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View Poll Results: Chainsaws: What Brand do You Use? And Why?

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  • Stihl

    34 41.98%
  • Husqvarna (from a Dealer)

    30 37.04%
  • Japanese (Tanaka, Shindaiwa, etc.)

    0 0%
  • Chinese (any Big Box Store Brand; Husky, Jonsered, Earthquake, BlueMax, etc.)

    12 14.81%
  • Other: I know I missed a few, Just post it below

    7 8.64%
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Chainsaws: What do You Have?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?


    . “If you want a pos used over-priced chainsaw please buy me. I've been posted for years now at the same price. I'm the Peterborough Guy.”

    Peterborough guy has 16 ads listed, a rough MS250 for $250. That saw is $360 new.
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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Another wood pile built .
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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    there is a hole lot of oh $hit there!

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    End of the winter log bucking.

    Saw cuts by Husqvarna.

    All wood in picture is for sale .

    Cords 100 and up .
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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Anyone have a connection for replacement Echo parts?

    I just flattened my beloved 330T...

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    After all this I was in HD and I just said fuck it. Bought cheap Ryobi gas powered 16" bar saw. I chose it over the echos because it was a bit cheaper and also rated for a bit more power. I'm a decent 2t mechanic, so I figured what could happen that I can't rebuild? Anyway, fired it up today and started cleaning up the "yard". I think it will be just fine for my needs.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    You’ll regret that when you figure out most of it is plastic and cannot be repaired. I know because...

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Saved an '86 Husqvarna 266SE from the scrap bin. Little heavy, little buzzy, but she cuts like a champ with a new bar, chain, fuel filter and lines. Chainsaws: What do You Have?-img_20200401_175526472-jpg

    *And by champ, I mean better than my newer XP saws.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    You’ll regret that when you figure out most of it is plastic and cannot be repaired. I know because...
    Well, I figured I'd find out here how bad they are. It is incredibly light and runs great. I'll try not to crush it.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    We were given the cheapest Poulan 14" sold. It ran fine - once we put the chain on in the right drection! A coworker borrowed it, cut and bucked three big pines. Only change was an Oregon chain.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    My craftsman broke the chain brake right off the first season I used it. Although I've since broken the same off a "pro" grade Husky saw. So maybe it's just me and I suck at life. The difference was the Husky part was easy to source and replace. The craftsman not-so-much. I eventually threw the saw out as it kept braking the chain all the time. It simply never ran well. Bucking was one thing, getting through the trunk was another.

    I've also been complimented on my ability to dull a blade.

    So. You know.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    My craftsman broke the chain brake right off the first season I used it. Although I've since broken the same off a "pro" grade Husky saw. So maybe it's just me and I suck at life. The difference was the Husky part was easy to source and replace. The craftsman not-so-much. I eventually threw the saw out as it kept braking the chain all the time. It simply never ran well. Bucking was one thing, getting through the trunk was another.

    I've also been complimented on my ability to dull a blade.

    So. You know.
    in 50 years using chain saws, I have never has a chain break. But I haven't had the same luck with snowblowers

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    To be clear, the chain did not break.
    The chain brake broke. Or rather the handle to the chain brake broke.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    To be clear, the chain did not break.
    The chain brake broke. Or rather the handle to the chain brake broke.
    ahh! makes more sense, I was trying to visualize how a chain could break, I had to replace a spring in a chain brake once, required a special tool that cost more than the spring, well, didn't really require it, but made it a lot easier

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Used the Alaska Mill with the MS461 yesterday. Works really well, though it’s a fair amount of work.

    We put down a 2x6x10 to use for the first cut. But the logs were cut 10’6. Thought I could freehand the last 6” but they’re a bit off.

    The guy at Eddie’s told me we didn’t need a ripping chain unless we wanted a smooth finish. Some of it is pretty smooth, some not.



    We had to cut two full 4” thick x 10’ planks to repair some bridge decking, so precision wasn’t required. Just freehand cut the sides so they were roughly square. Cut some 3” to use for a firing range target holder.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Think of the ripples as an intentional traction aid.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Ribbed for pleasure!

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    We try to buck firewood at 18 or so. The stove will fit 21 but 18 is easier to store and fit in.

    Every time Id go out to buck wood, Id be looking for a tape measure to cut a measuring stick. Bar markings get scraped off.

    Doh! Marked my pants leg with two lines 18 apart.
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    ^ I just got a measuring tool from Baileys, haven't used it yet

    https://www.baileysonline.com/ott-ac...189-62189.html

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I cut my rounds to 18ish inches as well. The distance between the dogs to the tip of the 20" bar is close enough.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Finally spent the $5.99 shipped for the carb rebuild kit for my old as dirt (got is used here 15 or so years ago) Stihl Woodboss 028 AV. Wouldn't start after not really using it at all for the last 4 years.

    Took 10 minutes to pull the carb, rebuild it, pop it in, set the needles, then fire it up. Started first pull. After a little adjustment on the high/low speed needles, she absolutely rips again.

    I just can't find fault in this saw. It's great.

    Plus I think I'm into this saw well under $200, including buying it, a new bar, two new chains, new air filter, and a new plug.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I have a branch I cut, with a spur/fork that I use as handle, It is 22" long (I can fit 24" in my furnace) painted up, so that I don't loose it, I have another 66" stick for measuring bolts to haul in my sled

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    What with all the SIP I’ve been training my saw to do tricks.


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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    That chain needs to be tightened!

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