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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    I would leave the 266xp. Strong saw, sure. But old egonomics.
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    That is exactly what I was wondering. Being run almost every day for a couple of hours will wear a saw out within 3 years I would guess. Mixing up the fillercaps, or even worse using baroil to replace 2stroke oil wears a saw out in a minute.
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    What is the general concensus about not buying the highest end but the less powerfull version on the same platform? So you probably won't get the profesionally used ones? Like the 353,359,545,555 etc?
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    Those are the details that matter in this case.
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    No. You can, and you should are two completely different things.
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    You can, if you take your time. I've cut quite some 30" trees with a 15" bar on a 50cc 353. The softest type of hardwood though.
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    Close call

    That was the purpose indeed. I only apreciate the clear feedback by the way. I never take the tirfor, because it's so damn heavy I never thought it would come in handy. But thinking back, that would have saved my hand, and would free up one man to kick people from their bicycle when trespasing...
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    Not american, not chinese but a Polish bandmill

    In this setup, 4300 euro plus VAT and shipping. Just the bandmill with 6m rails and 7,5kWh motor is 2900 euro.
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    Not american, not chinese but a Polish bandmill

    I'm close to buying this bandmill. https://traktasmowy.pl/index.php/price-list/ 8 meter rail (26ft) 11kW motor (upgrade) 96cm width (38") With the auto height adjustment and feeder. I'm milling mainly oak arround 30" Here are some video's he sent. The guy is the engineer. Seems like a simple...
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    Close call

    Yeah, that would have done it. We didn't bring it.
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    If you are using your 18" bar on a 385, I think we are back to the 50cc's [emoji28]
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    That's the exception to the rule. [emoji28] But that's why they made the 550xp mk1 (and failed on dependability). And with the mk2 they repaired the mk1 but forgot their end goal.
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    Close call

    The static load is what went wrong with that If. It wasn't static anymore as soon as the tree started to move. ,5•mv2 etc. It wasn't people climbing rope. But rigging rope for climbers. What would you use in this case?
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    As much as I like my 353, I don't like having to move arround for 1 cut. Go for a 60cc saw, if you need an 20" bar. The 555 is a very nice choice. The only reason to buy second hand, is having no money. Take care for your saw, and it will last a lifetime if you need.
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    Close call

    That video is going to haunt me.
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    Close call

    The rope was only to nudge the tree on the path. It was rated at almost 5k kg breaking point. If everything went as planned, it would have held. But the moving mass was way to much.
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    Close call

    You are totally right. Because it happend. We had big (mandatory) signs saying "don't pass, felling in progress" on both ends of the path. And it is a private path ( but connecting two roads, so cyclist might ignore that fact). The dodgy rigging, I do really blame myself for. I thought, worst...
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    I was reacting sarcasticly on the "359 is more dependable than the 357xp". Nothing remotely serious.
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    That half HP less gives you a tad more time to think, so a tad less user induced issues?
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    What chainsaw is best for my needs? Husqvarna preferably

    It depends on the wood you cut. If a 38cm (15") bar suffices stay at 50cc (346xp and 550 are both nice saws). If you need 50cm (20") take the 60cc. With the 346xp you also pay for the coolness factor. So the 357xp might be a great choice for the money. What kind of trees are you felling? Also...
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