a nice set out on my buddy's forge for it. I made several sets so far (out of jeep leaf springs), they are nice.
I like double dogs for bucking, too. And with all the big pine, oak, and locust we cut, I need the big dogs....to get through the thick bark....
Come on Scotty you think you need double dogs to buck a big oak? Oh and dont grab a 361 59cc saw for it.
I checked into this a while ago for my 361. You can order a kit through your Stihl dealer:
See Discussion: http://www.arboristsite.com/chainsaw/112497.htm
I may go with a dual dog kit at some point, but I don't like the idea of losing bar length to larger dogs.
Here's a double dog and roller kit. Looks like the ones in the pic above.
STIHL P/N 1135-650-7750
I run'em on my 036's and my 460 (the Husq 575xp I just bought had some too )
I still cut out in the field and woods a little. But I am gonna stick tp my 6-8 cord log loads and there is No trimming. Just Bucking.
Cant even imagine. Once a piece rolls back to the dawgs it has to stall. That causes a very sticky saw. you guys are running small saws like there big blocks 100cc+
Not following what you mean there? I have dawgs like that on my 460 and they work great.
Me either? Never stalled any of mine ??
lol I can stall an 880 with big dawgs one handed!
If the log is smaller and the hp turns the log over to the saw the saw will stall in a heart beat with double big dawgs. Even and 880! Bump spikes are much faster! I think you guys like the assault Saw.....lol
Stop cutting twigs? If I'm cutting wood and the chain is spinning the logs we got some serious issues!
Sure if I put some ass into it and lever on the saw like it's a pry bar it will bog and maybe stop the chain, but why would I do that? I let it do it's thing and go home not having rubbery arms and a back that's killing me.
lol It does Not take a strong pull to stall a saw, but what the heck to I know. Its an assault saw!
Ok, if you say so. I've run close to 50 cords through a 460... I know pretty well how it cuts.
lol, your still a pup.
If you got a set for free, good idea. But I wouldn't bother paying money for an extra set.
I only bought that saw August of last year....
In that case I better get me a set! Maybe spray paint it gold and wear the bling around my neck.