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3 saw unbiased plan.

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by FATGUY, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Pud

    Pud ArboristSite Operative

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    ash man ArboristSite Guru

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    For most of my cutting needs I seem to use my mm 550xp, wicked work saw 2260 and stock 7900(with HD air filter of course). :chainsaw:
     
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    My ported 026 which is fixing to get a Cannon 16" .370 picco bar and stihl ps chain, mm362c-r and a mm461r
     
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    Section VIII Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Hah! Finally, another Echo user.

    All I need is to add either an Echo or Stihl climbing saw to the two I already have. But ultimately, it would be nice to have two of each (for back-up):

    2 Echo/Stihl climbing
    2 Echo 450P
    2 Stihl 441 (I would've picked the 461 but the MTronic wooed me)

    I haven't cut anything bigger than 42"-44" DBH so don't really need a much bigger saw than the 441.
     
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    regulate34 ArboristSite Operative

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    My 3 saws in my sig serv me well.

    Tend to used the 460 the most. Even with small stuff
     
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    treesmith tree hugger/cutter

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    How about three three saw plans

    Silky, 192t and ht75

    200t, 441cxb, 390xb

    170, 261xb 288,
     
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  7. Matt81

    Matt81 Bliss: Saw full of fuel and yard full of trees!

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    Ha ha why would i ask my mom if i can buy another saw? No wife only girlfriend, and she lets me buy whatever i want providing i buy something for her also. If and when she is my wife i guess that will change! Regarding saw purchases, right now i have only myself to convince. I just thought that maybe i had enough saws right now. o_O
     
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    TEZZA ArboristSite Operative

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    40cc 60cc 88cc or capacities close.
     
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    Weesa20 ArboristSite Guru

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    I usually take the 200t or 200, 361 20", and 441 25". Would like to add a 026/260 but really a ported 261c could replace the 361.
     
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    veljko ArboristSite Lurker

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    My 361 is used 60% of time. It is MM and it have 440 carburator. Chain is .325 16 inch and 9 pin sprocket. For rest of the stuf is 460 with 25. I have 241 for my dad. He is older and he wont let anyone to touch her.
     
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    Matthew Steingass Learning

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    Worth reviving in my opinion. Looking for simple solid modern saws with good parts availability.

    020T light 16" 3/8 LP
    034 18" aggressive port work
    372 24" drop in piston

    Going to try to stick with 3 saws once I get the 034. Definitely don't need another addiction getting out of hand.
     
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    I tried a variety of 50cc saws
    I'm a husqvarna man.
    I even tried husky stihl dolmar 50cc and 60cc
    But i prefer the performance and capabilities of the 66cc and up
    And bar compatibility.
     
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    catbuster Catskinner. And buster.

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    For the revival...

    MS 201TC
    MS 461 (a 372, 572, 576, 441 or 462 would all work fine here too)
    395XP

    The 201 wears a 16 3/8 LP. 461 runs 28 or a 32. The 395 starts with a three footer and goes on up from there.
     
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    anlrolfe Honor GOD, Country and Corps

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    Unbiased?
    Trimmer/pruner 30-32cc
    Cutter 45-50cc
    Chunker 65-75cc
    That's as unbiased as I can get.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Iā€™d take two ported 50 CC Huskys like 346 or 550. One wearing a 16ā€ and the other 20ā€

    And a 70cc Husky, Stihl, or Dolmar/Makita for falling/bucking the occasional big wood.
     
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    10" pole saw attachment / 25cc Toro
    H 350
    H 357

    Not a plan, but works good for me for farm duty and fire wooding.

    Pole saw is handy. 350 is the workhorse. 357 for grins and giggles.
     
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    EchoRomeoCharlie ArboristSite Operative

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    For me, 50cc, 70cc, 90cc is about perfect for a non-climber. I just don't see the need for something smaller than a 50cc personally....my 261 is so light with an 18" lightweight bar on it. There's no need to give up the HP for only slightly less weight.

    I'm a stihl fanboy, but mainly because of the dealer support in my area. So I would go, 261, 462, 661. I would have no problem running Husqvarna if that's what the closest quality dealer was. I'd to 550, 572, 595 probably.

    Now, if i absolutely had to include my top handle in one of the 3 saws...it would be 200t, 462(with 20" & 28"), 661. Actually, I could do 99% of my work with just the 200t and the 462. Light enough with a 20" lightweight bar to do just about anything and powerful enough for felling even very large trees.
     
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    Colt Marlington ArboristSite Guru

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    I'm trying to get down to seven. Since seven is the symbol of perfection.

    3-small saw plan: Echo 2511T, Echo 346, Echo 361P.

    3-medium saw plan: yet to be determined, but I'm thinkin 3 Poulans: either the 3500 or the Craftsman 3.7 thin ring, yet to be obtained 2900, and the 3400 with 3800 top end.
    But I could put the 3800 top end on the 3.7, and move it along. And the the 61cc thin ring top end on the 3400(which has to be kept for sentimental reasons). So....: 2900, 3500, and 3400 w/ 61cc thin ring top end.

    And my one small-big saw plan: Husky 372XP.

    I'd really hate to be without the little 2511, and at least one lightweight 35cc rear handle saw like the 361P, and at least one light-middleweight 42 to 50cc saw, and at least one bigger saw in the 60-70cc range. So theoretically I could get down to four...not counting my pole saw.
     
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    Oldass tread, but a good one. I'm using a AWOL 550xp for most of my cutting now, with a couple ported 346s.

    I will pull out a ported 357xp or 562xp when the wood gets much over 20".

    I could be just fine with a couple good ported 50cc saws and nothing else.
     
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