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  1. andy at clover

    Suggestions for cooling big powerheads while cs milling

    Not sure on your oil ?.... I run 40:1 in my 3120 have tried 32:1 but only found it difficult to keep tune. As to heat, Even here in western Washington, I save all the milling for the months of October-May. So much else to do in spring\summer and hot saws = unhappy saw = unhappy sawer.
  2. andy at clover

    Decision Time: 3120xp or ms880 for milling only

    You’re all set now at Powerhead! 3120 with 390 On the bench!... Dang Dood... that’s some sweet kit ! Congrats!
  3. andy at clover

    Chainsaw Size for Mill

    What they said ^^^ Big cubes, Big oiler, big tanks..... Milling is demanding on saws. You'll want plenty of "Headroom" with your powerhead. I started with 90cc and then quickly went to 120cc.. That said, if you have small diameter logs and just want to give a try....you might get through it...
  4. andy at clover

    Decision Time: 3120xp or ms880 for milling only

    The previous owner of my saw had the high jet adjustment screw installed On the carb... it works fine but... for milling... a fixed factory jet combined with factory limited coil might even be preferable....for milling . :D
  5. andy at clover

    Decision Time: 3120xp or ms880 for milling only

    I Also run a 3120 and have not had hot re-start issues with this saw. Since you have Husky mount bars, the 3120 is probably your best choice. Given you run a 390, you can interchange power heads and bars which is nice. The 880 has it's own special bar mount bolt pattern and you'll find a few...
  6. andy at clover

    whats the best rpm range for ms660 big bore for milling?

    The consequence?... The saw may bog down and lose power in the cut. I've had that occur with a 3120... get too low and it starts to bog and lose RPM's when the cutting gets tough. That said, I run the 3120(MMWS) at 11,000k and it's rich but fully powered up. (no bogging) I would bet the 660...
  7. andy at clover

    hemlock

    I have a ton of it on my land and mill for general use for Timber Framing. (4x8 and 4x10’s mostly). Cut the pith out of your center rips.... it will always misbehave. Also, the bark seems mild enough but is hell on cutters so strip it off where you can If you cs mill. When I was a younger pup...
  8. andy at clover

    What is the best way to attack this walnut

    Do you have any other pics? Is there a crack at the other end? Is it parallel to the inclusion we see in the “crown” ? If I understand him correctly....I agree with Bmac.... I think you would want to roll that pup to cut parallel to that inclusion ....put that left side in photo up. (The two...
  9. andy at clover

    Dry Land Fish???

    Sounds like a blast! It's can be fun to go pick... The late summer fall run for Chanterelles is still my favorite. I have some local spots here on the west slope of the cascades off Hiway 2 but nothing like some of the coastal forests. In the 90's When I ran charter boats, we would make a couple...
  10. andy at clover

    Dry Land Fish???

    All the logs pictured above are Shiitake.
  11. andy at clover

    Dry Land Fish???

    Yeah 3 months. See the white mottling at the end of that log?... that is the mycelia surfacing..... the log is colonized.
  12. andy at clover

    Dry Land Fish???

    About 3months after plugging these logs are showing signs of being well colonized.... I would guess some of the smaller logs will “fruit“ maybe even a bit late this fall.
  13. andy at clover

    30inch wild cherry trees /Pennsylvania

    Anchor Seal or Red Guard are superior products but expensive overkill imo. (I’m a cheapo!) I buy a gallon of elmers wood glue and reduce it with water about 50% and then roll it on. Two coats..... the first one gets sucked into grain quickly... the second closes up Remaining torn fibers. I...
  14. andy at clover

    30inch wild cherry trees /Pennsylvania

    Yeah that’s a nice stack of Cherry. I’ve received air dried units that look like that in the past. Just a pass through the planer usually does it for most boards.... more for others. You can end up with some residual “sticker stains” as the algae effects exposed areas color wise. Your 5/4 can...
  15. andy at clover

    New Setup 3/8 or 404?

    All good... it’s how we share stuff we experience. I wonder if an outboard tensioner could put too much pressure on crank/seals. Suppose it’s up to the user to get that right. I don’t have any experience with that type of bar (Double ender). With that style your pulling the chain against the...
  16. andy at clover

    New Setup 3/8 or 404?

    It’s funny how topics drift but anyway... here we are. Here is a pic of the the part that has failed and a new spare one.
  17. andy at clover

    New Setup 3/8 or 404?

    Yeah I'm not a fanboy either... have both Stihl and Husky saws (and one Echo). I'm not familiar with the -051/075- series saws so can't answer the first question. The saw in particular I had issue with chain tensioner was an MS661.... so probably very similar if not identical to your Ms660...
  18. andy at clover

    Help me choose a chain please

    I'm not as expert as some guys here but being left coast as well... ,mill similar trees. I cut lots of Western cedar and fir/hem for timber framing.... Without need of a fine face finish, I don't bother with Ripping chains and special grinds. Your redwood you can cut easily with almost...
  19. andy at clover

    New Setup 3/8 or 404?

    +1 for .404 Easier to sharpen (my opinion anyway) More durable agains foreign objects. Feels Way more stable in milling cut... less chatter. One drawback on long bars is tightening chain up. Fortunately the 3120 has a strong more direct chain tensioner being front mounted.( I mill with 3120)...
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