Unnecessarily large saw

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Minister of Fire
Jan 17, 2011
Eastern Ontario
Local dealer tried to sell me a 395 years ago when I first ventured into logging. I think he saw a big guy and figured he would unload it on me, his main selling point was with a long bar on it I wouldn't have to bend over as far to limb. I ended up buying a 266xp with a 20" bar, for around my area it is lots of saw for most applications.


Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
SE North Carolina
If you have it you will find a use for it. It’s nice to have the correct tool for the job. I can’t justify the cost of a pro saw but the 90cc class saw have a place. B1EE35BC-ADC0-4792-BB6B-5D7D73B416FD.jpeg


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Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
NW Ontario
Ok, that was a poor attempt at humor. Definitely not a limbing saw. One thing I should mention is your arms are probably going to get tired pretty quick. Just be careful because that’s when you should put it down and grab the smaller saw to finish up
this right here is great advice. as soon as you notice yourself getting bagged, stumbling a bit more, dragging your feet - anything - it's time to stop for a break. that is when accident's happen

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
Kirtland Ohio
I'm a little late but a big saw is a ton of fun. It is a lot of work and harder on the back but will power through any size log with ease. I run nothing but a MS 660 Stihl and love it but it a big saw and more work. I even had an MS 880 but was to much saw but still fun. It is a good plan to have a big saw and the smaller saws. My father has a Ms361 and An old 039 great for smaller stuff. 9 out of 10 times when we are cutting the old mad 64 years and still tough as nails grabs mine or my brothers 660 to cut.